Donal Courtney

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Donal Courtney
Date of birth (1964-05-22) 22 May 1964 (age 53)
Rugby union career
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Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Refereeing career
Years Competition Apps
2002-2007 Test Matches

Donal Gerard Courtney (born 22 May 1964) is a former international rugby union referee. He officially retired from refereeing in 2007 but is still[when?] involved with the IRFU Refereeing Department and with the European Rugby Cup.[citation needed]

Educated at CBC Monkstown and Dublin University, he played rugby for Monkstown until 1992, when injury intervened.

He made his international refereeing debut in September 2002, officiating in a World Cup qualifying match between Uruguay and Chile in Montevideo and went on to earn 21 more caps as a referee.

In 2009 he was appointed as the ERC’s first match officials performance manager.