Heads / Tails

May 24, 2016 in News

At the recent Annual Dinner of The Association of Referees Leinster Branch (ARLB), a charity game of “Heads & Tails” raised €800 in aid of the Leinster Rugby’s charity partners for 2015/16 Season, namely The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and Cardiac Risk in the Young.



Pictured is Robert McDermott, President Leinster Rugby accepting the donation from Wayne Sheridan, President ARLB.

The ARLB continues to provide the highest standard of officiating possible to rugby clubs in Leinster and importantly, in a safe environment. All Leinster league and cup games are covered, including men’s and women’s adult rugby, youths and schools, and all other official branch matches.

This season, 25 “trial” referees have been accepted as new Members of the Association but more are required to fulfil our commitment to Leinster Rugby.

Why become a referee?

  • Stay with the gameas an alternative to playing.
  • Social – The social aspect of rugby is renowned. Refereeing is a great way to meet new people and make new friends.
  • Fitness – It is a fantastic way to keep fit. The IRFU have the highest level of expertise in this area.
  • Travel – The highest level you reach as a referee, the more involvement you will have at European Competitions, Rabo Direct Pro 12 League and the Ulster Bank League
  • Referees ‘a club within a club’who meet regularly for meetings. There’s a great team spirit.
  • Ambition – could you referee an international match?


It could be one may be the best decision you’ve made for a long time!

Feel free to make contact with the Leinster Rugby Referees at denis.collins@leinsterrugby.ie / david.obrien@irfu.ie