Paul Tierney (referee)

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Paul Tierney
Born (1980-12-25) 25 December 1980 (age 41)
Wigan, Lancashire, England

Paul Tierney (born 25 December 1980) is a football referee from Wigan, Lancashire, who officiates primarily in the Premier League.[1] He first officiated in the Premier League on 30 August 2014.[2] Tierney was promoted to the FIFA International Referees List on 1 January 2018. He is registered with the Lancashire Football Association.

Career[change | change source]

His first experience of a Premier League match in the middle came in the 2014/2015 campaign when he was in charge of Swansea City versus West Bromwich Albion at the Liberty Stadium on 30 August 2014.

Tierney got a taste of officiating in the Premier League in the 2008/09 season when he was the linesman for the match at St James' Park between Newcastle United and Hull City.

The official then became a member of the National Group of Referees ahead of the 2009/10 campaign, with Macccesfield Town against Notts County on the opening weekend of the League Two season being the first fixture he officiated.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Attwell and Tierney promoted to Select Group". Premier League. Retrieved 23 March 2016.[permanent dead link]
  2. "Paul Tierney". Premier League. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2014.