Annual Dinner

Please return annual dinner forms etc ASAP to Denis Collins.

Annual Dinner
Wanderers FC – Merrion Road
Saturday 16th April 2016

Annual General Meeting

Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting of the ARLB will be held at Wanderers FC Merrion Road, [by kind permission] at 7:30 pm, on Thursday the 28th April, 2016.


Helen O’Reilly breaks new ground

Leinsters Helen O’Reilly has made rugby history by becoming the first female to officiate in the Guinness Pro12. Helen ran the line on Friday night in Munster’s game with Zebre at Thomond Park.

6 August 2015; Referee Helen O'Reilly. Leinster Rugby Branch Referee Photos. Bective Rangers, Donnybrook, Dublin. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Last year Helen became the first woman to officiate a UBL game and also refereed at the Womens Rugby World Cup.


JCT Challenge Cup Final Appointment

Gary Glennon will referee tomorrows Schools Junior Cup Final between St Michaels College and Blackrock College, with Chris Reynolds and Bernie White on the line. Susan Carty and Kevin Bolger are 4th and 5th officials. Good luck to Gary and team.

Bank of Ireland Schools Senior Challenge Cup Final Appointment

Congratulations to Dermot Blake who will referee the 2016 Bank of Ireland Schools Senior Cup Final, this Sunday in the RDS. Dermot will be assisted by Paul Haycock and Brian Montayne, Simon Owens and Mark Power are 4 and 5, Kevin Beggs will be in the TMO box and Tom Aplin will be giving marks out of 5.

Best of luck to Dermot and his team.

Leinster Match Program – Article 11

With the Six Nations in full swing, we are delighted to see Donal Courtney heavily involved in the assessing of match officials. Donal recently attended the Metro area meeting and gave a great insight into his role with World Rugby. Helen O’Reilly will referee Scotland v France in the Womens Six Nations next weekend.

The Leinster Schools Senior cup moved into the quarter final stages last week. Congratulations to Dermot Blake (twice), Brian MacNeice, Cillian Hogan and Gary Glennon on their appointments to the four games. The cup now moves into the semi-final phase. The Schools Junior Cup quarter final fixtures will be played next week and appointments for those games will be made in due course. We have been delighted with the officiating in both competitions and have received great feedback. Obviously the new 4G pitch in Donnybrook has helped a great deal.

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