Below are the dates for the Dublin seminars of 2020. All seminars will take place at the ALSAA complex
Weeks’ notice to the DRRC through their Lead Observer who shall then inform the DRRC of
this request. The Referee will be initially offered a place on the Alternate Seminar on Sat 30th May
Any referee seeking to change the date of their Seminar without giving a minimum Two
Weeks’ notice period will be offered a place at the Medical Repeat Seminar in July at a cost
of €75 plus registration fee of €25.
The following are the nominations for the committee positions
Secretary – Unopposed
Assistant Secretary – None
Assistant Treasurer – Unopposed
Ordinary Committee Members – 7 positions
The committee would also like to remind members that to be eligible to vote at the AGM you must have attended 6 from 9 meetings (unless otherwise excused). – as per rule 4.4 of the Dublin Branch of the ISRS Rules.
There will be no beginners class on the night.
We’d like to wish all our members the best of luck in the election.
AGM will take place at 7pm sharp on Thursday 27th February. Registration will begin at 6:15pm and it is suggested you arrive early to ensure you receive your voting slips. There will be no beginners class on the night.
Currently we have recieved 2 x nominations for Chairman, 1 for Secretary, 2 for Treasurer and 2 for Vice Chairman as well as a number of ordinary committee members.
All candiates will be published on the website and Facebook page prior to the AGM Vote.
Anyone interested in running for any of the remaining officer positions (Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, Equipment Officer) or ordinary committee members please send your nomination, who you’re proposed by and who you’re seconded by to Hon. Secretary, Seán Slattery via email@example.com no later than 7pm on 13th February
Change of Training Venue
Training has moved temporarily away from the VEC on Tuesdays to Inchicore Athletic all weather pitch WEDNESDAYs at 6pm.
For further information please contact Anto Carey on 0872553443
Additional training venues include Ballymun United, 8pm Wednesday and Balbriggan Beach 730pm.
Full details are found on our training page
Footwear on All Weather Pitches
Members are reminded that no club or facility can stop a referee from wearing a certain type of footwear in any sanctioned game.
If in the event you are refused entry to a pitch due to your choice of footwear (ie flats on an astro) get the card filled out, collect your fee and report this to the competition organisers.
Any member who is a victim of an assault should immediately follow the below Abandon the game
Contact the Gardaí
Report the incident to both the competition organiser and to the branch secretary
Never speak to any media or third party in relation to the incident without getting advice from the branch
Seek guidance from a member of the committee or senior referee in your league if you are struggling with anything in regards the report
Make sure all facts are correct, accurate and truthful
If a member of the branch is contacted by the FAI or DRRC in relation to any matter please don’t hesitate to contact the branch secretary in confidence for guidance on the matter.
The FAI are unable to contact the branch directly about your matter however once you make contact with us we will give you our full support in any way we can on the matter. Our number 1 role as your committee is to serve and support you as our members. We can’t stress enough how much we will help and support we’ll give you once you ask us
The 6 from 9 rule is in existence for the benefit of all members. In addition to this it was brought in by the members and not by the committee. Any member of the branch is required to attend 6 from 9 meetings. Those unable to attend can request to be excused via email or post (Text message, phone call or comment on Facebook/Website will not suffice) to the Hon. Secretary Seán Slattery 7 days before or after the meeting.
Final call for all our members looking for tickets for the 60th anniversary dinner tomorrow in the Red Cow Moan Hotel. for ticket queries please contact Tony Redmond ASAP. For those attending doors are 7:15 with seating commencing at 7:45
The Dublin Branch would like to wish Paul Norton (LSL), Aaron Pisarnik (LSL), Brian Lawless (AUL), Fintan Butler (DDSL), Lee Duffy (LSL), Mark Gallagher (AFL), Mark Houlihan (AUL), Mark Patchell (LSL), Orla Devaney (NDSL), Paul Mooney (LSL), Seán O’Connor (LSL) and Seán Stephens (LSL) all the best in their final module and graduation from the FAI School of Excellence.
We would like to thank Dublin Branch Life Memebers Ian Stokes and Declan Hanney, former branch member Conor Fitzgerald and Martin Maloney of the Kildare branch for their help and dedication given to the school and support to our members throughout the process.
Congratulations to Mark Houlihan (centre) for winning AUL Referee of the year
The branch would also like to wish Leinster Senior League Referee Joe Boylan a speedy recovery from his recent operation and hope to see Joe back in the middle of a pitch as soon as possible.
The Committee would like to thank Eamon Scott of the Striker Online and Daniel Kelly of the FAI Communications department for their help and contribution to our website supplying our new images.