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#Man in black

# man-in-black - Yesterday’s News

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

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

# man-in-black - Friday 27 December, 2019

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

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

# man-in-black - Friday 17 August, 2018

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.

# man-in-black - Sunday 24 June, 2018

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

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

# man-in-black - Thursday 17 August, 2017

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.

# man-in-black - Thursday 23 February, 2017

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

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

# man-in-black - Thursday 16 February, 2017

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

Mark Clattenburg is leaving English football.

# man-in-black - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

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

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

# man-in-black - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

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

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

# man-in-black - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

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

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

# man-in-black - Monday 1 August, 2016

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

The American clinched the US PGA Championship by one shot.

# man-in-black - Sunday 26 June, 2016

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

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

# man-in-black - Saturday 17 October, 2015

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

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

# man-in-black - Saturday 19 September, 2015

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

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.

# man-in-black - Monday 31 August, 2015

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

It’s Eddie Kinsella in charge in Croke Park.

# man-in-black - Monday 22 June, 2015

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

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

# man-in-black - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

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

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

# man-in-black - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

There's an Irishman officiating at the Nou Camp tonight

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

# man-in-black - Sunday 20 October, 2013

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

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

# man-in-black - Monday 14 October, 2013

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

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

# man-in-black - Monday 7 January, 2013

Howard Webb to ref United v Liverpool

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

# man-in-black - Friday 23 November, 2012

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

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

# man-in-black - Monday 23 April, 2012

Andre Marriner to referee Manchester derby title decider

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

# man-in-black - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

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

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

# man-in-black - Monday 27 June, 2011

Referee knocked unconscious by spectator after ladies' football decider

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