Slane clubman David Gough has been appointed to referee this years All Ireland football final, between Dublin and Kerry on July 30th.

It will be the 40 year olds second decider as he was in the middle when the same two sides met in 2019.

In that game Gough sent off Dublin defender Johnny Cooper on two yellow cards.

Speaking to Meath Live Gough, who will have his dad Eugene, brother Stephen, uncle Terry and cousin Dean as umpires, insisted it was a team effort that got the game for them.

He said, ‘We have worked hard all year to get this, it certainly isn’t something I could have achieved without superb teamwork, I’m delighted we got the reward for the work and now hopefully everything goes well’.

Widely regarded as the games number one official it was largely expected that Gough would be in the middle when the games two giants clashed.