Armagh County Board deeply regret to learn of the death of Gerard Devlin (RIP), esteemed referee, steward and dear friend who passed away yesterday (2 September 2020).
A long-serving referee in hurling and football, having officiated at an All-Ireland Minor final in 1998 between Cork and Kilkenny and the Ulster Hurling final in 2008 between Lavey and Dunloy. As a referee, he was well-known as an expert in the rules, constantly maintaining a high level of fitness and a committed mentor to young referees.
Gerard represented his club Cúchulainn Ard Mhacha, county and province with distinction on the hurling field and remained an active member of his club. He was also a member of the Athletic Grounds Field Committee and a dedicated steward where he gave his time freely and generously for each and every match. Patrons in the middle of the stand will remember him particularly well as a polite, respectful presence who fully understood his role and led his team with distinction and discretion.
We extend our most heartfelt condolences to his wife Bebe, daughters Roisín and Ciarraí, son Conor, family, friends, and fellow gaels at Cúchulainn & Pearse Ogs. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.