With Colm Roche and Dermot Blake making an appearance at the Leinster v Benetton game recently, it seemed the Lansdowne referee profile was on the rise but it doesn’t stop there! Ed Kenny longtime Lansdowne member is representing the club as a Citing Commissioner on the European stage.
Since he finished his days reffing on the IRFU national panel a few years ago, he has been a referee coach for the current IRFU national panel.
In addition to referee coaching (which he continues to do), the IRFU appointed Ed to the Citing Commissioner panel for professional rugby this season. He has been completing training since February of this year (shadowing current Citing Commissioners and completing the required certifications). Earlier this month (1st November), he completed his first solo game as Citing Commissioner for Leinster V Dragons in the Pro 14 in the RDS. and only yesterday was appointed to his first fixture in Europe (Scarlets V Bayonne on Saturday December 14th in the European Challenge Cup)
See below a photo of the Citing Commissioner setup in RDS for Leinster V Dragons on 1st November.
Thanks for the update Ed and for flying the Lansdowne flag!