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#Man in black

# man-in-black - Friday 27 December, 2019

From The42 'The referee had to make himself a hero': Schmeichel fuming after Liverpool penalty Man In Black

'The referee had to make himself a hero': Schmeichel fuming after Liverpool penalty

Michael Oliver’s decision to award a penalty was upheld by VAR.

# man-in-black - Friday 17 August, 2018

From The42 Premier League referee quits aged 32 due to 'change in his personal circumstances' Man In Black

Premier League referee quits aged 32 due to 'change in his personal circumstances'

Regarded as one of the finest officials in the English game, Bobby Madley has decided to retire.

# man-in-black - Sunday 24 June, 2018

From The42 'I don't mind saying it but I cried when I got that phone call': The last Corkman at a World Cup Steady Eddie

'I don't mind saying it but I cried when I got that phone call': The last Corkman at a World Cup

It’s 20 years since Eddie Foley made history at France ’98.

# man-in-black - Thursday 17 August, 2017

From The42 Tipperary native Fergal Horgan appointed as All-Ireland hurling final referee Man In Black

Tipperary native Fergal Horgan appointed as All-Ireland hurling final referee

“I’m looking forward to it massively, it’s the pinnacle of every referee’s career to do the All-Ireland,” Horgan said.

# man-in-black - Thursday 23 February, 2017

From The42 'I sent off the player... He struck me in the aftermath' Man In Black

'I sent off the player... He struck me in the aftermath'

League of Ireland official Rob Rogers chats to The42 about the highs and lows of taking charge at various tiers.

# man-in-black - Thursday 16 February, 2017

From The42 One of the Premier League's top referees is quitting to move to Saudi Arabia Payday

One of the Premier League's top referees is quitting to move to Saudi Arabia

Mark Clattenburg is leaving English football.

# man-in-black - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

From The42 Maurice Deegan will take charge of the All-Ireland football final replay Man In Black

Maurice Deegan will take charge of the All-Ireland football final replay

The Laois referee will officiate his third All-Ireland final.

# man-in-black - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

From The42 Dublin v Mayo: Cork's Conor Lane to referee his first All-Ireland final Man In Black

Dublin v Mayo: Cork's Conor Lane to referee his first All-Ireland final

Down’s Ciaran Branagan will referee the minor decider between Kerry and Galway.

# man-in-black - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

From The42 'I think it wasn't a surprise' - Kilkenny boss Cody happy with Brian Gavin as final referee Man In Black

'I think it wasn't a surprise' - Kilkenny boss Cody happy with Brian Gavin as final referee

Offaly whistler Gavin was also in charge when Kilkenny beat Tipperary in 2011 and 2014.

# man-in-black - Monday 1 August, 2016

From The42 Jimmy's winning Majors! Walker holds off defending champ Day to claim maiden title Man In Black

Jimmy's winning Majors! Walker holds off defending champ Day to claim maiden title

The American clinched the US PGA Championship by one shot.

# man-in-black - Sunday 26 June, 2016

From The42 Ireland's players know the Italian who will referee their Euro 2016 tie with France well Man In Black

Ireland's players know the Italian who will referee their Euro 2016 tie with France well

Nicola Rizzoli is scheduled to officiate today’s last-16 match in Lyon.

# man-in-black - Saturday 17 October, 2015

From The42 'I probably enjoyed my 6 weeks off a bit too much but I'm focused again now' Man In Black

'I probably enjoyed my 6 weeks off a bit too much but I'm focused again now'

Shane Lowry is hoping to complete a memorable year with more success down the final stretch.

# man-in-black - Saturday 19 September, 2015

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

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

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.

# man-in-black - Monday 31 August, 2015

From The42 Here's the man appointed to take control of Dublin and Mayo's All-Ireland replay battle Man In Black

Here's the man appointed to take control of Dublin and Mayo's All-Ireland replay battle

It’s Eddie Kinsella in charge in Croke Park.

# man-in-black - Monday 22 June, 2015

From The42 Shane Lowry wore black all week at the US Open in tribute to Berkeley victims Nice Touch

Shane Lowry wore black all week at the US Open in tribute to Berkeley victims

The Offaly man played his way to even par and a share of ninth on a tough Major course.

# man-in-black - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

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

'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.

# man-in-black - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

From The42 There's an Irishman officiating at the Nou Camp tonight Man In Black

There's an Irishman officiating at the Nou Camp tonight

Damien MacGraith will be on the touchline when Lionel Messi and Barcelona take on Ajax in the Champions League.

# man-in-black - Sunday 20 October, 2013

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

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.

# man-in-black - Monday 14 October, 2013

From The42 Top ref Alan Kelly calls full time on Airtricity League career for MLS switch Coming To America

Top ref Alan Kelly calls full time on Airtricity League career for MLS switch

The Corkman will move to America in the new year, he’s confirmed.

# man-in-black - Monday 7 January, 2013

From The42 Howard Webb to ref United v Liverpool Man In Black

Howard Webb to ref United v Liverpool

Webb takes charge of Sunday’s meeting between the two north-west rivals at Old Trafford.

# man-in-black - Friday 23 November, 2012

From The42 In the clear but Mark Clattenburg admits he feared for his refereeing career Man In Black

In the clear but Mark Clattenburg admits he feared for his refereeing career

Premier League official Clattenburg was cleared by the Football Association yesterday of racially abusing John Obi Mikel.

# man-in-black - Monday 23 April, 2012

From The42 Andre Marriner to referee Manchester derby title decider Man In Black

Andre Marriner to referee Manchester derby title decider

It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it…

# man-in-black - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

From The42 Man in black: Phil Dowd to referee the FA Cup final The Referee's A...

Man in black: Phil Dowd to referee the FA Cup final

The 49-year-old will referee his first cup final when Chelsea and Liverpool meet on 5 May.

# man-in-black - Monday 27 June, 2011

From The42 Referee knocked unconscious by spectator after ladies' football decider Man In Black

Referee knocked unconscious by spectator after ladies' football decider

Simon Brady has no recollection of the events but describes incident as “shameful”.