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M.A.R. President 2019/2020

Noel Sexton

I am extremely honoured to have been elected President of the Munster Association of Referees (I.R.F.U.) for 2019/20 and look forward with anticipation to the coming season. I would like to thank our Immediate Past President Nessan Frawley, and all the members of our Association for their hard work and commitment throughout last season in continuing the efforts of those who went before them. It is this effort and dedication which has made the Munster Association of Referees what it is today.

Since joining the M.A.R. I have seen incredible change and development within the game. Lead by an enthusiastic and passionate team the Munster Association of Referees have met these changes and developments head on resulting in our Association being recognised as one of the best in the world. This season we also look forward to embracing new developments for our Association with our weekly meetings in Cork now due to take place in Irish Independent Park going forward from the start of this season. This new facility will allow us to deliver presentations and workshops in the home of Munster Rugby in Cork. We have also arranged training sessions in Limerick and Cork in association with the I.R.F.U. Lucozade Sport Touch Fit program arranged to take place in Irish Independent Park and University of Limerick on Tuesdays. Please see the Fitness section on our website for further details.

In the coming season we will endeavour to continue to promote and develop our Association while maintaining our high standards in everything we do both on and off the pitch. Recruitment of referees is critical to the continued progress of the M.A.R. and new members are the future of our Association. Our members are our best form of promoting the Association so please take every opportunity to encourage anyone who is interested in joining us and being part of the game contact us where we look forward to welcoming them into our Association.


Our Annual Pre-Season workshop will be held in the Charleville Park Hotel on Sunday 25th August 2019. Starting with registration at 10am I encourage all members who intend to referee, touch judge, assess/evaluate/review or coach during the coming season to attend this workshop which will be delivered by Chris Harrington I.R.F.U. Referee Development Manager (Munster). Weekly meetings will resume in Limerick and Cork on Tuesday 27th August 2019.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our members the very best for the 2019/2020 season. Wherever you officiate and in whatever capacity I thank you for your efforts and hope that you all will continue to make progress and achieve your personal refereeing goals, while acting as ambassadors for the Munster Association of Referees.

Noel Sexton

President 2019/20

Munster Association of Referees (I.R.F.U.)

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