Following the announcement of the IRFU National Referee Panel for the 2020/2021 season in May, the Interprovincial Appointments System (IPAS) referees for the coming season have also been confirmed. There are three new ARLB referees on IPAS for 2020/2021. They are Kevin Beakey (Unattached), Katie Byrne (Tullamore) and Robbie Jenkinson (Skerries).
These three referees currently officiate top level junior rugby in Leinster. IPAS will give them the opportunity to be challenged with matches in the other provinces in the latter half of next season. These matches will allow them to develop in the hope of progressing to the IRFU National Referee Panel in future seasons.
Congratulations to Kevin, Katie and Robbie on their promotions and best wishes for the season ahead.