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#Men in the Middle

# men-in-the-middle - Friday 18 May, 2018

Ref review: Were the big calls in the Champions Cup final correct?

We asked a current referee to review some of the incidents from Leinster’s narrow win over Racing.

# men-in-the-middle - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Black cards, two referees, mouthguards and melees - the issues facing the GAA's officials this summer

With more games it’s going to be a hectic summer for the GAA’s referees.

# men-in-the-middle - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

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

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

# men-in-the-middle - Friday 23 February, 2018

Sigerson Cup winning midfield duo back as Kerry make 4 changes for Galway game

David Clifford is also named to start for the Kingdom.

# men-in-the-middle - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Experienced duo selected to referee upcoming All-Ireland SFC semi-finals

Maurice Deegan and David Coldrick get the nod.

# men-in-the-middle - Friday 14 April, 2017

Nigel Owens and Romain Poite will take charge of the Champions Cup semi-finals

Irish referees Andrew Brace and John Lacey will be on duty for the last-four fixtures in the Challenge Cup.

# men-in-the-middle - Monday 20 March, 2017

Owens and Doyle to referee Leinster and Munster's big European rugby clashes

The referee appointments were announced this morning.

# men-in-the-middle - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

World Rugby announce referee appointments for Ireland's November Tests

Ireland’s John Lacey will officiate one of the 33 internationals scheduled for next month.

# men-in-the-middle - Thursday 14 April, 2016

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

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

# men-in-the-middle - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Garcès to take charge of Ireland's crucial Six Nations opener against Wales

Tournament rookie Angus Gardiner will hold the whistle for Ireland’s home meeting against Italy.

# men-in-the-middle - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

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

Nigel Owens will take charge of Ireland v France.

# men-in-the-middle - Thursday 16 April, 2015

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.

# men-in-the-middle - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Three Irish referees have been selected to officiate at the Rugby World Cup

The tournament kicks off on the 18th September.

# men-in-the-middle - Friday 5 December, 2014

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.’

# men-in-the-middle - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

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.

# men-in-the-middle - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Ireland's John Lacey to referee Six Nations opener

The full list of match officials for Ireland’s 2014 Six Nations campaign has been revealed.

# men-in-the-middle - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Men in the middle: Meet the Euro 2012 referees Whistle Blowers This post contains images

Men in the middle: Meet the Euro 2012 referees

Introducing the 12 officials who love the job you hate.

# men-in-the-middle - Monday 28 March, 2011

Kauto headed for Punchestown debut

Paul Nicholls’ chaser is targeting the Guinness Gold Cup on May 4 as his final contest of the season.

# men-in-the-middle - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

Irish refs may be asked to pass Scottish picket line

Scottish football chiefs look to Irish refs as SPL whistlers set to strike this weekend.