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Irish Soccer Referees
Soccer referees control football matches and administer the rules of Association Football. In professional and other top level matches they are aided by two assistant referees (previously called linesmen). Usually in junior and Schoolboy soccer in Ireland this roll is performed by the team mangers or other bystanders.
The referee is empowered to administer the laws of the game and all of his / her decisions are final. Although there are some professional referees by far the majority are amateurs although they do receive a small fee to cover out of pocket expenses.
The role of the referee includes controlling soccer matches in accordance with the laws of the game and in accordance with the spirit of the sport. The referee ensures that all equipment including the ball, corner flag, goal nets and players boots are fit for purpose and meet the relevant regulation standards. Soccer referees also act as time keepers for the duration of football matches. They use a whistle to control matches and to signal intent.
Irish Soccer Referees Society Contact Details
Soccer Referees Listed by League
The following is a list of referee panels listed by the various soccer leagues in Ireland:
NOTE: There are many other soccer league referee panels in Ireland not listed above. If you can provide any information or lists not already referenced above please contact Soccer-Ireland.Com
The Laws of the Game
The official Laws of the Game can be viewed or downloaded in PDF form by visiting the FIFA website.
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