03 Jul 2022

Shortage of referees in the Donegal League - call for new recruits

Many referees are over 50

Shortage of referees in the Donegal League - call for new recruits

The Donegal League needs more referees - that was one of the main points to emerge from its annual general meeting.

Mick Lagan, chairman of the Donegal branch of the Irish Soccer Referees’ Society, disclosed that there are only 30 referees in the Donegal League, many of whom are over the age of 50. 

He said that the league needs more referees, and especially younger ones.

His plea for a new generation of referees was well received by delegates.

He pointed out that online courses at the cost of €50 euro are available.

This fee can be paid for by clubs who can nominate any interested party, such as retiring players.

Lagan took over the post of chairman of the Donegal branch of the ISRS back in 2017.

At the time he spoke of his concerns about the age profile of referees in the county.

The agm was held at the league’s headquarters at Diamond Park, Ballyare, earlier this week.

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