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#Men in the Middle

# men-in-the-middle - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

First knockout appointments for Murphy and Brace as they're handed whistle for Pro14 semis

Welsh official Andrew Brace will be familiar with the dynamic having refereed Leinster and Munster’s most recent encounter a fortnight ago.

# 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.