Former Presidents Dinner

Back Row L to R: Ciaran O’Brien, Brendan Lynch, Norman Camier, JJ Counihan, Fran Nolan, Brendan Jenkinson, Ian McStay, Brian Pender, Des McCabe.
Middle Row L to R: Ned Cummins, Tom Aplin, Edward Brownell, AJ de Lacy, Kevin Kelleher, Mervyn Wisdom, David Taylor, Fred Yoakley, Richard Beamish RIP, Brendan Flood.
Front Row L to R: Des Flanagan, Daivd Bell, Michael O’Dea, Sean Mallin.

Combined Metro / North East Meeting

We are having a combined Metro and North East meeting on:

Wednesday February 8th
Ashbourne RFC* (by kind permission)

Rhys Jones, fellow referee and IRB Games Analyst will present a video analysis of refereeing in the World Cup to us and explain how the referees use the video analysis provided. He hopes to have some analysis from the 6 nations games aswell. Alain Rolland will also be present to provide his thoughts and input into the process. This should be a very interesting and enjoyable meeting and full attendance is expected.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Richard Beamish R.I.P.

Is it with great sadness that I advise you of the death of Richard Beamish former President (1994 95) of the ARLB.
May he rest in peace.

Ciaran O’Brien

Funeral Service in St. Patrick’s Church, Church Road, Greystones on Wednesday, (January 18) at 11am, followed by burial in Shanganagh Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to a charity of your choice.

Leinster Rugby Referees Future Stars

Well done to all involved in Sunday’s seminar for new referees held in St Mary’s College RFC. The seminar hosted by David Keane, Leinster’s IRFU development officer, had 34 attendees from across Leinster. David covered almost every aspect of the game whilst contributions from Mark Power, Kevin Beggs (straight from Munster v Treviso), Alfie Acheson and Gary Glennon filled in the gaps in on and off the pitch.

This year has produced a bumper crop for Leinster Referees and our future looks safe. Our development programmes will identify talent and help the referee achieve their full potential.

To the new referees good luck on your first step along your new career path and be sure to ask for help when you need it.

Fancy becoming a referee? Click here for more information.

Best Wishes to Dudley Philips

Leinster Rugby Referees wish to extend their best wishes to Dudley Philips as he referees his first Heineken European Cup game this Saturday when Montpeilier take on Bath.

New Years Resolution – Become a Referee

New Recruits Course

Sunday, January 8th, 2012
St Mary’s College RFC

The Leinster Rugby Referees in association with the IRFU will run a New Referee Recruits Course on Sunday January 8th at 10:30am in St Mary’s College RFC.

Why not join the ranks of Alain Rolland (RWC Final 2007, Assitant Referee RWC Final 2011), Alan Lewis (former International Referee now referee coach), Donal Courtney (former international Referee now ERC Performance manager, David Keane (worlds most capped 7’s Referee) and Dudley Philips (European and International Referee)??

Make it your New Years Resolution – contact David Keane today. You wont be disappointed – it’s the best seat in the house.