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# Man in the Middle

Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# Man in the Middle
Paul Reid is 'pragmatic' about the criticism of his role as Chair of Citizens' Assembly on Drugs
A number of politicians have questioned the appointment.
Last year
# Man in the Middle
Tyrone's Hurson to referee All-Ireland final between Galway and Kerry
The Galbally Pearses clubman refereed the All-Ireland Minor final in 2018, the All-Ireland U20 final in 2021, and the All Ireland Club final in 2022.
All time
# Man in the Middle
Joe McQuillan confirmed as referee for All-Ireland SFC final
The Cavan native has previously taken charge of three All-Ireland deciders.
# David Power
"I know he is a Ladies football referee as well and I think he was getting crossed over with rules at times'
The Tipperary manager questioned decisions made in Saturday’s game in Thurles.
# Man in the Middle
Nigel Owens retires from international rugby after refereeing 100th Test
The recent Autumn Nations Cup match between France and Italy was the popular Welshman’s last at that level.
# Man in the Middle
Meath referee to take charge of All-Ireland senior football final
Meanwhile, Down’s Paul Faloon will take charge of the U20 football decider.
# Man in the Middle
Tipperary native Fergal Horgan appointed as All-Ireland hurling final referee
Liam Gordon of Galway will officiate the Joe McDonagh Cup final.
# on the whistle
Andrew Brace appointed referee for the Pro14 final between Leinster and Ulster
The 32-year-old has been a rising star of the refereeing scene in recent years.
# Man in the Middle
All-Ireland final referee Gough opts out for 2020 due to social distancing concerns
‘As long as there is social distancing still in place,’ the Meathman is unavailable.
# The Line-Out
'She hugged me and said my story saved her life': Referee Nigel Owens on helping others
The well-known Welsh official has used his profile to speak about overcoming difficult situations.
Jérôme Garcès will ref the World Cup final between England and the Boks
The 46-year-old will be the first Frenchman to adjudicate a World Cup decider.
# Man in the Middle
'He apologised, we got on with life' - Gough on Brolly
David Gough says he wasn’t affected by all the talk in the lead-up to the drawn All-Ireland final.
# Man in the Middle
Cork's Conor Lane to referee All-Ireland final replay as ticket prices reduced
Dublin and Kerry will battle it out once more for the Sam Maguire in two weeks.
# Man in the Middle
O'Mahony insists there's no Kerry mafia with a 'witch hunt' against All-Ireland ref Gough
O’Mahony and Eamonn Fitzmaurice raised questions over Gough’s suitability because he lives and works in Dublin.
# Man in the Middle
Kerry chairman: 'The team and management have no issue with David Gough as the All-Ireland referee'
Tim Murphy insists no one in the Kerry camp has an issue with the appointment of the Meath referee.
# in charge
David Gough confirmed as referee for Dublin-Kerry All-Ireland football final
This comes as the Meathman’s first All-Ireland senior final in the middle.
# Man in the Middle
Owens appointed to referee Pro14 showdown between Leinster and Glasgow
John Lacey and Mike Adamson will be the touch judges at Celtic Park.
# on the whistle
Garcès appointed to referee Leinster's Champions Cup final clash
The Frenchman will be in charge of the decider against Saracens in Newcastle.
# Man in the Middle
'We’ve been penalised a lot by him so need to be wary of our discipline'
Wayne Barnes is the man in the middle for Saturday’s Test against the All Blacks.
# sideshow
All-Ireland hurling final ref Owens 'can understand' James McGrath's outrage after snub
‘I would have been upset if I didn’t get the call,’ the Wexford man said.
# Ref
Cork's Conor Lane to take charge of Dublin-Tyrone All-Ireland football final
This will be his second All-Ireland senior final as the man in the middle.
# Man in black
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.
# Man in the Middle
Wexford's Owens to take charge of Limerick-Galway All-Ireland hurling final
Owens was in charge for the 2015 decider between Kilkenny and Galway.
# steady eddie
'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.
# Man in the Middle
South African Stuart Berry to referee Leinster-Scarlets Pro14 final
The official will take charge of Saturday’s decider at the Aviva Stadium.
# Man in the Middle
Referee Clattenburg admits allowing Spurs to 'self-destruct' and lose the title
Tottenham’s clash with Chelsea proved key in handing the Premier League to Leicester City in 2016.
# Man in the Middle
Gough to take charge of a Kerry game for first time since last year's All-Ireland semi-final
The Meath man has been appointed to referee the replay against Mayo.
# Man in the Middle
'Somebody would want to explain the advantage rule to him because he didn’t seem to know it'
Tipperary boss Liam Kearns questioned the performance of referee Paddy Neilan.
# Man in the Middle
Nigel Owens to take charge of Munster's Pro12 showdown with Scarlets
The Welshman will referee his fifth championship final this weekend.
# Man in the Middle
Reilly to referee Mayo game for first time since controversial 2014 All-Ireland semi-final replay
Reilly will take charge of the match between Mayo and Donegal.
# Man in the Middle
'Donal wouldn't want us missing out' - hurling ref takes charge of game two days after brother's funeral
Alfie Devine took charge of the match between Meath and Derry.
# class of 95
'They called you a lot of other things, but they didn't call you 'Sir''
Welsh referee Nigel Owens remembers his early days officiating in the amateur game.
# Man in the Middle
'I'll always reflect on where we started, the highs, lows and everything in between'
The 2016 Major League Soccer decider takes place in Toronto later this evening and Cork native Alan Kelly will be at the centre of it.
# Man in the Middle
Corkman Alan Kelly named MLS Referee of the Year for second consecutive season
Kelly was the clear winner with 63% of the vote.
# Man in the Middle
What's it like to prepare for an All-Ireland final as a referee?
John Bannon has been in charge of two football finals.
# Man in the Middle
Football's favourite lip-licker Mark Clattenburg to referee Euro 2016 final
Premier League ref gets the nod for France v Portugal.
# Man in the Middle
Nigel Owens to cap a remarkable 12 months by taking charge of Saturday's Pro12 final
It will be his fifth major final in a year.
# Man in the Middle
Nigel Owens will make history when he takes charge of Fiji v Tonga in June
World Rugby have announced the appointments for this summer’s internationals.
# Man in the Middle
Former League of Ireland official Alan Kelly voted MLS referee of the year
The Cork native was recognised by players, managers and the media.
# Man in the Middle
Referee's tale of the whistle, the whisky and the shotgun
Nigel Owens will take charge of the World Cup decider tomorrow.