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Eugene McGee: Is it now harder to get off the referees' elite panel than on it?

Sludden decision sends out wrong message at time when officials hold key to GAA future

Published 16/05/2011 | 08:43

There was a time not so long ago in Gaelic games where referees were hardly ever mentioned.

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Of course there was the odd infamous case where major refereeing decisions overshadowed the match -- John Gough from Antrim will be remembered as the man who sent off four players in the 1983 All-Ireland final.

That match was won by the Dublin team later dubbed the 'Twelve Apostles' because they had three players sent off.

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