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# Referees

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# Men in the Middle
We now know who will referee Ireland's games at the Rugby World Cup
Nigel Owens will take charge of Ireland v France.
# Men in the Middle
These are the 18 football and 12 hurling referees for the 2015 senior GAA championships
There’ll be 18 football referees and 12 in hurling this summer.
# Analysis
Referees in focus for Munster as fullback Jones keeps up with trends
Kicking is an important part of Munster’s gameplan, and Jones says it’s generally ‘massive within Ireland.’
# Frustrated
Intercounty refs are needed for big club ties, as 'there's too much at stake'
Niall Daly felt that his club deserved a replay for a refereeing performance which he claims cost them a Championship final place.
# Men in the Middle
Liam O'Neill wants to see ex-players fast tracked to refereeing inter county games
O’Neill is also open to changing the inter-county calendar for the benefit of club games.
# Rule The Roost
History Makers - Female refs to take charge for all the 2014 All-Ireland ladies football finals
There’ll be new ground broken for the finals on September 28th.
# Men in Black
'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.
# no arms
Rugby technique: When good chop tackles go bad
Matías Cortese was yellow carded for a dangerous tackle against Ireland on Saturday.
# Change For The Better
Coincidence? The black card has led to scores per game increasing by over 10%
The GAA have released statistics to reflect the effect of the black card.
# Outlawed
Cody supports Keher’s call for red and yellow cards to be banned in hurling
The Kilkenny boss has lent his support to the views of the former Cats great.
# sent off
GAA referees could soon have power to issue red cards for racism offences
The motion is proposed for next month’s GAA Congress in Croke Park.
# Backin' Black
No U-turn on black card, insists GAA
“There can be no turning back,” insists Director-General Paraic Duffy in his Annual Report.
# Ref Justice
United 'laughing' at officials, Moyes says
“It’s a two-legged game and I am really looking forward to the second leg,” the Scot said after latest defeat.
# Respect
Eugene McGee: ‘Like we’d all love to tell a referee to f**k off, but you can’t do it’
The FRC chairman is hopeful that the new black card rule will help increase the respect for referees.
# taking a stand
Sepp Blatter urges referee action on diving
“Cutting out this kind of cheating is a matter of respect towards opponents and fans,” he said.
# Men in the Middle
Ireland's John Lacey to referee Six Nations opener
The full list of match officials for Ireland’s 2014 Six Nations campaign has been revealed.
# Opinion
5 talking points from today's Premier League action
What we made of Liverpool’s 3-3 draw with Everton and Arsenal’s Artur Boruc-inspired defeat of Southampton.
# Debate
5 talking points from this weekend's Pro12 action
Small crowds, dodgy referees and Leinster’s supporting cast make the list this week.
# can't cope
22 things Irish people hate
How many do you recognise?
# Controversy
GAA's black card rule labelled as 'ridiculous' by All-Ireland club winner
St Brigid’s goalkeeper Shane Curran is unhappy with the new rule that is being introduced next January.
# Whistle blowers
IRB appoints referees for Ireland's November internationals
Here are the men who will officiate our meetings with Samoa, Australia and New Zealand.
# Booked
Mark Halsey scores an own goal with memoir of his time as referee
With his needy sucking up to some Premier League managers the former referee does himself few favours in Added Time.
# Red Tide
John Allen wants new hurling referees' body
“Hurling and football are very different games,” says the Limerick hurling chief.
# Hi Tech
Here's what the new Ladies football RefCam looks like
TG4 will pilot the new piece of technology on July 27th.
# Opinion
5 things we learned from this week's Champions League action
We assess Manchester United’s draw with Real Madrid, plus the problems with referees in the competition.
# Controversy
Referees mulling over a Chelsea boycott - Report
Former Premier League official Clive Wilkes says many of his colleagues are disillusioned after the controversy with Chelsea.
# Reel stories
I shot that! The stories behind your favourite YouTube clips: Murphy’s magic moment
An iconic sporting moment captured on video.
# Scheme
Here's your Lionel Messi conspiracy theory pic of the day
The Portuguese media have come up with an innovative idea, as Benfica bid to stop the Argentinian superstar.
# Done Deal
NFL: Referees ratify eight-year deal following talks
An agreement has finally been reached to end the lockout, which began in July.
VIDEO: NFL refs return to standing ovation as Ravens beat Browns
Baltimore stretched their home winning streak to 13 games, the NFL’s longest run.
# replacement refs
Ref justice: NFL, referees reach deal to end lockout
Regular officials will be back starting with tonight’s Thursday Night Football match between the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens.
# Speaking out
Brian Cody (Kilkenny) on...
The Cats boss talks about the challenge of preparing for a replay and current refereeing performances.
# punished
FA charge Martinez over United game comments
The Wigan manager was not happy with the referee’s performance during their 4-0 defeat away at Old Trafford.
# Complaint
Gerrard, Rodgers want fair deal for Suarez
The duo claim the Uruguayan international’s reputation precedes him when it comes to referees’ decisions.
The Redzone: Crossing the zebras
The longer the referee strike continues in the NFL, the more players will try to take advantage of their replacements
# Fixtures
U21 hurling showdowns set for Thurles
The GAA have released the details for key fixtures over the next couple of weeks and announced the referees who will take charge of this year’s All-Ireland senior football semi-finals
# Video Technology
Dublin and Meath managers praise referee decision over O'Gara score
Eoghan O’Gara saw his shot for a point in the second-half of yesterday’s Leinster final waved wide before the white flag was then raised. Here’s what the two managers thought of the decision.
# Venue
GAA President O'Neill backs CCCC call to move game to Portlaoise
The decision to move next Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC round three qualifier away from Newbridge has received the support of the GAA President.
# Outburst
Flynn: "I just thought it was outrageous and with the big decision in the second-half the referee absolutely done Westmeath."
The man in the middle for last Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC qualifier in Mullingar is in the firing line.
# Fitness
Premier hopeful that O'Meara can feature in provincial final showdown
The Kilruane McDonagh’s attacker is an injury concern for Tipperary in the wake of last Sunday’s Munster semi-final victory over Cork.