Thursday 18 January 2018

Showpiece double for Duffy brothers

It's quite an achievement by the Duffy brothers from Enniscrone/Kilglass in Sligo to reach All-Ireland final level in successive years. Marty refereed the Cork-Kerry senior final last year, while younger brother, Michael, will be in charge of the Cork-Tyrone minor final on Sunday.

It's quite a turnaround for Michael, who started the season in a blaze of controversy after sending off Portlaoise's Brian Mulligan 20 seconds into the All-Ireland club semi-final. He needed a Garda escort afterwards -- hopefully, Sunday will be less contentious.

Sunday will be a great occasion too for senior referee, David Coldrick (Meath), who joins the elite band who have taken charge of two finals (he also refereed Kerry v Cork in 2007).

Irish Independent

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