Mid Season Seminar

TO ALL ACTIVE REFEREES AND ASSESSORS I welcome you to our Annual Mid-Season which will take place   Thursday 15th February  Newbridge RFC  KO 7.30pm   Agenda to follow shortly but in the meantime, I DO hope you will make every effort to attend this important gathering...

Midland Area Meeting

Midland Area Meeting Wednesday 24th Jan Tullamore KO 8pm Presentation David O Brien As per normal if you cannot make your own area meeting please make an effort to attend any other area...

Helen O’Reilly to hang up international whistle

Good luck to the amazing Helen O'Reilly as she referees her 25th and final international match this weekend when Scotland take on Spain at Scotstoun Stadium this Sunday. She has been and continues to be...

Leinster Match Program – Article 9

This article appeared in the Glasgow Match Program

A warm welcome to todays match official Marius Mitrea. Born in Romania, Marius moved to Treviso, Italy in 1999 after he finished high school, where he learnt Italian, Spanish, French and English on top of his first Romanian language. In 2006 Marius took up refereeing, and in 2007 he refereed his first match, CUS Padova U15 vs Casale U15 in Padua. He made his international debut in 2010, where he refereed Belgium vs Canada in Brussels.He later refereed in the European Nations Cup before making his Six Nations Championship debut as an assistant referee in 2014 Six Nations Championship. In 2013 he was on the referee panel for the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship, where he refereed 3 matches, including the 7th place game between Australia and Ireland. In September 2015, he went to the 2015 Rugby World Cup as an assistant referee.

Leinster Match Program – Article 8

An extremely warm welcome to today’s match official team, and another hopefully cracking derby game with Ulster. A warm welcome also to our good friend and trusted colleague George Clancy from the Munster Association of Referees. George  has refereed 46 International Rugby Union tests, and refereed at the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups. He has also refereed 65 European Cup games (4th on the all-time list), 17 European Challenge Cup games (including the 2009 & 2011 finals) and 90 Pro 12 games, as well as refereeing at two Junior World Cups and the Hong Kong, Paris and London 7s. He is no strange to derby fixtures and he is a firm favorite here in the RDS.

Leinster Match Program – Article 7

This article appeared in the Connacht Matchday Program

What another superb year for Leinster Rugby Referees. It is great to get the Christmas and New Year celebrations over and done with for another year and get back into some refereeing, although some of our referees have been in action over the festive period. We’re almost half way through our 2017/18 season and already a number of new referees have passed their trials and embarked on a new refereeing career.

Our organization is continually growing learning and improving and we look forward to 2018, and delivering more top quality referees and assessors to Leinster and the world.

Womens Six Nations Match Officials Announced

World Rugby has announced the match official appointments for the 2018 Women's Six Nations Championship, which kicks off on Friday, February 2. IRFU referees Joy Neville and Sean Gallagher will take charge of three matches...

Simplified New Law Book

World Rugby’s "simplified law book" was launched Tuesday with the aim of enhancing accessibility and understanding without altering the laws themselves. The revolutionary law book, which can be accessed at laws.worldrugby.org and downloaded via the App store, is...