We pride ourselves 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!
of Becoming Tag Ref
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
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
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
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 play Tag 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!
SIGN UP NOW AS ITRA REFEREE
We're also hiring Venue Managers! (Click for info)
CLICK HERE FOR GUIDE ON HOW TO SIGN
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ITRA Events Team at Banna Beach Tag Festival, Kerry, Sept 2011
TAGRUGY.IE 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 onward, 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 Referee Mobile
(086-3972822) which is attended 24/7 (please save now into
your phone under – “ITRA Referee”).
· Referee Department
Landline: +353 1 2020100
· Referee Department
Mobile: +353 86 397 2822
· Referee Department
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 Tagrugby.ie referees so we are monitoring that situation as
there may be tax implications for Tagrugby.ie referees as a result.
If you want some
extra exercise, and make money at the same time, you may decide to sign up
to become a referee 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.