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Outstanding Character Shown By Grief Stricken All Ireland Referee

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The character shown by referee Paud O’Dwyer during Sunday’s Minor All Ireland Final was nothing short of heroic.

Sadly, O’Dwyer’s mother passed away on Saturday, just 24 hours before the minor hurling finale at GAA HQ. However, O’Dwyer refused to step down and put his grief to one side to officiate the final between Galway and Tipperary.

He put on an accomplished performance and the crowd acknowledged his heroism with a ‘bualadh bos’ at the end of the game. In a world where referees are often the brunt of disdain, it’s great to see the GAA community rally behind O’Dwyer during this difficult time.

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