Referee Daniel Sweeney
A referee was hospitalised after he was allegedly assaulted in the aftermath of an adult soccer match.
Gardaí in Co Offaly are investigating the incident which took place after a match in the Midlands Soccer League. Referee Daniel Sweeney was admitted to hospital with a suspected broken jaw as well as injuries to his cheekbone and nose.
The alleged assault is said to have taken place in the car park at the Combined Counties Football League after a dispute occurred towards the end of the game.
Gardai Investigating As Referee Hospitalised After Alleged Assault (Balls.ie)
Pic: Joe Cassidy Athlone
Irish Rugby head coach, Joe Schmidt gets ‘robed up’ before being presented with the Griffith College Distinguished Fellowship Award 2018 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Irish sport.
Previous recipients have included Former President of Ireland Mary McAleese and Nobel Laureates Seamus Heaney and John Hume.
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A joint statement has been released from the Professional Footballers Association of Ireland and the Irish and British branches of Show Racism the Red Card, in support of Stoke City player James McClean, from Derry, who refused to wear the poppy when his side faced Middlesborough last Sunday.
Mr McClean was warned yesterday by the English Football Association over a post he wrote on Instagram in which he responded to critics over his refusal to wear a poppy.
Yesterday: FA issue warning to James McClean over language (RTE)
Previously: Every Year
Via Gavan Reilly
Bohemian FC have been forced to drop their away kit with bob Marley’s image
Biddy Bitcoin writes:
They’ll be worth a fortune now.
Bohemians ditch Bob Marley jersey due to image rights issues (Irish Times)
Suffolk Street, Dublin 2.
An investigation by the regulator revealed that two customers were allowed to gamble “significant sums” of stolen money on the company’s betting exchange, Betfair.
One of the customers was the former boss of Birmingham Dogs Home, Simon Price, who spent money with Betfair that he had stolen from the charity. He was jailed in December for five years for defrauding the charity of £900,000 over a four-year period.
Failings were also identified involving three online customers and in the betting firm’s shops, including weaknesses in its source of wealth and social responsibility checks
Paddy Power Betfair fined £2.2m for failing to stop bets with stolen money (Guardian)
Paddy Power Betfair fined £2.2m over gambling check failings (RTÉ)
At Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork city.
Football fans begin to gather for the Liam Miller tribute match which kicks off at 3pm.
Pics: Mick Ring
Previously: Playing For Liam