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Referee David Coldrick

Referee David Coldrick


Referee David Coldrick

David Coldrick has been confirmed as the referee for the All-Ireland final between Dublin and Kerry next week.

Coldrick will take charge of his third All-Ireland football final, having overseen the 2007 and 2010 deciders.

Generally referees from different provinces have been chosen, and Coldrick is the first to take charge of a final involving a team from his own province since Longford's John Bannon in 1998 when Galway and Kildare met.

Coldrick lives and works in Dublin but has taken charge of plenty of Dublin games in the past.

He will be joined on the big day by fellow Meath referee David Gough, who has been appointed to take charge of the All-Ireland minor final between Kerry and Tipperary.

The Slane native has moved quickly through the ranks and handled the recent Mayo/Donegal All-Ireland quarter-final quite impressively.

It is rare for the same county to supply two referees on All-Ireland football final day.

In 1966 Wicklow's Jimmy Hatton and Eamonn Moules took charge of senior and minor finals.

Irish Independent