David Gough was one of the highest profile GAA figures of 2019 as he led the successful introduction of Pride to the GAA as well as reffing the All Ireland Final drawn game between Dublin and Kerry.
David chats to us firstly about the difficulty of coming out to his teammates and how he hopes Pride will encourage others in the GAA to come out.
We also talk about his inter-county career, that Johnny Cooper red card, why he wants to scrap the rulebook completely and getting letters in the post.
We round up with a chat after the interview on the issues racing GAA referees.
Also listen to find out what links Marty Morrissey and Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow.
01:35 David Gough Interview
- 01:46 Playing Career
- 04:17 Starting Reffing
- 06:35 Coming Out
- 12:14 GAA Pride
- 21:07 Inter-County
- 24:30 Michael Meehan Goal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Actk2fAYWys
- 27:10 Johnny Cooper Red Card
- 33:50 Mic’d Up
- 38:53 Gumshield https://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/goal-disallowed-dublin-sfc-player-wasnt-wearing-gumshield-213845
- 40:43 Steps Rule
- 44:00 Added Time
- 46:35 VAR
- 50:00 In Season Meetings
- 53:30 Rulebook Changes
- 58:00 Social Media / Letters In The post
- 63:11 Not So Quickfire Round
68:50 Our thoughts
- 69:00 Rulebook
- 72:30 Changes to Yellow/Black/Red Card
- 74:45 The Sunday Game
- 76:45 Unfair Referee Criticism
- 79:25 Two Yellows Copout
83:57 DCullen – ‘Alright’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXA9XpOrUjo
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