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#Referee

# referee - Monday 24 June, 2019

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

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

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

# referee - Sunday 2 June, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

# referee - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

From The42 Premier League referee Mike Dean celebrates as Tranmere prevail Allegiance This post contains videos

Premier League referee Mike Dean celebrates as Tranmere prevail

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

# referee - Thursday 25 April, 2019

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

Garcès appointed to referee Leinster's Champions Cup final clash

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

# referee - Saturday 23 February, 2019

From The42 Furious Pochettino confronts referee Mike Dean after defeat at Burnley Fuming This post contains videos

Furious Pochettino confronts referee Mike Dean after defeat at Burnley

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

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

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

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

# referee - Sunday 20 January, 2019

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

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

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

# referee - Saturday 1 December, 2018

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

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

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

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

# referee - Friday 23 November, 2018

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

40-year bans for Mullingar Town players who attacked referee

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

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

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

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

# referee - Monday 19 November, 2018

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

# referee - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

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

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

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

The FAI has begun an investigation into the attack.

# referee - Friday 9 November, 2018

From The42 Irish referee Lacey to retire at the end of the season and take up new role with IRFU Hang Up The Whistle

Irish referee Lacey to retire at the end of the season and take up new role with IRFU

The Tipperary native will be involved in mentoring the next generation of Irish referees.

# referee - 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.

# referee - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

From The42 Wexford's Owens to take charge of Limerick-Galway All-Ireland hurling final Man In The Middle

Wexford's Owens to take charge of Limerick-Galway All-Ireland hurling final

Owens was in charge for the 2015 decider between Kilkenny and Galway.

# referee - Sunday 22 July, 2018

From The42 Will Russia 2018 be remembered as the World Cup that revolutionised fair play? Opinion This post contains videos

Will Russia 2018 be remembered as the World Cup that revolutionised fair play?

VAR was introduced for the first time in the tournament’s history.

# referee - Thursday 28 June, 2018

From The42 Former Premier League referee reveals role in deliberate booking scam Controversy This post contains videos

Former Premier League referee reveals role in deliberate booking scam

Mark Halsey, who retired at the end of the 2012/13 season, told the story on CNN Sport.

# referee - Thursday 21 June, 2018

From The42 Galway criticise appointment of former Mayo minor manager as referee for Connacht final COnnacht Final

Galway criticise appointment of former Mayo minor manager as referee for Connacht final

A statement said the appointment of an ex-Mayo minor manager for Sunday’s Connacht final was a gross error of judgement.

# referee - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

From The42 Were Ireland unfairly treated last night or was the referee just adhering to the rules? Explainer

Were Ireland unfairly treated last night or was the referee just adhering to the rules?

Colin O’Brien’s side suffered a controversial penalty kick loss to tournament favourites Holland.

# referee - Friday 23 March, 2018

From The42 French referee who kicked footballer in the leg during Ligue 1 game has ban doubled Bookable Offence This post contains videos

French referee who kicked footballer in the leg during Ligue 1 game has ban doubled

Ligue 1 referee Tony Chapron lost his appeal for kicking Diego Carlos during a match against PSG.

# referee - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

From The42 Watt's my name? Ex-Arsenal player gets red card rescinded after ref's blunder Oops

Watt's my name? Ex-Arsenal player gets red card rescinded after ref's blunder

Sanchez Watt was sent off after the official mistook his name for dissent.

# referee - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

From The42 Controversy as huge flag blocks VAR camera, allowing offside goal to stand Chaotic Scenes This post contains videos

Controversy as huge flag blocks VAR camera, allowing offside goal to stand

There was mass confusion in Portugal last night.

# referee - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

From The42 Four-time All-Ireland hurling final referee Brian Gavin hangs up his whistle Stepping Away

Four-time All-Ireland hurling final referee Brian Gavin hangs up his whistle

The Offaly man has retired from inter-county refereeing.

# referee - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

From The42 Mark Clattenburg claims he quit refereeing because of Jose Mourinho Soul-searching

Mark Clattenburg claims he quit refereeing because of Jose Mourinho

The referee says he was subject of a tirade from the Manchester United manager after a game at Stoke in January

# referee - Monday 4 December, 2017

From The42 Referee Clattenburg admits allowing Spurs to 'self-destruct' and lose the title Man In The Middle

Referee Clattenburg admits allowing Spurs to 'self-destruct' and lose the title

Tottenham’s clash with Chelsea proved key in handing the Premier League to Leicester City in 2016.

# referee - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Referee launches court action against Irish Rugby Football Union over dismissal

McHugh had held the role of Referee Performance Manager.

# referee - Thursday 19 October, 2017

From The42 Ronan O'Gara handed 10-week touchline ban for remarks made to Top 14 referee Sanctioned

Ronan O'Gara handed 10-week touchline ban for remarks made to Top 14 referee

Racing 92 have also been fined €15,000.

# referee - Friday 13 October, 2017

From The42 Kiwi refs appointed to Ireland's opening November Tests It's Official

Kiwi refs appointed to Ireland's opening November Tests

Meanwhile, Frank Murphy will run the line for Wales’ biggest games next month.

# referee - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

From The42 More history to be made by Joy Neville as she'll take charge of men's international Breaking New Ground

More history to be made by Joy Neville as she'll take charge of men's international

The former Ireland back row will become one of the first female referees to oversee a men’s international next month.

# referee - 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.

# referee - Saturday 15 July, 2017

From The42 'Somebody would want to explain the advantage rule to him because he didn’t seem to know it' Man In The Middle

'Somebody would want to explain the advantage rule to him because he didn’t seem to know it'

Tipperary boss Liam Kearns questioned the performance of referee Paddy Neilan.

# referee - Sunday 11 June, 2017

From The42 New Zealand media whip up scrum frenzy but Gatland defends French ref Scrum Debate

New Zealand media whip up scrum frenzy but Gatland defends French ref

Mathieu Raynal was dubbed a ‘villain’ after the Lions beat the Crusaders.

# referee - Sunday 7 May, 2017

From The42 Sulley Muntari accuses referee who sent him off of lacking 'balls' Straight Talk

Sulley Muntari accuses referee who sent him off of lacking 'balls'

The Pescara midfielder has seen his one-match ban rescinded on appeal, after he challenged racist abuse aimed at him.

# referee - Friday 28 April, 2017

From The42 Sickening cheap-shot punch in French rugby league broke referee's jaw Disgrace This post contains videos

Sickening cheap-shot punch in French rugby league broke referee's jaw

Forget rugby, there’s no place in any sport for players reacting like this.

# referee - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

From The42 Kieran McGeeney banned for 12 weeks over incident with official - reports Geezer

Kieran McGeeney banned for 12 weeks over incident with official - reports

The Armagh manager allegedly had a verbal altercation with Joe McQuillan.

# referee - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

From The42 France lock fined €30k for 'cheats' outburst and criticism of Wayne Barnes Costly

France lock fined €30k for 'cheats' outburst and criticism of Wayne Barnes

Yoann Maestri voiced his disgust with the officials after his team’s Six Nations victory against Wales.

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