Kerry have "complete confidence" in Gough - Murphy

August 15, 2019

David Gough during the 2017 All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay between Mayo and Kerry

Kerry have no issue with David Gough refereeing Sunday fortnight’s All-Ireland SFC final against Dublin, according to county board chairman Tim Murphy.

Both former manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice and ex-player Aidan O'Mahony called for Gough to be overlooked for the final before his appointment was confirmed due to the Meath native’s residence in the capital.

Speaking on Kerry Radio, Murphy stated that Kerry have “complete confidence” in Gough taking charge of the decider on September 1st.

"From our perspective, myself as chairman, Peter Keane as the bainisteoir of the Kerry senior football team, and the team themselves, we've complete confidence in the integrity of the process, in the integrity of the people who've made the decision to appoint David Gough as the referee, and ultimately we've complete confidence in David Gough refereeing the All-Ireland football final," said the chairman.

"The people have decided he's the best person for the job, he's the most experience.”

Follow live coverage of Sunday's All-Ireland hurling finals on the hoganstand.com match tracker.


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