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Become a Referee

Become a GAA Referee: Put Your Whistle Where Your Mouth Is

Are you passionate about Gaelic games? Ready to make a difference on the field?

Why Become a Referee in the GAA?

  • Stay connected to the sport you love
  • Maintain fitness through active participation
  • Pursue ambitious goals, from County Finals to All-Ireland matches
  • Deepen your understanding of Gaelic games
  • Give back to the community and continue your involvement post-playing career
  • Develop valuable life skills applicable beyond the pitch
  • Earn some money !

Essential Qualities of a GAA Referee

  • Comprehensive knowledge of playing rules
  • Physical and mental fitness
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure
  • Moral courage to make correct decisions

How to Begin Your Referee Journey

  1. Contact the Syls Referee Coordinator - Tom Le Blanc 
  2. Get enrolled in an upcoming GAA Referee Foundation Course 
  3. Complete the three-night GAA Club Referee Course, led by certified GAA Referee Tutors

Embark on this rewarding path today and contribute to the integrity of Gaelic games. 

Your journey to becoming a GAA referee starts here!