February 28th, 2022

Launch of Mick Sammon Club and County Referees Awards

The Mick Sammon Referee Award Scheme for referees at county and club levels in the name of the Kildare man who refereed the Dublin versus Tipperary football match on Bloody Sunday, 21 November 1920, will be launched at half-time in today’s game.

The awards will honour referees who volunteer to serve the GAA in County Kildare.


Mick Sammon’s grandnephew, Fergus Sammon from the Ardclough Club, and his family, have donated the Mick Sammon County Award Shield to the Coiste CLG Chill Dara. The club awards are supported financially by the County Board, and by Kildare County Council through the Decade of Commemorations Committee.

The County Award acknowledges referees at that level. The Mick Sammon Shield will include the recipient’s name, year of presentation and an image of the Bloody Sunday whistle. It will be presented annually to a county referee under criteria set out by the County Executive.

The first recipient of the County Award is Conor Daly from the Naomh Mhuire Club, Léim an Bhradáin.



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