Irish National Referee Grading

The following definitions are a guideline only. Each definition refers to the standard of referee required for games in National Competitions, and includes the maximum level game standard that can be refereed.

Referee duties/grades are at the discretion of the senior (G1) referee 

Grade 1 (G1) can referee:

  • all games in all divisions in all competitions

Grade 2 (G2) can referee:

  • up to & including final in Division 3
  • up to & including final in Division 2
  • up to & including semi-finals in Division 1

Grade 3 (G3) can referee

  • league games in Division 2
  • up to & including semi-finals in Division 3

Trainee (T)

  • Obtained a minimum of 75% in the Irish National Referee Exam
  • Can referee league games in Division 3