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Waterford GAA Referees

Waterford GAA Referees

With the growth in popularity of Gaelic Games, the demand for match officials is increasing. The referee, four umpires and two linemen are entrusted with the responsibility for the control of games. They work as a team of responsible officials dedicated to carrying out their duties with integrity, consistency and uniformity.

The role of the Referee is to:

Apply the rules in order to create conditions for our Games to be played well. The rules spell out the conditions for our Games to be played well; the proper application of the rules creates these conditions.

The basic requirements of a referee are:

  • A thorough knowledge of the rules
  • Be physically and mentally fit
  • Deal courteously with players and officials
  • Have the ability to remain calm
  • Operate strictly in accordance with the principles of justice and fair play
  • Have the moral courage to take decisions which are correct
  • Be able to live with unfair criticism
  • Be able to accept constructive criticism
  • Retain a good learning graph
  • Be alert and decisive on the field
  • Enjoy refereeing
  • Be committed to the protection of players and the prevention of abusive or violent conduct
  • Be a good communicator on and off the field
  • At all times be well presented
  • Behave with dignity both on and off the field
  • Have a sense of humour and the ability to smile; while these qualities are not requirements they are great assets

Above all things else, retain integrity, consistency and uniformity.


John Jackson
Referee Administrator
Waterford GAA

Below are the current contact details of the Waterford Referees.

NameClubContact No.
Alan KissaneDunhill0868573758
Anthony FitzgeraldGaultier0879729525
Conor AhearneFerrybank0862968463
Dessie 0’ LearyErins Own0876366569
Edmond FitzgeraldGaultier0877589472
John KielyKill0860795520
John PowerButlerstown0860711256
Kieran O’TooleNaomh Pól0860644241
Larry PowerBallygunner0879280236
Michael O’BrienPortlaw0876967700
Michael WaddingRoanmore0876793854
Nicholas BarryPassage0894553909
Nicolas O’TooleNaomh Pól0876179640
Noel KellyErins Own0876821321
Robbie DunneSt. Mollerans0861515060
Robert GraceMount Sion0872959740
Tom DeeJohn Mitchels0876565024
Tony LarkinBallyduff Lower0863749829
Vinny O’TooleRoanmore0872096929






Brendan BreenStradbally0868733096
Cian O'HalloranBrickey Rangers0879124934
Colin CunninghamTallow0868294414
Darragh O’SheaCappoquin0876983312
Donal MurphyAn Rinn0872265021
Gavin WhelanColligan0877918018
James CaseyCappoquin N.S0868128264
Joe SalmonClashmore0879385803
John CondonAn Rinn0863178159
Killian O’SullivanCappoquin0868457569
Nigel WhelanBrickey Rangers0872576339
Paddy SmithShamrocks0877535520
Pádraig NolanCappoquin0869170571
Pat CaseyCappoquin0863718159
Sean MurphyShamrocks0872390208
Shane ReddyModeligo0876102872
Stephen McCarthyBrickey Rangers0877618292
Tadhg TobinBrickey Rangers0879359896
Timmy OrganAbbeyside0877516195
Tom MansfieldCappoquin0878229762
Tomas O’CorraoinAn Rinn0868458580
Tomas WalshModeligo0871348082
Tommy O’SullivanCappoquin0874146890


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