Coleraine Rugby Club fined after female referee targeted with abuse
Coleraine Rugby Club has been issued with a fine by Ulster Rugby after a female referee was subjected to verbal sexist abuse from its members during a match last month.
The abuse came during a home game between Coleraine's First XV senior team against Dromore RFC in the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championships.
The BBC have reported that Derry referee Grainne Crabtree, a former City of Derry player, was the subject of personal sexist abuse during the match.
Ulster Rugby issued the club with a fine following a match on March 10.
A spokesperson for Ulster Rugby said it was aware of the incident.
"This was referred to the IRFU (Ulster Branch) Disciplinary Committee and the club was sanctioned appropriately," the spokesperson said.
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