Great to see indeed! And you are just as likely so see him do an u14 girls game too. Well done and best of luck to you all.
Not before time. There always seems to be a bias against Dublin referees getting top games.
In fairness Joe McQuillan has got plenty. And don’t forget Judes man David Gough too.
Fair play Barry! Good referee!
There was another Dublin ref did a big enough game recently? Maybe one of the semis?
But who was the last Dublin ref to take charge at an All-Ireland Senior Football Final? I haven’t a clue. I know Noel O’Donoghue would have done a hurling final in the early 80’s. Has a Dublin referee even done a Leinster* Senior Football final in the last 30 or 40 years?
Aodhan MacSuibhne is the last one I can remember?! There may have been someone since though? A Dub hasn’t reffed a Leinster Football final for many years … for obvious reasons.
Don’t forget John Bailey who refereed the 1986 All Ireland Hurling final. 3 Dubs in charge of hurling finals in 40 years.
@Boarddelegate1 is there another Dublin ref currently getting big games? I have an idea I saw a Dublin ref down for a big game recently.
Darragh Sheppard & James King officiated games in the O’Byrne Cup. Darragh did the semi final between Meath & Longford that had the 45 shoot out in it.
Cheers for that @whatever and @bummer It was actually the Leinster IHC Final I noticed between Ballyragget and Glenealy which Sean Stack reffed.
I think he was out in the league at the weekend doing Longford v Monaghan and so was Thomas Gleeson doing Roscommon v Louth, both in NHL3A. Barry did NFL4 Antrim v Leitrim at the weekend.
Chris Mooney got the glamorous game between Lancashire v Fermanagh!!
As long as he got a hotpot after!
It depends on your idea of “big games” but there are a few Dubs who have climbed on board the inter county list in the last year or two. The danger is that their natural ability will be coached out of them and they will become Croke Park Referee clones very soon.
I think Aidan Shiells got some inter county gigs in the 90s.
O Shea from Marks did the line in Croker at county level not sure what level he reffed up to. Never liked having him as a ref
Gary McCormack & Ron Malone have also been out in O’Byrne Cup & League over recent years
As I would have said previously, I hope it’s a long time before a Dublin man referees and All-Ireland football final - in the meantime, however, I hope that some Dublin referees get the recognition that they deserve.