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IRFU Referee Appointments

IRFU Referee Appointments

There’s IRFU Referees in action in both European and domestic competitions this weekend.

On Friday evening, John Lacey will referee the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Montpellier and Northampton. Gary Conway and Dermot Blake will be assistant referees and Olly Hodges will act as TMO.
Also on Friday, Leinster A face Richmond in the British and Irish Cup and Paul Haycock and Glenn Sheridan will be assistant referees to Welshman Gareth Newman.
On Saturday, Andrew Brace takes charge of Clermont against Exeter Chiefs in the European Rugby Champions Cup, with assistance from Dudley Phillips and Kieran Barry. Simon McDowell will act as TMO.
In the European Rugby Challenge Cup, Sean Gallagher will referee Lyon versus Grenoble, with Nigel Correll and Chris Busby as assistant referees.
In the British and Irish Cup, Joy Neville will referee London Irish against Ospreys A and Stuart Gaffikin will referee the Newport Gwent Dragons A side against Bedford Blues.
On the domestic front, there’s action in the Bateman Cup and Eddie Hogan-O’Connell will take charge of Old Belvedere against Ballynahinch, while Paul Haycock will be on the whistle for Cork Con against Buccaneers.
There are also a number of games in Divisions 2A, 2B and 2C in the Ulster Bank League.
On Sunday, Ken Imbusch will referee the warm-up fixture between Ireland Women and Wales Women, with Cillian Hogan and Su Carty on the touchlines.
In the European Rugby Champions Cup, David Wilkinson will referee Zebre versus Wasps, with Jonny Erskine and Frank Murphy as assistant referees, Kevin Beggs will be TMO.
In the European Rugby Challenge Cup, George Clancy will referee Stade Francis against Harlequins, with Leo Colgan and Dudley Phillips as assistant referees and Brian MacNeice as TMO.
Fri 20th January 2017
European Rugby Champions Cup
Montpellier v Northampton Saints – John Lacey (Referee), Gary Conway (AR1), Dermot Blake (AR2), Olly Hodges (TMO)
British and Irish Cup
Leinster A v Richmond – Gareth Newman, WRU (Referee), Paul Haycock (AR1), Glenn Sheridan (AR2)
Newport Gwent Dragons A v Bedford Blues – Stuart Gaffikin (Referee)
Sat 21st January 2017
European Rugby Champions Cup
Clermont v Exeter – Andrew Brace (Referee), Dudley Phillips (AR1), Kieran Barry (AR2), Simon McDowell (TMO)
European Rugby Challenge Cup
Lyon v Grenoble – Sean Gallagher (Referee), Nigel Correll (AR1), John Carvill (AR2)
British and Irish Cup
London Irish v Ospreys – Joy Neville (Referee)
Newport Gwent Dragons A v Bedford Blues – Stuart Gaffikin (Referee)
Bateman Cup
Old Belvedere v Ballynahinch – Eddie Hogan O’Connell (Referee), Tim Townend (AR1)
Cork Constitution v Buccaneers – Paul Haycock (Referee), Shane Kierans (AR1)
Ulster Bank League
Div 2A
Cashel v Queen’s University – Chris Harrington (Referee)
Banbridge v Highfield – Karol Collins (Referee)
Blackrock College v Nenagh Ormond – Oisin Quinn (Referee)
Sunday’s Well v Galway Corinthians – Peter Martin (Referee)
Belfast Harlequins v Malone RFC – Stuart Douglas (Referee)
Div 2B
Old Crescent v Dungannon – Richard Horgan (Referee)
Bective Rangers v Skerries – Adrian Reavey (Referee)
Greystones v Thomond – George Finn (Referee)
City of Derry v MU Barnhall – Jason Cairns (Referee)
Wanderers v Armagh – Robert O’Sullivan (Referee)
Div 2C
Bangor v Sligo – Brian Deighan (Referee)
Seapoint v Navan – Cillian Hogan (Referee)
Rainey Old Boys v Bruff – Gary Glennon (Referee)
Boyne v Kanturk – Glenn Sheridan (Referee)
Sun 22nd January 2017
Women’s Warm-Up Fixture
Ireland Women v Wales Women – Ken Imbusch (Referee), Cillian Hogan (AR1), Su Carty (AR2)
European Rugby Champions Cup
Zebre v Wasps – David Wilkinson (Referee), Frank Murphy (AR1), Jonny Erskine (AR2), Kevin Beggs (TMO)
European Rugby Challenge Cup
Stade Francais v Harlequins George Clancy (Referee), Dudley Phillips (AR1) Leo Colgan (AR2), Brian MacNeice (TMO)