The GAA are delighted to confirm that David Gough from Meath will be the referee for the 2023 GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Final on July 30th between Dublin and Kerry, in what will be David’s second Senior Final and the first since 2019 which involved the same two teams.
David is a member of the Slane club and has also refereed the 2013 All-Ireland U21 Football Final, the 2015 All-Ireland Minor Football Final and the 2018 All-Ireland Senior Club Final. Along with the Munster Final in 2016, Connacht Final in 2017 and the Ulster Final in 2018, 2021 and 2023.
In this year’s Football Championship, David has refereed the Connacht Semi-Final between Roscommon and Galway, Ulster Final between Armagh and Derry and in the All-Ireland Series, Galway v Tyrone in Round 1, Cork v Kerry in Round 2, and the Quarter-Final between Dublin and Mayo.
Furthermore, during the season David has refereed three Division 1 Allianz Football League games, along with one Division 3 Allianz Football fixture, as well as the Senior Club Semi-Final between Glen & Maigh Cuilinn.
The Final will be David’s 46th Senior Championship game to referee since his first in 2013.
His umpires on the day will be Dean Gough, Eugene Gough, Stephen Gough & Terry Gough, all members of the Slane club.
His linemen on the day will be Monaghan’s Martin McNally & Galway’s James Molloy, and Martin will be the standby referee and the Sideline Official will be Fergal Kelly from Longford.
Source : GAA.ie