Interested in becoming a referee?

February 21st, 2017 | Football

Interested in becoming a referee?

Are you interested in becoming a referee? 

Think you can do better? Then “Put your whistle where your mouth is” and “Become a GAA Referee”!

How do I become a Referee?

Anyone wishing to be a New referee is asked to attend the new referees course in the Athletic Grounds on the following dates at 8pm each night:

  • Wed 22nd Feb
  • Wed 1st Mar
  • Wed 8th Mar

If you are interested in becoming a referee please email

Why Become a GAA Referee?

  • Stay involved with the game as an alternative to playing
  • Fitness – It’s a great way to keep fit
  • Ambition – could you referee a County Final or even an All-Ireland?
  • Learn more about the game
  • Give Something Back – offers players, at the end of their playing days, the opportunity to continue in the sport
  • Personal Development – helps to develop personal skills that are of value in all walks of life

What qualities are required to become a GAA Referee?

  • Good knowledge of the playing rules
  • Be physically and mentally fit
  • Have the ability to remain calm
  • Have the moral courage to take decisions which are correct



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