ABOUT TAG REFEREEING
We pride ourself on having over 200 professional Tag Referees officiating matches all year round throughout the country. Since we brought the game to Ireland back in 2000, we strive year on year to be the leaders of Tag with innovative new Laws to improve overall playing standards.
We run Tag Leagues in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Kildare and Galway. Click here for a full list of venues.
Each year, we recruit a number of male and female Rookie / Beginner Referees as new blood is always needed to grow the game. If you are aged 18+ and would like to join our Referee Team, simply click here and we will be in touch!
Or if you would prefer to drop us an email, feel free to do so!
WE'RE ALSO HIRING VENUE MANAGERS - CLICK FOR INFO!
Benefits of Becoming Tag Ref
1. Earn Money!
Tag Refereeing is a part-time job where you get remunerated for officiating matches on midweek evenings or weekend afternoons. We run leagues Monday to Saturday, 12 months of the year with Wednesday & Thursday evenings during the summer the busiest.
For new rookie Referees, you will need to be available on Wednesdays & Thursdays from 18:30 until 21:30 during the summer months.
2. Keep Fit & Exercise
Refereeing Tag allows you to get involved in an exciting, healthy, outdoor sport during the long, hot (hopefully!) summer evenings. What better way to earn money and keep fit!
I view Refereeing Tag as the gym that pays me to attend!
Quote from experienced Tag Referee, Owen Redmond
3. Be Part of a Team & Meet New People
Tag Refereeing is a great way to meet new people and broaden your social life. At the venue, you will be part of the “Referee Team” co-ordinated by the Venue Manager so you get a great feeling of belonging to a dynamic and vibrant group.
4. Dedicated Referee Co-Ordinator
We employ a full-time Referee Co-ordinator from March to August, whose job it is to make sure that referees always know what's happening regarding their fixtures and venues. The Ref Coordinator is contactable 24/7 on 086 3972822.
5. Comprehensive Training Provided
All new Referees are put through their paces at a number of Ref Training Workshops, which you must attend before you are allowed officiate games. You must also pass our online Rookie Referee Test. Once you have completed your training, you will be presented with your official ITRA Referee Jersey, as well as a whistle and scorecard holder with red and yellow cards.
6. Improve Your Playing Skills & Knowledge of Game
By going through our comprehensive Ref training program, you will improve your own Tag playing skills, as you will develop a much clearer understanding of the laws and tactics of the game.
7. Give Something Back to Game
This applies to current Tag players that are interested in becoming referees. Players often make the best referees, and what better way to contribute to the game than to pass on your knowledge and experience to other players as a referee? Likewise, new referees are also encouraged to playTag to help them improve their knowledge and understanding of the game.
8. Events Team - Weekends Away
We also run a festival series of Tag events all over Ireland throughout the summer, including Beach Tag in Banna & Clare and the Pig n Porter Tag Fest in Limerick, the world's largest Tag Festival! The best Referees from around Ireland are invited to work at these events as part of our Events Team - and these weekends away are famously great craic!
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We're also hiring Venue Managers! (Click for info)
ITRA Events Team at Banna Beach Tag Festival, Kerry, Sept 2011
ITRA REF DEPT - HAPPY TO HELP!
Please do not hesitate to contact us in the Ref Dept between 9am – 5pm, Mon – Fri. As most tag matches kick off from 6:30pm onwards, it is very important refs do not leave it last minute to cancel.
Please give at least 48 hours notice where possible if you are unavailable. Obviously emergencies are last minute, but please always call the ITRA Referee Mobile (086-3972822) which is attended 24/7 (please save now into your phone under – “ITRA Referee”).
- ITRA Referee Department Landline: +353 1 2020100
- ITRA Referee Department Mobile: +353 86 3972822
- ITRA Referee Department Email: email@example.com
Good luck and enjoy your season Refereeing Alive Outside Tag!
Please note that there is a Revenue issue on the horizon - tax, expenses, travel issues etc. This situation also applies to ITRA referees so we are monitoring that situation as there may be tax implications for ITRA referess as a result.
If you want some extra exercise, and make money at the same time, you may decide to sign up to become areferee and officiate at our tournaments. Some of our refs describe refereeing Tag Rugby as "the gym that pays you to attend"!
You get paid for the more matches you do - so the greater your flexibility regarding venue and day, the more games we are likely to have for you! We always need extra refs on Thursday nights in particular so if you are available on Thursdays, you are extra valuable to us!
You may also be invited to become part of our Events Team who travel the country working at our Festivals and Blitzes. So, as well as getting crucial experience, you will be able to save some money, while having lots of fun and meeting loads of interesting new people.
Please note that there is a Revenue issue on the horizon - you may have heard about the Longford & Wexford GAA referees threatening to go on strike due to tax, expenses, travel issues etc. This situation also applies to ITRA referees so we are monitoring that situation as there may be tax implications for ITRA referess as a result.