We've often heard of two referees being involved in a GAA match, but three is certainly a rarity.
Last night's Roscommon SFC clash between Clann na nGael and Western Gaels in Frenchpark was dramatic to say the least, with Clann coming from seven points down to win by 0-15 to 2-8 thanks to two late Matt Scally points, county star Ultan Harney receiving his marching orders during 11 minutes of injury-time and three referees seeing action.
The game was just nine minutes old when the appointed referee Patrick McTiernan picked up an injury and had to be replaced by the linesman. He was replaced at half-time by Paul Daly, who become the third referee of the evening and saw the game to its conclusion.
Wow, what a finish that was. @ClannGAA come from 7 points down after 37 mins to beat @gaelspro by a point in seventh minute of injury time, 0-15 to 2-7. Three different referees involved in the match and @mscally10 scores the winner, which he'll probably remind me about! #rosgaa— Ian Cooney (@cooney_ian) September 8, 2018
Three referees- 11minutes of injury time - a straight red card- a team came from 7 points down to win by one- and some mighty scores- all in one SFC game in Frenchpark - some craic #rosgaa— Seamus Duke (@SeamusDuke) September 8, 2018