A great tribute was made today to George Clare on his retirement as a Leinster Branch Referee. George refereed his last match; which was the Leinster League clash between Balbriggan and Athy. A great number of referees and officials were in attendance to pay tribute to George, who has given many years of service to the game of rugby.
After the match, presentations were made to George. President of Balbriggan RFC David McFadden made a presentation on behalf of Balbriggan RFC. This was followed by a presentation by Seamie Briscoe on behalf of the clubs of the Northeast.
Finally the Vice-President of the Referees of the Leinster Branch David McDonald also made a presentation to George. George has refereed Balbriggan matches many times over the years. Thank you George for all you have done for the game of rugby, and we wish you well on your retirement.