- Stay involvedwith the game as an alternative to playing,
- Fitness– It’s a great way to keep fit and stay in shape,
- Ambition– could you referee a County Final or even an All-Ireland? Why not
- Learnmore about the game,
- Give Something Back– offers players, at the end of their playing days, or those unable to continue due to injury the opportunity to continue in the sport they love,
- 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
How do I become a Referee?
We all know only too well the most essential part of any GAA Fixture is the Referee, without Him or Her there is unlikely to be any game. Clubs therefore must accept their responsibility to assist the Referee’s Committee to identify new recruits who are willing to take up the Whistle. The Challenge must be a joint approach if this campaign is to be a success. An Urgent Call goes out to any potential candidates to step forward.
The first thing to do, is to contact your local Referee’s Recruitment Officer or Administrator who will give you details on upcoming GAA Referee Foundation Course in your local area, which you will have to complete before you can referee games. GAA Club Referee Course will take 2 nights to complete and will be delivered by a National GAA Referees Tutor. Give it a Go – Help your Club and your County.
Please contact our Referee Recruitment Officer Eugene McConnell on 07775532917/ John Devlin on 07789893026 or Alan Richardson on 07715211388.