Description - Final Whistle by Paddy Russell
Tipperary native Paddy Russell has been one of the leading referees in the GAA for the past 30 years. His story is a remarkable one, following his rise from humble beginnings to the pinnacle of two All-Ireland finals. Inspired by the late, great John Moloney, Russell took his first steps in refereeing in 1976. He quickly emerged as a leading light and rapidly worked his way to the top of his profession. Russell has enjoyed a successful career but also one tinged with controversy, most notably that arising from the 1995 All-Ireland senior football final between Tyrone and Dublin. Russell later took charge of the tempestuous National Football League clash between Dublin and Tyrone in 2006 which became known as The Battle of Omagh . In Final Whistle, Russell reflects on his eventful journey, including these controversial matches, and describes vividly the stresses and strains of refereeing modern-day Gaelic games.
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(233mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
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Author Biography - Paddy Russell
Paddy Russell is 50 years old and has been refereeing on the intercounty circuit since 1981 and has since taken charge of numerous big games. Jackie Cahill is a successful freelance GAA reporter and has written for a host of Irish newspapers and magazines.