Our monthly meeting/workshop will take on Thursday 25th February. Sean Gallagher from IRFU will host. Further details, including the link to the online meeting will be issued via email.
Following on from our very successful evening in December 2020, when all 4 Referee Associations/Society came together to learn from Dr Tadgh MacIntrye, the Referee Department are pleased to announce another event this month.
We will be joined by GAA Referee David Gough on Tuesday 26th January at 19.30 – 20.30.
David, a teacher by profession, took up refereeing in 2007. He rose up through the GAA officiating ranks to become one of the most successful GAA referees. He has now refereed the 4 major finals:
Most recently he has refereed the 2020 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi Final.
David will talk us through some of his refereeing experiences, as well as many transferable skills we as rugby referees can use such as Preparation, Fitness, Control and Communication. We very much look forward to having all four Referees Associations/Society come together for what should be a very informative and entertaining evening with David.
The link to the meeting will be forwarded through the Secretary.
Our monthly meeting will take on Thursday 26th November. Trial members will start at 7pm and full members at 8pm. Further details, including the link to the online meeting will be issued via email.
On Tuesday 17th November, 2020 all four Referees Associations joined together for a presentation by Dr. Tadgh MacIntyre on mental skills in rugby refereeing. Dr. MacIntyre talked through a range of mental strategies that might assist referees at all levels. Online attendance on the night was a very impressive 240. Many thanks are due to the IRFU Referee Department for running this major initiative.
Have you got what it takes??
Due to the current Covid 19 restrictions the next course is scheduled for September 2021.
In the meantime if you are interested in attending or if you have questions about what is involved in being a rugby referee please feel free to contact Peter Fitzgibbon using the details below 👇