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Rudi:
https://www.rte.ie/news/2022/0901/1319994-referee-roscommon/

Got to say as a regular attendee at club GAA games both underage & adult, the above comes as no surprise. Once people step into a GAA ground, its almost like they feel an amnesty for unacceptable social behavior has taken place. Verbal abuse of referees is fine, sometimes even assaults, mass brawls like the one up in county Down is fine too. Abuse between opposition coaches is common place.
Anybody who wants to be a GAA referee must hate themselves. They get no protection. I think we are going to face a chronic shortage of referees in the coming years.
The GAA has to change its culture, much like rugby, where they do not tolerate abusive behavior.

Itchy:
Sure you just make an appeal and get off anyway so they should not bother have referees anymore, let everyone at it and we can have faction fighting like the good old days. And before you throw stones at the GAA ask yourselves how many times has your club or county made appeals against the decision of a referee. There is a culture in the GAA of their being no accountability for anything so why would you stop abusing the ref, players, mentors, coaches etc and that culture is from top to bottom and from bottom to top.

trailer:
If he was from your club how many people your club would give witness statements to the Garda or PSNI do you think? The answer is less than 1. That is the issue.
That guy should be looking at a criminal record. But is it any different from a corner forward striking the corner back?

The GAA are there own worst enemy on this. Shitty appeals, people getting off and it gives the impression that you can do whatever you want.

clarshack:
was it the manager that struck the ref?

seafoid:

--- Quote from: trailer on September 01, 2022, 12:31:29 PM ---If he was from your club how many people your club would give witness statements to the Garda or PSNI do you think? The answer is less than 1. That is the issue.
That guy should be looking at a criminal record. But is it any different from a corner forward striking the corner back?

The GAA are there own worst enemy on this. Shitty appeals, people getting off and it gives the impression that you can do whatever you want.

--- End quote ---
Striking a match official is worse than giving a corner back a belt.
Also Gardaí are more respected than PSNI. ..

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