Referees

Competitive squash matches are enhanced when refereed properly. The following links contain some resources that will be of benefit to emerging as well as practising referees and we will be happy to hear from you should there be some other service that we can provide for affiliated members or clubs.

REFEREE COURSES – Your Club Needs You!

Following the qualification of over 20 referees towards the end of season 18-19 Irish Squash is organising refereeing courses in each province early in the new season. The dates and venues will be announced in August and the application forms will be available here on the Irish Squash website and linked in each of the 4 provincial websites as well as advertised on social media.

We are delighted to have the experience of Dorothy Armstrong and Joe Ruddy to deliver the courses in Ulster and Leinster while current Irish Squash Refereeing Secretary, Lee Healy will work in Connacht and Munster.  The dates and venues have been finalised and cost of the course is €20 You can pay on enrolment below.

Course Description: As Club Grade Referees (World Squash Level 1) successful participants will be qualified to referee internal matches in their clubs and league matches between clubs. With added experience Club Grade Referees (Level 1 World Squash) can progress to Tournament Grade Referee (Level 2 W.S.). 

You will need to:

  1. Attend 2 x 90-minute course sessions where the rules will be explained and demonstrated. If you miss the first night, don’t worry, you can catch up!
  2. Familiarise yourself with the Rules and Appendices. (See above)
  3. Test your knowledge and understanding of the rules by taking some of the quizzes on squashref.org where you can self-assess privately.
  4. Demonstrate your ability to use the appropriate marker and referee ‘calls’ in a practical assessment.
  5. Obtain the ‘Pass’ mark in a written assessment (85%). The ‘written’ assessment is on-line and you can attempt it as often as you like.