Scarcity of ref­er­ees in county

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - SPORT - BY MIKE RICE

A SCARCITY of soc­cer ref­er­ees in Kerry could lead to ref­er­ees from neigh­bour­ing coun­ties been drafted in to of­fi­ci­ate at games in the KDL ac­cord­ing to Act­ing Ref­eree Observer Jim McCarthy.

He has told The Ker­ry­man that with four teams from Kerry play­ing in the League of Ire­land in 2019 he will find it dif­fi­cult to have ref­er­ees to cover all home games. He stated he may have to meet the ex­ec­u­tive of the Ir­ish Soc­cer Ref­er­ees So­ci­ety with a view to bring­ing in ref­er­ees from neigh­bour­ing leagues, or for the first time he may have to use three non-So­ci­ety FAI reg­is­tered ref­er­ees to cover games.

He says that in an ef­fort to in­crease num­bers the Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion of Ire­land will hold a ref­er­ees begin­ners course at Jack­man Park, Lim­er­ick on Satur­day and Sun­day, April 13 and 14, from 9am to 5pm both days.

In the mean­time any per­son male or fe­male over the age of 16 with a gen­uine in­ter­est in ref­er­ee­ing can con­tact Jim at 087 2310863 / 068 31742.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the Lim­er­ick Ref­er­ees begin­ners course will be dis­closed in the com­ing weeks so watch this space.

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