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# Man in black

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Tipperary's Fergal Horgan to referee All-Ireland senior hurling final
Horgan will be the man in the middle once again when Limerick and Cork meet on 22 August.
Birdie-birdie finish as McIlroy sets early pace with 65 in Mexico
World number one gets off to a fast start at WGC-Mexico Championship.
'The referee had to make himself a hero': Schmeichel fuming after Liverpool penalty
Michael Oliver’s decision to award a penalty was upheld by VAR.
Premier League referee quits aged 32 due to 'change in his personal circumstances'
Regarded as one of the finest officials in the English game, Bobby Madley has decided to retire.
'I don't mind saying it but I cried when I got that phone call': The last Corkman at a World Cup
It’s 20 years since Eddie Foley made history at France ’98.
Tipperary native Fergal Horgan appointed as All-Ireland hurling final referee
“I’m looking forward to it massively, it’s the pinnacle of every referee’s career to do the All-Ireland,” Horgan said.
'I sent off the player... He struck me in the aftermath'
League of Ireland official Rob Rogers chats to The42 about the highs and lows of taking charge at various tiers.
One of the Premier League's top referees is quitting to move to Saudi Arabia
Mark Clattenburg is leaving English football.
Maurice Deegan will take charge of the All-Ireland football final replay
The Laois referee will officiate his third All-Ireland final.
Dublin v Mayo: Cork's Conor Lane to referee his first All-Ireland final
Down’s Ciaran Branagan will referee the minor decider between Kerry and Galway.
'I think it wasn't a surprise' - Kilkenny boss Cody happy with Brian Gavin as final referee
Offaly whistler Gavin was also in charge when Kilkenny beat Tipperary in 2011 and 2014.
Jimmy's winning Majors! Walker holds off defending champ Day to claim maiden title
The American clinched the US PGA Championship by one shot.
Ireland's players know the Italian who will referee their Euro 2016 tie with France well
Nicola Rizzoli is scheduled to officiate today’s last-16 match in Lyon.
'I probably enjoyed my 6 weeks off a bit too much but I'm focused again now'
Shane Lowry is hoping to complete a memorable year with more success down the final stretch.
Who was the hardest Irishman for this ex-Premier League referee to deal with?
Former top official Howard Webb has given us a run-down on past encounters with Keanes Roy and Robbie, Martin O’Neil and Mick McCarthy.
Here's the man appointed to take control of Dublin and Mayo's All-Ireland replay battle
It’s Eddie Kinsella in charge in Croke Park.
Shane Lowry wore black all week at the US Open in tribute to Berkeley victims
The Offaly man played his way to even par and a share of ninth on a tough Major course.
'I’m racking up air miles!' - Ireland's Alan Kelly on life as an MLS referee
The Cork official has settled in well in the States and has recently been nominated for Referee of the Year.
There's an Irishman officiating at the Nou Camp tonight
Damien MacGraith will be on the touchline when Lionel Messi and Barcelona take on Ajax in the Champions League.
Interview: Ireland's top referee Kelly keen to make an impression in the US
The Airtricity League whistleblower talks about his move to the States and the standard of officiating in Ireland.
Top ref Alan Kelly calls full time on Airtricity League career for MLS switch
The Corkman will move to America in the new year, he’s confirmed.
Howard Webb to ref United v Liverpool
Webb takes charge of Sunday’s meeting between the two north-west rivals at Old Trafford.
In the clear but Mark Clattenburg admits he feared for his refereeing career
Premier League official Clattenburg was cleared by the Football Association yesterday of racially abusing John Obi Mikel.
Andre Marriner to referee Manchester derby title decider
It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it…
Man in black: Phil Dowd to referee the FA Cup final
The 49-year-old will referee his first cup final when Chelsea and Liverpool meet on 5 May.
Referee knocked unconscious by spectator after ladies' football decider
Simon Brady has no recollection of the events but describes incident as “shameful”.