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40 Year Ban For Soccer Ref Assailants

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It was announced today that those who attacked that soccer referee in the Midlands have been banned from all soccer-related activity under the jurisdiction of the FAI for forty years. Is this the scale of punishment that the GAA needs to start introducing for violence on or near GAA grounds?

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 482 - 23/11/2018 13:12:10    2152224

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Well the supporter who was involved had already received a lifetime ban for an attack on a ref in 2007. These guys sound like low lives and the injuries sustained were very serious. They got what they deserved.
The GAA I'm sure has some individuals who are not without their own issues but I haven't ever seen or heard anything as serious as what happened in this instancee.
The GAA in general is not anything like what these 4 individuals carried out and indeed in some cases the bans handed to players and the inconsistency is plain silly. Head the balls will be part of any support base but these guys should never be let near a ground again. We'll see how that works out.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 1806 - 23/11/2018 14:06:09    2152232

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Replying To Dubh_linn:  "Well the supporter who was involved had already received a lifetime ban for an attack on a ref in 2007. These guys sound like low lives and the injuries sustained were very serious. They got what they deserved.
The GAA I'm sure has some individuals who are not without their own issues but I haven't ever seen or heard anything as serious as what happened in this instancee.
The GAA in general is not anything like what these 4 individuals carried out and indeed in some cases the bans handed to players and the inconsistency is plain silly. Head the balls will be part of any support base but these guys should never be let near a ground again. We'll see how that works out."
They should also be brought before the courts now.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 1712 - 23/11/2018 14:39:26    2152240

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "It was announced today that those who attacked that soccer referee in the Midlands have been banned from all soccer-related activity under the jurisdiction of the FAI for forty years. Is this the scale of punishment that the GAA needs to start introducing for violence on or near GAA grounds?"
Maybe a little shorter for OAPs., otherwise, fine.

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts: 1400 - 23/11/2018 15:23:35    2152247

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Jail time should follow , also I remember a hurling match in Dublin a few years back and the ref was attacked and his shoulder and arm was broken, I wonder did that attacker ever get punished in the courts??

hipster (Dublin) - Posts: 2443 - 23/11/2018 16:27:43    2152252

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The GAA would never have the balls to issue bans like this, there are instances of a number of refs being attacked this year & no follow up. We had a player who had serious facial damage inflicted with a hurl this year & the assailants ban was overturned ? that's the way the GAA works. Fair play to the FAI, fast investigation, big bans & it's made public, in GAA nobody ever knows what players are punished or what they get. GAA discipline is a farce as we saw down in Kerry this year.

Uimhir.a.3. (Galway) - Posts: 257 - 24/11/2018 00:18:53    2152275

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Point proven today, as reported in HS, the two Down clubs had bans overturned by the GAA. Despite the video evidence where it clearly shows players, subs, m'ment teams & supporters all involved on & off the field, with reports of even women assaulted & people kicked while on the ground, the GAA do the usual thing & overturn the bans or cut them despite all their bluster about taking it seriously. The FAI might be a joke due to a dictatorship but when it comes to taking action about discipline, they are light years ahead of the comedy that is discipline in the GAA.

Uimhir.a.3. (Galway) - Posts: 257 - 24/11/2018 14:07:09    2152295

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Sorry for the late reply on this. I saw those Down clubs' bans were overturned alright. Does anyone know what their argument was? And did the Down County Board try to appeal it?

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 482 - 08/12/2018 11:24:09    2153661

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "Sorry for the late reply on this. I saw those Down clubs' bans were overturned alright. Does anyone know what their argument was? And did the Down County Board try to appeal it?"
Absolutely disgraceful that the bans were overturned. Beyond belief

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 13926 - 08/12/2018 22:19:38    2153703

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Absolutely disgraceful that the bans were overturned. Beyond belief"
This is the problem though.

It's not beyond belief at all. In fact it's quite standard within the gaa unfortunately

tearintom (Wexford) - Posts: 748 - 09/12/2018 09:33:31    2153712

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Replying To Uimhir.a.3.:  "Point proven today, as reported in HS, the two Down clubs had bans overturned by the GAA. Despite the video evidence where it clearly shows players, subs, m'ment teams & supporters all involved on & off the field, with reports of even women assaulted & people kicked while on the ground, the GAA do the usual thing & overturn the bans or cut them despite all their bluster about taking it seriously. The FAI might be a joke due to a dictatorship but when it comes to taking action about discipline, they are light years ahead of the comedy that is discipline in the GAA."
Shocker...

Complete joke and it's missed opportunities just like this one to really set the precedent and come down hard.. that will be looked back on in pure disbelief WHEN a person is seriously injured/killed.

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 18697 - 09/12/2018 10:47:50    2153715

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "They should also be brought before the courts now."
i think any supporter/coach getting involved with a player should be brought before the courts.

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3038 - 10/12/2018 08:47:37    2153819

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