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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Referee

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Ireland have 'no gripes' with Wayne Barnes after Wales defeat
Joe Schmidt said his side have to take responsibility for ‘what happens in our ruck’.
A Frenchman has been appointed to referee Leinster's Champions Cup quarter-final
Jérôme Garcès will be in charge when Bath come to Dublin.
Iran demand life ban for referee after controversial call at Asian Cup
Delegation chief Houshang Moghaddas said they would lodge a formal complaint against Ben Williams.
The men's All-Ireland League will have its first-ever female referee tonight
IRFU match official Helen O’Reilly takes charge of her first Ulster Bank League clash.
Good news! Romain Poite won't be refereeing an Ireland game in the 6 Nations
Though we won’t have Nigel Owens either.
GAA referee tells of suicide attempt after Twitter abuse
The official suffered abuse on the social media network after a club game.
'I’m racking up air miles!' - Ireland's Alan Kelly on life as an MLS referee
The Cork official has settled in well in the States and has recently been nominated for Referee of the Year.
Boxer banned for life after 'brutal attack' on referee
Croatian Vido Loncar was unhappy with the official’s decision to halt the match.
Brian Cody cleared of misconduct for 'criminal' comments after All-Ireland final
However, the Kilkenny boss has been warned as to his future conduct.
Analysis: Should BJ Botha have been yellow carded against Leinster?
Munster head coach Anthony Foley insists the prop was playing within the laws of the game.
Munster's Foley joins O'Connor in questioning refereeing of Leinster clash
The southern province’s head coach felt BJ Botha and Damien Varley should have stayed on the pitch.
Matt O'Connor - 'You need strong officials and I don't think we had that tonight'
The Leinster head coach was displeased with the refereeing of the breakdown and the scrum.
Eddie Kinsella to referee Kerry and Donegal in the All-Ireland senior football final
Fergal Kelly of Longford will take charge of the minor game.
Gigantic Kiwi prop Tameifuna cited for pushing referee to the ground
The case will be heard tomorrow after the incident in last weekend’s ITM Cup action.
Barry Kelly to referee Tipperary and Kilkenny in All-Ireland hurling final
Tipperary’s Fergal Horgan will take charge of the minor decider.
Arsenal's Santi Cazorla gets maced with vanishing spray
The Gunners ultimately defeated Crystal Palace 2-1.
Full-time for Premier League ref Howard Webb
The high-profile official is taking up a new position.
Wexford GAA release video highlighting referee's performance following Laois loss
Anthony Nolan’s display has come under scrutiny.
'A lot of mistakes is questionable' - Nigeria coach hits out at ref's display after France loss
Stephen Keshi was aggrieved that Emmanuel Emenike had a first-half goal ruled out for offside among other issues.
World Cup fans are being incredibly mature about the ref's disappearing spray foam
Just really adult and sophisticated.
'Michael Fennelly giving a slap of the hurl across the arse. Yes you did. Free in'
Barry Kelly, the man who sent off ‘Kilkenny’s favourite son’, stars in Setanta Sports documentary on referees.
MMA referee hops in to stop fighter from beating on KO'd opponent with slick chokehold
Don’t mess with this man in black.
Fitting swansong for Alain Rolland as he gets Heineken Cup final reffing gig
One of these men is off to Cardiff at the end of the month. The other is Munster legend Paul O’Connell.
Referee Chris Foy forced to go off after taking a ball in the face
Foy has a suspected broken nose after the incident in the first minute of Newcastle’s meeting with Swansea.
Englishman Wayne Barnes to referee Munster's clash with Toulon
The ERC has announced the full list of refereeing appointments for the European semi-final weekend.
Referee lockout sees Ireland's Alan Kelly make his MLS debut
The Cork native took charge of Seattle Sounders’ win against Sporting Kansas City over the weekend.
'Comedians' website advertises Howard Webb for motivational speaking
Feel free to insert your own joke, Liverpool fans.
Toulon boss Laporte gets 13-week ban for verbal tirade against ref
The former France head coach is in trouble for his attack on match official Laurent Cardona.
VIDEO: This referee got so fed up that he decided to disregard the yellow-card rule
Carlos Maglio adopted an unorthodox method in an attempt to control the players of Estudiantes and Gimnasia.
Replay ordered in Munster schools GAA game after black card controversy
An official statement has been released this evening on the issue.
Munster GAA pay tribute after tragic deaths of Limerick referee and Clare handballer
Shane Hourigan and Barry Nash tragically died in road accidents in recent days.
You won't be hearing the 'yes, nine' call in this weekend's Heineken Cup
The IRB has made a greatly welcome alteration to the scrum-related protocol.
Rugby referee sent flying by 18-stone Bath hooker
Luke Pearce eventually recovered to issue 10 penalties and a yellow card to the Premiership side.
VIDEO: Moussa Sissoko accidentally floors referee Mike Jones
The man in black had to receive treatment for a bloody nose after the incident.
Rob Penney: 'Perpignan will be trying to ambush us'
The Kiwi head coach was delighted with how his tactical plan worked out last weekend.
Wes Brown was sent off today for this innocuous challenge as Sunderland lost
Sunderland were left with 10 men following a less-than-malicious tackle by the ex-United defender.
Interview: Ireland's top referee Kelly keen to make an impression in the US
The Airtricity League whistleblower talks about his move to the States and the standard of officiating in Ireland.
VIDEO: Late goal in Dublin hurling final is disallowed as ref blows full-time
Dramatic conclusion to the meeting of Parnells and Ballyboden St Enda’s last Saturday in Parnell Park.
Referee Alain Rolland to retire at the end of the season
The 47-year-old will hang up his whistle after one more year.
Jim Gavin: 'Not only were we playing Mayo, we were playing the referee'
The Dublin boss wasn’t happy with the amount of frees awarded against his side yesterday.