Irish Soccer Referees’ Society


For all your Referee Bits & Bobs…..

German based Company will ship to Ireland with DHL


I wish to inform you of the outcome of the Presidential Election 2017.As there was only the one candidate nominated for the position of President, that of outgoing President  Mr. Paul O’Brien, and as the closing date for receipt of nominations was the 1/2/2017 I now deem Paul  elected unopposed for the period 2017/2020.
Paul received a total of 17 nominations from members of 17 Branches.I would like on behalf of you/your members and my fellow officers of Council our heartiest congratulations on his re-election and offer our best wishes to Paul for the next three and half years as President.

Yours in sport

TJ Grant/ General Secretary.

Michelle’s away again.

And Again!!!!!!

UEFA European Women’s Championship 2017– Final tournament in The Netherlands
UEFA is pleased to announce the match officials for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 final tournament which will take place in The Netherlands from 16 July to 6 August this year.

And Michelle is going Dutch in July!

Congratulations from all in ISRS.

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Wexford Branch member Michelle O’ Neill flew out to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea to officiate in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup which takes place from the 13 November to 3 December.

Michelle is the sole representative from Ireland and she will join with colleagues from Europe / Africa/ Asia & the Americas for this prestigious tournament which has 16 teams taking part which include Japan/ N. & S. Korea/ Nigeria/ USA/ Brazil/ France/ Germany & Spain.

The members of the ISRS Nationwide wish Michelle well for the tournament and congratulate her for yet another wonderful appointment in an outstanding and Young  career to date


& ISRS Working Together!


ISRS Constitution Updated Nov 2017


FAI Rule Book Effective Feb 9th 2017.





Suffering in silence:

Clarke Carlisle: 



ISRS Member of the Year 2015. 

Mr Paddy Nolan

Presented with his award by ISRS President Paul O’Brien at the Annual FAI Cup.


FAI Cup Final Lunch 2015:

FAI Referees Fees & Expenses Agreement 2015-18


CircularLoGAdditional Guidance on Law 11_v1.0_EN


 Irish Soccer Referees Society.

The ISRS was founded in November 1959, when seven men responded to a letter to the newspapers to attend a meeting at 321 Crumlin Road, where a “Referees’ Debating Society” was formed.

Since that day over 65 years ago we have come a long way in making the Qualified Organisation that now is ISRS.

Our Members have officiated at local Schoolboys Matches around the Country from Cork to Donegal and on the International Stage from Schoolboy Friendlies to The World Cup Finals.

We have Members having put down the Whistle remain on-board as Observers both Nationally and Internationally.


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Denis Morley ISRS Cork & Paula Brady ISRS Dublin enjoying the August Bank Holiday Weekend ’15.

Whilst Refereeing at The World Special Olympics in Los Angeles,

Congrats to both on a superb tournament, where both refereed games in the latter stages of the Competition, with Denis doing a Semi Final and Paula doing a Final.




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Denis Morley ISRS Society Member of the Year who received a presentation from Paul O’Brien President ISRS and Mark O’Flynn Hon Sec Cork Branch  at the recent Council Meeting.

Denis will travel to LA in July to officiate at the 



Is it a GOAL!

Willie Young  a referee observer for the SFA and UEFA gives his opinion!.


Irish Times Article and Video Interview by Gareth Maher:

Michelle O’Neill appointed to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final in Canada.

Congratulations to Michelle from all her colleagues in the ISRS especially those in the Wexford Branch, of which she is a Member. 



Members of the ISRS visit to the President and his wife Michael D. Higgins & Sabina Higgins.

ISRS Mission Statement


The ISRS is dedicated to serving the interests of its members at all levels/grades of football through Training and Development.


The ISRS shall fulfil its mission by maintaining and continuing to develop, a highly professional, effective, structured organisation that will provide and deliver continuous support to EVERY member at the various stages of each referees career/development.


These goals shall be achieved through an effective, coordinated support programme providing Training and Mentoring, to ALL members equally.

FAI Referee Regulations





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Website Disclaimer
The information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. The ISRS endeavors to keep the information up to date and correct. Fixtures data may change and whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information displayed on this website is correct and up to date, we are not liable for any errors. The ISRS takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, any errors, misleading information or the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control. The links to other pages or sites are not an endorsement of any information contained therein nor is it the views of ISRS. Equally ISRS cannot be responsible for any offence caused through other sites

John L© 2015


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