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Referee Daniel Sweeney

Balls.ie reports:

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

  Rugby referee Steve Walsh


Controversial bearded boulevardier and ladies favourite Steve Walsh has called time on his rugby refereeing career less than a week after ducking out of officiating Ireland’s loss to Wales.

Steve Walsh citing personal business reasons for his retirement said:

I have lived my dream and I am truly grateful for every experience that I have had in rugby. It’s been an incredible journey.

Aww mate.

Steve Walsh blows whistle on career (New Zealand Herald

Thanks Richie McCormack