Become A Referee

If you are interested in joining the Leinster Rugby Referees please continue to the application process page.

Why become a referee?

  • Stay with the game as an alternative to playing.
  • Social – The social aspect of rugby is renowned. Refereeing is a great way to meet new people and make new friends.
  • Fitness – It is a fantastic way to keep fit. The IRFU have the highest level of expertise in this area.
  • Travel – The highest level you reach as a referee, the more involvement you will have at European Competitions,  Pro 14 League and the All Ireland League
  • Referees ‘a club within a club’ who meet regularly for meetings. There’s a great team spirit.
  • Ambition – could you referee an international match?
  • Tickets – Referees are allowed to apply for international and provincial match tickets.

The association needs more referees and opting to become one may be the best decision you’ve made for a long time. Feel free to make contact with the Leinster Rugby Referees at / or or your local area representative at one of the following:

Area Representatives

Metro Area

Midlands Area
Patrick Curran
087 6229870

North East Area 
Joe McDermot
086 3844166

North Midlands Area 

John S. Dunne
086 8276103

South East Area 
Kevin McDermott
087 2477264

Use our contact form to contact us

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