Final whistle blows for McEnaney
Published 31/08/2011 | 05:00
Pat McEnaney has refereed his last inter-county game of football after it was confirmed yesterday that Joe McQuillan will take charge of the All-Ireland football final on September 18.
McEnaney will, however, have a final day out when he acts as a linesman in the final. David Coldrick, who refereed last year's final, will be the other linesman and also the standby referee.
McQuillan is the second Cavan referee to take charge of an All-Ireland final in the last six years, following in the footseps of Brian Crowe, who handled the Kerry v Mayo decider in 2006. His umpires will be Tommy O'Reilly, Ciaran Brady, TP Gray (all Kill Shamrocks) and Jimmy Galligan (Killygarry).
McEnaney's style hasn't always pleased officials but he still took charge of three All-Ireland finals and was widely regarded as the game's best referee by players and managers alike for more than a decade.
Padraig Hughes of Crossmaglen Rangers will take charge of the minor football final between Dublin and Tipperary.