Midland’s Area Meeting

Midland’s Area Meeting

Thursday October 29th
Edenderry RFC
KO 7-30pm


Presentation by David ‘Brien

Open Forum

Please note that ARLB Exec are also meeting in Edenderrry at same time. There will be an informal get together af all members of the exec and referees present after meetings finish


Metro Area Meeting

The next Metro Area meeting is on this Thursday, 22nd Oct at Bective, kick off is at 7:30pm.



7:30-7:45 – Registration / signin – Tea and Coffee

7:45-7:55 – Opening comments – Tom

7:55-8:35 – Presentation – David

8:35-8:50 – Q&A

8:50 – END

8:50-9:05 – Meeting with Trialists – Tom.


Aviva Underage Rugby Festival

On Sunday the IRFU ran a Festival for 32 teams at Lansdowne Road and invited ARLB to supply Referees – 8 attended and blew their whistle including the President Wayne Sheridan. Wayne is the only current President of the ARLB  to referee on main Pitch in the Aviva and possibly Lansdowne Road.

REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** IRFU Schools Rugby Tournament, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 11/10/2015 Referee's for today's IRFU Schools Rugby Tournament Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne
IRFU Schools Rugby Tournament, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 11/10/2015
Referee’s for today’s IRFU Schools Rugby Tournament
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Back Row (L to R), David Jenkins, Eamon Timmins, President Sheridan, George Clare, John Flynn
Front (L to R), Ultan Ryan, Trevor McHugh, Paddy Curran


There has been a lot of publicity around concussion in recent weeks following on from the RTE documentary ‘Hidden Impact’. The documentary can be viewed here as is well worth a view.

The I.R.F.U. Guidelines for Referees on Concussion can be found here. All referees should make themselves very familiar with these and should contact us if they have any queries.

Leinster Match Program – Article 2

Annual Seminar

The Leinster Rugby Referees season is back in full swing after the summer break. The season kicked off with our annual seminar on August 16th in Old Wesley RFC. 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.  Wayne Sheridan, President of the Leinster Rugby Referees, and Old Wesley member opened proceedings, welcoming the referees to another season and wishing them well. We were delighted to welcome David O’Brien to our meeting who conducted the pre-Season presentation and the key points and focus areas for referees this season. They include Rugby Values – Players appealing for decisions, playing acting, diving or displaying un-sportsmanike behaviour must be sanctioned / managed.  Players exaggerating an offence may have that penalty reversed and simulation should be penalised as a minimum. These facets are something we have seen throughout the rugby world cup. A full list can be found on our website www.arlb.ie

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