Junior Cup and Plate Finals

This Sunday 24th March 2019 sees the Junior Cup and Plate finals return to the Sportsgrounds.

We want to wish all our members who are officiating on the day the very best of luck!!

Junior Cup Final (3pm KO) – Referee Daithi Flood, TJ1 Michael Goode, TJ2 Tom McNicholas

Junior Plate Final (1pm KO) – Referee Shane Gaughan, TJ1 Peter Gaughan, TJ2 Michael Gannon.

The very best of luck to all officials

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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