Louth fury with referee after exit
GAELIC GAMES LOUTH Secretary Pat Toner has hit out at Armagh referee Brendan O'Gorman, accusing him of "being afraid to blow the whistle" when the Wee County suffered their controversial injury-time All-Ireland qualifier loss to Meath in Navan last June.
"As the game entered the fourth minute of extra-time we were still a point ahead, but unfortunately the rest is history as we were robbed by the referee who it would appear was afraid to blow the full-time whistle and our interest in the 2002 Championship was sadly at an end," Toner says in his report to the Louth Convention which takes place next Monday.
In Meath, where the Convention also takes place on Monday, out-going chairman Fintan Ginnitty will have to see off the challenge of Brendan Dempsey (Trim) if he is to hold the position for a phenomenal 18th year.
'Babs' wins fame award
TIPPERARY'S Michael 'Babs' Keating was last night given the Hall of Fame award for football by the Munster GAA Council.
The Manager of the Year award went to David Keane of Limerick who brought the county to their third successive All-Ireland U21 hurling title, while his club Adare won the club award .
MUNSTER AIB AWARDS Hurler of the Year: Fergal Hartley (Waterford). Footballer of the Year: Anthony Lynch (Cork). Camogie Player of the Year: Fiona O'Driscoll (Cork). Ladies Footballer of the Year: Donna Frost (Waterford). Handballer of the Year: John Kirby (Clare). Distinguished Service in Administration: Tony O'Keeffe (Kerry). Distinguished Service in Schools GAA: Michael Forristal (Tipperary). Media Award: Gerry Slevin (Nenagh Guardian). Referee Award: Noel Dalton (Waterford). Manager of the Year: David Keane (Limerick). Club of the Year: Adare (Limerick). Hall of Fame Football: Michael 'Babs' Keating (Tipperary). Hurling: Dan McInerney (Clare).