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IRFU Referee Courses Now Available

IRFU Referee Courses Now Available

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!

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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:

Ulster –
Saturday, August 21
For information, please contact: David Wilkinson

Munster –
Saturday, September 11
Mallow GAA Club
For information, please contact: Dave McHugh 

Leinster –
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 

Connacht –
Sunday, September 12
The Sportsground, Galway
For places and information, please contact: Dave O’Brien

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