12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
A highly experienced referee officiating in AIB League, Magners League, Heineken Cup rugby and various age-group international levels, 'Fitz' is currently busy running games in the IRB Junior World Championship, which is being held in Wales.
His next match at the tournament will be the semi-final between England and South Africa at Cardiff Arms Park on Wednesday.
The role he is undertaking with the IRFU Leisure Rugby Department will entail the recruiting, training and development of referees for the likes of the IRFU's Tag programme, Budweiser Tag, which is currently in full swing around the country, and maintain the high standards required for such a programme to base its success upon.