‘Enough is enough’ – Gardai called after the referee in his sixties was assaulted during an amateur football match in Dublin

The Dublin branch of the Irish Football Referees Association has decided it will not provide officials for matches involving a particular amateur team following an incident over the weekend when it said a member had assaulted.

ndependent.ie viewed a circular sent by Dave Fitzsimons, branch president, detailing the episode.

He said he would not name the team or federation they are affiliated with in case it jeopardizes disciplinary proceedings.

Fitzsimons said that ‘an established and respected referee’ in his sixties had ‘been sent off to the pitch and assaulted’ by the perpetrator and suggested that without the opposition’s help everything could have been done. could be much worse. ‘

He added that the umpire had left his bike ‘deliberately damaged’ and was therefore unable to cycle home due to ‘the injury caused by this cowardly act and the damage to his bike’ by another member of the offending team’.

The incident was reported to Gardai and union authorities.

“We have reached out to the federation concerned and contacted the referees associated with this federation to let them know we as an affiliate will not be providing this team referee for all players. their remaining matches whether in the league or all the cup competitions they still participate in,” said the curator, opening by declaring that ‘enough is enough.’

Referee welfare has been a major topic since amateur football’s return and it has been featured prominently in the FAI’s new strategic plan.

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