Stop playing blame game with referees

by Dave Devereux, from the Wexford People on Tuesday 11th June 2019

I HAD the pleasure of attending the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Wexford Branch of the Irish Soccer Referees’ Society at the weekend as current and former members got the chance to enjoy a well-deserved shindig and let their hair down. Continue reading “Stop playing blame game with referees”


LOTG main changes 2019/20

The 133rd AGM of The International FA Board (The IFAB) in Aberdeen, Scotland on 2 March 2019 approved a number of amendments to, and clarifications of, the Laws of the Game for 2019/20. Three changes were approved following 2 years of worldwide experiments: Continue reading “LOTG main changes 2019/20”

PRO/Communications Report

Dear Colleagues,

One story dominated Society’s media activity since our last meeting and that was the sad and unprovoked assault on our colleague, Daniel Sweeney. The coverage brought refereeing and, by extension, the ISRS, to national prominence over a number of weeks, starting initially with the assault, the ISRS immediate response and then the President’s meetings with the FAI and the success secured with regard to greater sanctions. The latter two phases of the incident allowed the opportunity for the ISRS to come to the forefront in representing the voice of soccer referees in Ireland. Continue reading “PRO/Communications Report”

FAI Referees Fees & Expenses 2018-21

This agreement was reached through negotiations between the Irish Soccer Referees Society and the FAI Domestic Committee on behalf of the Football Association of Ireland.

The agreement is in place for the period August 1st, 2018 until December 31st, 2021. This agreement will come into force on August 1st, 2018 and operate until December 31st, 2021. It may be extended beyond that date with the agreement of both parties. Continue reading “FAI Referees Fees & Expenses 2018-21”