This coming September the Munster Association of Referees in conjunction with the I.R.F.U. will be hosting a Recruitment Week for those interested in becoming a Rugby Union Match Official. Running from the 14th - 22nd September 2019, our recruitment week will offer individuals the opportunity to attend the course at a time and in a venue that suits their own availability and geographical location within the province of Munster.

Delivered by Chris Harrington, I.R.F.U. Referee Development Manager (Munster), the week will offer four course options across the entire week.

Option 1:
Saturday 14th September 2019 - 09:30 - 15:30
Hibernian Hotel, Mallow, Co. Cork

Option 2:
Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th September 2019 - 18:30 - 21:00
Limerick Institute of Technology, Moylish, Limerick

Option 3:
Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th September 2019 - 18:30 - 21:00
Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Co. Cork

Option 4:
Sunday 22nd September 2019 - 09:30 - 15:30
Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville, Co. Cork

The evening courses are a welcome addition to our recruitment process for 2019 and will allow interested individuals to attend the course over two evenings in two separate 2.5 hour blocks. 

Refreshments will be provided at all course sessions, there is no cost to attend and the courses are delivered in an indoor setting with no requirement to bring sports gear.

The benefits of becoming a referee with the M.A.R. include:

  • Keep fit
  • Opportunity to give back to the sport.
  • Best seat in the house
  • Active participation on our great game
  • Opportunities to travel
  • Full M.A.R. Members have access to ticket applications for Pro14, European Cup and International matches.

For further information about the M.A.R. or if you have any queries in relation to joining our Association then please go to our website or email us at We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching @MunsterReferee. You can also register your interest in any of our courses by contacting I.R.F.U. Referee Development Manager (Munster) Chris Harrington at email or on mobile (087) 2750586.

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Weekly Meetings:

Cork: Tuesday nights from 20:00 in Irish Independent Park, Tramore Road, Cork.

Limerick: Tuesday nights from 20:30 in The Castletroy Park Hotel, Castletroy, Limerick.

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