Munster Accelerated Referee Training Programme 2022

The Munster Ladies Gaelic Football Association is inviting anyone interested in reaching the top as a referee to take their first steps on the path to success.

The provincial Referee Accelerate Programme is welcoming referees with a minimum of 4 years of experience as a referee to apply for a place on this intensive course.

The course consists of 4 modules which focus on Technical, Physical, Mental and Tactical development as well as offering plenty of support and advice.

Referees that attend all days of the course and complete and pass all modules and assessments will then qualify as a Provincial Referee where they will then be available to take charge of matches at the top level.

This programme is designed to aid the development of our current Munster referees, and also provide a pathway for high level club referees who wish to make the step up to inter-county refereeing.

This programme will be held throughout the 2016/17 season and will require all participants to attend all four modules in order to complete the pathway. 

The format will be as follows:

Saturday 30th July 2016 (6 hours)Module 1Introduction and Physical
Tuesday 16th Nov 2016 (Evening)Module 2Mental
Saturday 18th Feb 2017 (6 hours)Module 3Provincial Referees Day (Fitness & Rules)
Thursday 27th April 2017 (Evening)Module 4Conclusion & Assessments

As part of this programme all referees will be assessed by a trained assessor at least once and will be provided with constructive feedback.

The Munster Accelerated Referee training programme is modeled on the National training programme and will provide high quality training and support structures to all who take part.  Referees who are part of this programme will be assigned to officiate over Munster fixtures by the Munster fixtures committee in the 2016/17 season. 

If you would be interested in applying to take part in this initiative, please contact  Development Officer Kate Harrington 087 1272768 or by e-mail at There are limited places available on this programme. Participants who take part in this programme and who miss a module along the way, or who do not pass the rules or fitness tests will be cut from the panel.

How do I become a Ladies Gaelic Football Referee?

If you wish to become a Ladies Gaelic Football Referee and you have no refereeing experience you can complete our ‘Grab Your Whistle' Go Games or a ‘Grab Your Whistle' Level 1 course. This course is aimed at new referees and will provide the basics of refereeing to allow the referee to begin officiating underage games within your County.

The best method to progress through the Referee Pathway is based on experience and continuous attendance at Referee Seminars and Workshops.

How do I become a Provincial Referee?

If your county is confident of your ability to referee at a higher level they can nominate you to your Province to officiate in Provincial competitions.

How do I become a National Referee?

By gaining experience at Inter-County games within your Province, you can be nominated by your Province to become a National referee. As a National Referee you will be required to attend National Seminars and ongoing training workshops. For more information on Referees and a list of the Rules click here.


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