Cavan's Joe selected to ref All Ireland Final
McQuillan's umpires on the day will be Ciaran Brady, and T.P Gray (Kill Shamrocks), Jimmy Galligan (Killygarry), Mickey Lee (Drumalee).
Kill Shamrocks Clubman, Joe McQuillan, has been handed the honour of referring his fourth All Ireland Final, with confirmation from Croke Park he is to take charge of the unique showdown between Mayo and Tyrone in almost two weeks time.
The teams have never met before in the final, and the GAA are in the process of meeting the Government with a view to having the attendance upped for the game.
McQuillan was the man in black in the middle in the finals in 2011, 2013, and 2017.
He also refereed the All-Ireland Under 21 final in 2006, All Ireland Senior Club final 2008, three Leinster finals, one Munster final and two Ulster finals.
With the game moving at a fast pace nowadays and black cards thrown into the mix, the fast moving Joe McQuillan, who is known for his ability to keep up with the play, will need all his experience to keep tabs as the action unfolds.
In this year’s football championship, McQuillan refereed the Munster match between Limerick and Waterford and Connacht semi-final between Roscommon and Galway, and Ulster semi-final between Donegal and Tyrone.
His umpires on the day will be Ciaran Brady, and T.P Gray (Kill Shamrocks), Jimmy Galligan (Killygarry), Mickey Lee (Drumalee).
Meath’s David Gough will be the standby referee.
The other linesman is Brendan Cawley (Kildare), and the sideline official will be Ciaran Branagan (Down).