Leinster Match Program – Article 14

Welcome to another high quality edition of referees corner. If you have missed any issue, they are all available on our website www.arlb.ie. Croeso and Pob Iwc! to Nigel Owens  and his Welsh Rugby Union colleagues Ian Davies and TMO Jonathon Mason and a hearty Bonjour to our good friend Romain Poite of the Fédération Française de Rugby.

We hope you have an enjoyable afternoon gentlemen and manage to get the game finished on 80 minutes with all ball boys on the field. Of course congratulations to Romain, will referee the third and final Test match between the Lions and New Zealand this summer.

Well done also to Helen O’Reilly refereed Italy v France in the Women’s Six Nations a couple of weeks ago.

Schools Rugby

The dust has settled on the Bank of Ireland sponsored Leinster Schools Senior and Junior Cups. Well done to Belvedere College on a great win in the Senior Cup. We are awaiting the replay of the Junior Cup at time of writing following the excellent 7-7 draw in the first final. Of course these great finals could not have happened without some great refereeing. There was a team of six involved in the Senior Cup Final in the RDS. Congratulations to Paul Haycock on a fine game and a well-deserved appointment. Paul was assisted by Barry O’Keeffe and David Williams, Barry Armstrong and Jonathon Geoghegan , John Carvill was in the TMO box . For the Junior Cup final Brian MacNeice was in the middle for an enthralling fixture played in difficult conditions.

Conor Byrne elected as President of ARLB

Congratulations to Conor Byrne who has been elected as President of the Association of Referees Leinster Branch for the 2017/2018 season.               Bryan O'Neill was elected as Senior Vice President and Norman Carter elected as Junior Vice...

Leinster Match Program – Article 13

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New Recruits 2016/17 Season

Many congratulations to the following referees who passed their trials this year and were elected as full members of the ARLB. Paul Bosco Karugendo Phil Tran Matthew O’Driscoll Jack Halpin Joe Lyons Conor Power Nial...

IRFU Golf Outing

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New Recruit in North Midlands

Graham Hulsman being presented with his jersey after recently passing his trial match from Conor Byrne (ARLB Vice Pres) and John Dunne (NM Area Rep)...

Annual Dinner 2017

Congratulations to our award winners at this years Annual Dinner: Ham Lambert Award for Distinguished Service: Norman Camier Harold Ardil Award for Referee of the Year:  Clive Wardrop Alain Rolland Award for Referee Performance of the Year: Susan Carty Club...