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#Referee

# referee - Friday 23 November, 2018

40-year bans for Mullingar Town players who attacked referee
# Sanctioned
From The42
# Sanctioned

40-year bans for Mullingar Town players who attacked referee

Nov 23rd 2018, 11:16 AM 38,830 Views 61 Comments

A spectator who was involved in the assault on Daniel Sweeney was already serving a life-time suspension from playing.

# referee - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Van Dijk explains why he consoled referee at the end of Germany draw
# Nice Touch
From The42
# Nice Touch

Van Dijk explains why he consoled referee at the end of Germany draw

Nov 20th 2018, 12:41 PM 11,634 Views 4 Comments

The Netherlands captain embraced the official as he had recently lost his mother.

# referee - Monday 19 November, 2018

'A black day for our club' - Mullingar Town apologise for attack on referee after soccer match
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

'A black day for our club' - Mullingar Town apologise for attack on referee after soccer match

Nov 19th 2018, 12:13 PM 27,230 Views 18 Comments

Daniel Sweeney was hospitalised following the game in Westmeath.

# referee - Friday 16 November, 2018

Possible lifetime ban to be brought in for people who assault referees
# Daniel Sweeney
# Daniel Sweeney

Possible lifetime ban to be brought in for people who assault referees

Nov 16th 2018, 2:14 PM 16,192 Views 44 Comments

A new tiered system of sanctions is set to be introduced.

# referee - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Referee suspended for using 'rock, paper, scissors' instead of the coin toss
# Not In The Rulebook
From The42
# Not In The Rulebook

Referee suspended for using 'rock, paper, scissors' instead of the coin toss

Nov 14th 2018, 4:17 PM 8,621 Views 8 Comments

The English FA has suspended official David McNamara after his actions in a WSL game between Manchester City and Reading.

# referee - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Referee who was assaulted at football game says he forgives those who attacked him
# Horseleap
# Horseleap

Referee who was assaulted at football game says he forgives those who attacked him

Nov 13th 2018, 7:56 PM 32,581 Views 32 Comments

The FAI has begun an investigation into the attack.

# referee - Friday 9 November, 2018

Irish referee Lacey to retire at the end of the season and take up new role with IRFU
# Hang Up The Whistle
From The42
# Hang Up The Whistle

Irish referee Lacey to retire at the end of the season and take up new role with IRFU

Nov 9th 2018, 1:17 PM 9,390 Views 13 Comments

The Tipperary native will be involved in mentoring the next generation of Irish referees.

# referee - Friday 17 August, 2018

Premier League referee quits aged 32 due to 'change in his personal circumstances'
# Man In Black
From The42
# Man In Black

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

Aug 17th 2018, 1:13 PM 28,462 Views 10 Comments

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

# referee - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Wexford's Owens to take charge of Limerick-Galway All-Ireland hurling final
# Man In The Middle
From The42
# Man In The Middle

Wexford's Owens to take charge of Limerick-Galway All-Ireland hurling final

Aug 7th 2018, 5:24 PM 9,561 Views 35 Comments

Owens was in charge for the 2015 decider between Kilkenny and Galway.

# referee - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Will Russia 2018 be remembered as the World Cup that revolutionised fair play?
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Will Russia 2018 be remembered as the World Cup that revolutionised fair play?

Jul 22nd 2018, 9:30 AM 4,454 Views 3 Comments

VAR was introduced for the first time in the tournament’s history.

# referee - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Former Premier League referee reveals role in deliberate booking scam
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Former Premier League referee reveals role in deliberate booking scam

Jun 28th 2018, 4:09 PM 9,858 Views 5 Comments

Mark Halsey, who retired at the end of the 2012/13 season, told the story on CNN Sport.

# referee - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Galway criticise appointment of former Mayo minor manager as referee for Connacht final
# COnnacht Final
From The42
# COnnacht Final

Galway criticise appointment of former Mayo minor manager as referee for Connacht final

Jun 21st 2018, 10:38 PM 9,498 Views 9 Comments

A statement said the appointment of an ex-Mayo minor manager for Sunday’s Connacht final was a gross error of judgement.

# referee - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Were Ireland unfairly treated last night or was the referee just adhering to the rules?
# Explainer
From The42
# Explainer

Were Ireland unfairly treated last night or was the referee just adhering to the rules?

May 15th 2018, 8:04 PM 43,386 Views 37 Comments

Colin O’Brien’s side suffered a controversial penalty kick loss to tournament favourites Holland.

# referee - Friday 23 March, 2018

French referee who kicked footballer in the leg during Ligue 1 game has ban doubled
# Bookable Offence
From The42
# Bookable Offence

French referee who kicked footballer in the leg during Ligue 1 game has ban doubled

Mar 23rd 2018, 5:24 PM 6,329 Views 3 Comments

Ligue 1 referee Tony Chapron lost his appeal for kicking Diego Carlos during a match against PSG.

# referee - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Watt's my name? Ex-Arsenal player gets red card rescinded after ref's blunder
# Oops
From The42
# Oops

Watt's my name? Ex-Arsenal player gets red card rescinded after ref's blunder

Mar 7th 2018, 12:20 PM 8,353 Views 9 Comments

Sanchez Watt was sent off after the official mistook his name for dissent.

# referee - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Controversy as huge flag blocks VAR camera, allowing offside goal to stand
# Chaotic Scenes
From The42
# Chaotic Scenes

Controversy as huge flag blocks VAR camera, allowing offside goal to stand

Feb 7th 2018, 11:30 AM 7,807 Views 4 Comments

There was mass confusion in Portugal last night.

# referee - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Four-time All-Ireland hurling final referee Brian Gavin hangs up his whistle
# Stepping Away
From The42
# Stepping Away

Four-time All-Ireland hurling final referee Brian Gavin hangs up his whistle

Jan 10th 2018, 6:00 PM 8,628 Views 33 Comments

The Offaly man has retired from inter-county refereeing.

# referee - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Mark Clattenburg claims he quit refereeing because of Jose Mourinho
# Soul-searching
From The42
# Soul-searching

Mark Clattenburg claims he quit refereeing because of Jose Mourinho

Dec 6th 2017, 8:06 AM 14,960 Views 35 Comments

The referee says he was subject of a tirade from the Manchester United manager after a game at Stoke in January

# referee - Monday 4 December, 2017

Referee Clattenburg admits allowing Spurs to 'self-destruct' and lose the title
# Man In The Middle
From The42
# Man In The Middle

Referee Clattenburg admits allowing Spurs to 'self-destruct' and lose the title

Dec 4th 2017, 1:25 PM 12,595 Views 16 Comments

Tottenham’s clash with Chelsea proved key in handing the Premier League to Leicester City in 2016.

# referee - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Referee launches court action against Irish Rugby Football Union over dismissal
# David McHugh
# David McHugh

Referee launches court action against Irish Rugby Football Union over dismissal

Nov 1st 2017, 8:04 PM 32,437 Views 0 Comments

McHugh had held the role of Referee Performance Manager.

# referee - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Ronan O'Gara handed 10-week touchline ban for remarks made to Top 14 referee
# Sanctioned
From The42
# Sanctioned

Ronan O'Gara handed 10-week touchline ban for remarks made to Top 14 referee

Oct 19th 2017, 12:00 PM 32,096 Views 17 Comments

Racing 92 have also been fined €15,000.

# referee - Friday 13 October, 2017

Kiwi refs appointed to Ireland's opening November Tests
# It's Official
From The42
# It's Official

Kiwi refs appointed to Ireland's opening November Tests

Oct 13th 2017, 10:55 AM 5,209 Views 4 Comments

Meanwhile, Frank Murphy will run the line for Wales’ biggest games next month.

# referee - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

More history to be made by Joy Neville as she'll take charge of men's international
# Breaking New Ground
From The42
# Breaking New Ground

More history to be made by Joy Neville as she'll take charge of men's international

Sep 27th 2017, 10:06 AM 6,599 Views 9 Comments

The former Ireland back row will become one of the first female referees to oversee a men’s international next month.

# referee - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Tipperary native Fergal Horgan appointed as All-Ireland hurling final referee
# Man In Black
From The42
# Man In Black

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

Aug 17th 2017, 4:29 PM 7,960 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.

# referee - Saturday 15 July, 2017

'Somebody would want to explain the advantage rule to him because he didn’t seem to know it'
# Man In The Middle
From The42
# Man In The Middle

'Somebody would want to explain the advantage rule to him because he didn’t seem to know it'

Jul 15th 2017, 8:22 PM 14,968 Views 1 Comment

Tipperary boss Liam Kearns questioned the performance of referee Paddy Neilan.

# referee - Sunday 11 June, 2017

New Zealand media whip up scrum frenzy but Gatland defends French ref
# Scrum Debate
From The42
# Scrum Debate

New Zealand media whip up scrum frenzy but Gatland defends French ref

Jun 11th 2017, 2:29 PM 13,493 Views 18 Comments

Mathieu Raynal was dubbed a ‘villain’ after the Lions beat the Crusaders.

# referee - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Sulley Muntari accuses referee who sent him off of lacking 'balls'
# Straight Talk
From The42
# Straight Talk

Sulley Muntari accuses referee who sent him off of lacking 'balls'

May 7th 2017, 4:56 PM 4,127 Views 0 Comments

The Pescara midfielder has seen his one-match ban rescinded on appeal, after he challenged racist abuse aimed at him.

# referee - Friday 28 April, 2017

Sickening cheap-shot punch in French rugby league broke referee's jaw
# Disgrace
From The42
# Disgrace

Sickening cheap-shot punch in French rugby league broke referee's jaw

Apr 28th 2017, 10:33 AM 26,906 Views 16 Comments

Forget rugby, there’s no place in any sport for players reacting like this.

# referee - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Kieran McGeeney banned for 12 weeks over incident with official - reports
# Geezer
From The42
# Geezer

Kieran McGeeney banned for 12 weeks over incident with official - reports

Apr 26th 2017, 10:50 AM 5,696 Views 7 Comments

The Armagh manager allegedly had a verbal altercation with Joe McQuillan.

# referee - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

France lock fined €30k for 'cheats' outburst and criticism of Wayne Barnes
# Costly
From The42
# Costly

France lock fined €30k for 'cheats' outburst and criticism of Wayne Barnes

Mar 29th 2017, 5:46 PM 9,132 Views 18 Comments

Yoann Maestri voiced his disgust with the officials after his team’s Six Nations victory against Wales.

# referee - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Reilly to referee Mayo game for first time since controversial 2014 All-Ireland semi-final replay
# Man In The Middle
From The42
# Man In The Middle

Reilly to referee Mayo game for first time since controversial 2014 All-Ireland semi-final replay

Mar 28th 2017, 3:00 PM 39,257 Views 42 Comments

Reilly will take charge of the match between Mayo and Donegal.

# referee - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'I sent off the player... He struck me in the aftermath'
# Man In Black
From The42
# Man In Black

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

Feb 23rd 2017, 5:58 PM 11,124 Views 2 Comments

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

# referee - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

'Donal wouldn't want us missing out' - hurling ref takes charge of game two days after brother's funeral
# Man In The Middle
From The42
# Man In The Middle

'Donal wouldn't want us missing out' - hurling ref takes charge of game two days after brother's funeral

Feb 22nd 2017, 7:15 AM 5,256 Views 0 Comments

Alfie Devine took charge of the match between Meath and Derry.

# referee - Thursday 16 February, 2017

One of the Premier League's top referees is quitting to move to Saudi Arabia
# Payday
From The42
# Payday

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

Feb 16th 2017, 2:01 PM 9,695 Views 15 Comments

Mark Clattenburg is leaving English football.

# referee - Saturday 4 February, 2017

'They called you a lot of other things, but they didn't call you 'Sir''
# Class Of 95
From The42
# Class Of 95

'They called you a lot of other things, but they didn't call you 'Sir''

Feb 4th 2017, 9:30 AM 10,955 Views 26 Comments

Welsh referee Nigel Owens remembers his early days officiating in the amateur game.

# referee - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Under-fire referee Mike Dean demoted to the Championship
# Punishment
From The42
# Punishment

Under-fire referee Mike Dean demoted to the Championship

Jan 18th 2017, 8:02 AM 10,975 Views 13 Comments

The official has endured a difficult December, following a number of controversial Premier League decisions.

# referee - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

'It's the third time in a row I have won against Arsenal, and 3 times it was about the referee'
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

'It's the third time in a row I have won against Arsenal, and 3 times it was about the referee'

Dec 14th 2016, 9:36 AM 4,477 Views 6 Comments

Ronald Koeman was unhappy that Arsene Wenger blamed a mistake by referee Mark Clattenburg for Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to Everton.

# referee - Saturday 10 December, 2016

'I'll always reflect on where we started, the highs, lows and everything in between'
# Man In The Middle
From The42
# Man In The Middle

'I'll always reflect on where we started, the highs, lows and everything in between'

Dec 10th 2016, 8:50 PM 22,371 Views 12 Comments

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.

# referee - Monday 5 December, 2016

This Irish rugby fan's cheeky selfie with referee Nigel Owens ended in a sound gesture
# Two Finger Salute
From The Daily Edge
# Two Finger Salute

This Irish rugby fan's cheeky selfie with referee Nigel Owens ended in a sound gesture

Dec 5th 2016, 10:07 AM 8,563 Views 3 Comments

This fan got a two-finger salute, an excellent selfie, and a jersey out of it. Good haul.

# referee - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Corkman Alan Kelly named MLS Referee of the Year for second consecutive season
# Man In The Middle
From The42
# Man In The Middle

Corkman Alan Kelly named MLS Referee of the Year for second consecutive season

Nov 5th 2016, 4:00 PM 3,937 Views 2 Comments

Kelly was the clear winner with 63% of the vote.