Referees Corner 2020/21, Leinster v Dragons

Welcome to the final referees corner of the season. What a strange season it has been with little or no refereeing on the pitch but plenty of action and education off the pitch. It is...

David Bell R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we pass on the news of the passing of one of our Past President’s (1966-67), and our oldest member, David Bell, in his 102nd year. David will be fondly...

Jerome Counihan R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we pass on the news of the passing of one of our Past President’s (2009-2010), Jerome Counihan. Many of you will have been acquainted with Jerome throughout his time with...

Referees Corner v Ulster – Rainbow Cup

Welcome to another edition of Referees Corner. Thanks for all the great feedback on our interview with Martin Dunne of CARFU Referee Society.   The Leinster Rugby Referees held their AGM towards the end of April. David...

Referees Corner – Issue 9 – Toulon

Welcome to another issue of Referees Corner. A very warm welcome to today's officiating team of Matthew Carley (RFU), Chris Busby (IRFU/USRFR), Sean Gallagher (IRFU/ARLB) and TMO Tom Foley (RFU).    It has been great to see...

Referees Corner – Issue 8 – Montpelier

Who would be a ref? Who would be a Ref? The familiar cry in virtually all team sports has been heard in rugby circles down through the years but in some ways rugby is becoming one...

February Area Meetings

The remaining Area Meetings for this season, scheduled for February and March, will be taking place online. The North East and North Midlands will combine with the Midlands and South East for the Thursday workshop...

Referees Corner – Issue 7 – Ulster

Happy 2021 to all. Hopefully everyone had an enjoyable break. 2020 started out for us on positive note with 40 plus referees attending our first recruiting seminar of the year. The course was at full...

Paddy Curran retires from active refereeing

Words from Trevor McHugh Paddy Curran retires today as an active referee in the ARLB. Under normal conditions the occasion would be marked with a leisurely match conducted at Paddy’s pace followed by an evening of...