Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Referees

All time
# Whistle blowers
Men in the middle: Meet the Euro 2012 referees
Introducing the 12 officials who love the job you hate.
# Opinion
Refereeing - the impossible job
As long as managers allow their players con referees, they should not exhibit the incredible gaul it takes to call them out in public. It’s a hard enough job as it is.
# Airtricity League
Column: all eyes on the men in black this weekend
Disciplinary drama has dominated the opening weekends of the new Airtricity League season, writes Niall Kelly.
# Ref Justice
GAA to hold 'further talks' with Revenue on referee payments
There’ll be no change in officials’ rates for the time being, Croke Park chiefs indicate.
# Ref Justice
Here's why Amir Khan thinks someone 'interfered' with judges in that defeat
British boxer took to Twitter last night to post a series of pictures of the ringside goings on in Washington.
# Man in the Middle
Ref report card: Alain Rolland's Rugby World Cup (so far)
Yo, stats nerds. Come join us as we crunch the numbers on the Dubliner’s refereeing performances and look at what to expect from him in Saturday’s semi-final.
# Unlikely
Cattermole: I only ever made one bad tackle
The midfield enforcer has called his infamous challenge on Scott Parker “the only bad tackle I’ve made in my career.” Aside from that, girly-men like Stephen Reid are to blame for his reputation.
# Abuse
'Don't hate me because I'm beautiful' - Ronaldo
The star says fans boo him because he is “rich, handsome and a great player”. He forgot to mention modest.
# I walk the line
Introducing referees' newest weapon: the free-kick marker spray
If you’ve been watching the Copa America over the last few days, you’ll know all about this little fella …
# The Morning Score
The Morning Score: Friday
Arsene Wenger seems to be in a spot of bother, Trap to take a pay cut and Cork prepare to lose another GAA star.
# Whistleblowers
Martin Sludden and Howard Webb both receive death threats
Who’d be a ref?