Cessation of football in Dublin

Following the introduction of Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions in Dublin, the Football Association of Ireland announced the cessation of all Adult Amateur and Underage football matches in Dublin with the exception of elite football – namely the SSE Airtricity League, Women’s National League and all five underage National Leagues.

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Paul O’Brien signs off after 6-year Presidential term


Outgoing Irish Soccer Referees Society President Paul O’Brien can look back on six years at the helm of the 1000 strong organization with a huge amount of pride and satisfaction given the strong position the body now finds itself in.

In those six years O’Brien has overseen the development of the Irish Soccer Referees Society by adding an additional 250 members while also making the society a more united and effective negotiating platform.

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FAI Referee Registration Season 2020/2021

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.

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