18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
The importance of talent identification at all levels was one of the main topics at this year's National Assessors Seminar which was headed up by Elite ERC Assessor and member of the IRFU Referee Committee Tom Aplin.
The need for accurate performance description was also on the agenda as the Assessors are tasked with ensuring consistency of performance amongst referees.
IRFU Director of Referee Development Owen Doyle and IRFU Referee Coaching and Development Officer David McHugh also presented on various topics including New Law and Interpretation.
The 40 Assessors will examine referee performance at various levels including Magners League, British & Irish Cup and AIB League throughout the season.
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