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# referees - Sunday 17 April, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

# referees - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Sepp Blatter urges referee action on diving

“Cutting out this kind of cheating is a matter of respect towards opponents and fans,” he said.

# referees - 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.

# referees - Saturday 23 November, 2013

5 talking points from today’s Premier League action

What we made of Liverpool’s 3-3 draw with Everton and Arsenal’s Artur Boruc-inspired defeat of Southampton.

# referees - Sunday 3 November, 2013

5 talking points from this weekend’s Pro12 action

Small crowds, dodgy referees and Leinster’s supporting cast make the list this week.

# referees - Friday 18 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge 22 things Irish people hate Can't Cope

22 things Irish people hate

How many do you recognise?

# referees - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

GAA’s black card rule labelled as ‘ridiculous’ by All-Ireland club winner

St Brigid’s goalkeeper Shane Curran is unhappy with the new rule that is being introduced next January.

# referees - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

IRB appoints referees for Ireland’s November internationals

Here are the men who will officiate our meetings with Samoa, Australia and New Zealand.

# referees - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Mark Halsey scores an own goal with memoir of his time as referee

With his needy sucking up to some Premier League managers the former referee does himself few favours in Added Time.

# referees - Thursday 1 August, 2013

John Allen wants new hurling referees’ body

“Hurling and football are very different games,” says the Limerick hurling chief.

# referees - Monday 15 July, 2013

Here’s what the new Ladies football RefCam looks like

TG4 will pilot the new piece of technology on July 27th.

# referees - Thursday 14 February, 2013

5 things we learned from this week’s Champions League action

We assess Manchester United’s draw with Real Madrid, plus the problems with referees in the competition.

# referees - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Referees mulling over a Chelsea boycott – Report

Former Premier League official Clive Wilkes says many of his colleagues are disillusioned after the controversy with Chelsea.

# referees - Saturday 13 October, 2012

I shot that! The stories behind your favourite YouTube clips: Murphy’s magic moment Reel Stories This post contains videos

I shot that! The stories behind your favourite YouTube clips: Murphy’s magic moment

An iconic sporting moment captured on video.

# referees - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Here’s your Lionel Messi conspiracy theory pic of the day

The Portuguese media have come up with an innovative idea, as Benfica bid to stop the Argentinian superstar.

# referees - Saturday 29 September, 2012

NFL: Referees ratify eight-year deal following talks

An agreement has finally been reached to end the lockout, which began in July.

# referees - Friday 28 September, 2012

VIDEO: NFL refs return to standing ovation as Ravens beat Browns NFL This post contains videos

VIDEO: NFL refs return to standing ovation as Ravens beat Browns

Baltimore stretched their home winning streak to 13 games, the NFL’s longest run.

# referees - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Ref justice: NFL, referees reach deal to end lockout Replacement Refs This post contains videos

Ref justice: NFL, referees reach deal to end lockout

Regular officials will be back starting with tonight’s Thursday Night Football match between the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens.

Brian Cody (Kilkenny) on…

The Cats boss talks about the challenge of preparing for a replay and current refereeing performances.

# referees - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

FA charge Martinez over United game comments

The Wigan manager was not happy with the referee’s performance during their 4-0 defeat away at Old Trafford.

# referees - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Gerrard, Rodgers want fair deal for Suarez

The duo claim the Uruguayan international’s reputation precedes him when it comes to referees’ decisions.

# referees - Friday 21 September, 2012

The Redzone: Crossing the zebras NFL

The Redzone: Crossing the zebras

The longer the referee strike continues in the NFL, the more players will try to take advantage of their replacements

# referees - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

U21 hurling showdowns set for Thurles

The GAA have released the details for key fixtures over the next couple of weeks and announced the referees who will take charge of this year’s All-Ireland senior football semi-finals

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