Referees dispute resolved
THE DISPUTE between the Wicklow Branch of the Irish Soccer Referees Society and the Wicklow and District Football League is officialy over, writes Daniel Gorman.
The dispute, which lasted several weeks, sparked off in relation to the incident between an Arklow Town player and referee Thomas ‘Tucker’ Dowling back in November.
But now they have kissed and made up and this week the FAI released a statement, confirming the matter had been resolved.
‘The Football Assocaiation of Ireland welcomes the resolution of the dispute between the Wicklow and District Football League and the Wicklow Branch of the Irish Soccer Referees Society. As part of the agreement three officials will be appointed to Arklow Town B’s next three home league games in Bridgewater Centre Park after Arklow Town Football Club offered to accept a trio in a bid to resolve the dispute.
Neither Arklow Town B, nor any club playing against them in the league, will have to pay for the extra two officials whose fees will be paid by the Football Assocaiation of Ireland.
The Wicklow and District Football League and the Wicklow Branch of the Irish Soccer Referees Society are pleased this dispute has been resolved and will not be making any further comment.