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# man-in-black - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Birdie-birdie finish as McIlroy sets early pace with 65 in Mexico
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Birdie-birdie finish as McIlroy sets early pace with 65 in Mexico

Feb 20th 2020, 11:09 PM 5,322 Views 4 Comments

World number one gets off to a fast start at WGC-Mexico Championship.

# man-in-black - Friday 27 December, 2019

'The referee had to make himself a hero': Schmeichel fuming after Liverpool penalty
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'The referee had to make himself a hero': Schmeichel fuming after Liverpool penalty

Dec 27th 2019, 9:07 AM 16,921 Views 36 Comments

Michael Oliver’s decision to award a penalty was upheld by VAR.

# man-in-black - Friday 17 August, 2018

Premier League referee quits aged 32 due to 'change in his personal circumstances'
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Premier League referee quits aged 32 due to 'change in his personal circumstances'

Aug 17th 2018, 1:13 PM 28,422 Views 10 Comments

Regarded as one of the finest officials in the English game, Bobby Madley has decided to retire.

# man-in-black - Sunday 24 June, 2018

'I don't mind saying it but I cried when I got that phone call': The last Corkman at a World Cup
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'I don't mind saying it but I cried when I got that phone call': The last Corkman at a World Cup

Jun 24th 2018, 9:30 PM 30,560 Views 17 Comments

It’s 20 years since Eddie Foley made history at France ’98.

# man-in-black - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Tipperary native Fergal Horgan appointed as All-Ireland hurling final referee
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Tipperary native Fergal Horgan appointed as All-Ireland hurling final referee

Aug 17th 2017, 4:29 PM 7,926 Views 18 Comments

“I’m looking forward to it massively, it’s the pinnacle of every referee’s career to do the All-Ireland,” Horgan said.

# man-in-black - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'I sent off the player... He struck me in the aftermath'
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'I sent off the player... He struck me in the aftermath'

Feb 23rd 2017, 5:58 PM 11,028 Views 2 Comments

League of Ireland official Rob Rogers chats to The42 about the highs and lows of taking charge at various tiers.

# man-in-black - Thursday 16 February, 2017

One of the Premier League's top referees is quitting to move to Saudi Arabia
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One of the Premier League's top referees is quitting to move to Saudi Arabia

Feb 16th 2017, 2:01 PM 9,665 Views 14 Comments

Mark Clattenburg is leaving English football.

# man-in-black - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Maurice Deegan will take charge of the All-Ireland football final replay
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Maurice Deegan will take charge of the All-Ireland football final replay

Sep 20th 2016, 1:11 PM 11,926 Views 32 Comments

The Laois referee will officiate his third All-Ireland final.

# man-in-black - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Dublin v Mayo: Cork's Conor Lane to referee his first All-Ireland final
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Dublin v Mayo: Cork's Conor Lane to referee his first All-Ireland final

Aug 31st 2016, 3:33 PM 7,444 Views 30 Comments

Down’s Ciaran Branagan will referee the minor decider between Kerry and Galway.

# man-in-black - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

'I think it wasn't a surprise' - Kilkenny boss Cody happy with Brian Gavin as final referee
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'I think it wasn't a surprise' - Kilkenny boss Cody happy with Brian Gavin as final referee

Aug 30th 2016, 12:05 AM 7,128 Views 5 Comments

Offaly whistler Gavin was also in charge when Kilkenny beat Tipperary in 2011 and 2014.

# man-in-black - Monday 1 August, 2016

Jimmy's winning Majors! Walker holds off defending champ Day to claim maiden title
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Jimmy's winning Majors! Walker holds off defending champ Day to claim maiden title

Aug 1st 2016, 12:24 AM 12,364 Views 6 Comments

The American clinched the US PGA Championship by one shot.

# man-in-black - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Ireland's players know the Italian who will referee their Euro 2016 tie with France well
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Ireland's players know the Italian who will referee their Euro 2016 tie with France well

Jun 26th 2016, 9:22 AM 9,634 Views 3 Comments

Nicola Rizzoli is scheduled to officiate today’s last-16 match in Lyon.

# man-in-black - Saturday 17 October, 2015

'I probably enjoyed my 6 weeks off a bit too much but I'm focused again now'
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'I probably enjoyed my 6 weeks off a bit too much but I'm focused again now'

Oct 17th 2015, 8:05 AM 8,384 Views 6 Comments

Shane Lowry is hoping to complete a memorable year with more success down the final stretch.

# man-in-black - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Who was the hardest Irishman for this ex-Premier League referee to deal with?
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Who was the hardest Irishman for this ex-Premier League referee to deal with?

Sep 19th 2015, 6:00 AM 13,825 Views 7 Comments

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.

# man-in-black - Monday 31 August, 2015

Here's the man appointed to take control of Dublin and Mayo's All-Ireland replay battle
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Here's the man appointed to take control of Dublin and Mayo's All-Ireland replay battle

Aug 31st 2015, 5:27 PM 11,121 Views 46 Comments

It’s Eddie Kinsella in charge in Croke Park.

# man-in-black - Monday 22 June, 2015

Shane Lowry wore black all week at the US Open in tribute to Berkeley victims
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Shane Lowry wore black all week at the US Open in tribute to Berkeley victims

Jun 22nd 2015, 9:01 AM 7,855 Views 4 Comments

The Offaly man played his way to even par and a share of ninth on a tough Major course.

# man-in-black - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

'I’m racking up air miles!' - Ireland's Alan Kelly on life as an MLS referee
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'I’m racking up air miles!' - Ireland's Alan Kelly on life as an MLS referee

Nov 25th 2014, 12:00 PM 17,830 Views 14 Comments

The Cork official has settled in well in the States and has recently been nominated for Referee of the Year.

# man-in-black - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

There's an Irishman officiating at the Nou Camp tonight
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There's an Irishman officiating at the Nou Camp tonight

Oct 21st 2014, 10:00 AM 5,557 Views 3 Comments

Damien MacGraith will be on the touchline when Lionel Messi and Barcelona take on Ajax in the Champions League.

# man-in-black - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Interview: Ireland's top referee Kelly keen to make an impression in the US
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Interview: Ireland's top referee Kelly keen to make an impression in the US

Oct 20th 2013, 10:00 AM 12,705 Views 17 Comments

The Airtricity League whistleblower talks about his move to the States and the standard of officiating in Ireland.

# man-in-black - Monday 14 October, 2013

Top ref Alan Kelly calls full time on Airtricity League career for MLS switch
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Top ref Alan Kelly calls full time on Airtricity League career for MLS switch

Oct 14th 2013, 3:19 PM 3,553 Views 12 Comments

The Corkman will move to America in the new year, he’s confirmed.

# man-in-black - Monday 7 January, 2013

Howard Webb to ref United v Liverpool
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Howard Webb to ref United v Liverpool

Jan 7th 2013, 4:54 PM 2,874 Views 43 Comments

Webb takes charge of Sunday’s meeting between the two north-west rivals at Old Trafford.

# man-in-black - Friday 23 November, 2012

In the clear but Mark Clattenburg admits he feared for his refereeing career
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In the clear but Mark Clattenburg admits he feared for his refereeing career

Nov 23rd 2012, 9:20 AM 928 Views 3 Comments

Premier League official Clattenburg was cleared by the Football Association yesterday of racially abusing John Obi Mikel.

# man-in-black - Monday 23 April, 2012

Andre Marriner to referee Manchester derby title decider
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Andre Marriner to referee Manchester derby title decider

Apr 23rd 2012, 4:52 PM 392 Views 4 Comments

It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it…

# man-in-black - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Man in black: Phil Dowd to referee the FA Cup final
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Man in black: Phil Dowd to referee the FA Cup final

Apr 17th 2012, 1:45 PM 251 Views 1 Comment

The 49-year-old will referee his first cup final when Chelsea and Liverpool meet on 5 May.

# man-in-black - Monday 27 June, 2011

Referee knocked unconscious by spectator after ladies' football decider
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Referee knocked unconscious by spectator after ladies' football decider

Jun 27th 2011, 2:59 PM 760 Views 0 Comments

Simon Brady has no recollection of the events but describes incident as “shameful”.