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Hard line to be taken on referee abuse

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 10:48am

Story by Shane Brophy
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Hard line to be taken on referee abuse

Outgoing North Coiste na nOg Chairman Brendan Shanahan accepts a presentation from secretary Philip Delaney at the Convention last Friday night

Hard line to be taken on referee abuse

Outgoing North Coiste na nOg Chairman Brendan Shanahan accepts a presentation from secretary Philip Delaney at the Convention last Friday night

North Tipperary Coiste na nOg will have a zero tolerance approach towards the abuse of referee's going forward.

In his report to the divisional boards juvenile convention held in Nenagh last Friday night, secretary Philip Delaney reported there were a number of “unsavory incidents” where referees encountered abuse from players, mentors and supporters.

Abuse of referees will not be tolerated, and clubs must accept responsibility for their players and supporters behaviour on the field and the side-line and take steps to prevents incidents of verbal abuse.”

The North Bord currently sanction clubs with strong penalties including suspensions for those found guilty of such offences while clubs are also fined with monies going to local charities with Delaney adding that going forward “there will be a zero tolerance by the Bord to any abuse of referees,” he said.

 

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