Referee Grading

Irish National Grading 2013 

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