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exclusive Irish League chief Gerard Lawlor says football will work together to raise refereeing standards

  • NIFL chief foresees introduction of VAR to assist our officials
  • Lawlor welcomes big financial investment from club owners

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Busy start: NI Football League chief executive Gerard Lawlor says he has enjoyed his opening months in the job. Credit: INPHO/Freddie Parkinson

Busy start: NI Football League chief executive Gerard Lawlor says he has enjoyed his opening months in the job. Credit: INPHO/Freddie Parkinson

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Gerard Lawlor expects video assistant referees to be introduced within the next decade. Credit: Anthony Devlin/AFP via Getty Images

Gerard Lawlor expects video assistant referees to be introduced within the next decade. Credit: Anthony Devlin/AFP via Getty Images

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Talks: IFA chief Patrick Nelson has been involved in refereeing discussions. Credit: INPHO/Presseye/William Cherry

Talks: IFA chief Patrick Nelson has been involved in refereeing discussions. Credit: INPHO/Presseye/William Cherry

Larne owner Kenny Bruce

Larne owner Kenny Bruce

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Busy start: NI Football League chief executive Gerard Lawlor says he has enjoyed his opening months in the job. Credit: INPHO/Freddie Parkinson

It has been an eventful season in the Irish League to date. Today, in an exclusive interview, Steven Beacom discusses the major issues with new Northern Ireland Football League (NIFL) Chief Executive Gerard Lawlor.

Q. How have your first few months gone in your new role?


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