MÁIRE TREASA: The abuse must stop

By Máire Treasa Ní Cheallaigh EARLIER this year, we saw the research published by the sport psychologist Dr Noel Brick about the psychological well-being of referees. It made for grim reading. 94 per cent of match officials experienced verbal abuse and 23 per cent suffered some kind of physical abuse. Week in, week out, various […]

PAUDIE KISSANE: Coaches must behave on the sideline

By Paudie Kissane CONSIDERING recent unsavoury incidents around the country , the topic of refereeing in Gaelic Games is very much in discussion and rightly so.  To think that you can enter the field and physically attack a referee is appalling. Now there have been many times that I would have been very unhappy with […]

Ulster GAA put referee health top of agenda

Ulster GAA have once again teamed up with the 3fivetwo Group to offer Ulster referees free health checks. Highlighting the benefits of this programme, Ulster GAA President Martin McAviney stated, “Our referees benefited greatly last year from our free health checks provided by the 3fivetwo Group and we are delighted to provide this service free-of-charge […]