WATCH | Killoe Emmet Óg #JustPlayFootball Healthy Club Campaign - verbal, physical and online abuse of referees is unacceptable

Longford GAA club Killoe Emmet Óg launches #JustPlayFootball Healthy Club Campaign

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Longford GAA club Killoe Emmet Óg launched their #JustPlayFootball Healthy Club Campaign recently. 

As part of the project, a separate referee’s survey was completed.

Members not understanding the rules was the single biggest challenge for referees. The constant rule changes were highlighted as an issue. The weekly recruitment and lack of acknowledgement for the role of umpires was reported by all referees.

The main topic was the abuse verbally and sometimes physically and that this can then continue onto social media.

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