Photo: Sportsfile/Piaras O Midheach
It was confirmed a bit earlier on this afternoon that Meath’s David Gough will ref Saturday’s replay. The Dublin-based official took charge of this year’s Connacht final and he was also the man in the middle in last year’s All-Ireland semi-final between Dublin and Kerry.
The last time we’ve come across him was in last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final against Tyrone. I know I was a bit exercised about some of his decisions that day – what’s new, says you? – but it needs to be acknowledged that he’s one of the better refs on the circuit. From the point of view of both teams he’s a sensible choice for Saturday’s rematch.