St Mary's College RFC has a very active referees circuit currently with five referees taking out games on a weekly basis. Two of the five referees, Dudley Phillips and Peter Dennehy, are on the national IRFU panel. Dudley Phillips, who is now an IRFU contracted ref, has in the past two years officiated at both European and Pro 12 Level as well as taking charge of a host of U20 Six nations championship matches. Peter, on the other hand continues to referee at AIL level up and down the length and breadth of the country whilst also as an assistant in Pro 12 league and Heineken Cup games. Both referees feature annually in the televised schools' cup games on Setanta, both in the middle and on the line. Look out for them in the 2011 campaign.
Gareth Crawford, David Williams and Colin Burkley are all active referees at various levels within the Association of Referees Leinster Branch (ARLB) attached to our great club and are regularly assessed as a means of progression for the future. Like most referees of course you will probably find our Mary's refs in a host of other clubs at the weekend taking out games from Leinster league, J1 metro, J2,3,4 etc ensuring the competitive nature of the games is maintained and the quality of the Marys Refs continues. You wont find them reffing games in our own club - unfortunately!!!
Visiting Refs: If you are reffing in Marys anytime soon be sure to give us a call as we are very keen to welcome the men/women in the middle when you are in our club ensuring that your match here goes as well as possible and that you feel welcome before and after the game give Peter D a bell on 086 86 57843 and he might be free to meet you here.
Whistle well friends.
Referee Liaison Officer