Tony Gains

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A group of about 80 match officials on Monday made the decision to withdraw their services following incidents. Photograph: iStock

The Irish Soccer Referees Society (ISRS) is recommending members return to matches next weekend, following a protest by referees of junior soccer matc(...)

The abuse of referees at amateur and underage games is commonplace and serious assaults, such as the one on Daniel Sweeney (pictured) three years ago, not unheard of.

Hundreds of junior soccer matches have been cancelled next weekend with referees protesting against abuse and threatening behaviour from the sidelines(...)