Hate shopping at the weekend? Want to travel the country and beyond? Have you ever considered refereeing for your local Association/Society?

The IRFU and the Referee Associations /Societies are running a series of ‘Referees New Recruits Courses’ across the four provinces at the start of the new season.


Stay with the game – Are you an injured or recently retired player? Refereeing is a great way of staying involved in rugby on the pitch!

Social – The social aspects of rugby are renowned and refereeing is a great way to meet up with old friends as well as meet new people.

Club within a club – Referees meet up regularly and there is a great team spirit.

Ambition – How far can you go? Could you be Ireland’s next international referee?

If you are interested in taking up refereeing, please see the information for the various courses below:

Saturday, September 11 (Women Referees)
Portarlington RFC

Sunday, September 12
Ashbourne RFC

Saturday, September 18
Newbridge RFC

Sunday, September 26
Gorey RFC

Sunday, October 3
Old Belvedere RFC

For information, please contact: david.keane@irfu.ie