Causeway Chronicle

IFA President and Head of Refereeing visit North-West Football Association.

Conrad Kirkwood, President of the Irish Football Association and Mike Riley, newly appointed IFA head of referees visited Coleraine on Saturday for a working lunch with Committee members of the North-West Football Association.

The North-West FA Council members met with the IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Mike Riley, Head of Referees, in the Lodge Hotel to discuss various aspects of the local game not least the shortage of referees and referees being used by non-affiliated football. They heard Mr. Riley say club managers and investment key to improving refereeing at all levels of the game.

Having met the senior managers, they are now seeking to actively engage with junior football through meetings with the Division Associations.

After the meeting, officials took the opportunity to take in a local game, visiting the Rope Walk to watch Heights and Limavady Rugby FC compete in the first round of the Matt Morrison Memorial North-West Junior Cup.

The were entertained to some fine football and five goals as Heights ran out 4-1 winners.

Following the game, watched by a good sized crowd and some former Heights players and officials, presentations were made to Conrad and Mike by Heights Football Club members Alan Steel, Geoffrey Edgar, Daniel Blakely and Janice Orr.

All in all, a successful afternoon for the IFA President and Head of Refereeing, a frank business lunch with the North-West FA, hosted by the Coleraine and District League, a terrific game of football, and a run-down of the ambitious plans at Heights to progress their club, enhance youth football and community development.


Charlie Johnston, Treasurer, North-West Football Association; Dessie Bradley, N-W FA and Chairman, Coleraine and District League; Kyle Cauley, N-W FA and Secretary, Coleraine and District League; pictured at the North-West Football Association’s business lunch with Conrad Kirkwood, President of the IFA; and Mike Riley, IFA Head of Refereeing in the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine.
Johnny Evans, N-W FA and Coleraine and District League; Maurice Bradley, N-W FA and PRO, Coleraine and District League; and Paul Larkin, North-West  Referees’ Association, pictured at the North-West Football Association’s business lunch with Conrad Kirkwood, President of the IFA; and Mike Riley, IFA Head of Refereeing in the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine.
Mike Riley, IFA Head of Refereeing; Andy Miller, N-W FA Fixtures co-ordinator; and Wyane Glenn, N-W FA and North-West League, pictured at the North-West Football Association’s business lunch with Conrad Kirkwood, President of the IFA; and Mike Riley, IFA Head of Refereeing in the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine.
Trevor Hogg, Chairman, North-West Football Association; and Dessie Brown, Secretary, North-West Football Association, pictured at the North-West Football Association’s business lunch with Conrad Kirkwood, President of the IFA; and Mike Riley, IFA Head of Refereeing in the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine.

Alan Steele, Chairman, Heights Football Club; Conrad Kirkwood, President IFA; Daniel Blakely, Secretary, Heights Football Club; Mike Riley, IFA Head of Refereeing; Trevor Hogg, Chairman, North-West FA; Paul Larkin, Chairman, North-West Referees Association; Geoffrey Edgar, Heights, Finance Committee and Janice Orr, Heights Child Protection Officer, pictured making a presentation to Mr. Kirkwood and Mr. Riley on behalf of Heights Football Club.
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
IFA President Conrad Kirkwood and Referees’ Chief Mike Riley visit North-West and take in Heights game with Limavady Rugby FC. Pic: Johnny Evans
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