Monday 19 March 2018

O'Connell backing MAR's referee recruitment drive

IRFU Referee Development Manager Peter Fitzgibbon Photo:©INPHO/James Crombie
IRFU Referee Development Manager Peter Fitzgibbon Photo:©INPHO/James Crombie newsdesk

The Munster Association Of Referees (MAR) are currently recruiting for new referees throughout the province.

The call is open to both male and females who would like to take the general refereeing path or those who wish to support clubs at a local level through community refereeing.

MAR would like to invite those interested in taking up a rewarding career officiating and supporting Munster Rugby to attend a new referee coaching course on Sunday at the Charleville Park Hotel facilitated by IRFU referee development manager Peter Fitzgibbon.

At a recent recruitment launch, Munster legend Paul O'Connell said that both Munster and Ireland Rugby need more referees and he encouraged those interested to take up the role and give something back to the game.

He said referees were both mentors and coaches to him as he moved through the underage ranks and evolved into advisers both technical and interpretive as his career matured.

He stressed on how at underage level referees helped young players understand the need for discipline which helped with their development pathway.

Details of the new referee Coaching Course can be found at MAR's website For further information please email

Irish Independent

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