Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Basil Cronin – ‘Catch Buckley and Brian Gavin were big influences for me’

By Randal Scally

Refereeing is a labour of love for Basil Cronin, who first took up the whistle in 2004. While Tubber has been Basil’s GAA club since 2000, he hails from nearby Clara which has a long and proud refereeing tradition. It’s not surprising then to hear that two of Clara’s most famous whistlers, Carthage ‘Catch’ Buckley and Brian Gavin, had a big influence on him.

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