The County Referee Committee is thrilled to announce the Cork Referee Conference, which also marks the launch of the Cork Referee Development Plan. This vital event is scheduled to take place on the 25th of November, from 10am to 1pm. We cordially invite all match officials, including referees, linesmen, umpires, and administrative personnel, to participate in our upcoming conference at Páric Uí Chaoimh. We eagerly anticipate your attendance.




Our Speakers

Our lineup of speakers for the event will be headlined by George Clancy and Barry Kelly. George Clancy is a former international rugby referee renowned for his expertise and experience in the field. Barry Kelly, on the other hand, is a four-time All-Ireland hurling referee, whose insights from his illustrious career are bound to be invaluable to all attendees. We are confident that their knowledge and experience will provide a wealth of information and encourage stimulating discussions.

Panel Discussion Featuring Five All-Ireland Referees from Cork

One of the key events of the conference will be a panel discussion featuring five All-Ireland referees hailing from Cork. Frank Murphy, Michael Collins, Diarmuid Kirwan, Conor Lane, and Colm Lyons are the five Cork men who have officiated All-Ireland Finals. Their collective wisdom, paired with their individual experiences, will undoubtedly provide a wealth of knowledge and insight for all participating officials. The panel discussion aims to not only share their experiences but also to inspire and guide the next generation of referees.

Venue and Registration

The conference will be held at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh, a prestigious venue that has hosted numerous sports events. For further information regarding the conference and to register your attendance, please visit our website:

We encourage all participants to register at the earliest to secure their spot at the conference.

The Cork Referee Conference is not just an event; it is a platform for growth, learning, and networking for all match officials. The launch of the Cork Referee Development Plan underlines our commitment to the continuous development and improvement of our match officials. We look forward to your active participation and fruitful discussions at the conference.