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Cormac Reilly Is A High Profile Casualty After All-Ireland Referees Panel Announced

Conor O'Leary
By Conor O'Leary
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Cormac Reilly came in for fierce criticism for how he handled the Kerry/Mayo epic in the All-Ireland semi-final replay two years ago. Now though, it appears that he's no longer suitable to be a championship referee.

A panel of 18 refs was announced, with Reilly being demoted to a group of eight linesmen. Championship debutant Noel Mooney from Cavan replaces Reilly.

Mayo fans are likely to be pleased, who still haven't got over that game. after Kevin McStay tore into Reilly over his handling of it.


The full football panel is: Ciaran Branagan (Down), Barry Cassidy (Derry), David Coldrick (Meath), Maurice Deegan (Laois), Marty Duffy (Sligo), David Gough (Meath), Rory Hickey (Clare), Padraig Hughes (Armagh), Sean Hurson (Tyrone), Fergal Kelly (Longford), Eddie Kinsella (Laois), Conor Lane (Cork), Joe McQuillan (Cavan), Noel Mooney (Cavan), Paddy Neilan (Roscommon), Anthony Nolan (Wicklow), Derek O'Mahony (Tipperary), Padraig O'Sullivan (Kerry).

The full hurling panel is: Sean Cleere (Kilkenny), Brian Gavin (Offaly) Fergal Horgan (Tipperary), John Keenan (Wicklow), Alan Kelly (Galway), Barry Kelly (Westmeath), Diarmuid Kirwan (Cork), Colm Lyons (Cork), James McGrath (Westmeath), Paud O'Dwyer (Carlow), James Owens (Wexford), Johnny Ryan (Tipperary)

[Irish Independent]

See Also: GAA Referees Struggling To Meet Fitness Standards

See Also: At Last, Someone Has Stepped Up To Defend Referee Cormac Reilly

Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

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