Referees

 

Referee Induction: New WSO Referee Qualifying system:

Assistance for qualified referees to changeover to new system:

Already qualified referees are invited to a 45 minute information session to discuss their current needs and how Irish Squash proposes to manage the change-over from the ‘old’ Irish Squash Grades to the new WSO Levels which become mandatory eventually. These will be held online at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 5 and Tuesday, December 6 so just come along to whichever one suits. Refereeing Secretary, Lee Healy will be in contact with our current referees about this.

Assistance for players on the Referee Qualification path:

In response to requests for help with the new World Squash Officiating (WSO) referee qualification system, Irish Squash is providing a one-hour online session over the coming months. Following the successful October and November sessions the next on will be held on Monday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. that will talk participants through:

  1. Rules Overview
  2. Marker and Referee Calls
  3. Interference
  4. WSO Platform

You can register on SportyHQ here and refereeing secretary Lee Healy (refereeingsecretary@irishsquash.com) will send the session link nearer the date.

World Squash Officiating refereeing platform:

The refereeing arm of World Squash, has designed a very attractive and useful website to provide online referee education, training and certification. You will be able to move through the stages of your squash refereeing journey – from the introductory Level 0, to Level 1 (equivalent to previous Irish Squash Club Grade), on to Level 2 (Tournament Grade) then Level 3 (National) and even higher if you have the appetite for it!  (Access the WSO Refereeing Platform here)

The higher levels (from Level 2 onwards) will still require appraisals by WSO assessors and Irish Squash will be working with WSO in that regard. We are delighted to again have the experience of  Joe Ruddy and Brian Williams to help with mentoring emerging referees with help from current Irish Squash Refereeing Secretary, Lee Healy. 

All currently qualified referees are invited to sign up to the WSO website, check out what’s on offer, especially the ‘Learning’ path and complete the qualifications as far as you can get!

Irish Squash will cover the fee for all members who pass the Level 1 assessment.  Simply contact the refereeing secretary (refereeingsecretary@irishsquash.com) for a voucher before you proceed to pay for the qualification (on the website you have to ‘Pass’ before you pay). 


Good refereeing adds to the enjoyment of competitive squash. The resources below will help in that regard.


Current Referees: 

The table below is the most up-to-date list of qualified and active referees so if you believe you should be included and are not, or if you believe your qualification to be inaccurate please contact the Refereeing Secretary (email above).

First NameSurnameGradeProvinceClub
DorothyArmstrongNationalUlsterWindsor
BillyBellTUlsterCivil Service
StephenBoydCUlsterWindsor
MichaelBradleyCMunsterThe Orchard
LarryBurns CMunsterHighfield 
PaulByrneCLeinsterA.L.S.A.A.
FergusByrneWSO 2 (Pending)LeinsterA.L.S.A.A.
StuartCampbellCUlsterLagan Valley
GerardCassidyWSO 2 (Pending)LeinsterA.L.S.A.A.
AdrianCleereCMunsterThurles
PatrickCoadyWSO 1
RuthCoatesCUlsterLagan Valley
GerryConnaughtonWSO 1MunsterThurles
SuzieConnorsCMunsterThurles
PaulConroyWSO 2 (Pending)LeinsterLeinster C.C.
CarolineCoyleCUlsterAntrim
ColmCrowley CMunsterHighfield
MichaelCrowley CMunsterHighfield 
FrankDonnellyTLeinsterSportslink
LyndaDunlopCUlsterLagan Valley
DominickEganWSO 1ConnachtGalway L.T.C.
MikeEllisCUlsterDavid Lloyd
MichaelElyCMunsterThurles
ThomasFitz-GoughWSO 1MunsterLimerick L.T.C.
HughFitzsimonsTLeinsterFitzwilliam L.T.C.
GavinFoleyCMunsterCeltic
AndrewFynnWSO 2 (pending)MunsterHighfield
GerryGalvin CConnachtWestport SC 
DanGeorgeCMunsterThurles
AndrewGillespieWSO 1LeinsterMount Pleasant
DanielGoldringWSO 1UlsterBallynafeigh
JimGraceCMunsterThurles
StephenHannaCUlsterLagan Valley
P.J.HayesCMunsterThurles
LeeHealyWSO 3 (Pending)MunsterHighfield
RonanHehir CConnachtWestport
JensHellberg CConnachtWestport
GerHoganCMunsterHighfield
FergalHynesCConnachtGalway L.T.C.
ConorJonesCMunsterHighfield
ChristopherJordan-EngelWSO 2 (pending)MunsterHighfield
GerardJoyceCMunsterClomantagh
PeterKelleherCMunsterHighfield
DonalKelly CLeinsterMount Pleasant 
JerryLaneWSO 2 (Pending)MunsterGleneagle
BrendanLawtonCMunsterHighfield
AndrewLoughranWSO 1MunsterEnnis C.B.S.
FionaLudlowCUlsterBallynafeigh
BarryLynchCMunsterHighfield
MarkLyttleCUlsterBallyearl
MartinMaherCLeinsterSutton
JulieMcConaghieCUlsterLagan Valley
EddieMcCullagh WSO 1MunsterHighfield 
MartinMcDonnellCMunsterHighfield
MarkMcGuganWSO 1UlsterBallynafeigh
AlanMegawCUlsterBelfast Boat Club
BillyMillarCUlsterAntrim
CliveMorganWSO 3 (Pending)MunsterEnnis C.B.S.
PaulMurphyCMunsterDunhill
EddieMurphyCMunsterSilversprings
LisaMurrayWSO 2 (Pending)ConnachtGalway L.T.C.
AlecMylesWSO 1MunsterHighfield
LiamO'ByrneCMunsterLimerick L.T.C.
BrianO'CallaghanCMunsterHighfield
JimO'CallaghanCMunsterHighfield
MargueriteO'DwyerCMunsterThurles
KenO'KeeffeCMunsterSunday's Well
EamonnO'KeeffeCMunsterSunday’s Well
CyrilO'MahonyCMunsterHighfield
PaulO'MahonyCMunsterHighfield
IvanO'MahonyWSO 1UlsterBallyshannon
ConorO'NeillWSO 1MunsterCeltic
KevinO'RourkeCMunsterHighfield
SophieO'RourkeCMunsterHighfield
AidanPowerCConnachtGalway L.T.C.
KevinQuinlanCMunsterHighfield
CiaranRocheNatLeinsterOld Belvedere
TelmoRodriguesWSO 1MunsterHighfield
JoeRuddyRegionalLeinsterMount Pleasant
RayRyanCMunsterThurles
AlanSheehy SkeffingtonCLeinsterLeinster C.C.
GraemeStewartCUlsterBallynafeigh
NoelStoreyWSO 2 (Pending)LeinsterA.L.S.A.A.
DenisTobinCMunsterClomantagh
JamieTorpey WSO 2 (Pending)MunsterHighfield
WilliamWatsonCUlsterNortel
BenWatsonWSO 1Ulster
BillyWhiteTUlsterBallyearl
BrianWilliamsEuropeanLeinsterOld Belvedere
NicholasWoodWSO 2 (Pending)UlsterOld Belvedere