Become A Referee

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

Referee Manual

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, Rabo Direct Pro 12 League and the Ulster Bank 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 your local area represntative at one of the following:


North East: Grahame Douglas
(M) 087 9737521

North Midlands : Brendan Conroy
(M) +353868172040

Midlands : Norman Carter,

South East: Declan O’Rourke,
(M) 086 1744378 
(H) 053 9421914

Metropolitan Area: 
Tom Keating
(M) +353863859540

Use our contact form to contact us

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