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New Referees Courses Launched for 2020/21

New Referees Courses Launched for 2020/21

Energia All-Ireland Women's League Division 1, UL 4G Pitch, Limerick 18/01/2020 UL Bohemians vs Railway Union Referee Adrian McInerney Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tom O'Hanlon

New Referees Courses are being made available across the four provinces in October 2020.

The programme is designed to offer people with an interest in sport the opportunity to try their hand at rugby refereeing.

Please note that due to ongoing public health measures, the on-field elements of these courses have been postponed. The introductory elements of the course will take place using virtual classrooms on the dates below.

Dudley Phillips is IRFU Head Of Referees: “The value of sport as an outlet for mental and physical wellbeing has come into clear focus in recent months, particularly the opportunity to be part of a live sporting experience,” he said.

“Refereeing offers unique access to the world of rugby and is highly rewarding for those who come onto our pathway and avail of the support programmes and mentoring in place.

“These referee courses bring people together from a wide variety of backgrounds. For many, it’s a way back into the sport after playing or coaching while some are new to the game as parents or from another field sport. Regardless of your rugby knowledge or ambition there is a level for everyone and we’re looking forward to providing that opportunity again in October.”

CONNACHT: [Course Commenced]

Date: Saturday 17th October (Virtual Classroom)

To Attend: Please register your interest with Referee Development & Education Manager

Peter Fitzgibbon by emailing peter.fitzgibbon@irfu.ie

More Info: https://www.connachtrugby.ie/community/becoming-a-referee/


LEINSTER [Course Commenced]

Date: Saturday October 10th, 2020 (Virtual Classroom)

To Attend: Please register your interest with Leinster Rugby Referee Development Officer Sam Holt by emailing sam.holt@leinsterrugby.ie

More Info: https://www.leinsterrugby.ie/new-referees-course/


Date: Saturday October 31st (Virtual Classroom)

To Attend: Please register your interest with Munster Rugby Referee Development Manager Chris Harrington by emailing chris.harrington@irfu.ie

More Info: https://www.munsterrugby.ie/domestic_news/interesting-in-becoming-a-referee/

ULSTER:[Course Commenced]

Date: Saturday 24th October (Virtual Classroom)

To Attend: Please register your interest with Ulster Rugby Referee Development Manager Richard Kerr by emailing richard.kerr@irfu.ie

More Info: https://www.ulsterrugby.com/rugby-in-ulster/rugby-development/referees/become-a-referee/