Assessment Breakdown Stats to December 2012.

Here is the breakdown of scores of assessment covering the season up to end December 2012. Please use this data to judge where you are at your level and note where you need to work on various aspects of your game. We will publish more data throughout the season.

The red line above indicates the association average as 3.90125.

The breakdown per section is:

General members workshop

General Members Workshop

Wednesday 30th
St Marys College RFC
KO 7.30pm

David MacHugh

Agenda to Follow

Leinster Rubgy Program – Article 7

This article appeared in the Clermont Program

Leinster Rugby Referees are delighted to announce that Helen O’Reilly has been appointed to referee Ireland Women XV v Spain next January.
Helen will follow in the footsteps of Aoife McCarthy and will become the Leinster Rugby’s Referees second female international official. She will of course be following in the footsteps of our other international referees who have served the Leinster Rugby Referees with pride over the last 100 plus years.

“I am delighted by this appointment. The Leinster Rugby Referees and IRFU have been most supportive of me since I started refereeing. So far I have been amazed at the support I have received from Ashbourne RFC, especially from fellow refs Tom Tuohy and Kevin Beggs but also from the Chairperson Rod Cosgrave and Tom Aplin of the IRFU. They have encouraged, mentored and supported me every step of the way.”
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Leinster Referees in European Action this weekend

Ireland Women XV v Spain
Referee: Helen O’Reilly (IRFU)

Heineken Cup

Biarritz vs Harlequins at Stade Aguiléra
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Paul Haycock (Ireland), Michael Black (Ireland)
Television match official: Seamus Flannery (Ireland)

Montpellier vs Toulon at Stade Yves du Manoir
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Stuart Gaffikin (Ireland), Kevin Beggs (Ireland)
Television match official: Marshall Kilgore (Ireland)
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Expenses Claims

We have (another) new expenses claim form – Expenses Page – please only use this form.

Dudley Philips moving up

We are very pleased to advise that the IRFU Referee Committee has added Dudley Philips to the IRFU Level 1 Contracted Group, with immediate effect.

This very well merited promotion is the result of consistent appointments and quality performance levels in European competitions.

Jim Breen, President of the Leinster Rugby Referees congratulated Dudley saying that it is “Great news and great to see him move onwards and upwards!.”

Leinster Rugby Program – Article 6

This article appeared in the Zebre match program

November – early kick offs, dark drives home

November has been a busy month on all fronts for the Leinster Rugby Referees. Kick offs move back to account for the darker nights, training becomes tougher and a 2.30 kick off means a long dark drive home. With our regular monthly meetings taking place, this month the focus was on Scrum and Lineout with the former taking up most of the meetings. The presentations were again expertly delivered by David O’Brien of the IRFU, with Kevin Beggs stepping in in the North East. It is important from a refereeing perspective that we get agreement and consistency across the board from all referees. All courses were well attended and as always some great questions were asked with everyone leaving with a clear picture of their scrum management duties. Everyone seems happy with the new scrum engagement, players and officials alike with less resets and collapses being reported across the board.

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Area Meetings for January

Area meetings for January:
9 January – North East Meeting – TBC
16 January – Midlands Meeting – TBC
16 January – Metro Meeting – Terenure College RFC -1930
17 January – South East and North Midlands Combined Meeting – TBC

Leinster Rugby Program – Article 5

Given that referees in all sports are verbally and physically abused, why would you take up refereeing? The truth is abuse in rugby is extremely rare and our referees are still held in the highest regard by players and supporters of the game. Obviously it is easy to have a pop at a referee rather than a player. A follically challenged referee friend of mine is often told to ‘Get the hair out of his eyes’. Another colleague was once told that ‘He was missing a great game’. Sure we make mistakes, but doesn’t everyone on the field?

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