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Refs blow the whistle on season start over notification issue

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 11:36am
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Refs blow the whistle on season start over notification issue
Refs blow the whistle on season start over notification issue

By Padraig Ryan


The North Tipperary & District League season was due to commence last weekend but failed after local referee's withdrew their services.

Late on Tuesday night, news filtered through of the decision of the NT&DL referees to make themselves unavailable for the weekend’s fixtures due to a degree of unhappiness at the lateness of notice of which game each referee was assigned to.

Official communication from the NT&DL secretary John Murphy, regarding the postponement, came through on Thursday afternoon in the form of an email to all club secretaries.

I regret to inform you that this weekend’s planned fixture list is now postponed. This is due to the appointed referees making themselves unavailable. The NT&DL did make attempts to resolve the current position but matters could not be progressed to a successful outcome. The NT&DL will endeavour to resolve these issues and inform club secretaries in due course.”

Understandably this postponement caused a degree of unhappiness amongst clubs prepared for the start of the new season and especially players and managers who plan their weekends around these games.


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