Law Clarification 2-2016

  I attach for your information Laws Clarification from World Rugby which were made pursuant to queries from Alain Rolland, and which will have some relevance for our referees. Law Clarification 2-2016...

ARLB Pre Match Guidelines

This is the start of monthly communications from the Rugby Department assisting referees to portray a more consistent and professional approach. Please have a read of the ARLB Pre Match Guidelines document This is also available in...

Paul Kavanagh RIP

It is with the deepest regret that we announce the passing of Paul Kavanagh. 'PK' was infamous in Suttonians RFC as a referee giving selflessly of his time to expertly ref games at all level's. He...

Leinster Match Program – Article 2

This article appeared in the Ospreys Match Program

At the end of last season David MacDonald of Seapoint was elected President of the Leinster Rugby Referees. In accepting the Presidency David said “I am honoured to be elected President of the Association of Referees Leinster Branch for 2016/17.  This honour is magnified by my appreciation of my own mediocre career on the pitch.   Hopefully I have made, and will continue to make, a more valuable contribution off the pitch.”

Metro Meeting

May I welcome you to the new season and wish that you have a great season. Below is the notice of the first Metro Area Meeting of the season. Look forward to seeing you at...

Leinster Match Program – Article 1

This article appeared in the Treviso match program.

2015/16 Season Review.

At the start of last season Wayne Sheridan of Old Wesley RFC was elected President of the Leinster Rugby Referees. Wayne, a current active citing commissioner on the PRO 12 and European circuit is a former IRFU National Panel referee and father to Glenn who is currently on the National Panel (albeit in Connacht, but we won’t hold that against him). Gary Conway started the season refereeing at the World Rugby U20 Championship.  Dudley Phillips was busy at the Pacific Nations Cup where he touch judged a number of games. Tim Townend who was promoted to the IRFU National Referees panel and Helen O’Reilly who was promoted to the ‘A’ Panel in the summer panel appointments. It was also a busy summer for out kit men – Dan Wallace and Kevin Beggs with the help, as always of Denis Collins. We were delighted to welcome Bank of Ireland on board as our new kit sponsor.

Weekend PRO12 Officials

PRO12 Munster vs Cardiff Blues @ Irish Independent Park Referee: Ian Davies (Wales) Assistant Referees: Craig Evans (Wales), Nigel Correll (Ireland) TMO: Jim Yuille (Scotland) Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster @ Scotstoun Stadium Referee: Johnny Lacey (Ireland) Assistant Referees: Dan Jones (Wales), Dunx McClement (Scotland) TMO:...