Referee visits Sligo

Former International referee Dave McHugh, who refereed 29 international games and who was widely acclaimed as one of the world’s top referees, visited Sligo last Thursday for a meeting with Sligo RFC president Tom Gilligan, honorary secretary Michael Storey and Bernie Kelly, a IRFU Connacht Branch Regional Officer.

McHugh is now employed by the IRFU as a referees’ co-ordinator which involves recruiting potential suitable personnel for refereeing and training them for all levels of the game.

Each club is required to identify potential referees within their membership and encourage them to become involved.

Sligo RFC club is presently well-served with referees as Denis Connolly, Michael Storey and Killian O’Brien offciate at Connacht Senior level, while John Davey, James Gavin and John Kane referee at underage level.