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Referee Education

Handball is a fast paced, highly skillful, hugely entertaining, and fully inclusive sport.

Welcome to GAA Handball's Referee Education page. See below for full details and links to our Referee Pathway's for the various codes of Handball. 


  • Two separate pathways have been devised, (i) one for 4-Wall/60x30 combined, (ii) and one for 1-Wall. 
  • The Foundation stage of both pathways is now available; an online multiple choice quiz where participants who pass (90% Pass Rate required) will receive certification. 
  • For the Level 1 stages, GAA Handball will be regularly rolling out a series of online referee clinics throughout the year.
  • Details of the Level 2 & 3 stages will be released upon full return to play post Covid-19 restrictions.


Pathway Overview - 4 Stages:

  • FOUNDATION: Pass Online Multiple Choice Quiz
  • LEVEL 1: Attend a Referee Clinics
  • LEVEL 2: Pass Observation of refereeing at County/Provincial level
  • LEVEL 3: Pass Observation of refereeing at National level


Start today, take our Quizzes...

  • Both involve 60 multiple choice questions 
  • Time limit of 45 minutes max (average time taken is 25 mins). 
  • A 90% Pass Rate is required. 
  • Participants are encouraged to check the rulebook if they are unsure of an answer (see link below)

**Participants must firstly create an account at (which only takes a matter of moments). Please follow below links to register and complete. Users under the age of 16 require parental consent in order to register.**

Good luck!

4-Wall / 60x30 Exam  1-Wall Exam  Rulebooks


Please contact National Development Officer Darragh Daly at for queries on Referee Education or if you wish to host a Referee Clinic in your Club/County.