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RCG

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George Clancy
« on: Thu 29 Oct 2020 22:14 »
Has hung up his whistle, 17 years a referee.
My feelings of Clancy are well documented but in spite of that, good luck going forward

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Re: George Clancy
« Reply #1 on: Fri 30 Oct 2020 12:02 »
Can we refer that to the TMO to confirm please?

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Re: George Clancy
« Reply #2 on: Sat 31 Oct 2020 14:28 »
George Clancy has retired from refereeing to take up a senior manager position in the Irish Civil Service

https://www.irishrugby.ie/2020/10/29/it-has-been-an-unbelievable-journey-clancy-steps-away-from-refereeing/

125 Pro14, 75 Champions Cup and 46 international fixtures as well going to 2 world cups in spite of having Type 1 diabetes.

Not a referee who inspired me with confidence, however, to have done all the matches above in a 17 year career is a feat in itself and good luck to him
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Re: George Clancy
« Reply #3 on: Fri 06 Nov 2020 13:50 »
Over the years Ireland has produced some outstandingly excellent Rugby Union referees. George Clancy's name will not find a place in that illustrious group. A journeyman referee who, to my way of thinking, used to receive far better appointments than his performances deserved. However, over the past few years i think the Rugby authorities rather saw through him a bit more and he didn't get the international fixtures he once did.

Clancy has the deserved reputation of being extremely affable and very good company and I suspect this, rather than his purely technical ability, may have helped further his progression when Rugby was a much more social game than it is now.

Good luck to him in his future endeavours and profession.
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Re: George Clancy
« Reply #4 on: Fri 06 Nov 2020 16:54 »
Over the years Ireland has produced some outstandingly excellent Rugby Union referees. George Clancy's name will not find a place in that illustrious group. A journeyman referee who, to my way of thinking, used to receive far better appointments than his performances deserved. However, over the past few years i think the Rugby authorities rather saw through him a bit more and he didn't get the international fixtures he once did.

Clancy has the deserved reputation of being extremely affable and very good company and I suspect this, rather than his purely technical ability, may have helped further his progression when Rugby was a much more social game than it is now.

Good luck to him in his future endeavours and profession.

Well put Whistleblower. In the interview which RCG pointed us to I think it confirms what a decent sort of person he is but, as you say, he will not linger long when folk recall the outstanding Irish refs of yesteryear such as Alain Rolland, John West, Stephen Hilditch and Owen Doyle.

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Re: George Clancy
« Reply #5 on: Fri 06 Nov 2020 17:16 »
... not to mention Kevin Kelleher, Paddy D'Arcy, David Burnett and Alan Lewis.

At least he was ahead of Donal Courtney in the pantheon.
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