Notice to all FAI Registered Referees

We hope you and your family are well as the country emerges from lock down measures and we prepare for the return of football across the country. Due to the cancellation of the National Seminar Programme the Referee Department were unable to facilitate the annual registration of our match officials for season 2020 / 2021. To remedy this the Department in cooperation with the National Referee Committee have created an online registration platform which provides all of our match officials with the facility to register for season 2020 / 2021. The traditional paper based registration method is also available.

We understand that during these challenging times our daily routines have been disrupted. To facilitate our match officials and make the registration process as accessible as possible the National Referees Committee has extended the current registration period until the 31st of August 2020. This extension will give referees more time to complete the registration process and allow the Referees Department time to ensure each referee is registered for Season 2020 / 2021.

The registration process is very starlight forward and is available at the link below. Click on the button and complete the online registration form and submit with payment of €25.00. Once complete you will receive an email receipt with confirmation of payment. Please retain this for you records. If you have any difficulty with your registration please contact the Referee Department at referees@fai.ie


Referees can also register by downloading the registration form which is available at the link below. Please return the completed form along with the €25.00 registration fee to Referee Department, Football Association of Ireland, National Sports Campus, Abbotstown, Dublin 15. On receipt of your registration form the Referee Department will send you a confirmation email.


If you have any queries relating to registration, please feel free to contact the Referee Department at referees@fai.ie