TDs and Senators are recommending a Sports Ombudsman to ensure abuse is stamped out.

The Oireachtas Sport Committee says funding should be withdrawn from organisations that get state money if action isn't taken to stop abuse.

A report with 11 recommendations is launched today, after 500 soccer games were cancelled in November 2021 because of referee abuse.

TD Alan Dillion is a member of the committee and former intercounty footballer with Mayo - he believes it will still take time to set up an Ombudsman office:

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