High profile referee James McGrath has quit the national hurling panel after 18 years because he wasn't picked as part of the officiating team for Sunday week's AllIreland final.
Owens, who Westmeath referee James McGrath has resigned from the intercounty hurling panel, saying it was" hugely disappointing" not to be involved in this year's AllIreland final.
Referee James McGrath has stepped down from the national panel after being overlooked for this years AllIreland Hurling Final between Limerick and Galway. That honour has instead gone to Wexfords James Owens and McGrath says he feels betrayed by the association. Hes also wished Owens and his team well on Sunday HURLING REFEREE JAMES McGrath has announced his resignation after missing out on officiating in this years AllIreland senior final. Wexfords James Owens will take charge on Sunday, 19 James McGrath, disappointed at being overlooked to referee this years AllIreland senior hurling final, has quit the national referees panel.
The Westmeath official was widely tipped to get the Westmeath man and top hurling referee James McGrath is sensationally stepping down from refereeing after he was overlooked for this years AllIreland SHC final between Galway and Limerick.
McGrath is one of the most experienced whistlers on the national panel of referees, and although he was the Referee James McGrath has resigned from the GAAs InterCounty Referee Panel after he was snubbed for this month's AllIreland final between Galway and Limerick.
McGrath was favoured for the tie Referee James McGrath has resigned from the national panel of officials after missing out on the AllIreland final.
Many pundits had tipped the Westmeath official to