If you are interested in joining the Leinster Rugby Referees please continue to the application process page.

Why become a referee?

  • Stay with the game as an alternative to playing.
  • Social – The social aspect of rugby is renowned. Refereeing is a great way to meet new people and make new friends.
  • Fitness – It is a fantastic way to keep fit. The IRFU have the highest level of expertise in this area.
  • Travel – The highest level you reach as a referee, the more involvement you will have at European Competitions,  Pro 14 League and the All Ireland League
  • Referees ‘a club within a club’ who meet regularly for meetings. There’s a great team spirit.
  • Ambition – could you referee an international match?
  • Tickets – Referees are allowed to apply for international and provincial match tickets.

The association needs more referees and opting to become one may be the best decision you’ve made for a long time. Feel free to make contact with the Leinster Rugby Referees at hayley.whyte@leinsterrugby.ie / sam.holt@leinsterrugby.ie or sean.gallagher@irfu.ie or your local area representative at one of the following:

Area Representatives

Metro Area 
Tom Colton
087 4323081
arlbmetro@gmail.com

Midlands Area
Patrick Curran
087 6229870
paddycurran61@gmail.com

North East Area 
Joe McDermot
086 3844166
northeastleinsterrugbyreferees@gmail.com

North Midlands Area 
John S. Dunne
086 8276103
johnspringdunne@gmail.com

South East Area 
Kevin McDermott
087 2477264
serefs@capture.ie

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