Maurice Deegan

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Fintan Kelly scores Monaghan goal during the All-Ireland Round 4B Qualifier against Down at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Monaghan 1-24 Down 1-16 Once bitten, twice shy; and Monaghan – ultimately when it mattered more – got revenge on their Ulster conquerors Down in an e(...)

Some men are born umpires. Others have umpiring thrust upon them. Mark Gilsenan was sitting at home in Corduff, Co Monaghan on a Friday night in July (...)

Jamie Clarke: opted out for the entire 2016 season but re-established himself during Armagh’s league run this year. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Jamie Clarke will make his first championship start for Armagh since 2015 when starting at corner forward in Sunday’s Ulster football quarter-final ag(...)

Maurice Deegan: “The black card has been a massive, massive change. It has cleaned up the game an awful lot, definitely.” Photograph: Inpho

Dog years have nothing on referee years. Maurice Deegan’s first championship game was Limerick v Tipperary on May 17th, 2004, and for a sense of how l(...)

Cavan’s Dara McVeety celebrates scoring a goal in the Allianz Football League Division One game at  Kingspan Breffni Park. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Cavan 1-10 Kerry 0-13 Usually when you’re left fighting for scraps that’s all you get, although Kerry helped make it a slightly more satisfying after(...)

Referee Maurice Deegan black cards Lee Keegan in this year’s Dublin-Mayo All-Ireland football final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It won’t be music to everyone’s ears that Gaelic football’s black card is going nowhere, but plans for a more precise application of the controversial(...)

Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton: new mark rule is unlikely to change his style of play  or that of any other player who kicks it short. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It is a touch ironic that those involved in the implementation of the new “mark” rule, which will bring play to a standstill, suggest it will actually(...)

John Small is yellow carded by referee Maurice Deegan during  All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final replay. Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

All-Ireland football final replay referee Maurice Deegan has revealed his deep regret about not dismissing Dublin defender John Small early in the gam(...)

Mayo’s Lee Keegan is black carded by referee Maurice Deegan in the All-Ireland football final replay. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

And so to winter talk, as treasured a birthright of the put-upon Gael as parking on the green of a nearby housing estate on county final day and playi(...)

‘The player of the year would have to be Brian Fenton.’ Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

The summer is done and we’ll all go away off now and get the heads down for the winter. People give out about the championship all the time but I must(...)

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