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Camogie Association Launches National Referee Strategy

Wed 25th May

Ellen McManus


The National Referee Strategy was launched in Croke Park this week by Uachtarán Hilda Breslin and Chairperson of the National Referees Committee, Owen Elliott.

The plan focuses on three key pillars over the next two years: a referee pathway, referee mentoring pathway and referee developer pathway.

It carries the overall vision “To ensure refereeing standards remain high throughout the game at all levels of the Association by recruiting, educating, developing, and supporting match officials. Helping them to realise their potential and support their role as ambassadors and leaders in promoting the values of fair play and respect, within the game of camogie.”

Our county and provincial units, together with the National Referees Committee and staff members will play pivotal roles in ensuring the success of this plan and in doing so help to increase the number and standard of match officials within our Association.

Uachtarán an Cumann Camógaíochta Hilda Breslin added: “It is with great enthusiasm that we launch the Referee strategy in Croke Park today.

We hope that the plan will act as a clear guide to our many referees and match officials who make up a vital part of our game. The Referee strategy will offer measurable objectives, goals and outcomes for the development of our match officials and referees creating a safe and enjoyable environment for all.

I would like to thank all those who contributed to the development of the strategy and to our many referees, match officials and volunteers who have helped progress the sport and who support the game at all levels.”

Chairperson of the National Referees Committee, Owen Elliott stated: “We are delighted to launch this strategy and hope that it will be met with enthusiasm by all.

The important contribution from our Referees and Match Officials to our games is impossible to overlook. The fitness of the modern camogie player and speed at which our games are being played at has never been greater. This in turn places a requirement on referees and to be able to keep up with this pace change. I am enthused and admire the willingness and ability of our Referees to meet this challenge in order to facilitate the growth of our games. A referee requires a lifestyle choice that encompasses a huge amount of preparation on and off the field.

The committee hopes that this strategy will be a useful and positive resource that will ensure the continued development of the referees in the Country.”



For further information please contact: Ellen McManus (086)1832330

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