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#Referee

# referee - Thursday 13 October, 2016

The black card is here to stay in Gaelic Football and why the sin bin would not work
# Put Up Or Shut Up
From The42
# Put Up Or Shut Up

The black card is here to stay in Gaelic Football and why the sin bin would not work

Oct 13th 2016, 11:58 AM 17,894 Views 46 Comments

GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail gives his views.

# referee - Monday 4 April, 2016

Referee controversy in Dundalk-Derry and more League of Ireland talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Referee controversy in Dundalk-Derry and more League of Ireland talking points

Apr 4th 2016, 3:19 PM 4,268 Views 1 Comment

Plus, water water everywhere as Wexford Youths secure historic win.

# referee - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Player kills referee for red card in Argentina
# Tragedy
From The42
# Tragedy

Player kills referee for red card in Argentina

Feb 16th 2016, 9:53 PM 47,146 Views 24 Comments

Cesar Flores, 48, was refereeing a match between local youth teams.

# referee - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Referee unwittingly provides assist for Wigan goal
# Video
From The42
# Video

Referee unwittingly provides assist for Wigan goal

Jan 13th 2016, 9:10 PM 5,041 Views 2 Comments

Sheffield United boss Nigel Adkins will not have been too happy with Andy Woolmer.

# referee - Thursday 7 January, 2016

'I don't expect red carpets rolled out for me' - the groundbreaking female GAA referee
# History Maker
From The42
# History Maker

'I don't expect red carpets rolled out for me' - the groundbreaking female GAA referee

Jan 7th 2016, 5:12 PM 5,507 Views 2 Comments

The Cavan woman made history in last night’s Dr McKenna Cup game.

# referee - Sunday 13 December, 2015

This is the penalty Anthony Foley was furious about after Munster's defeat
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

This is the penalty Anthony Foley was furious about after Munster's defeat

Dec 13th 2015, 3:02 PM 21,908 Views 26 Comments

Romain Poite left the Munster coach deeply annoyed.

# referee - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

'The referee had a terrible night' - Bosnia coach
# Complaint
From The42
# Complaint

'The referee had a terrible night' - Bosnia coach

Nov 17th 2015, 12:21 AM 13,054 Views 25 Comments

Björn Kuipers awarded Ireland what looked a dubious penalty in the first half.

# referee - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Former League of Ireland official Alan Kelly voted MLS referee of the year
# Man In The Middle
From The42
# Man In The Middle

Former League of Ireland official Alan Kelly voted MLS referee of the year

Nov 10th 2015, 12:30 AM 4,870 Views 5 Comments

The Cork native was recognised by players, managers and the media.

# referee - Monday 26 October, 2015

World Rugby appoint Nigel Owens to referee the World Cup final
# Final
From The42
# Final

World Rugby appoint Nigel Owens to referee the World Cup final

Oct 26th 2015, 2:34 PM 10,466 Views 36 Comments

Irishman John Lacey will referee Friday night’s bronze final between Argentina and South Africa.

Investigation after volunteer referee attacked during schoolboy soccer match
# Vicious Assault
# Vicious Assault

Investigation after volunteer referee attacked during schoolboy soccer match

Oct 26th 2015, 2:14 PM 47,125 Views 88 Comments

It happened towards the end of a Dublin District Schoolboy League under 15s match in Dublin on Saturday.

# referee - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Real Madrid caught up in Clasico corruption row
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Real Madrid caught up in Clasico corruption row

Oct 22nd 2015, 9:13 PM 6,619 Views 4 Comments

The complainant alleges he also received a phone call from a senior member of the referees’ committee.

# referee - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Watch: Football referee takes one in the crown jewels
# Ouch
From The42
# Ouch

Watch: Football referee takes one in the crown jewels

Oct 1st 2015, 7:10 PM 4,145 Views 2 Comments

Men of Ireland – look away now.

# referee - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Brazilian referee takes the law into his own hands by pulling out a gun during red card dispute
# Ref Justice
From The42
# Ref Justice

Brazilian referee takes the law into his own hands by pulling out a gun during red card dispute

Sep 29th 2015, 1:42 PM 7,652 Views 4 Comments

That’s one way to deal with play-acting.

# referee - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Who was the hardest Irishman for this ex-Premier League referee to deal with?
# Man In The Middle
From The42
# Man In The Middle

Who was the hardest Irishman for this ex-Premier League referee to deal with?

Sep 19th 2015, 6:00 AM 13,948 Views 7 Comments

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.

# referee - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Rugby referee Nigel Owens has some interesting thoughts on officiating in soccer
# Contrast
From The42
# Contrast

Rugby referee Nigel Owens has some interesting thoughts on officiating in soccer

Sep 15th 2015, 11:39 AM 11,996 Views 55 Comments

The Welshman says there is a big difference between the way players are dealt with in the two sports.

# referee - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Meath ref to take charge of third All-Ireland senior final for Dublin and Kerry clash
# Taking Charge
From The42
# Taking Charge

Meath ref to take charge of third All-Ireland senior final for Dublin and Kerry clash

Sep 8th 2015, 4:15 PM 8,258 Views 13 Comments

David Coldrick will be the man in the middle.

# referee - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Top-flight referee starts Facebook page to explain decisions
# Oi Ref!
From The42
# Oi Ref!

Top-flight referee starts Facebook page to explain decisions

Aug 11th 2015, 8:22 PM 9,228 Views 2 Comments

Is this the future of refereeing?

# referee - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Top hurling referee Gavin to appeal proposed one-month ban after Offaly club game incident
# Case For Defence
From The42
# Case For Defence

Top hurling referee Gavin to appeal proposed one-month ban after Offaly club game incident

Aug 6th 2015, 11:33 AM 9,763 Views 17 Comments

Brian Gavin is set to take charge of Kilkenny against Waterford next Sunday.

# referee - Monday 20 July, 2015

Man in the middle: a day in the life of Irish MLS referee Alan Kelly
# Behind The Scenes
From The42
# Behind The Scenes

Man in the middle: a day in the life of Irish MLS referee Alan Kelly

Jul 20th 2015, 7:15 AM 25,763 Views 3 Comments

The42.ie gets exclusive access and goes behind the scenes to see how the Irish official prepares for a high-profile MLS fixture.

# referee - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

'You can't say anything to that man' - Sean O'Brien on Wayne Barnes
# Referee
From The42
# Referee

'You can't say anything to that man' - Sean O'Brien on Wayne Barnes

Apr 21st 2015, 1:41 PM 16,001 Views 16 Comments

The Tullow Tank felt Steffon Armitage’s breakdown efforts were ‘completely illegal’.

# referee - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Irish referee Michelle O'Neill picked for the World Cup
# Flying The Flag
From The42
# Flying The Flag

Irish referee Michelle O'Neill picked for the World Cup

Mar 31st 2015, 9:29 PM 6,715 Views 4 Comments

The Wexford official has been chosen for this summer’s finals in Canada.

# referee - Monday 30 March, 2015

Has a referee ever looked more satisfied to be sending off a player?
# Not So Solid Crew
From The42
# Not So Solid Crew

Has a referee ever looked more satisfied to be sending off a player?

Mar 30th 2015, 10:19 AM 10,431 Views 7 Comments

Sorin Stoica is VERY happy with his decision.

# referee - Sunday 15 March, 2015

Footballer jailed for punch that killed referee
# Punishment
From The42
# Punishment

Footballer jailed for punch that killed referee

Mar 15th 2015, 10:20 PM 11,194 Views 5 Comments

A player reacted to being booked during a game in America.

# referee - Saturday 14 March, 2015

Ireland have 'no gripes' with Wayne Barnes after Wales defeat
# OFFICIAL
From The42
# OFFICIAL

Ireland have 'no gripes' with Wayne Barnes after Wales defeat

Mar 14th 2015, 7:23 PM 18,131 Views 34 Comments

Joe Schmidt said his side have to take responsibility for ‘what happens in our ruck’.

# referee - Friday 6 March, 2015

A Frenchman has been appointed to referee Leinster's Champions Cup quarter-final
# OFFICIAL
From The42
# OFFICIAL

A Frenchman has been appointed to referee Leinster's Champions Cup quarter-final

Mar 6th 2015, 12:44 PM 4,052 Views 2 Comments

Jérôme Garcès will be in charge when Bath come to Dublin.

# referee - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Iran demand life ban for referee after controversial call at Asian Cup
# Anger
From The42
# Anger

Iran demand life ban for referee after controversial call at Asian Cup

Jan 25th 2015, 1:35 PM 7,162 Views 3 Comments

Delegation chief Houshang Moghaddas said they would lodge a formal complaint against Ben Williams.

# referee - Friday 16 January, 2015

The men's All-Ireland League will have its first-ever female referee tonight
# History
From The42
# History

The men's All-Ireland League will have its first-ever female referee tonight

Jan 16th 2015, 3:53 PM 4,618 Views 4 Comments

IRFU match official Helen O’Reilly takes charge of her first Ulster Bank League clash.

# referee - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Good news! Romain Poite won't be refereeing an Ireland game in the 6 Nations
# Play The Whistle
From The42
# Play The Whistle

Good news! Romain Poite won't be refereeing an Ireland game in the 6 Nations

Dec 9th 2014, 6:31 PM 5,707 Views 13 Comments

Though we won’t have Nigel Owens either.

# referee - Friday 5 December, 2014

GAA referee tells of suicide attempt after Twitter abuse
# GAA
From The42
# GAA

GAA referee tells of suicide attempt after Twitter abuse

Dec 5th 2014, 7:35 AM 25,519 Views 15 Comments

The official suffered abuse on the social media network after a club game.

# referee - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

'I’m racking up air miles!' - Ireland's Alan Kelly on life as an MLS referee
# Man In Black
From The42
# Man In Black

'I’m racking up air miles!' - Ireland's Alan Kelly on life as an MLS referee

Nov 25th 2014, 12:00 PM 17,840 Views 14 Comments

The Cork official has settled in well in the States and has recently been nominated for Referee of the Year.

# referee - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Boxer banned for life after 'brutal attack' on referee
# Cowardly
From The42
# Cowardly

Boxer banned for life after 'brutal attack' on referee

Oct 22nd 2014, 10:55 AM 8,071 Views 11 Comments

Croatian Vido Loncar was unhappy with the official’s decision to halt the match.

# referee - Friday 17 October, 2014

Brian Cody cleared of misconduct for 'criminal' comments after All-Ireland final
# In The Clear
From The42
# In The Clear

Brian Cody cleared of misconduct for 'criminal' comments after All-Ireland final

Oct 17th 2014, 3:54 PM 21,854 Views 79 Comments

However, the Kilkenny boss has been warned as to his future conduct.

# referee - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Analysis: Should BJ Botha have been yellow carded against Leinster?
# You're The Ref
From The42
# You're The Ref

Analysis: Should BJ Botha have been yellow carded against Leinster?

Oct 8th 2014, 12:10 PM 9,970 Views 39 Comments

Munster head coach Anthony Foley insists the prop was playing within the laws of the game.

# referee - Monday 6 October, 2014

Munster's Foley joins O'Connor in questioning refereeing of Leinster clash
# Officials
From The42
# Officials

Munster's Foley joins O'Connor in questioning refereeing of Leinster clash

Oct 6th 2014, 9:30 PM 20,830 Views 41 Comments

The southern province’s head coach felt BJ Botha and Damien Varley should have stayed on the pitch.

# referee - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Matt O'Connor - 'You need strong officials and I don't think we had that tonight'
# Critical
From The42
# Critical

Matt O'Connor - 'You need strong officials and I don't think we had that tonight'

Oct 4th 2014, 10:04 PM 14,862 Views 59 Comments

The Leinster head coach was displeased with the refereeing of the breakdown and the scrum.

# referee - Monday 8 September, 2014

Eddie Kinsella to referee Kerry and Donegal in the All-Ireland senior football final
# Taking Charge
From The42
# Taking Charge

Eddie Kinsella to referee Kerry and Donegal in the All-Ireland senior football final

Sep 8th 2014, 4:18 PM 5,048 Views 3 Comments

Fergal Kelly of Longford will take charge of the minor game.

# referee - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Gigantic Kiwi prop Tameifuna cited for pushing referee to the ground
# Judicial
From The42
# Judicial

Gigantic Kiwi prop Tameifuna cited for pushing referee to the ground

Sep 2nd 2014, 11:12 AM 7,865 Views 4 Comments

The case will be heard tomorrow after the incident in last weekend’s ITM Cup action.

# referee - Monday 25 August, 2014

Barry Kelly to referee Tipperary and Kilkenny in All-Ireland hurling final
# He's The Ref
From The42
# He's The Ref

Barry Kelly to referee Tipperary and Kilkenny in All-Ireland hurling final

Aug 25th 2014, 1:54 PM 5,216 Views 25 Comments

Tipperary’s Fergal Horgan will take charge of the minor decider.

# referee - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Arsenal's Santi Cazorla gets maced with vanishing spray
# Oops
From The42
# Oops

Arsenal's Santi Cazorla gets maced with vanishing spray

Aug 16th 2014, 7:14 PM 7,877 Views 1 Comment

The Gunners ultimately defeated Crystal Palace 2-1.

# referee - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Full-time for Premier League ref Howard Webb
# Full Time
From The42
# Full Time

Full-time for Premier League ref Howard Webb

Aug 6th 2014, 1:28 PM 4,791 Views 12 Comments

The high-profile official is taking up a new position.