Referee Development Programmes

Referee Development Programmes

Go-Games – Basic Refereeing 

This course is available for participants from 15 years and will only allow you to referee up to under 12 non-competitive small sided games. 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

This course is also delivered as part of the LGFA TY programme

To find out when the next Go Games course is being run near you, contact your County Development Officer or Leinster Games Development Officer at gdo.leinster@lgfa.ie

 

Level 1 – Introduction to Refereeing  

This course is for participants aged 17 years of age or over. 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

This course consists of two 6 hour contact days, one non competitive blitz day and one 2 hour evening. Participants must complete the FULL course to get certification.

To find out when the next Go Games course is being run near you, contact your County Development Officer or Leinster Games Development Officer at gdo.leinster@lgfa.ie

 

Umpire and Linesperson Course

Training is available for those wishing to be involved with a Provincial team of officials, especially for upcoming referees.

To find out more, contact Suzi Doyle gdo.leinster@lgfa.ie / 087 7681288


Referee Academy - NEW FOR 2019  

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association is delighted to announce the start of a NEW Provincial Referee Academy for aspiring referees aged 18-30 years who are currently officiating in a county. This is a new initiative welcoming referees from all counties to take part, both male and female, with each county allowed to nominate two referees, one of which should be a female.

The course consists of 10 provincial contact days from 2019 to 2020 which will focus on Technical, Physical, Mental and Tactical development whilst also providing practical referee experience on top of ongoing support and advice.

Further information and all dates of the academy can be found Leinster LGFA Referee Academy information 2019.pdf.

To apply participants are requested to complete this 2019 Academy Referee Application.docand send to your county secretary by 10 May. (Email secretary.yourcounty@lgfa.ie)

Closing date 20th May 2019. For further information or to find out when the next Referee Academy will be running contact Clare.Dowdall@lgfa.ie 

Leinster Referee Accelerate Programme - 2019 / 2020

Leinster LGFA will be running the LGFA Referee Accelerate programme for 2019 – 2020. This programme is designed to support the development of referees looking to step up to Inter-County refereeing. It will be held throughout the 2019/20 season and will require all participants to attend all four modules in order to complete the programme and be accepted onto the Leinster Panel.

Minimum Requirements to apply

  • Min 21. Years old
  • 4 years refereeing experience
  • LGFA GYW Level 1 qualified
  • Recommendation from County Board

More information can be found Leinster Referee Accelerate Application Form 2019.docx

The closing date for applications is Friday 10 May 2019

For more information contact Leinster Games Development Officer gdo.leinster@lgfa.ie or 087 768 1288.