O’Reilly to officiate at World Cup

Congratulations to Helen O'Reilly who has been selected as an assistant referee for this year's Womens Rugby World Cup to be held in Ireland.   [caption id="attachment_2948" align="alignleft" width="195"] 6 August 2015; Referee Helen O'Reilly. Leinster Rugby...

Leinster Match Program – Article 12

This article appeared in the Scarlets PRO 12 Match Day Program

It is our busiest time of year with schools cup, towns cup and leagues coming to an end. The Leinster Schools Senior cup, sponsored by our own sponsors Bank of Ireland,  moved into the quarter final stages last week and there were a number of great games. The appointments were as follows:

Gonzaga v Roscrea – Brendan Cutriss

Clongowes v St Mary’s College – Cillian Hogan

Blackrock College v  Terenure College – Brian McNiece

Belvedere v St Michaels – Helen O’Reilly.

Well done to all referees on great performances. The cup now moves into the semi-final phase.  After defeating Roscrea in an 11-try thriller to qualify for their first ever Senior Cup semi-final, Gonzaga were the first team out of the hat. They were drawn against Blackrock College, the school with more Senior Cup titles to their name than any other.  This meant the two teams left were the holders, Belvedere College, and 2014 finalists, Clongowes Wood College.

JCT Challenge Cup Final Team

Left to Right:  No 5  Ross Hannan TJ Simon Owens President  David MacDonald Referee  Brian MacNeice Sub Referee Brendan Cuttriss No 4 Susan Carthy JVP  Bryan O Neill...

Norman Carter referees last game

The man with the famed moustache, Norman Carter, Roscrea RFC refereed his last on field game on Sunday. Well done Norman and thank you for your many years of service both on and off the...

Annual General Meeting

What: AGM Notification When: Thursday 27th April 2017 Where: Old Wesley RFC, Donnybrook, Dublin 4. Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting of the ARLB will be held at Old Wesley RFC by kind permission at 7:30...

Damian Poder Support Page

Please help our refereeing colleague Damian Poder in his brave fight against cancer. Damian was diagnosed with bladder cancer in October 2016. He underwent an 11 week period in hospital where he had a kidney, his bladder...

JCT Bank of Ireland Cup Final Replay

JCT Bank of Ireland Cup Final Replay - Team of 5: [caption id="attachment_3536" align="alignleft" width="474"] 8 February 2016; Brian MacNiece, Match Referee, awards a penalty. St Michael's College v Terenure College - Bank of Ireland Leinster...

Senior Challenge Cup Final Team

Senior Challenge Cup Final Team L to R: Barry Armstrong, David MacDonald (President ARLB), Paul Haycock, Barry O'Keeffe, David Williams, Jonathon Geoghegan. ...

Annual Dinner

As you know, we regard our Annual Dinner as one of the main highlights of our year.   It is a celebration of  the 2016/17 season that, so far at least, has been highly successful for the ARLB.  That success is entirely due to your efforts, both on and off the pitch.  The Dinner is also where we get to meet up with the other members of OUR club and renew friendships that  are otherwise not easy to maintain.  We will also honour 3 deserving members of our Association with Awards.

This year, the Dinner  is taking place on Saturday April 1st, in Lansdowne FC, just a few hours after we watch Leinster play Wasps in the Quarter Final of the ERCC.  Amongst others, we will be joined by the President of the IRFU, former International Referee Stephen Hilditch, who is also an excellent speaker.  “Legendary” rugby player Ross O’Carroll Kelly will reply to the toast on behalf of the guests, which should be interesting!

SCT Challenge Cup Final Appointments

Referee: Paul Haycock Sub Referee: Barry O’Keeffe Touch Judge: David Williams No.4 : Barry Armstrong No.5: Jonathon Geoghegan TMO: John Carvill...