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“That’s Human Nature” – Croke Park Defend Refereeing Performances


Croke Park officials have defended the performances of referees Alan Kelly and Seán Cleere who were both criticised for decisions made during the respective All Ireland hurling semi-finals over the weekend. Kelly took charge of Limerick v Kilkenny on Saturday, a game which ended in controversial circumstances when Darragh O’Donovan’s sideline cut was blocked down and diverted out of play …

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Ireland’s Alan Kelly Wins Third MLS Referee Of The Year Gong

Alan Kelly has won the Major League Soccer ‘Referee of the Year’ for the third time in four years. The former League of Ireland referee made the move to the States in 2014 and has flourished in the MLS thanks to his domestic experience. With the combined submissions of MLS clubs, players and media, the Corkonian claimed over 46% of …

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Exclusive: Interview With MLS Referee Alan Kelly

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 23: Tomas Berger (C) of Plzen receives the yellow card from referee Alan Kelly (R) during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg match between FC Schalke 04 and FC Viktoria Plzen at Veltins Arena on February 23, 2012 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Alan Kelly has gone from being the League of Ireland’s pre-eminent referee, to being voted the top referee in the MLS in 2015. Here, in an exclusive interview with Pundit Arena, he speaks to Brian Strahan about his playing days with Cork City, his refereeing background and his solid rise that saw one of world football’s fastest growing leagues, seek …

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Top 3 Greatest Irish Goalkeepers

Top 5 lists rarely feature Irish goalkeepers…..and for good reason because after an extensive search we are stuck on three. Legends Shay Given and Packie Bonner are automatic choices for the list, but in the dark old days before Ireland’s first glorious foray into a major tournament  – Euro ’88 – there are few stand-out performers that demand inclusion. Outside …

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Pub Talk’s Pointless Irish XI: Surnames Beginning With ‘K’

Pub talk after Ireland football internationals often runs in three stages, the first is to dissect the match you have just witnessed and to speculate on what the three wise men of Giles, Brady and Dunphy had to say about the game. Following a number of drinks, the conversation moves on to stage two, nostalgia and ‘the good ‘ol days’ …

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