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#Referee

# referee - Monday 7 July, 2014

Wexford GAA release video highlighting referee's performance following Laois loss
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Wexford GAA release video highlighting referee's performance following Laois loss

Jul 7th 2014, 9:36 PM 44,930 Views 54 Comments

Anthony Nolan’s display has come under scrutiny.

# referee - Monday 30 June, 2014

'A lot of mistakes is questionable' - Nigeria coach hits out at ref's display after France loss
# Protest
From The42
# Protest

'A lot of mistakes is questionable' - Nigeria coach hits out at ref's display after France loss

Jun 30th 2014, 9:24 PM 4,307 Views 6 Comments

Stephen Keshi was aggrieved that Emmanuel Emenike had a first-half goal ruled out for offside among other issues.

# referee - Sunday 22 June, 2014

World Cup fans are being incredibly mature about the ref's disappearing spray foam
# Grown Ups
From The Daily Edge
# Grown Ups

World Cup fans are being incredibly mature about the ref's disappearing spray foam

Jun 22nd 2014, 10:06 AM 17,202 Views 3 Comments

Just really adult and sophisticated.

# referee - Saturday 21 June, 2014

'Michael Fennelly giving a slap of the hurl across the arse. Yes you did. Free in'
# Men In Black
From The42
# Men In Black

'Michael Fennelly giving a slap of the hurl across the arse. Yes you did. Free in'

Jun 21st 2014, 8:55 PM 16,365 Views 11 Comments

Barry Kelly, the man who sent off ‘Kilkenny’s favourite son’, stars in Setanta Sports documentary on referees.

# referee - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

MMA referee hops in to stop fighter from beating on KO'd opponent with slick chokehold
# Mad Skillz
From The42
# Mad Skillz

MMA referee hops in to stop fighter from beating on KO'd opponent with slick chokehold

May 13th 2014, 9:53 AM 8,760 Views 10 Comments

Don’t mess with this man in black.

# referee - Friday 2 May, 2014

Fitting swansong for Alain Rolland as he gets Heineken Cup final reffing gig
# Last Call
From The42
# Last Call

Fitting swansong for Alain Rolland as he gets Heineken Cup final reffing gig

May 2nd 2014, 5:01 PM 13,870 Views 27 Comments

One of these men is off to Cardiff at the end of the month. The other is Munster legend Paul O’Connell.

# referee - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Referee Chris Foy forced to go off after taking a ball in the face
# Ouch!
From The42
# Ouch!

Referee Chris Foy forced to go off after taking a ball in the face

Apr 19th 2014, 3:40 PM 4,485 Views 1 Comment

Foy has a suspected broken nose after the incident in the first minute of Newcastle’s meeting with Swansea.

# referee - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Englishman Wayne Barnes to referee Munster's clash with Toulon
# Whistleblower
From The42
# Whistleblower

Englishman Wayne Barnes to referee Munster's clash with Toulon

Apr 17th 2014, 3:39 PM 6,054 Views 34 Comments

The ERC has announced the full list of refereeing appointments for the European semi-final weekend.

# referee - Monday 10 March, 2014

Referee lockout sees Ireland's Alan Kelly make his MLS debut
# Man In The Middle
From The42
# Man In The Middle

Referee lockout sees Ireland's Alan Kelly make his MLS debut

Mar 10th 2014, 4:39 PM 7,501 Views 1 Comment

The Cork native took charge of Seattle Sounders’ win against Sporting Kansas City over the weekend.

# referee - Monday 17 February, 2014

'Comedians' website advertises Howard Webb for motivational speaking
# LOL
From The42
# LOL

'Comedians' website advertises Howard Webb for motivational speaking

Feb 17th 2014, 1:52 PM 4,210 Views 6 Comments

Feel free to insert your own joke, Liverpool fans.

# referee - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Toulon boss Laporte gets 13-week ban for verbal tirade against ref
# Punishment
From The42
# Punishment

Toulon boss Laporte gets 13-week ban for verbal tirade against ref

Feb 12th 2014, 5:17 PM 3,971 Views 8 Comments

The former France head coach is in trouble for his attack on match official Laurent Cardona.

# referee - Friday 31 January, 2014

VIDEO: This referee got so fed up that he decided to disregard the yellow-card rule
# Way Harsh
From The42
# Way Harsh

VIDEO: This referee got so fed up that he decided to disregard the yellow-card rule

Jan 31st 2014, 8:15 AM 5,153 Views 1 Comment

Carlos Maglio adopted an unorthodox method in an attempt to control the players of Estudiantes and Gimnasia.

# referee - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Replay ordered in Munster schools GAA game after black card controversy
# Take Two
From The42
# Take Two

Replay ordered in Munster schools GAA game after black card controversy

Jan 30th 2014, 7:49 PM 5,757 Views 5 Comments

An official statement has been released this evening on the issue.

# referee - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Munster GAA pay tribute after tragic deaths of Limerick referee and Clare handballer
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Munster GAA pay tribute after tragic deaths of Limerick referee and Clare handballer

Jan 28th 2014, 12:44 PM 3,444 Views 1 Comment

Shane Hourigan and Barry Nash tragically died in road accidents in recent days.

# referee - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

You won't be hearing the 'yes, nine' call in this weekend's Heineken Cup
# Rule Change
From The42
# Rule Change

You won't be hearing the 'yes, nine' call in this weekend's Heineken Cup

Jan 8th 2014, 9:55 AM 8,810 Views 22 Comments

The IRB has made a greatly welcome alteration to the scrum-related protocol.

# referee - Monday 30 December, 2013

Rugby referee sent flying by 18-stone Bath hooker
# Crunch
From The42
# Crunch

Rugby referee sent flying by 18-stone Bath hooker

Dec 30th 2013, 9:28 PM 7,940 Views 3 Comments

Luke Pearce eventually recovered to issue 10 penalties and a yellow card to the Premiership side.

# referee - Saturday 14 December, 2013

VIDEO: Moussa Sissoko accidentally floors referee Mike Jones
# Lolz
From The42
# Lolz

VIDEO: Moussa Sissoko accidentally floors referee Mike Jones

Dec 14th 2013, 5:06 PM 8,831 Views 3 Comments

The man in black had to receive treatment for a bloody nose after the incident.

# referee - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Rob Penney: 'Perpignan will be trying to ambush us'
# Smokescreen
From The42
# Smokescreen

Rob Penney: 'Perpignan will be trying to ambush us'

Dec 12th 2013, 7:00 AM 2,323 Views 6 Comments

The Kiwi head coach was delighted with how his tactical plan worked out last weekend.

# referee - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Wes Brown was sent off today for this innocuous challenge as Sunderland lost
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Wes Brown was sent off today for this innocuous challenge as Sunderland lost

Nov 23rd 2013, 4:44 PM 8,613 Views 7 Comments

Sunderland were left with 10 men following a less-than-malicious tackle by the ex-United defender.

# referee - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Interview: Ireland's top referee Kelly keen to make an impression in the US
# Supporting LOI
From The42
# Supporting LOI

Interview: Ireland's top referee Kelly keen to make an impression in the US

Oct 20th 2013, 10:00 AM 12,743 Views 17 Comments

The Airtricity League whistleblower talks about his move to the States and the standard of officiating in Ireland.

# referee - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

VIDEO: Late goal in Dublin hurling final is disallowed as ref blows full-time
# Drama
From The42
# Drama

VIDEO: Late goal in Dublin hurling final is disallowed as ref blows full-time

Oct 16th 2013, 1:49 PM 5,866 Views 16 Comments

Dramatic conclusion to the meeting of Parnells and Ballyboden St Enda’s last Saturday in Parnell Park.

# referee - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Referee Alain Rolland to retire at the end of the season
# Referee
From The42
# Referee

Referee Alain Rolland to retire at the end of the season

Sep 25th 2013, 10:56 AM 2,500 Views 4 Comments

The 47-year-old will hang up his whistle after one more year.

# referee - Monday 23 September, 2013

Jim Gavin: 'Not only were we playing Mayo, we were playing the referee'
# Outburst
From The42
# Outburst

Jim Gavin: 'Not only were we playing Mayo, we were playing the referee'

Sep 23rd 2013, 6:30 AM 17,418 Views 115 Comments

The Dublin boss wasn’t happy with the amount of frees awarded against his side yesterday.

# referee - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

James McGrath appointed as All-Ireland final replay referee
# Man In The Middle
From The42
# Man In The Middle

James McGrath appointed as All-Ireland final replay referee

Sep 18th 2013, 3:54 PM 1,963 Views 8 Comments

The Westmeath man will take charge when Cork and Clare face off again.

# referee - Saturday 14 September, 2013

David Moyes criticises Ashley Young, says he deserved booking
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

David Moyes criticises Ashley Young, says he deserved booking

Sep 14th 2013, 4:47 PM 6,097 Views 14 Comments

The winger received a yellow card in today’s game for a blatant dive.

# referee - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Joe McQuillan appointed as All-Ireland senior football final referee
# In Charge
From The42
# In Charge

Joe McQuillan appointed as All-Ireland senior football final referee

Sep 10th 2013, 4:00 PM 2,124 Views 16 Comments

The Cavan man will officiate in Croke Park on September 22nd.

# referee - Monday 26 August, 2013

Brian Gavin appointed as All-Ireland senior hurling final referee
# In Charge
From The42
# In Charge

Brian Gavin appointed as All-Ireland senior hurling final referee

Aug 26th 2013, 5:11 PM 2,479 Views 7 Comments

The Offaly man will take charge of the clash between Cork and Clare on September 8th.

# referee - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Brazilian referee delivers crunching body-check on unsuspecting player
# Tough Tackle
From The42
# Tough Tackle

Brazilian referee delivers crunching body-check on unsuspecting player

Aug 13th 2013, 4:58 PM 4,204 Views 3 Comments

How many men in black dreamed of a sweet move like this.

# referee - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

GAA to review stadium policies in Newbridge after fans jostle referee McQuillan
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

GAA to review stadium policies in Newbridge after fans jostle referee McQuillan

Jul 24th 2013, 8:00 AM 9,436 Views 33 Comments

Director-General Paraic Duffy has described the scenes as ‘completely unacceptable’.

# referee - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Referee beheaded following player stabbing at Brazilian football match - reports
# Tragedy
From The42
# Tragedy

Referee beheaded following player stabbing at Brazilian football match - reports

Jul 6th 2013, 7:43 PM 7,454 Views 0 Comments

The deaths are understood to have occurred after an argument erupted over a contentious decision.

# referee - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Sex for match-fixing scandal hits seedy lows in Lebanon
# Offside Trap
From The42
# Offside Trap

Sex for match-fixing scandal hits seedy lows in Lebanon

Jun 11th 2013, 9:37 AM 3,965 Views 0 Comments

Three match officials have been jailed after pleading guilty to accepting free sex from a gambling-linked syndicate.

# referee - Monday 22 April, 2013

6 months after 'monkey' allegations, Clattenburg will ref Chelsea game
# Clatt Is Back
From The42
# Clatt Is Back

6 months after 'monkey' allegations, Clattenburg will ref Chelsea game

Apr 22nd 2013, 5:51 PM 1,304 Views 3 Comments

The referee was accused, by midfielder Ramires, of using inappropriate language towards John Obi Mikel.

# referee - Sunday 21 April, 2013

Sports film of the week: The Referee
# Reel Stories
From The42
# Reel Stories

Sports film of the week: The Referee

Apr 21st 2013, 9:15 PM 3,007 Views 0 Comments

Remember Martin Hansson? How could you forget?

# referee - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Your 'Not A Happy Bunny' Pic Of The Day
# Anger
From The42
# Anger

Your 'Not A Happy Bunny' Pic Of The Day

Apr 13th 2013, 6:14 PM 3,359 Views 1 Comment

The Norwich goalkeeper was not impressed with the officials’ decision.

# referee - Sunday 10 February, 2013

The man in the middle: Here are our favourite referees of all time
# Whistleblower
From The42
# Whistleblower

The man in the middle: Here are our favourite referees of all time

Feb 10th 2013, 9:01 AM 3,437 Views 2 Comments

We pay homage to the guys with the thankless job.

# referee - Friday 11 January, 2013

Reports name Pat Lam as next Connacht coach as O'Shea is scolded
# Kiwi Flavour
From The42
# Kiwi Flavour

Reports name Pat Lam as next Connacht coach as O'Shea is scolded

Jan 11th 2013, 5:41 PM 2,766 Views 1 Comment

The arrival of the former Samoan and All Black international would sweep the board for Kiwi coaches in Ireland.

# referee - Friday 21 December, 2012

I’ll be seeing you: Poite gets the whistle for crucial Munster and Leinster matches
# Heineken Cup
From The42
# Heineken Cup

I’ll be seeing you: Poite gets the whistle for crucial Munster and Leinster matches

Dec 21st 2012, 12:08 PM 850 Views 1 Comment

The French referee will oversee the Irish provinces in rounds five and six.

# referee - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Romain Poite named as ref for Wales v Ireland 6 Nations clash
# Fan Favourite
From The42
# Fan Favourite

Romain Poite named as ref for Wales v Ireland 6 Nations clash

Dec 11th 2012, 4:46 PM 7,561 Views 29 Comments

The Frenchman will whistleblow at the Millennium Stadium – scene of a lineout-gate in 2010.

VIDEO: Amir Johnson loses his cool, throws mouthguard at referee
# NBA
From The42
# NBA

VIDEO: Amir Johnson loses his cool, throws mouthguard at referee

Dec 11th 2012, 2:29 PM 875 Views 0 Comments

The Toronto Raptors forward was furious at being ejected from last night’s game with the Portland Trail Blazers.

# referee - Monday 10 December, 2012

Ding dong the ref is gone: Gauzère replaced for Munster v Saracens
# Ref Justice
From The42
# Ref Justice

Ding dong the ref is gone: Gauzère replaced for Munster v Saracens

Dec 10th 2012, 7:00 PM 3,914 Views 6 Comments

The French referee managed to alienate everyone within a 370-mile radius of Thomond Park on Saturday.