Heineken Cup Referee appointments Rnd 5 & 6.

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Jan 072010

George Clancy

George Clancy is getting one Heineken Cup game in each round,

Rnd 5 :
POOL 2 Gloucester Rugby v Biarritz Olympique 15.00 – George Clancy (I)
Rnd 6:
POOL 5 Harlequins v Cardiff Blues 15.00 – George Clancy (I)

Peter Fitzgibbon is getting one game in each round as well:
Rnd 5:
POOL 2 Glasgow Warriors v Newport Gwent Dragons 19.30 – Peter Fitzgibbon (I)
Rnd 6:
POOL 6 Brive v Scarlets 19.00 – Peter Fitzgibbon (I)

ERC, the tournament organisers, (Tuesday, 5 January, 2010) announced the referee appointments and additional broadcast coverage for the remaining 24 Pool matches.
Three referees – Alan Lewis, Alain Rolland and Chris White – have each already controlled over half a century of Heineken Cup matches with Welsh official Nigel Owens next in line to join the elite 50-match club. It will be Heineken Cup match No 46 for Owens when he travels to France for the Sunday showdown between triple tournament champions Toulouse and Harlequins.
The nominated referees are drawn from the ERC 2009/10 Match Officials’ panel, with the nominations proposed by Donal Courtney, the ERC Match Officials Performance Manager, to the ERC Match Officials Sub Committee.
The committee is made up of Referee Managers from the six Unions of the participating teams, who review and confirm the final appointments.
The performance of match officials will be reviewed by the ERC Match Officials Performance Manager, together with a panel of Performance Reviewers (PR). Head Coaches / Directors of Rugby are invited to submit their comments and feedback to the ERC Match Officials Performance Manager on the performances of Match Officials in their games.


George Clancy gets the European Challenge Cup Final

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May 122009

Bruffman George Clancy will get the big European weekend underway when he referees the European Challenge Cup final between Northampton Saints and Bourgoin at the Twickenham Stoop on Friday, May 22 (kick-off 7.45 pm).

George, who won the Munster Referee of the Year award in 2007, refereed the Churchill Cup final two years ago at Twickenham and joined Irish colleagues Alain Rolland and Alan Lewis on the IRB’s International Referee Panel last season. In a notable double for Limerick Peter Fitzgibbon, who was recently added to the International Referee Panel, will be the fourth official on duty for the Northampton Saints v Bourgoin tie. The Thomond clubman refereed Bourgoin’s semi-final win over Worcester Warriors earlier this month.

Clanwilliam and Shannon man John Lacey is a touch judge for the game along with the Limerick Lads.

Best wishes to Referee George Clancy this weekend, First 6 Nations game.

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Feb 132009

All of us here at Bruff RFC would like to wish the very best to Bruff “Man of the cloth” George Clancy this coming weekend in his first 6 nations game. George officiates in the game between France and Scotland at Stade de France this Saturday with a 4:00pm (Local Time) kickoff. George is pictured at the back row first on the left in the shot below.

Click on the pic below for the full version of this shot of the entire squad on the High Performance Panel.

The very best of luck George from all of us.

IRB Elite Referee Squad

IRB Elite Referee Squad

The full list of appointments for the 6 nations is below.

7 Feb 15.00 England v Italy Twickenham, London M. Lawrence J. Jutge P. Allan N. Whitehouse
7 Feb 17.00 Ireland v France Croke Park, Dublin N. Owens D. Pearson D. Changleng G. De Santis
8 Feb 15.00 Scotland v Wales Murrayfield, Edinburgh A. Rolland C. White R. Debney G. Warren
14 Feb 16.00 France v Scotland Stade de France, Paris G. Clancy W. Barnes T. Hayes G. De Santis
14 Feb 17.30 Wales v England Millennium Stadium, Cardiff J. Kaplan A. Lewis P. Fitzgibbon S. McDowell
15 Feb 15.30 Italy v Ireland Stadio Flaminio, Rome C. White N. Owens R. Poite G. Hughes
27 Feb 21.00 France v Wales Stade de France, Paris M. Lawrence A. Rolland S. McDowell P. Fitzgibbon
28 Feb 15.00 Scotland v Italy Murrayfield, Edinburgh N. Owens G. Clancy R. Poite N. Whitehouse
28 Feb 17.30 Ireland v England Croke Park, Dublin C. Joubert C. Berdos P. Allan G. De Santis
14 Mar 16.00 Italy v Wales Stadio Flaminio, Rome A. Lewis D. Pearson D. Changleng G. Warren
14 Mar 17.00 Scotland v Ireland Murrayfield, Edinburgh J. Kaplan W. Barnes C. Damasco H. Watkins
15 Mar 15.00 England v France Twickenham, London S. Dickinson N. Owens T. Hayes N. Whitehouse
21 Mar 14.15 Italy v France Stadio Flaminio, Rome A. Rolland S. Dickinson P. Fitzgibbon G. Hughes
21 Mar 15.30 England v Scotland Twickenham, London J. Jutge (TBC) C. Berdos S. McDowell C. Damasco
21 Mar 17.30 Wales v Ireland Millennium Stadium, Cardiff S. Walsh (TBC) W. Barnes D. Pearson R. Poite

George Clancy gets his first 6 nations game: France V Scotland

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Dec 112008

We seem to be going from strength to strength in all walks of rugby life at the moment. Not only on the pitch with our first XV but also with our referees.

Congrats to George as he gets his first Six nations start. It was announced earlier today that he officiates between France and Scotland in Stade de France on Valentines day following his appointment to the World elite panel earlier this year. Well done George.

Our other referees are of course well on track in their own careers, this weekend sees Padraig Keogh in charge of the Junior Cup game between Nenagh Ormond and Old Crescent in New Ormond Park this coming Sunday at 2:00pm (ET) and Derrick Noonan adjudicates at Richmond park Between Richmond and Cobh Pirates in the Munster Junior league Division one game with a 2:30pm kickoff.