The annual ARCB AGM was held Friday 24th of May in the Ard Ri hotel in Tuam. Outgoing President Tom Reilly thanked the committee and Regional Development Manager Peter Fitzgibbon for their support and work over the season before presenting the awards to various members for their outstanding efforts and achievements throughout the season. The winners on the night were as follows:
Senior Referee of the Year – Shane McElwee
Most Improved Referee of the Year – Andy Fogerty
Emerging Referee of the Year – Joe O’Donnell
Presidents Award – Mark Fitzgerald & Des Roche
Two of our members, Peter McCarthy & Pearce O’Malley, also hung up their whistles at the end of the season and were presented with a token of appreciation by the President for their commitment to the association.
We also welcome in our new committee for the 2019/20 season, the following members were elected on the night:
President – Jason Craughwell
Senior Vice President – Charlie Bourke
Junior Vice President – Christy O’Sullivan
Honorary Secretary – John Martin
Treasurer – Daithi Flood
Ordinary Members – Mossy Moran & Tom Horkan
Thank you to the outgoing committee and President for their efforts through out the 2018/19 season, and the very best of luck to the incoming committee.
The ARCB are hosting an information evening in two locations across the province:
Monday 15th of April in Westport RFC (7pm KO)
Wednesday 17th of April in the Sportsground (7pm KO)
Monday 29th April in Sligo RFC (7pm KO)
This is a great opportunity to meet some of our members and get an idea of what is involved and what it takes to be a referee at Grassroots level!
To register your interest, email Peter Fitzgibbon at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Last Saturday NUIG student Mikey Kerin was named an honorary member of the Association of Referees Connacht Branch (ARCB), in recognition of his growing ability as a rugby referee.
See the full article on Connacht Rugby’s website here.
The scheme is administered by the Rugby Committee and was the brain child of Shane McElwee during his tenure as head of the Association.
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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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