Sunday 16 December 2018

Ref course focuses on safety

Peter Fitzgibbon Picture: INPHO/James Crombie
Peter Fitzgibbon Picture: INPHO/James Crombie

IRFU referee development officer Peter Fitzgibbon recently presented an IRFU-affiliated referee course at the high performance centre in UL.

The course, co-ordinated by Munster Rugby's coach development department, was attended by 25 people from clubs and schools from Limerick city and the surrounding areas.

The workshop is provided for people who are appointed to referee by their club or school due to the unavailability of Branch referees.

The primary purpose of the course is to give club and school-affiliated referees a good understanding of the main priority areas of refereeing with the emphasis on safety.

It is designed to explain and simplify the laws of the game and to focus on their practical application and safety aspects.

All affiliate referee courses are free of charge and open to all school and club coaches.

For further details in relation to affiliated referee courses please contact the Munster Rugby coach development department at

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