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The word’s been out on the street (and here on the site) for a while this afternoon but it’s only in the last few minutes that the GAA have confirmed Eddie Kinsella as the ref for Saturday evening’s All-Ireland semi-final replay against Dublin at Croke Park (throw-in 5pm). The last time the Laois official reffed a match involving us was the League game with Cork back in March while the last (and only?) time we came across him in the championship was last year’s Connacht semi-final against Roscommon.
I wouldn’t be his greatest fan and I’m not sure he’s the wisest choice for what’s sure to be another combustible set-to the next day. Then again, I can’t see that the likes of Coldrick or Deegan would have been any better. In any event, he’s the guy the GAA have chosen and so we can only wish him the best and hope that he does a good job in what will obviously be tough officiating conditions.