Becoming a match official

The first stage in becoming a referee is to contact your local County Referee’s Administrator and the second stage is to attend a Level 1 Basic Club Referee Course. Following the completion of this course and the successful completion of the rules assessment and fitness test, the referee is qualified to referee at Club level.

Neutral linesmen at Club and Inter-county are usually qualified referees.

Umpires are normally acquaintances of the referee who have completed an Umpire Training Course.