ROBERT BLOOMFIELD – from Dunmurry recieves an MBE for his voluntary services to Rugby Union in Northern Ireland.
Former Ireland and British Lions star TREVOR RINGLAND is made an MBE for his contribution to Community Relations in Northern Ireland. Capped 31 times by Ireland, Ringland is involved with Peace Players International, an organisation devoted to promoting unity between Catholics and Protestants in Belfast through sport.
Nice to see grass roots people nominated and awarded.
With so many referee folk out there serving the community, perhaps we should be more proactive in nominating people for these awards. I can think of a few people who are devoted to rugny refereeing, for no financial gain and often little thanks.
Know anyone? Here’s how: http://www.honours.gov.uk/nominate.aspx