Saturday 23 September 2017

'Have whistle, will travel' -- fledgling refs are ready to go

Munster Rugby and IRFU Referee Department have just completed their very successful joint venture to find the next generation of referees in schools in the Limerick area.

Hosted by Ireland international referee Peter Fitzgibbon and David McHugh from the IRFU Referees Department, the students ranging from 16-18 years attended three workshops over three weeks to gain their accreditations.

Following completion of the course, the students are qualified under IRFU insurance to referee U-13 and U-14 matches within their own school.

With the volume of matches in Munster Rugby Schools, the young referees will be a great resource to their school competitions over the months and it is hoped these young referees will go on to become affiliated Munster Association of Referees (MAR) officials in the future.

Munster Rugby would like to thank IRFU Referee Department for their assistance and wish the attending young referees all the best for the future.

Irish Independent

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