Donal Smyth

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Monaghan referee Martin McNally is excited to be involved in the 2020 football championship. File photograph: Inpho

The man or woman in the middle of games is by in large, the most essential facet of any sporting event. Often overlooked when things go well and often(...)

Referee PJ Murray blows his whistle during the Dublin SHC semi-final between Ballyboden St Enda’s vs Na Fianna  at   Parnell Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There have been positives for referees in the strange circumstances of this year, including the absence of spectators. That’s according to Donal Smyth(...)

2019 All-Ireland final referee David Gough has said he does not wish to be considered for match appointments while social distancing is still in place. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Some intercounty referees have been expressing concerns about the GAA’s return to play. Donal Smyth, the association’s National Match Officials Manage(...)

Tyrone’s Cathal McShane and Mattie Donnelly celebrate the victory over Dublin in the Allianz Football League Division 1 game at  Healy Park in Omagh. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It has been an irony that a year replete with possibilities for headline writers may well end up not just without a 20/20 vision of the football year (...)

Dublin’s Jonny Cooper and David Byrne with Paul Geaney of Kerry in the  All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final replay at Croke Park in September 2019. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donal Smyth, a former Meath All-Ireland goalkeeper, is in his first year as the GAA’s national match officials manager. He told Thursday’s football ru(...)

Ned Quinn: former Kilkenny County Board chairman will chair CCCC. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ned Quinn is the new chair of the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC), which oversees central Association issues including fixtures a(...)

Antoinette Cunningham: It will be the first time we will address the Commissioner about recent revelations.

The Garda’s relationship with the public had not been damaged by its threat to go on strike and Minister Leo Varadkar had been proven wrong in his pre(...)