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# Men in the Middle

This month
March 2023
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AFL return, injury battle and a comeback at 27 - Kerry's options in the engine room
Jack O’Connor needs midfield options for Kerry in the year ahead.
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Pearce to referee Champions Cup final as Irish officials appointed for Challenge Cup decider
The games take place the weekend after next.
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First knockout appointments for Murphy and Brace as they're handed whistle for Pro14 semis
Welsh official Andrew Brace will be familiar with the dynamic having refereed Leinster and Munster’s most recent encounter a fortnight ago.
# officials
Ref review: Were the big calls in the Champions Cup final correct?
We asked a current referee to review some of the incidents from Leinster’s narrow win over Racing.
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Black cards, two referees, mouthguards and melees - the issues facing the GAA's officials this summer
With more games it’s going to be a hectic summer for the GAA’s referees.
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Owens to ref Munster, Leinster get Garcès, and Poite in charge for Connacht
EPCR has confirmed the refereeing appointments for the European quarter-finals.
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Sigerson Cup winning midfield duo back as Kerry make 4 changes for Galway game
David Clifford is also named to start for the Kingdom.
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Experienced duo selected to referee upcoming All-Ireland SFC semi-finals
Maurice Deegan and David Coldrick get the nod.
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Nigel Owens and Romain Poite will take charge of the Champions Cup semi-finals
Irish referees Andrew Brace and John Lacey will be on duty for the last-four fixtures in the Challenge Cup.
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Owens and Doyle to referee Leinster and Munster's big European rugby clashes
The referee appointments were announced this morning.
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World Rugby announce referee appointments for Ireland's November Tests
Ireland’s John Lacey will officiate one of the 33 internationals scheduled for next month.
# Whistleblowers
Lacey gets Challenge semi with Owens and Poite in charge for Champions Cup
EPCR have announced the referees for the European semi-finals weekend.
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Garcès to take charge of Ireland's crucial Six Nations opener against Wales
Tournament rookie Angus Gardiner will hold the whistle for Ireland’s home meeting against Italy.
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We now know who will referee Ireland's games at the Rugby World Cup
Nigel Owens will take charge of Ireland v France.
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These are the 18 football and 12 hurling referees for the 2015 senior GAA championships
There’ll be 18 football referees and 12 in hurling this summer.
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Three Irish referees have been selected to officiate at the Rugby World Cup
The tournament kicks off on the 18th September.
# Analysis
Referees in focus for Munster as fullback Jones keeps up with trends
Kicking is an important part of Munster’s gameplan, and Jones says it’s generally ‘massive within Ireland.’
# Men in the Middle
Liam O'Neill wants to see ex-players fast tracked to refereeing inter county games
O’Neill is also open to changing the inter-county calendar for the benefit of club games.
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Ireland's John Lacey to referee Six Nations opener
The full list of match officials for Ireland’s 2014 Six Nations campaign has been revealed.
# Whistle blowers
Men in the middle: Meet the Euro 2012 referees
Introducing the 12 officials who love the job you hate.
# Star Attraction
Kauto headed for Punchestown debut
Paul Nicholls’ chaser is targeting the Guinness Gold Cup on May 4 as his final contest of the season.
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Irish refs may be asked to pass Scottish picket line
Scottish football chiefs look to Irish refs as SPL whistlers set to strike this weekend.