Monthly Members Workshop – Sept 18

Our monthly meeting will take on Thursday 27th Sept in the Sportsground. It will involve 2 work shops. One on Positioning which will commence at 7pm on the pitch followed by a lineout work shop which will take place in the meeting room at 8pm.

As the position will be on the pitch please bring gear for the weather.

Also on the night we will be drawing 6 names for the tickets for the Leinster match we get for the refs from the branch. To be in the draw you must be in attendance.

RPS Sponsors ARCB Referees Rewards Scheme


RPS is proud to continue their sponsorship of the ARCB Referees Rewards scheme, which commenced in the 2017-18 season.

The scheme is administered by the Rugby Committee and was the brain child of Shane McElwee during his tenure as head of the Association.

RPS is a provider of Environmental, Engineering, Infrastructure Design, Planning and Project Management services. RPS employ over 100 people in our Galway and Sligo offices.

NUIG’s John Martin Receives ‘Mr. Boots’ Award

John Martin is presented with the ‘Mr. Boots’ award by former Ireland international referee John West (© Sita O’Driscoll)

John Martin of NUIG Rugby is the 2018 recipient of the ‘Mr. Boots’ award
for services to rugby.


John Martin’s roles over the years included fixtures secretary and team manager for NUIG Juniors and Under-20s, referee and All-Ireland League touch judge for the Connacht Association of Referees.

John was also involved in organising Intervarsity Championships for the Irish Universities Rugby Union. He is also involved in acting as fifth official and stewarding at Connacht matches in the Sportsground.

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