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“Great honour to be chosen for All Ireland Final Day” – Carlow referee Paud O’Dwyer

The Carlow man is linesman and standby referee for the Senior Final

The Hurling All-Ireland close now and Carlow Referee Paud O’Dwyer is looking forward to the big day.

The Askamore man is standby ref and linesman for the Senior Final

Paud said its a great honour to be chosen

He says “I’m just happy to be involved to be honest, we’re kind of hoping we’ll get the job in the middle alright but still very happy to be involved as standby”.

“When you start out the refereeing, this is the ultimate, to make it up to All Ireland Final day so it’s a great honour for myself, for my family, for the four umpires that generally travel around with me everywhere as well”.

He added “It’s a great honour for them too in that we’re all a team together and for me to be chosen is a sign that I have a good team behind me driving me on as well”.

Stephen Byrne

Stephen Byrne is the Head of Sport and News in KCLR96FM. He's an avid rugby fan and can be seen frequenting Leinster and local clubs games. He loves his GAA too and is a former hurler and footballer and stood between the posts for his home club of Kiltegan for many years. He's also a Man U fan for his troubles and shouts for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
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