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.

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.

Oct 262007

For those of us that like to keep in touch with what our most prominent “Man of the Cloth” is up to here’s a list of George Clancy’s Heineken Cup Games to round 4 as follows:

Round 1: SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER, 2007 : Pool 6 Edinburgh Rugby v Toulouse (15.30hrs – George Clancy (I)) Sky Sports / FR2

Round 2: SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER, 2007: Pool 3 Bristol Rugby v Stade Français Paris (15.00hrs – George Clancy (I)) Sky Sports / FR2

Round 3: SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER, 2007 Pool 5 ASM Clermont Auvergne v London Wasps (14.35 Alan Lewis (I)) Canal+ / Sky Sports – Touch Judge 1

Round 4: SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER, 2007: Pool 2 Gloucester Rugby v Bourgoin (15.00 – George Clancy (I) (I Don’t see a TV listing for this one)

For a full breakdown of the referees on a match per match basis click the link below:

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Update: Here is a complete list of the remainder of Georges Games until Christmas:

26.10.07    Ravenhill    19.30    Ulster    Leinster    REF Magners League
3.11.07    Dooradoyle    14.30    Garryowen    Shannon    REF    AIL DIV 1
25.11.07    Murrayfield    16.10    Edinburgh    Llanelli    REF Magners League
1.12.07    Lakelands    14.30    Terenure College    Cork Constitution REF    AIL DIV 1