Junior Referee’s course in Rebel Og North

Well done to Rebel Og Coaching who tonight organised a very successful training evening for new referees in Rebel Og North.

On the night 40 new referees attended the programme.

Over the last number of weeks, GDAs Pat Sprat and Colm Crowley have been working on developing a young referee’s programme that allows new referee’s to take control of U11 league games.

The referee is then able to gain some vital experience that will stand to them as they progress up the ranks.


The event took place in Mallow GAA complex with some great speakers in attendance. Lead by Games Manager Kevin O’Callaghan.

Experienced referees Justin Murphy and Ciaran O’Regan were on hand to deliver the course.

Other young referee programmes will take place in the coming weeks.

With over fourteen thousand games being played in our county on an annual basis, the role of the referee is central in ensuring that all games take place. This year a Basic Club Referee Foundation Level 1 Training Course for new referees is planned for Pairc Ui Rinn over three nights in early March. The Course is developed in conjunction with Croke Park and conducted by trained Referee Instructors.

Dates for the Training Coarse are as follows

Foundation Level 1 Course FOR NEW REFEREES
Thursday 1st March 2018 @7.30pm
Thursday 8th March 2018 @7.30pm
Thursday 15th March 2018 @7.30pm

Modules are “classroom” based and involve attendance and participation on all three nights by the prospective referees.

Applications from interested individuals who are considering taking up the role as club referee can be submitted to or Colm Lyons, Cork County Referees Recruitment Officer