David Gough

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When Stephen Cluxton came off his line early for the penalty save which denied Paul Geaney a goal in the drawn final, I had it rerun within eight or nine seconds in the commentary position. This type of ‘ref-assist’ doesn’t have to be unacceptably intrusive. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

My late father had a phrase that combined his love and admiration for the GAA with the frustration that it could sometimes cause him. He would sit the(...)

Dublin’s Jonny Cooper shows his emotion at the final whistle of the All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

It’s getting on for half-nine on Saturday night and down under the Hogan Stand, giddy Dubs are skipping by, hunting for porter. Jack McCaffrey and Dia(...)

Kerry’s Peter Crowley has been suspended for eight weeks after he was seen to squirt water at Cormac Costello during the drawn All-Ireland Final. Crowley was acting as a maor uisce for the game. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry footballer Peter Crowley has been suspended for eight weeks for an incident in the drawn All-Ireland final when, in his capacity as a maor uisce(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton saves a shot from Kerry’s Paul Murphy. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin 1-16 Kerry 1-16 Five-in-a-rows don’t come easy. The new empire stalled and yet the old one didn’t quite strike back. Prospects of the fabled s(...)

Still friends: Dublin and Kerry fans chat after the All-Ireland senior football final in Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hearts faltered and we lost all semblance of sense and reason, but no dreams were harmed in the making of this All-Ireland epic. As supporters reeled(...)

Kerry’s Paul Geaney has a penalty saved by Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton in All-Ireland football final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

1. The penalty save David Clifford was already causing Jonny Cooper enough trouble in the first 10 minutes, should have had him for three points only(...)

Dean Rock’s late free went wide as the All-Ireland SFC Final ended in a draw. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-16 Kerry 1-16 So there will be an All-Ireland football final on the third weekend of September after all. Dublin survived a marauding second(...)

Dublin’s Cian O’Sullivan receives a yellow card from referee David Gough at the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final phase one match against Cork on July 13th. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

David Gough walked into a storm a couple of weeks ago when his imminent appointment as the referee for Sunday’s All-Ireland final became a matter of p(...)

David Gough has been selected to referee the All-Ireland final between Dublin and Kerry. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

David Gough has been selected to referee the All-Ireland SFC final between Dublin and Kerry on September 1st. 36-year-old Gough is from Meath, but li(...)

Dublin’s Paul Mannion takes on Cork’s James Loughrey during their Super 8s meeting at Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin 5-18 Cork 1-17 There is usually some lingering doubt about a result that’s not properly decided until the last 10 minutes of a game, only not (...)

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