One of the most important roles within GAA games is that of the referee – every club has a responsibility to support and encourage members that may wish to take on the role of referee.

We are asking any members that feel they would have an interest in becoming a referee to contact the club secretary  ( )

Why Become a GAA Referee?

  • Stay involvedwith the game as an alternative to playing
  • Fitness– It’s a great way to keep fit
  • Ambition– could you referee a County Final or even an All-Ireland?
  • Learnmore about the game
  • Give Something Back– offers players, at the end of their playing days, the opportunity to continue in the sport
  • Personal Development– helps to develop personal skills that are of value in all walks of life

More information on the role of referee can be found here

The role of the Referee is to:

“Apply the rules in order to create conditions for our Games to be played well. The rules spell out the conditions for our Games to be played well; the proper application of the rules creates these conditions.”

Letter from CCC – Appeal for new Referees at Adult and Minor levels

A Chara,

The following is a joint request for new Referees issued on behalf of the County Referees Committee (Coiste an Réiteoirí) and the CCC. I would be grateful if you would circulate it amongst your Club Membership please.

As you are aware, in anticipation of the lifting of current Covid restrictions, CCC is preparing for the season ahead. This year (2021) we have received a significant increase in the number of teams entered in our competitions across both codes at Adult and Minor levels with a significant number of clubs entering more teams than any previous year. 

With the increase in teams, combined with withdrawals due to Covid fears, age, etc. comes an additional requirement for new referees. We are already operating with insufficient referees and this increase in teams will put even more pressure on CCC being able to appoint referees for all games. 

Without an increase in referee numbers CCC will be unable to guarantee referees for all games in the coming season.  

Is Mise,

Seán MacNiocláis.

Rúnaí CCC Átha Cliath.