Welcome to the home of the Association of Referees Connacht Branch. If you are a current referee and would like to know more there is plenty of information below.

About the ARCB 

The Association of Referees Connacht Branch have three core objectives:

  • To facilitate the playing of rugby matches through the provision of referees and other relevant officials
  • To promote active participation in rugby refereeing and associated activities
  • To develop the referee skills of the Association's members.

Committee Members

President - Christy O’Sullivan
Senior Vice President - Des Roche
Junior Vice President - John Davey
Honorary Secretary - John Martin
Honorary Treasurer - Daithi Flood
Rugby Chairman - Tom Horkan
New Members Coordinator - Paul Cronin
Schools Secretary - Mick Roche
Committee Member – PRO - John O’Boyle
Committee Member – PRO and Kit - Jon Hunt
Club & Community Game Administator - Cathal Roddy
IRFU Referee Development Officer - Peter Fitzgibbon

Whistle Blower - ARCB Update

Referee Resources

Find useful referee resources below. 


The rules and regulations governing the ARCB

Concussion Guidelines

Learn about best practice when dealing with concussion-related issues.

Red Card Forms

The relevant forms for referees to report a red card

Injury Reporting

What to do to report a serious injury on the field of play

Laws of the Game

Read World Rugby's Laws of the Game for Rugby Union

Contact the ARCB

The ARCB will be happy to help on anything you need.