Monday 18 December 2017

Sludden back in limelight

Controversial referee Martin Sludden is set to return to inter-county action for the first time since last summer's infamous Leinster final.

The Tyrone official has been appointed to take charge of the Dr McKenna Cup tie between Armagh and Antrim on January 9.

It will be his first game at inter-county level since the dramatic provincial decider between Louth and Meath last July.

Sludden wrongly awarded a stoppage-time goal to Meath, which denied Louth a first Leinster title in more than 50 years, and was attacked by irate supporters at the final whistle. He later admitted his error.

He returning to refereeing seven weeks later, when he took charge of a Tyrone SFC club quarter-final.

Irish Independent

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