Today With Miriam O'Callaghan Wednesday 15 August 2018
Over the coming weeks there is sure to be a lot of focus from players, management and media, on referring decisions in both the All Ireland Hurling and Football finals. In the past month, levels of abuse directed at players has been highlighted by inter county managers, but what of the referees who give of their time freely to officiate a game they love?
Our reporter Brian O’Connell has been meeting two local county referees with decades of experience to talk to them about the ups and downs of life as a GAA referee and he had this report.
Gearóid Ó Maoilmhichíl, National Children’s Officer with the GAA also gave his reaction to Brian's report to Miriam O'Callaghan this morning.
Clerical Abuse in the U.S.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has released the grand jury report detailing sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
The landmark grand jury investigation named over 300 accused clergymen and found more than 1,000 children had been abused by members of six dioceses in the state for the last 70 years. Officials say the probe found systematic cover-ups by the church.
Marion McKeon, U.S. Correspondent with the Sunday Business Post joined Miriam O'Callaghan on the line with the latest on this story.