Advanced Level Umpire

The Advance level Umpire will meet the basic requirements of umpiring Inter-Provincial and level A grade games.


Control of the Game
The umpire shall have:
1. The ability to control Inter-Provincial and Level A grade game.
2. Excellent knowledge of the official rules.
3. A voice and whistle which can be heard by all players.
4. Correct positioning to see all infringements

Interpretation and Application of Rules

The umpire shall recognize:

  • Personal contact & Contact with the ball
  • Obstruction with and without the ball
  • Footwork
  • Three seconds
  • Held ball
  • Playing with the ball
  • Over one third
  • Offside
  • Breaking
  • Centre pass not correctly taken
  • Good application of advantage rule
  • She/He Shall:

  • Award correct penalties
  • Correctly distinguish between free and penalty pass
  • Award correct throw-ins
  • Be able to control the centre pass give correct toss-ups
  • Correctly administer stoppages/substitutions
  • Use correct hand signals
  • Demonstration of Rules
    Candidates taking the practical test will be required to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of the rules.