Tyrone GAA referee reveals Twitter and Facebook abuse drove him to attempt suicide

NelisA referee who attempted suicide over abuse he suffered online has described it as horrendous.

Tyrone-man Patrick Nelis refereed the last year's Meath Senior Football County Final and received a torrent of abuse in the aftermath.

Mr. Nelis says he had been pleased with how he handled the match, but later attempted to take his own life such was the level of abuse he endured.

He says he had suffered depression previously and the vicious comments on Twitter exacerbated the situation: