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

Sep 1st 2020, 7:04 PM 7,869 Views 18 Comments

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

May 18th 2018, 8:06 PM 38,906 Views 35 Comments

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

May 10th 2018, 6:00 AM 3,900 Views 3 Comments

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

Feb 28th 2018, 12:17 PM 6,394 Views 15 Comments

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

Feb 23rd 2018, 9:57 PM 8,684 Views 0 Comments

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

Aug 10th 2017, 4:03 PM 10,635 Views 10 Comments

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

Apr 14th 2017, 11:55 AM 9,554 Views 11 Comments

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

Mar 20th 2017, 12:48 PM 9,514 Views 18 Comments

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
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World Rugby announce referee appointments for Ireland's November Tests

Oct 12th 2016, 12:00 PM 7,723 Views 7 Comments

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

Apr 14th 2016, 5:02 PM 4,274 Views 7 Comments

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

Nov 11th 2015, 3:46 PM 6,726 Views 29 Comments

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

Jul 1st 2015, 4:37 PM 12,809 Views 17 Comments

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
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These are the 18 football and 12 hurling referees for the 2015 senior GAA championships

Apr 16th 2015, 6:57 PM 7,691 Views 6 Comments

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

Apr 7th 2015, 7:05 PM 10,524 Views 24 Comments

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
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Referees in focus for Munster as fullback Jones keeps up with trends

Dec 5th 2014, 6:15 AM 4,381 Views 1 Comment

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
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Liam O'Neill wants to see ex-players fast tracked to refereeing inter county games

Oct 22nd 2014, 6:30 AM 1,898 Views 1 Comment

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
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Ireland's John Lacey to referee Six Nations opener

Dec 10th 2013, 12:37 PM 4,122 Views 19 Comments

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
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Men in the middle: Meet the Euro 2012 referees

Jun 5th 2012, 5:54 PM 570 Views 2 Comments

Introducing the 12 officials who love the job you hate.

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

Kauto headed for Punchestown debut
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Kauto headed for Punchestown debut

Mar 28th 2011, 12:28 PM 213 Views 0 Comments

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
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Irish refs may be asked to pass Scottish picket line

Nov 23rd 2010, 1:07 PM 165 Views 0 Comments

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