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    Major set back for League of Ireland.

    The call-up by Alan Kelly to the UEFA Premier Development Referees Group is a major set back to anybody trying to address one of the biggest weaknesses in the domestic game. Every time the issue of poor refereeing is now raised, we'll have the people with vested interests or tunnel-vision telling us that UEFA has given Irish Referees its stamp of approval.

    I would admit to not knowing much about Kelly, because as a Langer, he hasn't made too many appearence in the northern part of the country and he maybe a fairly good ref. But one things for sure, some of his colleagues fall well short of the required standard and they couldn't be let anywhere near a UEFA or international match. The appointment of Kelly will be used to brush the problem of sub-standard refereeing in the League of Ireland under the carpet.
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    I don't see it as a problem. One ref has proven his worth. That's all. If anything, I'd hope it'd have a knock-on effect on others.

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    major setback? whats another one when we have so many already?


    Kelly is bruuuuuutal by the way. And his Da is the referees assessor afaik. Figure that one out...

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    Kelly will be away more often I assume?

    No setbakc here so. Lets hope they all get called up
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    Kelly is as Richie Sadlier would say consistently bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkStu View Post
    Kelly is bruuuuuutal by the way. And his Da is the referees assessor afaik. Figure that one out...
    ...madness! That would be like a Dublin referee taking charge of a match involving a Dublin team.

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    Its true
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    Quote Originally Posted by thischarmingman View Post
    ...madness! That would be like a Dublin referee taking charge of a match involving a Dublin team.
    ah come on now, stop making things up.

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    or as mad as Kelly getting all the televised games for some unknown reason!!!
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    Dublin refs have been screwing us over. Along with the housewives and the Gah. Don't forget the Gah!

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    And the award for the "Outstanding Post" in the category of "Overdramatic Reactions" goes to........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maribor View Post
    And the award for the "Outstanding Post" in the category of "Overdramatic Reactions" goes to........
    Having just read this thread while listening to this piece of overdramatic music, I was highly amused by the reactions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maribor View Post
    And the award for the "Outstanding Post" in the category of "Overdramatic Reactions" goes to........
    Please don't let it be me, oh dear god please don't let it be me. I don't know what I'll do if its me.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by SMorgan View Post
    The call-up by Alan Kelly to the UEFA Premier Development Referees Group is a major set back to anybody trying to address one of the biggest weaknesses in the domestic game. Every time the issue of poor refereeing is now raised, we'll have the people with vested interests or tunnel-vision telling us that UEFA has given Irish Referees its stamp of approval.

    I would admit to not knowing much about Kelly, because as a Langer, he hasn't made too many appearence in the northern part of the country and he maybe a fairly good ref. But one things for sure, some of his colleagues fall well short of the required standard and they couldn't be let anywhere near a UEFA or international match. The appointment of Kelly will be used to brush the problem of sub-standard refereeing in the League of Ireland under the carpet.

    You dont know anything about him because you been in the graveyard for 8 years , he has reffed loads of games in the " northern " part of the country .Just not first division ones .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkStu View Post
    Kelly is bruuuuuutal by the way. And his Da is the referees assessor afaik. Figure that one out...
    Only one slight flaw there Stu - the sole benchmark used to grade and promote referees on the UEFA Lists is marks gained solely in UEFA and FIFA games.

    So anything going on in the League of Ireland has no bearing on this at all.
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    screw you and your "facts".



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    Quote Originally Posted by Réiteoir View Post
    Only one slight flaw there Stu - the sole benchmark used to grade and promote referees on the UEFA Lists is marks gained solely in UEFA and FIFA games.

    So anything going on in the League of Ireland has no bearing on this at all.
    I think we all figured that bit out when he got promoted....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallanted View Post
    or as mad as Kelly getting all the televised games for some unknown reason!!!
    Just for info purposes - refs who have done TV games this year:


    Kelly............3
    Hancock......3
    Winter.........2 (3 after Friday)
    McKeon.......2
    Buttimer......1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaillimh Al View Post
    Just for info purposes - refs who have done TV games this year:


    Kelly............3
    Hancock......3
    Winter.........2 (3 after Friday)
    McKeon.......2
    Buttimer......1
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    Quote Originally Posted by ndrog View Post
    You dont know anything about him because you been in the graveyard for 8 years , he has reffed loads of games in the " northern " part of the country .Just not first division ones .
    Can you read?

    If you can, read my message again and figure out the answer for yourself!!!
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