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Referee Recruitment

GAA Referee Recruitment

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”!

The GAA have Referee Administrators & Recruitment Officers in each of the 32 Counties to help you get started and assist you in progress as a referee.

Why Become a GAA Referee?

  • Stay involvedwith 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?
  • Learnmore 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

How do I become a Referee?

The first thing to do, is to contact your local Referee Administrator or Recruitment Officer 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 3 nights to complete and will be delivered by GAA Referee Tutors.


County Contact Details
Carlow refereerecruitment.carlow@gaa.ie
Dublin refereerecruitment.dublin@gaa.ie
Kildare refereerecruitment.kildare@gaa.ie
Kilkenny refereerecruitment.kilkenny@gaa.ie
Laois refereerecruitment.laois@gaa.ie
Longford refereerecruitment.longford@gaa.ie
Louth refereerecruitment.louth@gaa.ie
Meath refereerecruitment.meath@gaa.ie
Offaly refereerecruitment.offaly@gaa.ie
Westmeath refereerecruitment.westmeath@gaa.ie
Wexford refereerecruitment.wexford@gaa.ie
Wicklow refereerecruitment.wicklow@gaa.ie

Carlow GAA
Dublin GAA
Kildare GAA
Kilkenny GAA
Laois GAA
Longford GAA
Louth GAA
Meath GAA
Offaly GAA
Westmeath GAA
Wexford GAA
Wicklow GAA