The GAA have announced that Rory Hickey from Clare will be the ref for our All-Ireland minor final with Tyrone in a little under three weeks time (thanks to Mayoman for tipping me off about this). I don’t know that much about the Banner official apart from the fact that he reffed our league match with Laois earlier this year. That match finished in a draw but the ref’s most controversial intervention on the night was the award of a softish second half penalty to us that the home fans got more than a little exercised about.
I can’t recall too much else about his style of whistling but I think there was a fair bit of grumbling from both sets of supporters about some of his decisions in that match down in Portlaoise at the beginning of March. Nothing new there, I suppose. But, hey, look on the bright side – at least it isn’t John Bannon or, even worse, Pat McEnaney.