Training as a Club Referee involves the following modules:

Rules of Specification / The Play / Scores/ Powers and Duties of the Referee Technical Fouls / Set Play / Aggressive Fouls / Dissent / Referee’s Report / Rules Test / Fitness Test

Modules are “classroom” based and involve online participation by the prospective referees. A timed Rules Test is centrally organised by Croke Park, which the participants complete “on-line”, with a pass-mark set which must be achieved for successful progression.

An initial trial Fitness Test, i.e. a “BANGSBO or BEEP Test” will be organised at a later date, in order to familiarise new entrants with the levels required. A standard test will be used later in the year to monitor progression with a view to the achievement of a minimum standard required for qualification.

Following completion of the Training Course the successful candidate is certified as qualified by Coiste Ríaracháin Réiteoirí Contae Tiobrad Árann as a Club Level Referee. Newly qualified Foundation Referees will be appointed to referee games as allocated by the Referees Administration Committee.

We are now seeking applications from interested individuals, who are considering taking up the role as Club Referee and applications must be submitted through their respective Club Secretary on the relevant Application Form which is available online on the Tipperary GAA website.

Please note all applications must be accompanied by a cheque for €100, from the applicant’s home club, which will be refunded after officiating at ten games.

Completed application forms accompanied by €100 cheque only should be forwarded to John Ryan (B) Tipperary Referees Administration Committee, Lár na Páirce, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

All clubs who do not currently have a referee in their club are encouraged to trawl their membership for prospective candidates.

REFEREE RECRUITMENT COMMITTEE John Ryan Chairperson 086 2417763 Philip Kelly Secretary (North Division) 087 2863683 Derek O’Mahoney (South Division) 083 0177891, Franny Quinn (West Division) 087 9973730 Seamus Delaney (Mid Division) 087 6396698

Or from any member of the Referees Administration Committee; John Ryan (Chairperson), Jim O’Shea (Secretary) Franny Quinn (Divisional Administrator West), Seamus Walsh (Divisional Administrator South), Martin Darcy (Divisional Administrator North), Martin Bourke (Divisional Administrator Mid)

Please click below to download the Application Form

Foundation Club Referee Course 2021