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Tipperary's Fergal Horgan to referee All-Ireland senior hurling final
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Tipperary's Fergal Horgan to referee All-Ireland senior hurling final

Aug 10th 2021, 1:24 PM 8,068 Views 14 Comments

Horgan will be the man in the middle once again when Limerick and Cork meet on 22 August.

Birdie-birdie finish as McIlroy sets early pace with 65 in Mexico
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Birdie-birdie finish as McIlroy sets early pace with 65 in Mexico

Feb 20th 2020, 11:09 PM 5,327 Views 4 Comments

World number one gets off to a fast start at WGC-Mexico Championship.

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

Dec 27th 2019, 9:07 AM 16,923 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Aug 17th 2018, 1:13 PM 28,430 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Jun 24th 2018, 9:30 PM 30,634 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Aug 17th 2017, 4:29 PM 7,943 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Feb 23rd 2017, 5:58 PM 11,064 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Feb 16th 2017, 2:01 PM 9,671 Views 14 Comments

Mark Clattenburg is leaving English football.

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

Sep 20th 2016, 1:11 PM 11,932 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Aug 31st 2016, 3:33 PM 7,483 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Aug 30th 2016, 12:05 AM 7,147 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Aug 1st 2016, 12:24 AM 12,368 Views 6 Comments

The American clinched the US PGA Championship by one shot.

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

Jun 26th 2016, 9:22 AM 9,637 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Oct 17th 2015, 8:05 AM 8,386 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Sep 19th 2015, 6:00 AM 13,854 Views 7 Comments

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.

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

Aug 31st 2015, 5:27 PM 11,125 Views 46 Comments

It’s Eddie Kinsella in charge in Croke Park.

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

Jun 22nd 2015, 9:01 AM 7,858 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Nov 25th 2014, 12:00 PM 17,834 Views 14 Comments

The Cork official has settled in well in the States and has recently been nominated for Referee of the Year.

There's an Irishman officiating at the Nou Camp tonight
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There's an Irishman officiating at the Nou Camp tonight

Oct 21st 2014, 10:00 AM 5,560 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Oct 20th 2013, 10:00 AM 12,714 Views 17 Comments

The Airtricity League whistleblower talks about his move to the States and the standard of officiating in Ireland.

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

Oct 14th 2013, 3:19 PM 3,557 Views 12 Comments

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

Howard Webb to ref United v Liverpool
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Howard Webb to ref United v Liverpool

Jan 7th 2013, 4:54 PM 2,879 Views 43 Comments

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

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

Nov 23rd 2012, 9:20 AM 931 Views 3 Comments

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

Andre Marriner to referee Manchester derby title decider
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Andre Marriner to referee Manchester derby title decider

Apr 23rd 2012, 4:52 PM 394 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Apr 17th 2012, 1:45 PM 254 Views 1 Comment

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

Referee knocked unconscious by spectator after ladies' football decider
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Referee knocked unconscious by spectator after ladies' football decider

Jun 27th 2011, 2:59 PM 761 Views 0 Comments

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