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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Referee

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Tipperary native Fergal Horgan appointed as All-Ireland hurling final referee
“I’m looking forward to it massively, it’s the pinnacle of every referee’s career to do the All-Ireland,” Horgan said.
'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.
New Zealand media whip up scrum frenzy but Gatland defends French ref
Mathieu Raynal was dubbed a ‘villain’ after the Lions beat the Crusaders.
Sulley Muntari accuses referee who sent him off of lacking 'balls'
The Pescara midfielder has seen his one-match ban rescinded on appeal, after he challenged racist abuse aimed at him.
Sickening cheap-shot punch in French rugby league broke referee's jaw
Forget rugby, there’s no place in any sport for players reacting like this.
Kieran McGeeney banned for 12 weeks over incident with official - reports
The Armagh manager allegedly had a verbal altercation with Joe McQuillan.
France lock fined €30k for 'cheats' outburst and criticism of Wayne Barnes
Yoann Maestri voiced his disgust with the officials after his team’s Six Nations victory against Wales.
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.
'I sent off the player... He struck me in the aftermath'
League of Ireland official Rob Rogers chats to The42 about the highs and lows of taking charge at various tiers.
'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.
One of the Premier League's top referees is quitting to move to Saudi Arabia
Mark Clattenburg is leaving English football.
'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.
Under-fire referee Mike Dean demoted to the Championship
The official has endured a difficult December, following a number of controversial Premier League decisions.
'It's the third time in a row I have won against Arsenal, and 3 times it was about the referee'
Ronald Koeman was unhappy that Arsene Wenger blamed a mistake by referee Mark Clattenburg for Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to Everton.
'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.
This Irish rugby fan's cheeky selfie with referee Nigel Owens ended in a sound gesture
This fan got a two-finger salute, an excellent selfie, and a jersey out of it. Good haul.
Corkman Alan Kelly named MLS Referee of the Year for second consecutive season
Kelly was the clear winner with 63% of the vote.
The black card is here to stay in Gaelic Football and why the sin bin would not work
GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail gives his views.
Referee controversy in Dundalk-Derry and more League of Ireland talking points
Plus, water water everywhere as Wexford Youths secure historic win.
Player kills referee for red card in Argentina
Cesar Flores, 48, was refereeing a match between local youth teams.
Referee unwittingly provides assist for Wigan goal
Sheffield United boss Nigel Adkins will not have been too happy with Andy Woolmer.
'I don't expect red carpets rolled out for me' - the groundbreaking female GAA referee
The Cavan woman made history in last night’s Dr McKenna Cup game.
This is the penalty Anthony Foley was furious about after Munster's defeat
Romain Poite left the Munster coach deeply annoyed.
'The referee had a terrible night' - Bosnia coach
Björn Kuipers awarded Ireland what looked a dubious penalty in the first half.
Former League of Ireland official Alan Kelly voted MLS referee of the year
The Cork native was recognised by players, managers and the media.
World Rugby appoint Nigel Owens to referee the World Cup final
Irishman John Lacey will referee Friday night’s bronze final between Argentina and South Africa.
Investigation after volunteer referee attacked during schoolboy soccer match
It happened towards the end of a Dublin District Schoolboy League under 15s match in Dublin on Saturday.
Real Madrid caught up in Clasico corruption row
The complainant alleges he also received a phone call from a senior member of the referees’ committee.
Watch: Football referee takes one in the crown jewels
Men of Ireland – look away now.
Brazilian referee takes the law into his own hands by pulling out a gun during red card dispute
That’s one way to deal with play-acting.
Who was the hardest Irishman for this ex-Premier League referee to deal with?
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.
Rugby referee Nigel Owens has some interesting thoughts on officiating in soccer
The Welshman says there is a big difference between the way players are dealt with in the two sports.
Meath ref to take charge of third All-Ireland senior final for Dublin and Kerry clash
David Coldrick will be the man in the middle.
Top-flight referee starts Facebook page to explain decisions
Is this the future of refereeing?
Top hurling referee Gavin to appeal proposed one-month ban after Offaly club game incident
Brian Gavin is set to take charge of Kilkenny against Waterford next Sunday.
Man in the middle: a day in the life of Irish MLS referee Alan Kelly gets exclusive access and goes behind the scenes to see how the Irish official prepares for a high-profile MLS fixture.
'You can't say anything to that man' - Sean O'Brien on Wayne Barnes
The Tullow Tank felt Steffon Armitage’s breakdown efforts were ‘completely illegal’.
Irish referee Michelle O'Neill picked for the World Cup
The Wexford official has been chosen for this summer’s finals in Canada.
Has a referee ever looked more satisfied to be sending off a player?
Sorin Stoica is VERY happy with his decision.
Footballer jailed for punch that killed referee
A player reacted to being booked during a game in America.