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Joe Mc Quillan for football final

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Well it's anther final for Joe. Good ref and should be well up to the task.

catch22 (USA) - 04/09/2017 17:38:23    2042643

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He is a fair ref who makes mistakes like any ref. Wait for the outrage from both sets of supporters highlighting various incidents from various games over the last few years. Painful stuff.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - 04/09/2017 18:30:24    2042667

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "He is a fair ref who makes mistakes like any ref. Wait for the outrage from both sets of supporters highlighting various incidents from various games over the last few years. Painful stuff."
Already seen 30+ tweets referring to him as 'Dublin Joe'. Pathetic.

GaaGaa78 (UK) - 04/09/2017 18:41:03    2042671

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Best of them but they all make mistakes not on purpose or to favour anyone but by human nature the big fav will get the 50 50 decisions in most cases

OhtobeARossie (Roscommon) - 04/09/2017 18:44:36    2042675

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He will give an honest and unbiased performance. Will he make mistakes? Almost certainly. Gaelic Football, at this level, is almost impossible to referee perfectly for 75 or so minutes. I would like him to let the game flow more than he tends to. Far too fussy with the notebook.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - 04/09/2017 18:45:52    2042676

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Replying To GaaGaa78:  "Already seen 30+ tweets referring to him as 'Dublin Joe'. Pathetic."
I've seen a Dublin poster crying about it as well. Though most of his posts are a joke.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - 04/09/2017 18:53:19    2042681

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Gough or coldrick two best in country. (At least Meath produces something best in football) lol. That been said best wishes to Joe. Would have liked gough to get it this year as he will be ineligible next due to the royal been in the final. :).

royaldunne (Meath) - 04/09/2017 18:56:18    2042682

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Waste of time giving out about a ref prior to a game. Hopefully he had a good game and neither team is left aggrieved with a decision after the game

yew_tree (Mayo) - 04/09/2017 18:59:34    2042685

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "He is a fair ref who makes mistakes like any ref. Wait for the outrage from both sets of supporters highlighting various incidents from various games over the last few years. Painful stuff."
Or supporters from outside either county....

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - 04/09/2017 19:11:37    2042693

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Unbelievable

neverright (Roscommon) - 04/09/2017 19:40:03    2042700

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Welcome back Joe :D

realdub (Dublin) - 04/09/2017 20:00:21    2042706

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Joe's a decent ref, should be a great game.

GaryMc82 (Derry) - 04/09/2017 20:35:15    2042721

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Cringing reading the comments on Facebook and the 42 from idiots about it. Thank god for HS

Hill16Army (Dublin) - 04/09/2017 20:57:41    2042730

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Great man for the job, hope he keeps a close eye on Keegan and co.

El_Torro (Tyrone) - 04/09/2017 21:33:22    2042745

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He had his good name severely questioned in the media by James Horan back in 2012 and was shamefully targeed for years on social media since 2011 He's had some very questionable performances since all off the back of all that negative attention

jimbodub (Dublin) - 04/09/2017 21:41:47    2042751

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All every GAA person wants is a final where the ref has his best game and uses his linesmen and umpires to help him have his best game, for far too long people have being complaining about refs or incidents where he got things right or wrong, now I'm not little Joe's biggest fan, far from it but the decision has been made and he has got the job, now he has to get on with the game and ignore managers, players, former players, supporters and media pundits and the crap they come out with in the days leading into a big game. If a team is good enough then they should win regardless of what the ref does or doesn't do unless he makes a horrible decision and sends off half the team

riverboys (Mayo) - 04/09/2017 22:45:26    2042809

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Is it true that he has refereed internal games at Dublin training sessions? That would be the only problem I would see with him in charge of true. If it is true, Mayo should demand he come down to Castlebar before the final and referee on of their A vs B games in training.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - 04/09/2017 23:57:40    2042834

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Replying To Killarney.87:  "Is it true that he has refereed internal games at Dublin training sessions? That would be the only problem I would see with him in charge of true. If it is true, Mayo should demand he come down to Castlebar before the final and referee on of their A vs B games in training."
I heard that as well. I don't think this type of thing should be allowed. It brings a ref too close to a county setup not to mention conflict of interest in helping a team prepare for real matches. What's wrong with using a local club ref if need be or just use a feckin selector to blow the whistle like most teams do. Its all a bit too cosy this type of thing.

SaffronDon (Antrim) - 05/09/2017 00:11:26    2042837

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Replying To jimbodub:  "He had his good name severely questioned in the media by James Horan back in 2012 and was shamefully targeed for years on social media since 2011 He's had some very questionable performances since all off the back of all that negative attention"
Since the All Ireland final of 2011 there have been serious questions about the Cavan man's impartiality when it comes to Dublin.

jobber (Westmeath) - 05/09/2017 01:08:05    2042842

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He lived an worked in Dublin didn't he . That's a bit of an issue I think. Sure lots of people do nowdays but how would Dublin feel if the AI ref had lived and worked in Mayo.

GameOfTyrones (Tyrone) - 05/09/2017 01:25:15    2042844

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