Keane has 'no problem' with Gough selection

August 16, 2019

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

Kerry manager Peter Keane insists he has no issue with David Gough's appointment as All-Ireland SFC final referee.

The Meath man's selection has been questioned by many in the Kingdom, including former manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice, because of the fact that he works and lives in Dublin. 

But speaking at yesterday's Kerry press event, Keane stressed: “I have no problem with David Gough.

“I think he is the best referee in the country at this moment in time. I don’t get hung up on referees. I was thinking about it today, we played Dublin in the league and I can’t tell you who refereed the game. The referee does his job.

“My father was a referee below in South Kerry years ago. The referee goes to do a good job. Some guys get het up that this guy does not do us any favours or that fellow does not do us any favours. Sure the referee was appointed. Was there any hoo-ha about the referee the last day. No, you get on with it."

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