Referees - note from Children's officer

Coaches,

For home matches, please ask all coaches, players and supporters to remember to respect the referees and each other.

For Underage matches in particular where we use our juvenile referees, we would ask that going forward, coaches to introduce our referee to opposing team coaches and remind them that they are juveniles, who have given their time to referee the matches and will do their best to ensure fairness and good decisions. (If an opposing coach has any issue with a referee or their decisions they should speak directly to the home coach and not the referee).


We would ask that all coaches and parents be mindful of this and no comments be directed at them during the matches.
Also remind our Referees that THEY are in charge - if there are any comments or such from the opposing team coach, they should immediately warn that coach and can ask the coach to leave the sideline if it continues.

The same applies to parents on the sidelines.

Alternatively the referee can speak to the home coach to let them know and they can speak on their behalf.

Thank you for taking the time to read this -

Niamh O’Donovan
Children’s Officer
Celbridge GAA Club