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Mid-Season Seminar For Match Officials

Mid-Season Seminar For Match Officials

Energia All-Ireland League Division 1A, UCD Bowl, Belfield, Dublin 11/12/2021 UCD vs Young Munster UCD’s Evin Coyle applauds a decision by referee George Clancy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tom Maher

As part of the IRFU’S ongoing commitment to Referee Education, the National Referee Manager, David Wilkinson, hosted a mid-season seminar.

This seminar was attended by; IRFU National Panel Referees, IPAS Referees, IRFU National Referee Coaches, and the IRFU National Referee Evaluators. Members of The IRFU Referee Committee were also in attendance. This seminar was organised with a view to reviewing the first half of the season and ensuring the National Panel Referees are fully prepared for the remaining Nine rounds of the AIL and knock out games.

There were 86 people in attendance for seminar. The topics covered included, Law Clarifications, Global Law Trials and Game Management.

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A new online platform for referee education and performance reviewing was introduced to the IRFU National Panel Referees, with the aim to provide a better structure for Referees and Referee Coaches to review performances and aid referee development. This platform will also be utilised to share Referee Best practices.

David Wilkinson, IRFU National Referee Manager said:

“The future of Domestic Rugby in Ireland, its quality and progress are not only determined by the development of the players’, but it is also determined by well-educated and competent officiators.

“Strives are being made to modernise the manner through which we review and educate referees. I hope our midseason seminar has set the referees up for the remaining rounds and I look forward to some exciting rugby as the Energia AIL reaches its climax.”

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