Benefits of becoming a Referee:

  • Keep fit
  • Opportunity to give back to the sport.
  • Best seat in the house
  • Active participation in 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 use the email contact form at the end of this page. Please also use the Social Media links below to keep up to date on the latest news

Alternatively, you can register your interest by contacting I.R.F.U. Referee Development Manager (Munster) Chris Harrington at email chris.harrington@irfu.ie or on mobile (087) 2750586.

Referee Pathway

All new referees begin as Trial Members of the Association. Once you have successfully passed your Trial Membership period you will continue your progression as a referee. Progression is decided through the use of continuous assessment and coaching to assist you to be come the best referee that you can be.

Who is involved in the Trial Member Process?

Each new referee is assisted through their Trial Membership by the following people;
  • IRFU Referee Development Manager
  • M.A.R. Trial Member Liaison Officer
  • M.A.R. Trial Member Mentor
  • M.A.R. Assessors, Evaluators, Coaches and Report Reviewer