Sligo GAA looking to recruit new Referees
A Foundation course for new GAA referees will take place in February for anyone interested in taking up refereeing. 

Are you interested in becoming a referee? Think you can do better? Then “Put your whistle where your mouth is” and “Become a GAA Referee”!

Sligo County Board are endeavouring to recruit additional hurling and football referees under the watchful eye of the Referees Committee. The committee would encourage applications from former Sligo inter-county footballers and hurlers to take up refereeing as it is a great opportunity for them to continue their involvement in the sport.  Likewise applications from former club players and members within the county would also be welcome to pursue the opportunity to take up the whistle.


Every club in the county should nominate at least one candidate to take up refereeing as currently there are clubs who have no referee on the panel.

Becoming a referee is an ideal way of staying involved on match day. Like players preparing for the match, you must also put in preparation; knowledge of the rules along with being physically and mentally fit. Ability to remain calm, courteous, having moral courage, dealing with unfair criticisms is another aspect that the referee must excel in. Refereeing is very rewarding and over the years Sligo has always produced some top class officials at both County & National level and continues to do so.

How do I become a Referee?

The first thing to do, is to contact your local Referee Tutors  or Recruitment Officer who will give you details on upcoming GAA Referee Foundation Course in your local area, which you will have to complete before you can referee games.  GAA Club Referee Course will take 3 nights to complete and will be delivered by GAA Referee Tutors

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