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New Referee Courses

16th August 2023 By The Editor

New Referee Courses

Referee Joy Neville ©INPHO

The search for new referees is underway across the province and the next courses for new members of the Munster Association of Referees has been set for Saturday August 19th, Monday August 21st, Tuesday August 22nd and Wednesday August 23rd at four different locations throughout the province.

The courses will be held in Cork Constitution FC, Tralee RFC, Dungarvan RFC and at the University of Limerick.

All attendees of these courses will be required to attend a second course on Saturday August 26th at the Munster Rugby HPC at the University of Limerick (time TBC).

To register and receive further details, please email Munster Referee Development Manager Olly Hodges at olly.hodges@irfu.ie or phone at 086-8596289.

Rugby referees have the best seat in the house, and if keeping fit (referees run six miles in an 80 minute match), travelling, taking part in a lively social scene or getting an adrenaline rush is your idea of a great pastime, rugby refereeing could be for you.

As well as the obvious benefits, a referee’s constant study of the game enriches the enjoyment of this lifetime sport.

If you’re interested in taking the next steps and want to join the referee pathway, please register your interest with Munster Referee Development Manager Olly Hodges by email olly.hodges@irfu.ie or phone 086-8596289.

New Referee Courses

Date | Saturday August 19th

Location | Cork Constitution FC

Time | 10.30am-2pm


Date | Monday August 21st

Location | Tralee RFC

Time | 7pm-9pm


Date | Tuesday August 22nd

Location | Dungarvan RFC

Time | 7pm-9pm


Date | Wednesday August 23rd

Location | University of Limerick

Time | 7pm-9pm

Second Course 

Date | Saturday August 26th

Location | Munster Rugby HPC, University of Limerick

Time | TBC


The Munster Association of Referees (MAR) have also introduced a new category of refereeing into the organisation known as ‘County Referees’.

County Referees will be members of the Munster Association of Referees but will only referee within their own county.

For more information on becoming a county referee, please click here or email Munster Referee Development Manager Olly Hodges at olly.hodges@irfu.ie or phone at 086-8596289


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