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Officials play a crucial role in making hundreds of events run smoothly throughout the length and breadth of Ireland on a weekly basis. This section offers resources for current officials, as well as those seeking certification

From working at National Championships to officiating at juvenile club and schools meetings, officials are essential for maintaining the highest levels of integrity at all levels of competition.

Training and Certification

  • Training and certification of officials is central to Atheltics Ireland's goal of ensuring fair and safe competitive opportunities for athletes.
  • The training and certification processes promote a serious and professional approach to officiating and demonstrate an official's commitment to excellence.
  • As an official gains experience, exposure to correct officiating practices, and additional training, Ahletics Ireland recognizes this skill development through the progressive gradings of certification


As a current registered and accredited Athletics Ireland Official who is requested to officiate at a Championship event run under the auspices of AAI, you are automatically provided with insurance cover under the AAI Insurance Policy

Payment of Expenses

Expenses will be paid to Officials in accordance with current policy.


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