One GAA referee has said the organisation needs to clampdown on aggression towards referees.
It follows a number of incidents across the weekend in Mayo, Kerry and Wexford.
Referee Martin Quilty told Lunchtime Live this is happening more frequently.
"We can't put every club into this either, there's only a minority of people that this is happening to but it's happening far too often.
"It goes back to the same old story, because we run a local podcast here in Kilkenny for camogie as well and we've been talking about this issue 12 months ago.
"We said we'd be talking about this issue [in] the following 12 months.
"Unless somebody grabs the bull by the horns and starts to do something, and takes things seriously, we're going to be discussing this week in-week out that there's an incident's after happening".
'It sends out the wrong message'
He said proper sanctions need to be brought in.
"The organisation itself needs to come down heavily on aggressors.
"You take the case in Mayo: the gentleman got a proposed 96 week ban.
"He appealed that 96 week ban and we haven't heard anything further more about it.
"There's also personal responsibility on people as well that if you do something, and you know you're in the wrong about it, why suddenly try and get away with it?
"I know you're entitled to an appeal but it sends out the wrong message to people, it sends out the wrong message to young kids that's watching this going on.
"I think the GAA needs to clamp down stronger on aggressors, they need to be more harsher punishments put out on people and people need to take personal responsibility as well for their actions".
Martin said he has been assaulted, both physically and verbally, in the course of his work.
"My first experience with abuse is I was physically assaulted doing an under-12 game.
"It progressed up then that you'd be called every name under the sun when you're on the sidelines.
"I've been assaulted three times - once when I was 12, two when I was doing adult games.
"The majority of this it has been GAA games; there's very few games that I've refereed actually at Camogie level that I have been subjected to abuse", he added.