Referee 'outraged' after coach's comment to a player at U10 Blitz in Offaly

Justin Kelly

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The referee noticed the comment at an U10 blitz in Offaly

The referee noticed the comment at an U10 blitz in Offaly

A referee has said he was 'outraged' when taking charge of an U10 match at a GAA Blitz in Offaly last week. Ronan McGuire took to Twitter to reveal his disgust at a remark made by a coach to a player during the match.

He described hearing the coach tell the player only to use his strong foot after the child kicked a poor shot with his weaker foot. The referee pondered if this is what's wrong with underage coaching - when managers take a win at all costs mentality.

It is a common training technique to have players at all levels use their weaker foot in order to strengthen it, and therefore improve their overall game. 

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