Croke Park confirms Kildare's Brendan Cawley on referee championship panel

Sarsfields man just one of two new whistlers on elite panel

Tommy Callaghan

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Croke Park confirms Kildare's Brendan Cawley on referee championship panel

Brendan Cawley

As disclosed last week in the Leinster Leader, Kildare's Brendan Cawley has been officially named on the elite panel of referees for this season's football championship by the Referees Development Committee.

The Sarsfields man is just one of two new appointments, the other bring James Molloy of Galway.

Brendan Cawley becomes the first Kildare referee on the elite panel of referees since Raheens' Mick Monahan was among one of the top officials throughout the country.

The full panel of football referees is:

Ciaran Branagan (Down)
Barry Cassidy (Derry)
Brendan Cawley (Kildare)
David Coldrick (Meath)
Niall Cullen (Fermanagh)
Maurice Deegan (Laois)
David Gough (Meath)
Jerome Henry (Mayo)
Sean Hurson (Tyrone)
Fergal Kelly (Longford)
Conor Lane (Cork)
Martin McNally (Monaghan)
Joe McQuillan (Cavan)
James Molloy (Galway)
Noel Mooney (Cavan)
Paddy Neilan (Roscommon)

Anthony Nolan (Wicklow)
Derek O'Mahoney (Tipperary)