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IRFU Referees Appointed To PRO14, Celtic Cup And All-Ireland League Games

IRFU Referees Appointed To PRO14, Celtic Cup And All-Ireland League Games

IRFU referees will cover fixtures in the GUINNESS PRO14, the Celtic Cup and the All-Ireland League on another busy weekend of action across the four provinces.

IRFU international referee Andrew Brace is on the whistle for GUINNESS PRO14 interprovincial derby between Ulster and Connacht in Belfast on Friday night. His assistant referees are George Clancy and Sean Gallagher, with Olly Hodges on duty as TMO.

There is some mouth-watering Friday Night Lights fare in the All-Ireland League, with Clontarf and defending champions Lansdowne getting Division 1A underway at Castle Avenue. That game will be refereed by Mike English of the Welsh Rugby Union.

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John Carvill referees Old Crescent v Cashel in Division 2A and Richard Kerr referees Skerries versus MU Barnhall in Division 2B. In the latest round of the Celtic Cup, Chris Busby heads to Independent Park to take charge of Munster ‘A’ v Scarlets ‘A’.

Robert O’Sullivan is in Galway on Saturday as Connacht Eagles host Cardiff Blues ‘A’ in the Irish-Welsh development competition. Munster’s visit to the Aviva Stadium to take on arch rivals Leinster will be refereed by Welshman Ben Whitehouse, while the afternoon also sees a full set of games in the All-Ireland League across all divisions.


Friday, October 5

Celtic Cup
Munster ‘A’ v Scarlets ‘A’ – Chris Busby (Referee), Kieran Barry (AR1), Chris Harrington (AR2)

Ulster v Connacht – Andrew Brace (Referee), George Clancy (AR1), Sean Gallagher (AR2), Olly Hodges (TMO)

All-Ireland League Division 1A
Clontarf v Lansdowne – Mike English (Referee) (WRU)

All-Ireland League Division 2A
Old Crescent v Cashel – John Carvill (Referee)

All-Ireland League Division 2B
Skerries v MU Barnhall – Richard Kerr (Referee)

Saturday, October 6

Celtic Cup
Connacht Eagles v Cardiff Blues ‘A’ – Robert O’Sullivan (Referee), Ken Imbusch (AR1), Daithi Flood (AR2)

Leinster v Munster – Ben Whitehouse (Referee), Dan Jones (AR1), Mike English (AR2), Jon Mason (TMO) (all WRU)

All-Ireland League Division 1A
Young Munster v Terenure College – Frank Murphy (Referee)
UCD v UCC – John Lacey (Referee)
Cork Constitution v Shannon – Joy Neville (Referee)
Garryowen v Dublin University – Mark Patton (Referee)

All-Ireland League Division 1B
St. Mary’s College v Ballynahinch – Barrie O’Connell (Referee)
City of Armagh v Old Wesley – Brian MacNeice (Referee)
Ballymena v Malone – Jonathan Peak (Referee)
Old Belvedere v Banbridge – Leo Colgan (Referee)
Buccaneers v Naas – Oisin Quinn (Referee)

All-Ireland League Division 2A
Highfield v Queen’s University – Cillian Hogan (Referee)
Dolphin v Navan – Richard Horgan (Referee)
Nenagh Ormond v Blackrock College – Shane Kierans (Referee)
Galwegians v UL Bohemians – Peter Martin (Referee)

All-Ireland League Division 2B
Greystones v Corinthians – Chris Lough (Referee)
Rainey Old Boys v Wanderers – Dermot Thomas Blake (Referee)
Belfast Harlequins v Sunday’s Well – Paul Haycock (Referee)
Sligo v Dungannon – Rob Watson (Referee)

All-Ireland League Division 2C
Tullamore v Ballina – Colm Roche (Referee)
Seapoint v Midleton – Eoghan Cross (Referee)
Bangor v Thomond – Glenn Sheridan (Referee)
Bruff v City of Derry – Henry Richmond (Referee)
Omagh v Malahide – Marcus Casey (Referee)

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