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Ex-Underage Kildare Ref Says Officials Could Withdraw From Underage Leagues All Over Ireland.

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Over 500 matches have been postponed due to what has been described as 'constant abuse' of referees.

The withdrawal of referees from hundreds of underage football matches in the Dublin area is a wake-up call to leagues around the country, according to a former referee from Kildare.

Over 500 matches have been postponed due to what has been described as 'constant abuse' of referees.

The FAI has threatened punishment of those who are found to have abused refs, adding that it won't be tolerated.

Former referee, Clane's Harry McCann, who gave it up due to abuse and threats he faced, says this action is unprecedented but should serve as a wake-up call

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