The Limerick Desmond League has issued a statement this Friday morning, in response to the lengthy statement issued by the Irish Soccer Referees Society on Tuesday. However, the statement does not shed any new light on the issue, while it also provides no timescale for a return to the playing field.
The statement in full, reads:
“The Limerick Desmond Football League are actively pursuing avenues of solving the dispute with the Limerick brance of the ISRS and will not be commenting further until such avenues are fully explored. The Management Committee of the Limerick Desmond Football League”
The issue relates to an alleged assault of a match official after a Youths. It is alleged that members of a Desmond League club attacked the referee as he exited the playing pitch.
The referees have not taken charge of any junior football games since May 10, while there are no games scheduled for this weekend.
The destination of all three league titles at junior level in County Limerick, as well as four cup competitions, remain undecided.