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Neville To Referee Her First Women’s Six Nations Game

Neville To Referee Her First Women’s Six Nations Game

Joy Neville will officiate her first Women’s Six Nations match this weekend when she takes charge of Wales Women versus Italy Women in Port Talbot on Sunday afternoon.

Joy Neville, who won 70 caps for the Ireland Women’s team as a back rower, is in her third season of refereeing and is quickly rising through the ranks.
Commenting on Joy’s appointment, David McHugh, IRFU Referee Performance Manager, said: “This is a huge achievement for Joy who follows in the footsteps of Ham Lambert and Alain Rolland in representing her country both as a player and as a referee at international level.”
Similarly, former Ireland ‘A’ international Frank Murphy is also continuing his steady progression as a referee. He will officiate the Under-20 Six Nations game between Wales and Italy on Friday.
As well as these former internationals in action, there are a host of IRFU officials in action across the weekend.
This evening, Richard Hogan is refereeing the Ulster Bank League Division 2B meeting of Bective Rangers and Seapoint at Donnybrook.
On Friday, the Ireland Club international team take on Scotland Clubs in Cork Constitution and the assistant referees at Temple Hill will be Eddie Hogan O’Connell and Rob O’Sullivan.
Frank Murphy will be assisted at the Wales-Italy U-20 fixture by Kieran Barry and Brian MacNeice, with Kevin Beggs on TMO duty.
In the GUINNESS PRO12, David Wilkinson takes charge of Cardiff Blues against Munster and George Clancy will referee Glasgow Warriors versus Leinster.
On Saturday, at the Aviva Stadium, Andy Brace and Nigel Correll will be 4th and 5th officials for Ireland’s final Championship encounter with Scotland.
Meanwhile, in Paris, John Lacey will be assistant referee at the Stade de France when the French welcome England in round 5 of the RBS 6 Nations.
In the Ulster Bank League, Peter Martin is the man in the middle for the Division 2B clash of Dungannon and Rainey Old Boys.

Wednesday, March 16 –
Ulster Bank League Division 2B
Bective Rangers v Seapoint – Richard Horgan (Referee)
Friday, March 18 –
Under-20 Six Nations
Ireland Under-20s v Scotland Under-20s – John Carvill (4th Official), Cillian Hogan (5th Official)
Wales Under-20s v Italy Under-20s – Frank Murphy (Referee), Kieran Barry (AR1), Brian MacNeice (AR2), Kevin Beggs (TMO)
Ulster Bank Club International
Ireland Club XV v Scotland Clubs – Eddie Hogan O’Connell (AR1), Rob O’Sullivan (AR2)
Cardiff Blues v Munster – David Wilkinson (Referee)
Glasgow Warriors v Leinster – George Clancy (Referee)
Saturday, March 19 –
RBS 6 Nations
Ireland v Scotland – Andy Brace (4th Official), Nigel Correll (5th Official)
France v England – John Lacey (AR1)
Ulster Bank League Division 2B
Dungannon v Rainey Old Boys – Peter Martin (Referee)
Sunday, March 20 –
Women’s Six Nations
Ireland Women v Scotland Women – Helen O’Reilly (AR1), Gary Glennon (AR2), Barry O’Keeffe (4th Official), Cillian Hogan (5th Official)
Wales Women v Italy Women – Joy Neville (Referee)
British & Irish Cup Semi-Final
Yorkshire Carnegie v Jersey – Sean Gallagher (Referee), Eddie Hogan O’Connell (AR1), Barrie O’Connell (AR2)

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