I had the pleasure of watching Johnny Lacey ref the Suttonians Clonakilty game at the weekend. He was very impressive and is still young enough to have a professional career as a ref. He seemed more than capable of doing so. Indeed, Loosehead, the Clon PRO has the following to say:
@@@@SPAN style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman";" lang="EN-GB">"It is rare indeed to
find both clubs expressing satisfaction with the officials but on this occasion
all lauded the performance of referee, John Lacey. His unobtrusive control of
the game in general was excellent and in particular his handling of the
incident that forced the retirement of Lombard may well have contributed to the
fact that happily the big centre is no worse for the experience"@@@@/SPAN>
It's good to see another former Munster player stay involved in the game and wish him a good and successful career as a referee.