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#Referee

# referee - Friday 30 July, 2021

Kolisi: 'I didn't feel respected at all. I didn't feel I was given a fair opportunity'
# Double Down
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# Double Down

Kolisi: 'I didn't feel respected at all. I didn't feel I was given a fair opportunity'

Jul 30th 2021, 2:23 PM 37,900 Views 30 Comments

The Springboks say that the Lions ‘destroyed the dignity of the series.’

Rugby Australia slam Erasmus' 'unacceptable' attack on referee Berry
# Hitting Back
From The42
# Hitting Back

Rugby Australia slam Erasmus' 'unacceptable' attack on referee Berry

Jul 30th 2021, 10:15 AM 9,525 Views 13 Comments

The Aussie union’s CEO says public attacks like this can’t be tolerated.

Lions believe O'Keeffe is 'professional enough' not to be distracted by Erasmus
# Top Man
From The42
# Top Man

Lions believe O'Keeffe is 'professional enough' not to be distracted by Erasmus

Jul 30th 2021, 9:43 AM 5,610 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Dan Biggar is on track to be fit for tomorrow’s second Test.

# referee - Sunday 11 April, 2021

Ronald Koeman fumes over referee's display in El Clasico
# Unhappy
From The42
# Unhappy

Ronald Koeman fumes over referee's display in El Clasico

Apr 11th 2021, 4:17 PM 6,104 Views 0 Comments

The Dutch coach walked out of one television interview after the match.

# referee - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Rebecca Welch makes history by becoming first female referee appointed to English Football League match
# Trailblazer
From The42
# Trailblazer

Rebecca Welch makes history by becoming first female referee appointed to English Football League match

Mar 30th 2021, 3:25 PM 2,729 Views 0 Comments

‘It shows that there is a real opportunity to young girls,’ says the 37-year-old, who takes charge of Harrowgate v Port Vale on Easter Monday.

# referee - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Irish officials to take charge of a World Cup qualifier for first time in four years
# In The Middle
From The42
# In The Middle

Irish officials to take charge of a World Cup qualifier for first time in four years

Mar 25th 2021, 2:03 PM 4,483 Views 1 Comment

Referee Rob Hennessy will lead the team of Irish officials for Saturday’s game between Belarus and Estonia.

# referee - Friday 12 February, 2021

Celtic star insists he is not a diver
# Rebuttal
From The42
# Rebuttal

Celtic star insists he is not a diver

Feb 12th 2021, 8:35 PM 4,577 Views 3 Comments

Albian Ajeti was accused of causing referee Kevin Clancy to wrongly award the Hoops a spot-kick against Kilmarnock.

# referee - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Mike Dean granted request to stand down from Premier League this weekend over death threats
# Time Off
From The42
# Time Off

Mike Dean granted request to stand down from Premier League this weekend over death threats

Feb 9th 2021, 1:02 PM 3,404 Views 1 Comment

The referee was involved in two controversial incidents last week.

# referee - Friday 11 December, 2020

Nigel Owens retires from international rugby after refereeing 100th Test
# Man In The Middle
From The42
# Man In The Middle

Nigel Owens retires from international rugby after refereeing 100th Test

Dec 11th 2020, 3:10 PM 17,345 Views 19 Comments

The recent Autumn Nations Cup match between France and Italy was the popular Welshman’s last at that level.

# referee - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Online abuse sees EPCR switch referee Brace's Champions Cup appointment
# Welfare
From The42
# Welfare

Online abuse sees EPCR switch referee Brace's Champions Cup appointment

Dec 10th 2020, 3:31 PM 13,133 Views 19 Comments

‘With his welfare and development as a referee to the fore, this course of action was deemed to be appropriate.’

# referee - Thursday 3 December, 2020

'About time' - history made as Frappart becomes first female to referee men’s Champions League clash
# Calling The Shots
From The42
# Calling The Shots

'About time' - history made as Frappart becomes first female to referee men’s Champions League clash

Dec 3rd 2020, 10:22 AM 4,691 Views 6 Comments

The Frenchwoman broke more boundaries last night.

# referee - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Beirne braced for breakdown battle in Paris with Barnes not ruled out as ref
# Poachers
From The42
# Poachers

Beirne braced for breakdown battle in Paris with Barnes not ruled out as ref

Oct 27th 2020, 6:00 PM 10,506 Views 4 Comments

Ireland and France both have strong jackal threats in their teams.

# referee - Monday 28 September, 2020

Former referee sorry for officials over penalty ’embarrassment’
# Unimpressed
From The42
# Unimpressed

Former referee sorry for officials over penalty ’embarrassment’

Sep 28th 2020, 7:13 PM 9,235 Views 1 Comment

George Courtney has been left perplexed following a weekend full of controversy.

# referee - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Joy Neville makes more history as Nigel Owens gets 100th Test appointment
# TMO
From The42
# TMO

Joy Neville makes more history as Nigel Owens gets 100th Test appointment

Sep 24th 2020, 3:45 PM 11,992 Views 5 Comments

Meanwhile, Andy Farrell’s Ireland have learned who will be refereeing them this autumn.

# referee - Sunday 30 August, 2020

'You're almost taking a punch on the chin for the good of the game'
# Whistle Blower
From The42
# Whistle Blower

'You're almost taking a punch on the chin for the good of the game'

Aug 30th 2020, 9:00 AM 20,970 Views 14 Comments

Irishman JP Doyle was made redundant by the RFU in England earlier this month.

# referee - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Analysis: Total accuracy at the breakdown is now almost impossible for referees
# Side Entry
From The42
# Side Entry

Analysis: Total accuracy at the breakdown is now almost impossible for referees

Mar 11th 2020, 8:06 PM 10,890 Views 4 Comments

Eoin Toolan takes a look at some of the issues with the modern-day breakdown.

# referee - Friday 28 February, 2020

'She hugged me and said my story saved her life': Referee Nigel Owens on helping others
# The Line-Out
# The Line-Out

'She hugged me and said my story saved her life': Referee Nigel Owens on helping others

Feb 28th 2020, 3:35 PM 26,325 Views 9 Comments

The well-known Welsh official has used his profile to speak about overcoming difficult situations.

# referee - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Bournemouth's Gosling demands apology from ref over 'sarky' comments
# Cherry Picked On
From The42
# Cherry Picked On

Bournemouth's Gosling demands apology from ref over 'sarky' comments

Feb 12th 2020, 1:58 PM 5,815 Views 7 Comments

‘I think he should really come out and apologise because I thought he was a disgrace.’

# referee - Monday 3 February, 2020

O'Rourke in contact with Gough after criticism of language used in RTÉ TV GAA debate
# League Sunday
From The42
# League Sunday

O'Rourke in contact with Gough after criticism of language used in RTÉ TV GAA debate

Feb 3rd 2020, 5:02 PM 87,902 Views 69 Comments

The comments were made during a discussion on the black card on last night’s programme.

# referee - Friday 31 January, 2020

Bravo to Super Rugby for finally allowing fans in the stadium to hear the TMO
# Audio
From The42
# Audio

Bravo to Super Rugby for finally allowing fans in the stadium to hear the TMO

Jan 31st 2020, 8:52 AM 6,644 Views 5 Comments

The supporters at Eden Park could eavesdrop on the chat between the referee and his TMO.

# referee - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

'Dark-humoured' joke led to sacking of former Premier League ref Madley
# Admission
From The42
# Admission

'Dark-humoured' joke led to sacking of former Premier League ref Madley

Jan 1st 2020, 11:02 AM 11,005 Views 7 Comments

The PGMOL said at the time he had ‘decided to relocate due to a change in his personal circumstances.’

# referee - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Schmidt 'incredibly positive' for Ireland as he hopes for better refereeing
# Belief
From The42
# Belief

Schmidt 'incredibly positive' for Ireland as he hopes for better refereeing

Oct 2nd 2019, 6:50 AM 19,632 Views 42 Comments

The Ireland boss has handed Johnny Sexton the ‘deserved honour’ of captaining the team.

# referee - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Meath to ask 'higher GAA authority' to investigate complaint by ref against ex-chairman
# In The Spotlight
From The42
# In The Spotlight

Meath to ask 'higher GAA authority' to investigate complaint by ref against ex-chairman

Sep 24th 2019, 9:20 AM 6,963 Views 2 Comments

Peter O’Halloran stepped down as county chairman last Friday night.

# referee - Saturday 31 August, 2019

'Anything can happen in four years, so I just want to take this opportunity in Japan'
# Ref
From The42
# Ref

'Anything can happen in four years, so I just want to take this opportunity in Japan'

Aug 31st 2019, 9:00 AM 11,309 Views 5 Comments

Andrew Brace is the only IRFU match official involved in the upcoming World Cup.

# referee - Monday 24 June, 2019

FAI hit back at claims they are not doing enough to stamp out violence against referees
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

FAI hit back at claims they are not doing enough to stamp out violence against referees

Jun 24th 2019, 1:11 PM 9,534 Views 18 Comments

20-year-old official Harry McCann said an U13 manager attempted “to strike me” in a game on Saturday.

# referee - Sunday 2 June, 2019

‘They weren't expecting a female referee. They said, 'Hello, Michael!’ I was like, no, my name's Michelle’
# World Cup Countdown
From The42
# World Cup Countdown

‘They weren't expecting a female referee. They said, 'Hello, Michael!’ I was like, no, my name's Michelle’

Jun 2nd 2019, 9:30 PM 45,995 Views 8 Comments

Michelle O’Neill became the first Irish woman to referee at a World Cup four years ago. This month in France she will officiate at her second finals.

# referee - Saturday 1 June, 2019

'The worst thing for me is the referee had his whistle in his mouth... And he took it back out'
# Unhappy
From The42
# Unhappy

'The worst thing for me is the referee had his whistle in his mouth... And he took it back out'

Jun 1st 2019, 6:00 AM 9,722 Views 6 Comments

John Cotter was frustrated after seeing his side concede a late equaliser.

# referee - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Premier League referee Mike Dean celebrates as Tranmere prevail
# Allegiance
From The42
# Allegiance

Premier League referee Mike Dean celebrates as Tranmere prevail

May 14th 2019, 9:50 AM 7,955 Views 6 Comments

Micky Mellon’s side will face Newport County in the final of the League Two play-offs.

# referee - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Garcès appointed to referee Leinster's Champions Cup final clash
# On The Whistle
From The42
# On The Whistle

Garcès appointed to referee Leinster's Champions Cup final clash

Apr 25th 2019, 3:25 PM 8,250 Views 38 Comments

The Frenchman will be in charge of the decider against Saracens in Newcastle.

# referee - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Furious Pochettino confronts referee Mike Dean after defeat at Burnley
# Fuming
From The42
# Fuming

Furious Pochettino confronts referee Mike Dean after defeat at Burnley

Feb 23rd 2019, 3:19 PM 14,681 Views 4 Comments

The Spurs boss took exception to some of today’s officiating, including the decision to award a corner which led to Burnley’s opening goal.

# referee - Thursday 21 February, 2019

'It's something special when you prove someone wrong' - Joy Neville
# On The Rise
From The42
# On The Rise

'It's something special when you prove someone wrong' - Joy Neville

Feb 21st 2019, 5:29 PM 8,361 Views 0 Comments

Limerick woman Joy Neville has proven herself as a top-class referee.

# referee - Sunday 20 January, 2019

13 yellow, 4 black and one red card shown as Roscommon retain FBD League title
# Rossies Roar
From The42
# Rossies Roar

13 yellow, 4 black and one red card shown as Roscommon retain FBD League title

Jan 20th 2019, 3:42 PM 21,251 Views 19 Comments

Donie Smith hit 0-8 for the winners against Galway.

# referee - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Cork's Alan Kelly named MLS Referee of the Year for third time in four years
# Top Of His Game
From The42
# Top Of His Game

Cork's Alan Kelly named MLS Referee of the Year for third time in four years

Dec 1st 2018, 10:34 AM 5,026 Views 2 Comments

The 43-year-old served as a League of Ireland referee for 15 years but moved to the USA in 2014.

# referee - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Four men released in soccer referee assault investigation
# Mullingar Town
# Mullingar Town

Four men released in soccer referee assault investigation

Nov 29th 2018, 1:09 PM 13,778 Views 0 Comments

The men were released in the early hours of this morning.

# referee - Friday 23 November, 2018

40-year bans for Mullingar Town players who attacked referee
# Sanctioned
From The42
# Sanctioned

40-year bans for Mullingar Town players who attacked referee

Nov 23rd 2018, 11:16 AM 38,747 Views 61 Comments

A spectator who was involved in the assault on Daniel Sweeney was already serving a life-time suspension from playing.

# referee - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Van Dijk explains why he consoled referee at the end of Germany draw
# Nice Touch
From The42
# Nice Touch

Van Dijk explains why he consoled referee at the end of Germany draw

Nov 20th 2018, 12:41 PM 11,613 Views 4 Comments

The Netherlands captain embraced the official as he had recently lost his mother.

# referee - Monday 19 November, 2018

'A black day for our club' - Mullingar Town apologise for attack on referee after soccer match
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

'A black day for our club' - Mullingar Town apologise for attack on referee after soccer match

Nov 19th 2018, 12:13 PM 27,164 Views 18 Comments

Daniel Sweeney was hospitalised following the game in Westmeath.

# referee - Friday 16 November, 2018

Possible lifetime ban to be brought in for people who assault referees
# Daniel Sweeney
# Daniel Sweeney

Possible lifetime ban to be brought in for people who assault referees

Nov 16th 2018, 2:14 PM 16,176 Views 44 Comments

A new tiered system of sanctions is set to be introduced.

# referee - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Referee suspended for using 'rock, paper, scissors' instead of the coin toss
# Not In The Rulebook
From The42
# Not In The Rulebook

Referee suspended for using 'rock, paper, scissors' instead of the coin toss

Nov 14th 2018, 4:17 PM 8,601 Views 8 Comments

The English FA has suspended official David McNamara after his actions in a WSL game between Manchester City and Reading.

# referee - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Referee who was assaulted at football game says he forgives those who attacked him
# Horseleap
# Horseleap

Referee who was assaulted at football game says he forgives those who attacked him

Nov 13th 2018, 7:56 PM 32,524 Views 30 Comments

The FAI has begun an investigation into the attack.

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