Referees from Ireland

Alan Kelly
Intl. since: 2002
Hometown: Cork
Alan Kelly once started writing a column for an Irish referee site. See what he wrote in 2002: http://homepage.eircom.net/~isrscork/alankellycolumn.txt
Neil Doyle
Intl. since: 2011
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Started as a UEFA category 4 referee in 2011 and moved up to cat 2 a year later.
John Carpenter
Intl. since: 1970
Hometown: Dublin
John Carpenter took charge of the 1978 Irish Cup final and the final of the 1982 UEFA Cup.
David McKeon
Intl. since: 2004
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In March 2008, David allowed 'Monday night soccer' to film his pre-match routine. This was shown on TV and can be viewed here -
Padraigh Sutton
Intl. since: 2011
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Started as a UEFA category 4 referee in 2011, now 3.
Paul McLaughlin
Intl. since: 2014
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Paul McLaughlin was promoted to the FIFA International panel in 2014. He replaced Alan Kelly, who departed for the MLS.
Robert Harvey
Intl. since: 2016
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Rob Harvey is a FIFA International referee, having joined the panel in 2016.
Robert Rogers
Intl. since: 2012
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Rogers' first League of Ireland match was in 2007. He got on the FIFA panel in 2012. UEFA category 3. Robert Rogers is also active as a futsal referee, even internationally, in fac
Robert Hennessy
Intl. since: 2017
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Anthony Buttimer
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Hometown: Cork
Wrong Jerseys (see the did-you-know section), wedding rings on the field, protests against referees, things you read when you read about Anthony Buttimer. His first "serious" (not
Ian Stokes
Intl. since: 2004
Hometown: Dublin
Ian Stokes received his FIFA badge in 2004. He was a UEFA Category 3 referee until 2011 when he had to retire from refereeing because of a long term Achilles tendon injury. An inju
Eamonn Farrell
Intl. since:
Hometown: Dublin
A right half for Bangor in the 1960s and an international referee in the 1980s, Eamonn Farrell was also Director of the FAI's School of Excellence for Referees and for instance men
Pat Kelly
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Pat is the father of (also) FIFA referee Alan. After his retirement Pat became national football coordinator.
Paul McKeon
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Hometown: Dublin
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John McDermott
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Richard O'Hanlon
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Hometown: Waterford
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Brendan Shorte
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William O'Neill
Intl. since: 1956
Hometown: Dublin
In 2009 William O'Neill still tows his caravan all over Ireland and Europe together with his wife.
Dominic Byrne
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Hometown: Dublin
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Hubert Byrne
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John Sinclair
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John Sinclair played in the very first international match of the Irish national team. It was his brother Samuel who officiated. We found 8 matches John Sinclair officiated, all in
John Spillane
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Wilfred Wallace
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Patrick Daly
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Hometown: Dublin
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John Purcell
Intl. since: 1986
Hometown: Dublin
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Patrick Mulhall
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Hometown: Dublin
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James Torrans
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James Torrans was the referee of the replayed match England - Scotland in 1902 and perhaps also the ref in the original one played at the Ibrox in Glagow, April 5, 1902, when part
John Kinsella
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John Feighery
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Hometown: Dublin
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John Reid
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Dermot Barrett
Intl. since: 1967
Hometown: Cork
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Peter Coates
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Hometown: Dublin
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Denis McArdle
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Hometown: Dundalk
Internationally active in the 1990s.
John Meighan
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Hometown: Dublin
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Joseph McBride
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Michael Caulfield
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Tomas Connolly
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Patrick Dempsey
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Patrick Graham
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Hometown: Dublin
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Owen McCarthy
Intl. since: 1963
Hometown: Cork
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Robert Finn
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Joseph Byrne
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Gerard Perry
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William A. Attley
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Hometown: Dublin
William Attley is s a former FIFA Referee and Assistant Referee. He was on the FIFA panel from 1974 and retired in 1983 due to an injury.
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Robert Kennedy
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W. Finlay
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John Farrell
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William Morrow
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Referees in the 19th century were also players, mostly captians of their team. William J Morrow played for Ireland and was from Moyola.
C G McGrath
Intl. since:
Hometown: Ballincollig, Cork
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Kevin O'Sullivan
Intl. since: 1975
Hometown: Douglas, Cork
Kevin O'Sullivan was appointed to the League of Ireland panel in 1973 and his first European match was in 1975. O'Sullivan took charge of the Irish Cup final in 1980.
Samuel Spillane
Intl. since: 1961
Hometown: Cork
When Sam Spillane travelled to Cardiff to take charge of the Euro Cup Nations tie Wales - Hungary, it was the first time he boarded a plane.
John Joseph Waldron
Intl. since:
Hometown: Waterford
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Francis Boylan
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Hometown: Dublin
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Joseph Smyth
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Hometown: Dublin
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James Hartigan
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Hometown: Limerick
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William R Trulock
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Hometown: Dublin
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Bernard Tuohy
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Hometown: Dublin
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Charles O'Leary
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Hometown: Dublin
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Thomas Barton
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Hometown: Dublin
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Samuel Allen
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Hometown: Cork
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Brendan Torsney
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Hometown: Dublin
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Joseph O'Donnell
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Hometown: Limerick
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Noel Breen
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Hometown: Waterford
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Edward Boland
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Hometown: Dublin
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Thomas Marton
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Hometown: Dublin
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Thomas McGovern
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Hometown: Dublin
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C H Fehilly
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Sylvester James Groeger
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Hometown: Cork
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John G Igoe
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Hometown: Dublin
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Noel Finn
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Hometown: Dublin
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Patrick Brady
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Hometown: Dublin
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Michael Byrne
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Hometown: Dublin
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