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# Referee

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Bournemouth's Gosling demands apology from ref over 'sarky' comments
‘I think he should really come out and apologise because I thought he was a disgrace.’
O'Rourke in contact with Gough after criticism of language used in RTÉ TV GAA debate
The comments were made during a discussion on the black card on last night’s programme.
Bravo to Super Rugby for finally allowing fans in the stadium to hear the TMO
The supporters at Eden Park could eavesdrop on the chat between the referee and his TMO.
'Dark-humoured' joke led to sacking of former Premier League ref Madley
The PGMOL said at the time he had ‘decided to relocate due to a change in his personal circumstances.’
Schmidt 'incredibly positive' for Ireland as he hopes for better refereeing
The Ireland boss has handed Johnny Sexton the ‘deserved honour’ of captaining the team.
Meath to ask 'higher GAA authority' to investigate complaint by ref against ex-chairman
Peter O’Halloran stepped down as county chairman last Friday night.
'Anything can happen in four years, so I just want to take this opportunity in Japan'
Andrew Brace is the only IRFU match official involved in the upcoming World Cup.
FAI hit back at claims they are not doing enough to stamp out violence against referees
20-year-old official Harry McCann said an U13 manager attempted “to strike me” in a game on Saturday.
‘They weren't expecting a female referee. They said, 'Hello, Michael!’ I was like, no, my name's Michelle’
Michelle O’Neill became the first Irish woman to referee at a World Cup four years ago. This month in France she will officiate at her second finals.
'The worst thing for me is the referee had his whistle in his mouth... And he took it back out'
John Cotter was frustrated after seeing his side concede a late equaliser.
Premier League referee Mike Dean celebrates as Tranmere prevail
Micky Mellon’s side will face Newport County in the final of the League Two play-offs.
Garcès appointed to referee Leinster's Champions Cup final clash
The Frenchman will be in charge of the decider against Saracens in Newcastle.
Furious Pochettino confronts referee Mike Dean after defeat at Burnley
The Spurs boss took exception to some of today’s officiating, including the decision to award a corner which led to Burnley’s opening goal.
'It's something special when you prove someone wrong' - Joy Neville
Limerick woman Joy Neville has proven herself as a top-class referee.
13 yellow, 4 black and one red card shown as Roscommon retain FBD League title
Donie Smith hit 0-8 for the winners against Galway.
Cork's Alan Kelly named MLS Referee of the Year for third time in four years
The 43-year-old served as a League of Ireland referee for 15 years but moved to the USA in 2014.
Four men released in soccer referee assault investigation
The men were released in the early hours of this morning.
40-year bans for Mullingar Town players who attacked referee
A spectator who was involved in the assault on Daniel Sweeney was already serving a life-time suspension from playing.
Van Dijk explains why he consoled referee at the end of Germany draw
The Netherlands captain embraced the official as he had recently lost his mother.
'A black day for our club' - Mullingar Town apologise for attack on referee after soccer match
Daniel Sweeney was hospitalised following the game in Westmeath.
Possible lifetime ban to be brought in for people who assault referees
A new tiered system of sanctions is set to be introduced.
Referee suspended for using 'rock, paper, scissors' instead of the coin toss
The English FA has suspended official David McNamara after his actions in a WSL game between Manchester City and Reading.
Referee who was assaulted at football game says he forgives those who attacked him
The FAI has begun an investigation into the attack.
Irish referee Lacey to retire at the end of the season and take up new role with IRFU
The Tipperary native will be involved in mentoring the next generation of Irish referees.
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.
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.
Will Russia 2018 be remembered as the World Cup that revolutionised fair play?
VAR was introduced for the first time in the tournament’s history.
Former Premier League referee reveals role in deliberate booking scam
Mark Halsey, who retired at the end of the 2012/13 season, told the story on CNN Sport.
Galway criticise appointment of former Mayo minor manager as referee for Connacht final
A statement said the appointment of an ex-Mayo minor manager for Sunday’s Connacht final was a gross error of judgement.
Were Ireland unfairly treated last night or was the referee just adhering to the rules?
Colin O’Brien’s side suffered a controversial penalty kick loss to tournament favourites Holland.
French referee who kicked footballer in the leg during Ligue 1 game has ban doubled
Ligue 1 referee Tony Chapron lost his appeal for kicking Diego Carlos during a match against PSG.
Watt's my name? Ex-Arsenal player gets red card rescinded after ref's blunder
Sanchez Watt was sent off after the official mistook his name for dissent.
Controversy as huge flag blocks VAR camera, allowing offside goal to stand
There was mass confusion in Portugal last night.
Four-time All-Ireland hurling final referee Brian Gavin hangs up his whistle
The Offaly man has retired from inter-county refereeing.
Mark Clattenburg claims he quit refereeing because of Jose Mourinho
The referee says he was subject of a tirade from the Manchester United manager after a game at Stoke in January
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.
Referee launches court action against Irish Rugby Football Union over dismissal
McHugh had held the role of Referee Performance Manager.
Ronan O'Gara handed 10-week touchline ban for remarks made to Top 14 referee
Racing 92 have also been fined €15,000.
Kiwi refs appointed to Ireland's opening November Tests
Meanwhile, Frank Murphy will run the line for Wales’ biggest games next month.
More history to be made by Joy Neville as she'll take charge of men's international
The former Ireland back row will become one of the first female referees to oversee a men’s international next month.