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Title: Laois Club Referees
Post by: From the Terrace on August 08, 2018, 01:28:22 PM
I'd like peoples opinion on our best referees in the county. Football & Hurling if you like. I see more football than hurling.

My top 5 in football would be

1. Maurice Deegan
2. Eddie Kinsella
3. Brendan McCann
4. David Moore
5. Clifford Ward
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: O moore parklife on August 08, 2018, 03:07:05 PM
Hopfully this doesn't kick off a lash of abuse on lads willing to actually ref matches 😯.
Tomas moore is going well to be fair
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: merman on August 08, 2018, 03:33:57 PM
I'm sure nobody would abuse any referee without having the integrity and decency to put their own name to their post.........
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: The PRO on August 08, 2018, 03:36:48 PM
I'd like peoples opinion on our best referees in the county. Football & Hurling if you like. I see more football than hurling.

My top 5 in football would be

1. Maurice Deegan
2. Eddie Kinsella
3. Brendan McCann
4. David Moore
5. Clifford Ward
Wouldn't argue too much with that. McCann is excellent really. There's a Tom Kennedy refereeing and I like what I've seen from him so far. Think he's the ex Killeshin player.
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: Jd on August 08, 2018, 04:06:08 PM
Eamon strong is good. Refs the way he played. No shite good hard football. That new lad from killeshin is excellent . I like Tarpy too he's always fair even if he makes a mistake it's never out of badness
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: clonadmad on August 08, 2018, 06:21:49 PM
torn between

Eoin Scully

Artie OíConnor

Pat Moran

Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: FiveStars on August 08, 2018, 10:27:14 PM
I'd like peoples opinion on our best referees in the county. Football & Hurling if you like. I see more football than hurling.

My top 5 in football would be

1. Maurice Deegan
2. Eddie Kinsella
3. Brendan McCann
4. David Moore
5. Clifford Ward

Mulhare an inter county referee. Does he not make the 5?
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: ollie12 on August 08, 2018, 10:35:44 PM
David Moore i think is excellent.  Two port men, McCann and Ward are also good.
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: From the Terrace on August 09, 2018, 08:10:57 AM
Mulhare doesn't seem to be doing many club games at the minute. Just based it on that Tbh. 
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: Unlaoised on August 10, 2018, 07:03:51 AM
Moore defo looks a prospect but must stop protecting and giving county players frees for nothing its a trait of new refs to the senior stage.

Maurice still no one

Kinsella is good

Strong would be my third choice

I also like flynn from the rock

Mccann is decent but never improved much when he broke on the sceen first i thought he'd ref an all ireland one day .

Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: Don Draper on August 10, 2018, 08:06:26 AM
Jesus f**king christ, thats twice in 2 posts you've laid into Moore, under the guise of "I don't mean to criticise but". He's a fine young up and coming referee, he didn't suit your team tonight, get over it, that happens to the best. Maybe if we encouraged referees in this county instead of giving them guff anonymously we wouldn't still be looking at 67 year old ones trotting between the 65's making up their own rules.
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: SCFC on August 10, 2018, 08:37:55 AM
This thread is dynamite. No-one is going to stick to picking a couple of lads, praising them and leaving it at that.
Instead you have sniping at different lads - one poster named three lads below who anyone knows aren't in the top tier of refs just to have a dig at them.
All I know is that without the Tomas Moores, Arty O'Connors and Maurice Deegans of this county, there would be a hell of a lot less games fixed and played.
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: From the Terrace on August 10, 2018, 08:56:48 AM
was at courtwood/timahoe last night, I thought brendan hickey done well, wasn't an easy game to do a lot going on and he got a lot of big decisions spot on.
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: El Jefe on August 10, 2018, 10:42:06 AM
The three black cards he gave were harsh. First one won the ball, second he wasnít even giving a foul until the Timahoe lad retaliated then but the Courtwood chap got done too and the last was a yellow. Think some refs still really need to learn the difference between whatís a black and a yellow
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: Don Draper on August 10, 2018, 10:46:56 AM
The three black cards he gave were harsh. First one won the ball, second he wasnít even giving a foul until the Timahoe lad retaliated then but the Courtwood chap got done too and the last was a yellow. Think some refs still really need to learn the difference between whatís a black and a yellow
You're doing great work with the boys there this year, have made the step up from Pauls the grandest. Try keep their feet on the ground, and they could be anything they like.
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: From the Terrace on August 10, 2018, 10:58:13 AM
first one black card all day ruairi o connor was dragged to ground, defender was last man. and 2nd black was a man body checked off the ball, which is a black card. only 2 black cards i think.
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: FiveStars on August 10, 2018, 11:27:19 AM
Jesus f**king christ, thats twice in 2 posts you've laid into Moore, under the guise of "I don't mean to criticise but". He's a fine young up and coming referee, he didn't suit your team tonight, get over it, that happens to the best. Maybe if we encouraged referees in this county instead of giving them guff anonymously we wouldn't still be looking at 67 year old ones trotting between the 65's making up their own rules.

Agreed here. Heís young, up and coming and will be grand with experience. Itís more lads his age we need to be bringing in.
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: Heshs Umpire on August 10, 2018, 03:13:22 PM
The three black cards he gave were harsh. First one won the ball, second he wasnít even giving a foul until the Timahoe lad retaliated then but the Courtwood chap got done too and the last was a yellow. Think some refs still really need to learn the difference between whatís a black and a yellow
You're doing great work with the boys there this year, have made the step up from Pauls the grandest. Try keep their feet on the ground, and they could be anything they like.
We'll have no problem keeping this teams feet on the ground. We've been hurt too many times before to assume anything.
As for Brendan Hickey, for what it's worth, I thought he got nearly everything right last night including our three black cards.
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: Unlaoised on August 10, 2018, 03:38:54 PM
Jesus f**king christ, thats twice in 2 posts you've laid into Moore, under the guise of "I don't mean to criticise but". He's a fine young up and coming referee, he didn't suit your team tonight, get over it, that happens to the best. Maybe if we encouraged referees in this county instead of giving them guff anonymously we wouldn't still be looking at 67 year old ones trotting between the 65's making up their own rules.


My team???

Far from critical to Tomas he is a decent Referee and certainly has the head to go a lot further and I hope he does.

It's human nature for a young ref to protect county players thats all it was expected.I was neutral.

The end of the game was strange anyone there will testify to that not saying the ballyfin man would or would not have buried it ...The Cretty goal should have stood before that and would have killed the game as a contest that's all I said suiting me never came into it.


I have great respect to the ref's in this county and we have some very very good ones ...Just go to a club game outside the county and you'll see how lucky we are I was at the Louth senior football semis last year and ohhh my God you wouldn't believe some of the calls!

Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: BallyroanAbu on August 10, 2018, 06:55:10 PM
Nostalgic but always found John Conway interesting,  I think Joe Brennan is fair enough too.  Most of them are decent they make mistakes but try to balance them out. 
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: Unlaoised on August 10, 2018, 11:35:18 PM
According to people in the stand the reason the goal wasnít allowed was because he played advantage which resulted in the missed shot during the allocated time and then brought back for the free in which the chap marking carroll was black carded for the reason the advantage was played. Correct decision in my opinion in that incident. Yes the end result was strange. But over a minute more was played than announced by the pa man so donít think ballyfin can crib now in fairness but anyways.

Maybe correct but if i was a cretty man id be raging ..

He only played a few seconds of the allocated injury time as there was only 59 mins on the clock when disallowed goal/injury/black card stopped play for nearly 3 minutes he should have added on at least 2 more mins if not the 3 the game was stopped for thats why it seemed strange to everyone there.

Anyway minor mistake in big scheme of things.
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: redsetanta on August 12, 2018, 12:39:55 AM
Was never a fan of Strong
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: Keyser SŲze on August 12, 2018, 01:01:28 AM
FiveStars-

You "agree" that Moore shouldn't be criticised anonymously online and then a day later you post this about  a referee

Sorry now but if Eamon Strong is allowed to do any more Sfc games this year itís a disgrace. Shameful performance from him tonight.

You seem to be very well up on Moore's thought process?!
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: FiveStars on August 12, 2018, 01:28:22 AM



Apologies... post will be deleted. Arles Kileeen were playing my own club tonight and was angry with some anticsz rant over
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: FiveStars on September 08, 2018, 10:07:50 AM
Low ebb now it seems
https://www.laoistoday.ie/2018/09/08/county-board-chairman-oneill-takes-up-whistle-again-as-refereeing-crisis-intensifies/
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: Don Draper on September 08, 2018, 03:18:08 PM
Low ebb now it seems
https://www.laoistoday.ie/2018/09/08/county-board-chairman-oneill-takes-up-whistle-again-as-refereeing-crisis-intensifies/
Clubs with no referees should be penalised in some way, its a disgrace.
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: The PRO on September 08, 2018, 03:33:11 PM
Low ebb now it seems
https://www.laoistoday.ie/2018/09/08/county-board-chairman-oneill-takes-up-whistle-again-as-refereeing-crisis-intensifies/
Clubs with no referees should be penalised in some way, its a disgrace.
Dead right. 45 clubs or so should give us 45 refs. Instead you have the likes of Port with three refs propping up clubs that have none.
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: clonadmad on September 08, 2018, 05:57:42 PM
http://www.laoisgaa.ie/contentPage/358646/2017_referee_contacts
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: From the Terrace on September 08, 2018, 11:30:00 PM
I agree. What clubs don't have a referee? Top of my head, mountmellick, the harps, abbeyleix, Ballinakill, Ballypickas, spink, clonad, 2 arles teams.. probably a few more. Apologies if any of the above clubs have a referee.
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: Downtheroad on September 09, 2018, 10:56:34 AM

As regards referees, fair play to Port who supply well above the quota. There was a game this week where a ref had to send off the 3 mentors for verbal use from the same team. How can we expect young people to take  up the role when they see that level of hassle at a fairly harmless underage game.
Title: Re: Laois Club Referees
Post by: Don Draper on September 10, 2018, 03:56:17 PM

As regards referees, fair play to Port who supply well above the quota. There was a game this week where a ref had to send off the 3 mentors for verbal use from the same team. How can we expect young people to take  up the role when they see that level of hassle at a fairly harmless underage game.

This club should be penalised also. This the only way to get Clubs to sit up. Fines and penalties. Hit them for not supplying refs, hit them for abusing refs.