The National Referee’s Committee would like to congratulate Mr. Dave Smith as the new Chairperson on the NRC. Mr. Smith was the only nominee for the position so he was automatically deemed elected under NRC Election Rules.

The NRC would like to thank Denis Hennessy for his many years of service.

This position is a two year term beginning April 25th 2016 ending May 23rd 2018

The role of the NRC Chairperson will be as follows:

  • Be the public representative of the Committee to the wider Basketball community
  • Be aware of and sign all documents that set out policy or have financial implications for the committee
  • Consult beforehand with the Administrator on all the business to be discussed at meetings
  • Supervise and to prepare, together with the Administrator, the agenda for the meeting
  • Check that all reports etc. which should accompany the agenda, minutes and correspondence are sent out to members in sufficient time before the meeting
  • Check the minutes of the previous meeting and sign for accuracy
  • Be acquainted with any reports, correspondence, business etc., which is to be presented the meeting
  • Work with the Administrator to ensure that tasks which were to be completed between meetings are completed
  • Be designated as the NRC Anti-Corruption Officer (may designate an alternative within the NRC Committee Structure)

The roles of the Chairperson during meetings will be as follows:

  • Open the meeting
  • Check for quorum
  • Conduct the business of the meeting and according to the order of the agenda paper unless it is altered with the consent of the meeting
  • Confine discussion to the item actually before the meeting and to see that it is dealt with and settled or adjourned before passing on to the next
  • Allow free and, if necessary, formal debate
  • Give all those wishing to speak an opportunity to do so, to see that their remarks are addressed to the Chair and to allow no private discussion or personal matter to be introduced in a negative way
  • Say who is to speak, if two people should speak at the same time – the Chairperson’s decision on such points is final
  • Make every effort to let any meeting over which she/he presides understand the reasons for and purpose of his/her rulings
  • Close the meeting when all matters are attended to

This is a two year term beginning April 25th 2016 ending May 23rd 2018

Dave Smith will be moving from his role as National Assessment Officer and as a former FIBA referee & Technical Instructor he brings a vast vault of experience to refereeing. Dave has previously served as President of Basketball Officials Council of Ireland and he has a unique insight into the development of officials.

"Recruiting, Developing & Retaining referees for current and future basketball needs in Ireland"

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