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
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.
Steve Walsh blows whistle on career (New Zealand Herald
Thanks Richie McCormack
For women’s rugby.
Helen O’Reilly in a blazer sandwich at the Irish Referees’ dinner in Donnybrook, Dublin, last night.
Soon she may be allowed drink in the main bar.
Via Irish Rugby
Martin O’Leary writes:
Here is Benetton Treviso’s Botes on the receiving end of some straight talking from referee Nigel Owens during his team’s RaboDirect Pro12 clash with Munster at the weekend.