Irish officials selected for European assignments


Irish officials selected for European assignments

It has been a busy summer for Irish officials with European assignments taking them all around the continent, from Albania to Latvia and back again.
27th Jul 2017

In January, it was confirmed that 17 officials had been elected to the FIFA International Referees panel, with Rob Hennessy becoming the latest to get his chance on the big stage.

The experience gained by the officials, whose weekly duties include controlling games in the SSE Airtricity League and Continental Tyres Women's National League, has been invaluable as they are being trusted by UEFA to officiate in the biggest competitions in Europe.

So far, the Irish officials have worked on games in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Women's EUROs, with future assignments set to include a FIFA World Cup Qualifier, UEFA Under-21 European Championship Qualifier, and a UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying Group.

FIFA International Panel
Neil Doyle, Paul McLaughlin, Paula Brady, Robert Harvey, Robert Hennessy
Assistant Referees: Allen Lynch, Emmet Dynan, Wayne McDonnell, Michelle O’Neill, Robert Clarke, Sinead Forde, Dermot Broughton, Mark Gavin, Darren Carey, Darragh Keegan
Futsal Referees: Simon Rogers, David Berry

2017 European Appointments

UEFA Europa League - First Qualifying Round
29 June, 2017

KF Skenderbeu v UE Sant Julia
Referee: Robert Hennessy
Assistant 1: Allen Lynch
Assistant 2: Wayne McDonnell
Fourth Official: Ben Connolly

FK Mladost Podgorica v FC Gandzasar
Referee: Paul McLaughlin
Assistant 1: Emmet Dynan
Assistant 2: Darragh Keegan
Fourth Official: Ray Matthews

6 July, 2017

Valur Reykjavik v FK Ventspils
Referee: Robert Harvey
Assistant 1: Mark Gavin
Assistant 2: Darren Carey
Fourth Official: Robert Rogers

UEFA Champions League - Second Qualifying Round
12 July, 2017

FK Spartaks Jurnala v FC Astana
Referee: Neil Doyle
Assistant 1: Dermot Broughton
Assistant 2: Robert Clarke
Fourth Official: Robert Hennessy

UEFA Women's EURO 2017
20 July, 2017

Norway v Belgium
Assistant Referee: Michelle O'Neill

25 July, 2017

Russia v Germany
Assistant Referee: Michelle O'Neill

UEFA Europa League - Third Qualifying Round
27 July, 2017

FK Trakai v KF Shkendija
Referee: Neil Doyle
Assistant 1: Emmet Dynan
Assistant 2: Dermot Broughton
Fourth Official: Robert Harvey

UEFA Women's Champions League - Group 9 (Montenegro)
22 August - 28 August, 2017

Referee: Paula Brady
Assistant Referee: Emma Cleary