Referee Moloney dies

THE death occurred yesterday of John Moloney, former inter-county referee and president of Galtee Rovers St Pecaun’s GAA club in Tipperary.

John Moloney officiated at games for over 46 years before finally hanging up his whistle in 2003.

During a career that began in 1957, John took charge of numerous games at club, county, provincial and national level, and officiated at All-Ireland finals in all grades of hurling and football.

Over almost half a century, John took charge of six senior All-Ireland finals, five in football.

He also officiated at nine Munster football and two hurling finals.

He was also one of the recipients of the first ever President’s Awards in 2004 for his many achievements.

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