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#Referees

# referees - Monday 27 May, 2019

From The42 World Rugby aims for consistency with new high tackle framework Decisions

World Rugby aims for consistency with new high tackle framework

Owen Farrell’s shoulder charge against South Africa last November should have seen him yellow-carded.

# referees - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

From The42 'We have to protect the head' - GAA referees will crack down on high tackles this summer Men In Black

'We have to protect the head' - GAA referees will crack down on high tackles this summer

Officials will be less forgiving for any tackles around head area over the coming months.

# referees - Monday 8 April, 2019

From The42 'If a clear out is illegal then we need to referee that and get it out of the game' The Breakdown

'If a clear out is illegal then we need to referee that and get it out of the game'

Nigel Owens says it is up to the ‘guardians of the game’ to ensure players entering rucks dangerously are punished.

# referees - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

From The42 'It's not surprising. People generally are sceptical of change. That's true in any walk of life.' Heated Debate

'It's not surprising. People generally are sceptical of change. That's true in any walk of life.'

The new rules for Gaelic football have sparked plenty reaction.

# referees - 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.

# referees - Friday 2 November, 2018

From The42 'We paid €650 for a bus to Galway and no linesmen showed up. It's a complete lack of respect' No Show

'We paid €650 for a bus to Galway and no linesmen showed up. It's a complete lack of respect'

Galway and Limerick played their final WNL game of the season on Sunday, but a goalkeeping coach and another local man had to act as the referee’s assistants.

# referees - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

From The42 All-Ireland hurling final ref Owens 'can understand' James McGrath's outrage after snub Sideshow

All-Ireland hurling final ref Owens 'can understand' James McGrath's outrage after snub

‘I would have been upset if I didn’t get the call,’ the Wexford man said.

# referees - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

From The42 Ball-carriers, beware! Clampdown on the leading forearm/elbow continues Trend

Ball-carriers, beware! Clampdown on the leading forearm/elbow continues

Scarlets centre Kieron Fonotia has been banned for three weeks.

# referees - Sunday 7 October, 2018

From The42 How the Pro14 is aiming to bring about 'world-class' refereeing Whistleblowers

How the Pro14 is aiming to bring about 'world-class' refereeing

Greg Garner, the Pro14′s elite referee manager, explains their five-year plan.

# referees - Monday 1 October, 2018

From The42 Despite all the technology in the world, NFL referees continue to be terrible Bad Officiating

Despite all the technology in the world, NFL referees continue to be terrible

2018 is proving to be a great season except in one area, writes Steve O’Rourke.

# referees - Sunday 16 September, 2018

From The42 What role should the TMO play in rugby? A key question for the sport Try: Yes Or No?

What role should the TMO play in rugby? A key question for the sport

World Rugby expressed its unhappiness with the current situation in July.

# referees - Thursday 13 September, 2018

From The42 Munster, Leinster and Ulster set for French refs in first round of Champions Cup On The Whistle

Munster, Leinster and Ulster set for French refs in first round of Champions Cup

Romain Poite, Pascal Gaüzère and Jérôme Garcès are first up for the Irish provinces.

# referees - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

From The42 'That's where you're getting so much punishment - three massive free shots' Jackal

'That's where you're getting so much punishment - three massive free shots'

Sean O’Brien is making his way back from a shoulder injury and wants jackaling players to be protected.

# referees - Thursday 12 April, 2018

From The42 Here are the 18 football and 10 hurling referees for the 2018 championship Men In Black

Here are the 18 football and 10 hurling referees for the 2018 championship

The GAA has released its panel of officials for the summer.

# referees - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

From The42 Owens to ref Munster, Leinster get Garcès, and Poite in charge for Connacht Men In The Middle

Owens to ref Munster, Leinster get Garcès, and Poite in charge for Connacht

EPCR has confirmed the refereeing appointments for the European quarter-finals.

# referees - Friday 7 July, 2017

From The42 Lions 10 Johnny Sexton proving his doubters wrong once again Interview

Lions 10 Johnny Sexton proving his doubters wrong once again

Warren Gatland turned to the Ireland out-half in the Lions’ time of need and he delivered.

# referees - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

From The42 Cormac Reilly back in mix to referee football championship after being left out last year Men In Black

Cormac Reilly back in mix to referee football championship after being left out last year

The GAA announce their list of officials for this summer’s Gaelic football and hurling championships.

# referees - Saturday 1 April, 2017

From The42 Referees not learning from Coleman incident and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Referees not learning from Coleman incident and more Premier League talking points

There were some ill-tempered moments in today’s Merseyside Derby.

# referees - Thursday 23 March, 2017

From The42 Peyper, Garcès and Poite to referee Lions' Tests against All Blacks On The Whistle

Peyper, Garcès and Poite to referee Lions' Tests against All Blacks

World Rugby have also confirmed the match officials for Ireland’s summer tour.

# referees - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

From The42 Ex-Ireland captain Joy Neville to take charge of potential Women's Six Nations decider Appointments

Ex-Ireland captain Joy Neville to take charge of potential Women's Six Nations decider

Helen O’Reilly and Simon McDowell will also be on duty during the Championship in 2017.

# referees - Thursday 8 December, 2016

'The black card has been a failure for the association in all respects' - Tyrone official hits out

Strong words of criticism here for the disciplinary rule.

# referees - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Premier League running secret trials for video referees

Secret non-live trials using video technology to assess refereeing decisions have been conducted in 12 games in the top flight this season.

# referees - Sunday 17 April, 2016

From The42 Eamonn O'Hara blasts 'pathetic' refereeing as blight on Gaelic football Interview

Eamonn O'Hara blasts 'pathetic' refereeing as blight on Gaelic football

And the former Sligo footballer believes the introduction of the mark will do little to change the style of play that is bemoaned by so many.

# referees - Thursday 14 April, 2016

From The42 Lacey gets Challenge semi with Owens and Poite in charge for Champions Cup Whistleblowers

Lacey gets Challenge semi with Owens and Poite in charge for Champions Cup

EPCR have announced the referees for the European semi-finals weekend.

# referees - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

From The42 World Rugby has confirmed more fascinating law trials for 2016 Law Book

World Rugby has confirmed more fascinating law trials for 2016

The offside line will be one metre back from a new ‘breakdown,’ with two referees on the pitch.

# referees - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

From The42 21 months later: Jerome Garces will take charge of Saracens v Ulster Where When Who

21 months later: Jerome Garces will take charge of Saracens v Ulster

Nigel Owens will take charge of Munster’s postponed trip to Paris.

# referees - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

From The42 We now know who will referee Ireland's games at the Rugby World Cup 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.

# referees - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From The42 These are the 18 football and 12 hurling referees for the 2015 senior GAA championships 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.

# referees - Friday 5 December, 2014

From The42 Referees in focus for Munster as fullback Jones keeps up with trends 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.’

# referees - Saturday 25 October, 2014

From The42 Intercounty refs are needed for big club ties, as 'there's too much at stake' 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.

# referees - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

From The42 Liam O'Neill wants to see ex-players fast tracked to refereeing inter county games 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.

# referees - Thursday 11 September, 2014

From The42 History Makers - Female refs to take charge for all the 2014 All-Ireland ladies football finals 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.

# referees - Saturday 21 June, 2014

From The42 'Michael Fennelly giving a slap of the hurl across the arse. Yes you did. Free in' Men In Black This post contains videos

'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.

# referees - Monday 16 June, 2014

From The42 Rugby technique: When good chop tackles go bad No Arms

Rugby technique: When good chop tackles go bad

Matías Cortese was yellow carded for a dangerous tackle against Ireland on Saturday.

# referees - Thursday 10 April, 2014

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.

# referees - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

From The42 Cody supports Keher’s call for red and yellow cards to be banned in hurling 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.

# referees - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

From The42 GAA referees could soon have power to issue red cards for racism offences 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.

# referees - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

From The42 No U-turn on black card, insists GAA 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.

# referees - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

From The42 United 'laughing' at officials, Moyes says 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.

# referees - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

From The42 Eugene McGee: ‘Like we’d all love to tell a referee to f**k off, but you can’t do it’ 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.

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