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#Man in the Middle

# man-in-the-middle - Friday 11 December, 2020

Nigel Owens retires from international rugby after refereeing 100th Test
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Nigel Owens retires from international rugby after refereeing 100th Test

Dec 11th 2020, 3:10 PM 17,297 Views 19 Comments

The recent Autumn Nations Cup match between France and Italy was the popular Welshman’s last at that level.

# man-in-the-middle - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Meath referee to take charge of All-Ireland senior football final
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Meath referee to take charge of All-Ireland senior football final

Dec 9th 2020, 3:34 PM 7,240 Views 13 Comments

Meanwhile, Down’s Paul Faloon will take charge of the U20 football decider.

# man-in-the-middle - Friday 4 December, 2020

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

Dec 4th 2020, 1:54 PM 6,247 Views 16 Comments

Liam Gordon of Galway will officiate the Joe McDonagh Cup final.

# man-in-the-middle - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Andrew Brace appointed referee for the Pro14 final between Leinster and Ulster
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Andrew Brace appointed referee for the Pro14 final between Leinster and Ulster

Sep 8th 2020, 3:54 PM 8,002 Views 12 Comments

The 32-year-old has been a rising star of the refereeing scene in recent years.

# man-in-the-middle - Sunday 28 June, 2020

All-Ireland final referee Gough opts out for 2020 due to social distancing concerns
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All-Ireland final referee Gough opts out for 2020 due to social distancing concerns

Jun 28th 2020, 9:30 PM 42,825 Views 33 Comments

‘As long as there is social distancing still in place,’ the Meathman is unavailable.

# man-in-the-middle - Friday 28 February, 2020

'She hugged me and said my story saved her life': Referee Nigel Owens on helping others
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'She hugged me and said my story saved her life': Referee Nigel Owens on helping others

Feb 28th 2020, 3:35 PM 26,319 Views 8 Comments

The well-known Welsh official has used his profile to speak about overcoming difficult situations.

# man-in-the-middle - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Jérôme Garcès will ref the World Cup final between England and the Boks
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Jérôme Garcès will ref the World Cup final between England and the Boks

Oct 29th 2019, 4:25 AM 6,010 Views 5 Comments

The 46-year-old will be the first Frenchman to adjudicate a World Cup decider.

# man-in-the-middle - Friday 13 September, 2019

'He apologised, we got on with life' - Gough on Brolly
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'He apologised, we got on with life' - Gough on Brolly

Updated Sep 13th 2019, 3:05 PM 36,106 Views 37 Comments

David Gough says he wasn’t affected by all the talk in the lead-up to the drawn All-Ireland final.

# man-in-the-middle - Monday 2 September, 2019

Cork's Conor Lane to referee All-Ireland final replay as ticket prices reduced
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Cork's Conor Lane to referee All-Ireland final replay as ticket prices reduced

Sep 2nd 2019, 5:00 PM 36,149 Views 53 Comments

Dublin and Kerry will battle it out once more for the Sam Maguire in two weeks.

# man-in-the-middle - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

O'Mahony insists there's no Kerry mafia with a 'witch hunt' against All-Ireland ref Gough
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O'Mahony insists there's no Kerry mafia with a 'witch hunt' against All-Ireland ref Gough

Aug 21st 2019, 3:04 PM 10,534 Views 14 Comments

O’Mahony and Eamonn Fitzmaurice raised questions over Gough’s suitability because he lives and works in Dublin.

# man-in-the-middle - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Kerry chairman: 'The team and management have no issue with David Gough as the All-Ireland referee'
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Kerry chairman: 'The team and management have no issue with David Gough as the All-Ireland referee'

Aug 15th 2019, 5:00 PM 23,537 Views 68 Comments

Tim Murphy insists no one in the Kerry camp has an issue with the appointment of the Meath referee.

# man-in-the-middle - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

David Gough confirmed as referee for Dublin-Kerry All-Ireland football final
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David Gough confirmed as referee for Dublin-Kerry All-Ireland football final

Aug 14th 2019, 5:07 PM 32,030 Views 152 Comments

This comes as the Meathman’s first All-Ireland senior final in the middle.

# man-in-the-middle - Monday 20 May, 2019

Owens appointed to referee Pro14 showdown between Leinster and Glasgow
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Owens appointed to referee Pro14 showdown between Leinster and Glasgow

May 20th 2019, 3:30 PM 5,442 Views 24 Comments

John Lacey and Mike Adamson will be the touch judges at Celtic Park.

# man-in-the-middle - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Garcès appointed to referee Leinster's Champions Cup final clash
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Garcès appointed to referee Leinster's Champions Cup final clash

Apr 25th 2019, 3:25 PM 8,247 Views 38 Comments

The Frenchman will be in charge of the decider against Saracens in Newcastle.

# man-in-the-middle - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

'We’ve been penalised a lot by him so need to be wary of our discipline'
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'We’ve been penalised a lot by him so need to be wary of our discipline'

Nov 13th 2018, 1:01 AM 10,588 Views 25 Comments

Wayne Barnes is the man in the middle for Saturday’s Test against the All Blacks.

# man-in-the-middle - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

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

Oct 16th 2018, 4:25 PM 10,616 Views 9 Comments

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

# man-in-the-middle - Monday 20 August, 2018

Cork's Conor Lane to take charge of Dublin-Tyrone All-Ireland football final
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Cork's Conor Lane to take charge of Dublin-Tyrone All-Ireland football final

Aug 20th 2018, 4:31 PM 5,618 Views 9 Comments

This will be his second All-Ireland senior final as the man in the middle.

# man-in-the-middle - Friday 17 August, 2018

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 28,416 Views 10 Comments

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

# man-in-the-middle - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Wexford's Owens to take charge of Limerick-Galway All-Ireland hurling final
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Wexford's Owens to take charge of Limerick-Galway All-Ireland hurling final

Aug 7th 2018, 5:24 PM 9,530 Views 35 Comments

Owens was in charge for the 2015 decider between Kilkenny and Galway.

# man-in-the-middle - 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
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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 30,548 Views 17 Comments

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

# man-in-the-middle - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

South African Stuart Berry to referee Leinster-Scarlets Pro14 final
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South African Stuart Berry to referee Leinster-Scarlets Pro14 final

May 22nd 2018, 9:11 AM 6,543 Views 44 Comments

The official will take charge of Saturday’s decider at the Aviva Stadium.

# man-in-the-middle - Monday 4 December, 2017

Referee Clattenburg admits allowing Spurs to 'self-destruct' and lose the title
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Referee Clattenburg admits allowing Spurs to 'self-destruct' and lose the title

Dec 4th 2017, 1:25 PM 12,561 Views 16 Comments

Tottenham’s clash with Chelsea proved key in handing the Premier League to Leicester City in 2016.

# man-in-the-middle - Monday 21 August, 2017

Gough to take charge of a Kerry game for first time since last year's All-Ireland semi-final
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Gough to take charge of a Kerry game for first time since last year's All-Ireland semi-final

Aug 21st 2017, 5:02 PM 10,341 Views 27 Comments

The Meath man has been appointed to referee the replay against Mayo.

# man-in-the-middle - Saturday 15 July, 2017

'Somebody would want to explain the advantage rule to him because he didn’t seem to know it'
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'Somebody would want to explain the advantage rule to him because he didn’t seem to know it'

Jul 15th 2017, 8:22 PM 14,952 Views 1 Comment

Tipperary boss Liam Kearns questioned the performance of referee Paddy Neilan.

# man-in-the-middle - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Nigel Owens to take charge of Munster's Pro12 showdown with Scarlets
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Nigel Owens to take charge of Munster's Pro12 showdown with Scarlets

May 23rd 2017, 2:13 PM 7,844 Views 29 Comments

The Welshman will referee his fifth championship final this weekend.

# man-in-the-middle - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Reilly to referee Mayo game for first time since controversial 2014 All-Ireland semi-final replay
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Reilly to referee Mayo game for first time since controversial 2014 All-Ireland semi-final replay

Mar 28th 2017, 3:00 PM 39,103 Views 42 Comments

Reilly will take charge of the match between Mayo and Donegal.

# man-in-the-middle - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

'Donal wouldn't want us missing out' - hurling ref takes charge of game two days after brother's funeral
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'Donal wouldn't want us missing out' - hurling ref takes charge of game two days after brother's funeral

Feb 22nd 2017, 7:15 AM 5,216 Views 0 Comments

Alfie Devine took charge of the match between Meath and Derry.

# man-in-the-middle - Saturday 4 February, 2017

'They called you a lot of other things, but they didn't call you 'Sir''
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'They called you a lot of other things, but they didn't call you 'Sir''

Feb 4th 2017, 9:30 AM 10,796 Views 26 Comments

Welsh referee Nigel Owens remembers his early days officiating in the amateur game.

# man-in-the-middle - Saturday 10 December, 2016

'I'll always reflect on where we started, the highs, lows and everything in between'
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'I'll always reflect on where we started, the highs, lows and everything in between'

Dec 10th 2016, 8:50 PM 22,349 Views 12 Comments

The 2016 Major League Soccer decider takes place in Toronto later this evening and Cork native Alan Kelly will be at the centre of it.

# man-in-the-middle - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Corkman Alan Kelly named MLS Referee of the Year for second consecutive season
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Corkman Alan Kelly named MLS Referee of the Year for second consecutive season

Nov 5th 2016, 4:00 PM 3,922 Views 2 Comments

Kelly was the clear winner with 63% of the vote.

# man-in-the-middle - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

What's it like to prepare for an All-Ireland final as a referee?
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What's it like to prepare for an All-Ireland final as a referee?

Sep 14th 2016, 3:52 PM 4,232 Views 1 Comment

John Bannon has been in charge of two football finals.

# man-in-the-middle - Friday 8 July, 2016

Football's favourite lip-licker Mark Clattenburg to referee Euro 2016 final
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Football's favourite lip-licker Mark Clattenburg to referee Euro 2016 final

Jul 8th 2016, 9:16 AM 4,713 Views 6 Comments

Premier League ref gets the nod for France v Portugal.

# man-in-the-middle - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Nigel Owens to cap a remarkable 12 months by taking charge of Saturday's Pro12 final
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Nigel Owens to cap a remarkable 12 months by taking charge of Saturday's Pro12 final

May 26th 2016, 4:05 PM 7,362 Views 13 Comments

It will be his fifth major final in a year.

# man-in-the-middle - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Nigel Owens will make history when he takes charge of Fiji v Tonga in June
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Nigel Owens will make history when he takes charge of Fiji v Tonga in June

Mar 30th 2016, 5:30 PM 13,434 Views 6 Comments

World Rugby have announced the appointments for this summer’s internationals.

# man-in-the-middle - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Former League of Ireland official Alan Kelly voted MLS referee of the year
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Former League of Ireland official Alan Kelly voted MLS referee of the year

Nov 10th 2015, 12:30 AM 4,853 Views 5 Comments

The Cork native was recognised by players, managers and the media.

# man-in-the-middle - Friday 30 October, 2015

Referee's tale of the whistle, the whisky and the shotgun
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Referee's tale of the whistle, the whisky and the shotgun

Oct 30th 2015, 8:22 AM 8,298 Views 16 Comments

Nigel Owens will take charge of the World Cup decider tomorrow.

# man-in-the-middle - Saturday 19 September, 2015

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 13,810 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.

# man-in-the-middle - Monday 24 August, 2015

GAA appoint first-timer to take charge of this year's All-Ireland hurling decider
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GAA appoint first-timer to take charge of this year's All-Ireland hurling decider

Aug 24th 2015, 1:36 PM 10,418 Views 25 Comments

Wexford’s James Owens has been tasked with officiating this year’s final between Galway and Kilkenny.

# man-in-the-middle - Monday 25 May, 2015

Munster and Glasgow will have the world's best referee in charge of their Pro12 title tilt
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Munster and Glasgow will have the world's best referee in charge of their Pro12 title tilt

May 25th 2015, 4:34 PM 5,895 Views 18 Comments

Here’s hoping Munster’s good times with the Welshman just keep rolling on.

# man-in-the-middle - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Nigel Owens produces refereeing masterclass but that doesn't stop vile Twitter abuse
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Nigel Owens produces refereeing masterclass but that doesn't stop vile Twitter abuse

Mar 21st 2015, 9:52 PM 35,491 Views 54 Comments

The user’s account has since been suspended and the Tweet deleted.

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