10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
The I.R.F.U. is running a number of New Recruits Referee Courses in the provinces:
Connacht: Connacht Branch HQ, Galway Sportsground, Galway
Sunday the 10th of September 2006 @ 10.30
Leinster: Old Belvedere RFC, Anglesey Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
Sunday the 20th of August 2006 @ 10.30
Munster: Mallow Park Hotel, Mallow, Co. Cork
Sunday the 10th of September 2006 @ 10.00
Ulster: Le Mon Hotel, 41 Gransha Road, Comber, Northern Ireland
Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th of August 2006 @ 10.30
...How far could you go? Alain Rolland - current International Referee...
Ireland has a long history of providing some of the top referees in the world. Current Director of Referee Development Owen Doyle was a respected international referee,Further back Kevin Kelleher held the world record for the number of internationals as referee with 23 games between 1959 and 1971. The record stood until 1991.
Contact the following Referee Recruitment Officers:
Connacht: Eddie Walsh 086 8500 873
Leinster: Wayne Sheridan 087 2498859
Ulster: David Napier 07745375734 (m)
North Munster: John Cole 061 407136 (o) 086 8441870 (m)
South Munster: David McHugh 086 3806638
Or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org