Martin O'Brien

Martin O’Brien: The role of the men in white

POWER…The umpires have it – and Martin O’Brien isn’t happy

GAELIC Life columnist Martin O’Brien has questioned the role of the umpire in making disicplinary decisions during GAA games.

Writing in today’s decision, the former Fermanagh defender outlines why he has such a big problem with the men in white.


“Maggie Thatcher said when she took leave of Number 10 in 1990: “I shan’t be pulling the levers, but I shall be a very good backseat driver. Now the GAA wasn’t her calling, it wasn’t even her second favourite sport, but with that attitude she would have made a good umpire.”

The full article is in today’s Gaelic Life, in shops now or available here.

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