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# referees - Thursday 21 April, 2022

URC ref boss says there's too much inconsistency with high tackle decisions
# Mitigation
# Mitigation

URC ref boss says there's too much inconsistency with high tackle decisions

Apr 21st 2022, 9:17 AM 4,691 Views 5 Comments

EPCR and the URC will hold a workshop next week as they look to nail down a clear message.

# referees - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

'Do we come down hard on the referees? Yes, we have very honest chats'
# Match Officials
# Match Officials

'Do we come down hard on the referees? Yes, we have very honest chats'

Apr 20th 2022, 7:00 PM 7,990 Views 5 Comments

The URC’s head of match officials, Tappe Henning, has been busy since joining in December.

# referees - Monday 17 January, 2022

Peyper and Gardner among referees for Ireland's Six Nations clashes
# Match Officials
# Match Officials

Peyper and Gardner among referees for Ireland's Six Nations clashes

Jan 17th 2022, 4:30 PM 4,094 Views 3 Comments

The IRFU’s Andrew Brace, Frank Murphy, Chris Busby, Joy Neville, and Brian MacNeice are also involved.

# referees - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Two-thirds of referees leave within two years over abuse, FAI says
# Sport
From TheJournal.ie
# Sport

Two-thirds of referees leave within two years over abuse, FAI says

Dec 1st 2021, 6:30 PM 9,421 Views 31 Comments

An Oireachtas committee heard evidence from Ireland’s largest sporting organisations about the abuse that referees face.

# referees - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Munster hope to resolve refereeing dispute 'as a matter of urgency'
# Shortage
# Shortage

Munster hope to resolve refereeing dispute 'as a matter of urgency'

Nov 9th 2021, 4:18 PM 15,503 Views 8 Comments

The Munster Association of Referees has issues with the Branch’s proposed governance changes.

# referees - Monday 8 November, 2021

‘A sad day for football’: Dublin youth league fixtures cancelled following referee abuse
# Ref Justice
# Ref Justice

‘A sad day for football’: Dublin youth league fixtures cancelled following referee abuse

Nov 8th 2021, 4:08 PM 50,949 Views 50 Comments

550 Dublin schoolboy and schoolgirl games to be cancelled in response to ‘constant abuse and threatening behaviour’.

# referees - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

IRFU refs Brace and Murphy appointed to European semi-final clashes
# On The Whistle
# On The Whistle

IRFU refs Brace and Murphy appointed to European semi-final clashes

Sep 22nd 2020, 11:27 AM 5,008 Views 0 Comments

Nigel Owens and Mike Adamson will be in charge of the other two fixtures.

# referees - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Referees appointed for Leinster and Ulster Champions Cup quarter-finals
# Taking Charge
# Taking Charge

Referees appointed for Leinster and Ulster Champions Cup quarter-finals

Sep 8th 2020, 1:26 PM 6,050 Views 1 Comment

EPCR has confirmed the officiating line-ups.

# referees - Monday 10 February, 2020

Refs chief on Clifford's red and why more time should've been played at end of Meath-Mayo
# Men In Black
# Men In Black

Refs chief on Clifford's red and why more time should've been played at end of Meath-Mayo

Feb 10th 2020, 9:27 PM 45,843 Views 32 Comments

Willie Barrett discusses the weekend’s time-keeping issues and David Clifford’s controversial red card.

# referees - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Peyper apologies for 'inappropriate' photo as Owens and Garcès get semi-finals
# Referees
# Referees

Peyper apologies for 'inappropriate' photo as Owens and Garcès get semi-finals

Oct 22nd 2019, 2:36 AM 11,005 Views 12 Comments

The South African referee was not considered for selection this weekend.

# referees - Thursday 19 September, 2019

All Blacks name strong XV as Hansen accuses Erasmus of pressuring referee
# Heating Up
# Heating Up

All Blacks name strong XV as Hansen accuses Erasmus of pressuring referee

Sep 19th 2019, 7:29 AM 12,614 Views 16 Comments

The Kiwis have gone for Ryan Crotty and Anton Lienert-Brown in midfield.

# referees - Monday 27 May, 2019

World Rugby aims for consistency with new high tackle framework
# Decisions
# Decisions

World Rugby aims for consistency with new high tackle framework

May 27th 2019, 9:55 AM 8,180 Views 17 Comments

Owen Farrell’s shoulder charge against South Africa last November should have seen him yellow-carded.

# referees - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

'We have to protect the head' - GAA referees will crack down on high tackles this summer
# Men In Black
# Men In Black

'We have to protect the head' - GAA referees will crack down on high tackles this summer

May 15th 2019, 5:44 PM 5,470 Views 4 Comments

Officials will be less forgiving for any tackles around head area over the coming months.

# referees - Monday 8 April, 2019

'If a clear out is illegal then we need to referee that and get it out of the game'
# The Breakdown
# The Breakdown

'If a clear out is illegal then we need to referee that and get it out of the game'

Apr 8th 2019, 5:00 PM 12,083 Views 49 Comments

Nigel Owens says it is up to the ‘guardians of the game’ to ensure players entering rucks dangerously are punished.

# referees - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

'It's not surprising. People generally are sceptical of change. That's true in any walk of life.'
# Heated Debate
# Heated Debate

'It's not surprising. People generally are sceptical of change. That's true in any walk of life.'

Nov 27th 2018, 6:01 PM 3,781 Views 4 Comments

The new rules for Gaelic football have sparked plenty reaction.

# referees - Friday 16 November, 2018

Possible lifetime ban to be brought in for people who assault referees
# Daniel Sweeney
From TheJournal.ie
# Daniel Sweeney

Possible lifetime ban to be brought in for people who assault referees

Nov 16th 2018, 2:14 PM 16,192 Views 44 Comments

A new tiered system of sanctions is set to be introduced.

# referees - Friday 2 November, 2018

'We paid €650 for a bus to Galway and no linesmen showed up. It's a complete lack of respect'
# No Show
# No Show

'We paid €650 for a bus to Galway and no linesmen showed up. It's a complete lack of respect'

Nov 2nd 2018, 8:36 AM 40,482 Views 20 Comments

Galway and Limerick played their final WNL game of the season on Sunday, but a goalkeeping coach and another local man had to act as the referee’s assistants.

# referees - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 16th 2018, 4:25 PM 10,648 Views 9 Comments

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

# referees - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Ball-carriers, beware! Clampdown on the leading forearm/elbow continues
# Trend
# Trend

Ball-carriers, beware! Clampdown on the leading forearm/elbow continues

Oct 9th 2018, 6:44 PM 13,246 Views 13 Comments

Scarlets centre Kieron Fonotia has been banned for three weeks.

# referees - Sunday 7 October, 2018

How the Pro14 is aiming to bring about 'world-class' refereeing
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

How the Pro14 is aiming to bring about 'world-class' refereeing

Oct 7th 2018, 7:00 AM 14,364 Views 54 Comments

Greg Garner, the Pro14′s elite referee manager, explains their five-year plan.

# referees - Monday 1 October, 2018

Despite all the technology in the world, NFL referees continue to be terrible
# Bad Officiating
# Bad Officiating

Despite all the technology in the world, NFL referees continue to be terrible

Oct 1st 2018, 3:56 PM 9,808 Views 4 Comments

2018 is proving to be a great season except in one area, writes Steve O’Rourke.

# referees - Sunday 16 September, 2018

What role should the TMO play in rugby? A key question for the sport
# Try: Yes Or No?
# Try: Yes Or No?

What role should the TMO play in rugby? A key question for the sport

Sep 16th 2018, 9:00 AM 8,325 Views 20 Comments

World Rugby expressed its unhappiness with the current situation in July.

# referees - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Munster, Leinster and Ulster set for French refs in first round of Champions Cup
# On The Whistle
# On The Whistle

Munster, Leinster and Ulster set for French refs in first round of Champions Cup

Sep 13th 2018, 3:23 PM 4,904 Views 2 Comments

Romain Poite, Pascal Gaüzère and Jérôme Garcès are first up for the Irish provinces.

# referees - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

'That's where you're getting so much punishment - three massive free shots'
# Jackal
# Jackal

'That's where you're getting so much punishment - three massive free shots'

Aug 29th 2018, 12:00 PM 33,721 Views 15 Comments

Sean O’Brien is making his way back from a shoulder injury and wants jackaling players to be protected.

# referees - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Here are the 18 football and 10 hurling referees for the 2018 championship
# Men In Black
# Men In Black

Here are the 18 football and 10 hurling referees for the 2018 championship

Apr 12th 2018, 10:00 AM 17,042 Views 3 Comments

The GAA has released its panel of officials for the summer.

# referees - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Owens to ref Munster, Leinster get Garcès, and Poite in charge for Connacht
# Men In The Middle
# Men In The Middle

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

Feb 28th 2018, 12:17 PM 6,428 Views 15 Comments

EPCR has confirmed the refereeing appointments for the European quarter-finals.

# referees - Friday 7 July, 2017

Lions 10 Johnny Sexton proving his doubters wrong once again
# Interview
# Interview

Lions 10 Johnny Sexton proving his doubters wrong once again

Jul 7th 2017, 8:00 AM 32,345 Views 41 Comments

Warren Gatland turned to the Ireland out-half in the Lions’ time of need and he delivered.

# referees - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Cormac Reilly back in mix to referee football championship after being left out last year
# Men In Black
# Men In Black

Cormac Reilly back in mix to referee football championship after being left out last year

May 9th 2017, 4:09 PM 7,324 Views 2 Comments

The GAA announce their list of officials for this summer’s Gaelic football and hurling championships.

# referees - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Referees not learning from Coleman incident and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
# Analysis

Referees not learning from Coleman incident and more Premier League talking points

Apr 1st 2017, 9:24 PM 9,636 Views 15 Comments

There were some ill-tempered moments in today’s Merseyside Derby.

# referees - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Peyper, Garcès and Poite to referee Lions' Tests against All Blacks
# On The Whistle
# On The Whistle

Peyper, Garcès and Poite to referee Lions' Tests against All Blacks

Mar 23rd 2017, 4:22 PM 5,870 Views 18 Comments

World Rugby have also confirmed the match officials for Ireland’s summer tour.

# referees - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Ex-Ireland captain Joy Neville to take charge of potential Women's Six Nations decider
# Appointments
# Appointments

Ex-Ireland captain Joy Neville to take charge of potential Women's Six Nations decider

Dec 20th 2016, 5:23 PM 3,875 Views 2 Comments

Helen O’Reilly and Simon McDowell will also be on duty during the Championship in 2017.

# referees - Thursday 8 December, 2016

'The black card has been a failure for the association in all respects' - Tyrone official hits out
# It's Just Not Working
# It's Just Not Working

'The black card has been a failure for the association in all respects' - Tyrone official hits out

Dec 8th 2016, 11:23 AM 3,597 Views 8 Comments

Strong words of criticism here for the disciplinary rule.

# referees - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Premier League running secret trials for video referees
# Better Late Than Never
# Better Late Than Never

Premier League running secret trials for video referees

Nov 17th 2016, 10:40 AM 4,231 Views 6 Comments

Secret non-live trials using video technology to assess refereeing decisions have been conducted in 12 games in the top flight this season.

# referees - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Eamonn O'Hara blasts 'pathetic' refereeing as blight on Gaelic football
# Interview
# Interview

Eamonn O'Hara blasts 'pathetic' refereeing as blight on Gaelic football

Apr 17th 2016, 8:00 AM 10,517 Views 13 Comments

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
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

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

Apr 14th 2016, 5:02 PM 4,284 Views 7 Comments

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
# Law Book
# Law Book

World Rugby has confirmed more fascinating law trials for 2016

Jan 5th 2016, 1:36 PM 18,607 Views 46 Comments

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
# Where When Who
# Where When Who

21 months later: Jerome Garces will take charge of Saracens v Ulster

Dec 23rd 2015, 5:48 PM 6,479 Views 9 Comments

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
# Men In The Middle
# Men In The Middle

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

Jul 1st 2015, 4:37 PM 12,827 Views 17 Comments

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
# Men In The Middle
# Men In The Middle

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

Apr 16th 2015, 6:57 PM 7,749 Views 6 Comments

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
# Analysis
# Analysis

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

Dec 5th 2014, 6:15 AM 4,393 Views 1 Comment

Kicking is an important part of Munster’s gameplan, and Jones says it’s generally ‘massive within Ireland.’

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