Referee stuck in the middle

The job of reforming Irish sport in the wake of a run of embarrassments has demanded a tough line from administrators, and even the minister

18th June, 2017
Billy Walsh left his Ireland post in 2015

It is a thankless enough task being an administrator. Yes, there is the odd ticket to some of the world’s great sporting occasions and yes, there are the odd perks of working in a job everybody else thinks would be better than theirs, but when you have to step in to administer, then woe betide anyone with a thin skin.

Without them, there would be no glory, glamour, or podium finishes – but...

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