We’ve had a busy start to the year in Leinster Rugby Referees HQ. On January 21st we ran our first recruitment course of 2017, in Terenure College. We had 24 eager new recruits attend the day long session. David O’Brien, the IRFU referee officer for Leinster was the main presenter on the day with our Vice President Conor Byrne welcoming the group in the morning. The main topics that David covered were broken into two components. The morning session saw us cover Game Management. This included: player safety / welfare, control, communication, materiality and advantage. The afternoon session saw us cover the technical modules such as scrum, lineout, the breakdown and offside.