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.

News and Fixtures for the weekend

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Sep 102008

Adult Rugby: The senior squad travelled up to Galwegians for another runout, they head to Dolphin this weekend for their last friendly before more competitive rugby kicks in. The J1 Squad started their Transfield Cup campaign last Sunday with a 19-5 win over Presentation. They play the winners of Old Crescent V St. Senans next Sunday with a provisional kickoff of 2:30p.m. Old Crescent Play Senans Tuesday night. The J2 squad have a friendly against Portumna with a 1:00 kickoff next Sunday also after their 13-0 win over St. Senans last weekend.

Underage: Last week we saw the U15’s kicking off their league campaign with a 12 nil loss to Old crescent. Their second game on Sunday last was abandoned due to a back injury to Jack Ryan after only three minutes. Jack was transported to hospital from the pitch but thankfully was discharged later on that night and will make a full recovery. They play Young Munster in Derryknockane next Sunday at 11:30 am Robert Finn, Mike Lynch, Andrew White, Brian Morrissey & John Cleary get the opportunity to show how they are getting on with Munster U20’s in Kilballyowen Park on Saturday 20th September 2008 @ The lads have put in a huge effort to get to and stay at this level and this is a unique chance for us to see Munster’s finest youths go against Leinster. There is also an opportunity to see a warm up training session/game in Bruff this coming weekend at around 11:30 am next Sunday morning in Kilballyowen. The U18’s have a provisional game away to Garryowen in Dooradoyle with an 11:30 kickoff next Sunday morning.

Referees: George Clancy refereed the Dragons V Glasgow game in Rodney parade at the weekend, Glasgow winning by 12 points to 6. We’ll have a fuller interview with George over the next few weeks to get his views of the ELV’s in action. Keep an eye out for this.

That’s about it for this week, next meeting of the executive committee is Monday night at 8:00p.m.

George Clancy on International Referees Panel.

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Apr 292008

Our highest ranking referee has been granted the ultimate accolade, placement on the internation panel of referees. George begins his International career with the fabulous England Vs. The Barbarians game in three weeks time and next up after that is the game between Italy and the Springboks in Capetown not too long after.

George was awarded the Inaugural trophy for Munster referee of the year at the end of last season and has gone from strength to strength through the Heineken Cup and International ranks culminating with the final of the Churchill cup last season.

Well done to George and to the folks behind him, the referees association, his good lady in particular, who have all supported him throughout his career to date and  I’m sure will continue to support him into the future.