Courses

Grab Your Whistle is our Referee Education Programme. Through the Grab your Whistle courses we aim to increase the number of new referees, and in particularly female referees, who officiate at our games. Participants must be 17 years of age or over. There is also a Go Games Referee Course available for participants from 15 years but this will only allow to referee up to under 12 non-competitive small sided games.

 

Our Referee Education Programme currently consists of 4 courses:

 

Go-Games – Basic Refereeing – Fee €100

During this course participants will:

  • Be introduced to the basic rules of Ladies Gaelic Football
  • Discuss the roles and responsibilities of referees
  • Develop the fundamental skills of refereeing to enable to referee in a fun, safe environment

Duration:  Course is maximum 3 hours in duration which can be held during day or over an evening. TY/AS Level Grab Your Whistle is also included at this level.

 

Level 1 – Introduction to Refereeing  – Fee €200

During this course participants will:

  • Be introduced to the rules of Ladies Gaelic Football
  • Discuss the roles and responsibilities of referees
  • Develop the fundamental skills of refereeing through simulated tasks
  • Receive information on physical fitness and nutritional requirements for officiating Ladies Gaelic Football games

Duration:  Course is maximum 14 hours in duration plus the blitz day (14 hours course work and minimum officiating at organised county blitz). Course consists of two 6 hour contact days, one non competitive blitz day and one 2 hour evening. Maximum length of time between day 1 and 2 must be three weeks and maximum of four weeks between day 2 and blitz day along with blitz day and day 3. All participants must officiate at organised county blitz day between day 2 and day 3.   Participants must complete the FULL course to get certification.

 

Level 2 – Refresher Course for participants who have completed GYW Level 1 course/Referees who have refereed gaelic football for a min of 5 years – Fee €100

This is a refresher course on the rules of Ladies Gaelic Football.  This course should be organised annually by every county to ensure all referees are fully aware of the rules of the game.  All participants must have completed the LGFA Grab your Whistle Level 1 course or have refereed gaelic football for a minimum of 5 years.

Duration: 3 Hours

 

Level 3 – Provincial Referee Course

This course is organised once a year for referees on our Provincial Panel. The content varies every course and it is aimed to ensure consistency in provincial refereeing and that Provincial Referees are continually developing their skills. Referees will receive a written and fitness assessment.

 

Level 4 – National Referee Course

This course is organised twice a year for referees on our National Panel. The content varies every course and it is aimed to ensure consistency in national refereeing and that National Referees are continually developing their skills.

 

Referee Rathway

 

 

 

 If you would like to organise a Referee course please contact:

Aislinn Harkin at (01) 8363156 or email: aislinn.harkin@lgfa.ie