Leinster Rugby Program – Article 2

This article appeared in the Leinster v Edinburgh match program.

Crouch, Touch, Pause…#$!%. Getting to grips with the new law trials is difficult for both the players and the referees. Referees have spent the last number of seasons calling a scrum one way and now they have to change to the new call – crouch…touch…set. This is probably the most crucial of all changes and is aimed at reducing the number of collapses in the scrum engagement. It is still too early in the season to judge whether or not these trials are working but the feedback so far has been positive and they changes resulted in a quicker game, especially with the new lineout and ruck laws and thankfully slightly less resets or collapses in the scrum. The good weather last weekend also helped the games speed up, luckily for the vast majority of referees, they have been doing some sort of pre-season fitness!!

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Leinster Rugby Program – Article 1

This article appeared in the Leinster Rugby v Newport Gwent Dragons match program. We provide an article for each home game.

August seems to roll around so quickly and with it comes the Leinster Rugby Referees Annual Seminar. This year, St Mary’s College RFC, again provided the facilities for the day – Sunday 19th August. 175 plus referees attended the day, one of our largest attendances to date showing the increase popularity in refereeing within Leinster and the excellent work done by the IRFU Recruitment officers and area representatives. We had some excellent news over the summer when it was announced that Leinster Referee David Keane had been included in the IRB Sevens Referee Panel for the coming season. David is the most capped sevens referee in the world, and will only add to his 100+ plus games this season. We wish David all the best in his travels. Of course Alain Rolland has been representing us in the Rugby Championship over the summer. As always we are proud of Alain’s achievements.

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Touch Judging Clinic

Thursday 20th September
St Marys College RFC
KO 19.30

David O’Brien

This Replaces any other Touch Judging Clinic previously arranged for the same date.

2012 Annual Golf Outing Results

The superb weather and course conditions in Killiney Golf Club on Friday 7th September produced some great golf and a very enjoyable occasion. Many thanks to Killiney Golf Club for their excellent facilities and to our sponsors Subaru.


Presidents Prize and Brindley Cup – Ciaran McGowan – 39pts

Runner Up and Vice Presidents Prize – Bryan O’Neill – 35pts

3rd – Brendan Lynch – 34pts

John Montayne with his prize
Jim Dolan Memorial Plate (Active Referees) – John Montayne – 32pts

Mugs Cup – Denis Collins

Front 9 – Pat Carolan – 18pts

Back 9 – Tony Burke Moran – 20pts

Visitors Prize – Karl O’Neill -39pts

Last Call : Annual Golf Outing

The Annual Golf Outing takes place this Friday, September 7th in Killiney Golf Club.

If you are interested in playing please get in contact with Denis. There are a couple of tee times free.