Interested in Refereeing?

Refereeing gives you the opportunity to give something back to the game. Rugby referees enjoy the same benefits of the game as the players – without the injuries!


If keeping fit, having opportunities to travel, 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 their enjoyment of this lifetime sport. There is more need for referees now than ever!



The ARCB are making great strides in improving refereeing in the province and are starting to have an impact outside the province also.

If you would like to start refereeing and become a member of the association contact IRFU Referee Development Officer Peter Fitzgibbon by phone on 086 8322987 or by email and checkout our upcoming New Referees Courses