Welcome to the Munster Association of Referees (I.R.F.U.)

President's Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Munster Association of Referees. It is a great honour for me to have been elected President of the Association for the season 2020/21. I am very much looking forward to the season ahead with all the challenges it may bring as we work our way through these strange and uncharted times.

I would like to thank our Immediate Past President, Noel Sexton and outgoing Executive Committee for their dedication to the M.A.R., especially in the last year. 

I would also like to thank all of you, the members within the Association who tirelessly give of your time, effort and dedication in maintaining the high standards we in the Munster Association of Referees have achieved over the years, not just nationally but globally also.

Kline Pennefather - President
Munster Association of Referees 2020/2021


Munster Association of Referees wish to thank and acknowledge our Title Sponsor Deloitte for their continued support since 1991. Our partnership together represents the longest running referee sponsorship deal in Irish Rugby.

When Munster Rugby made the decision to switch from Canterbury to Adidas in 2007 we were excited to follow them into a new era of on field and training clothing for our members. Since this move, we have endeavored to consistently provide our members with the best selection of kit available to us.

Thanks also to Andrew d'Arcy Solicitors, who kindly sponsor our membership cards each season.