Wednesday 14 November 2018

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

Eugene McGee

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

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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