Meath duo to referee All Ireland Semi Finals

Meath referee’s David Coldrick and David Gough have been appointed referees for upcoming All-Ireland Football Semi-Finals.

Coldrick, took charge of last year’s All Ireland Final will be the man in middle for Sunday week’s tie between Mayo and Tipperary. Meanwhile, Gough will referee the second semi-final a week later when old foes Dublin take on Kerry.

Sunday week’s tie between Mayo and Tipperary will have a throw in time of 3.30pm at Croke Park, while the game between Dublin and Kerry will take place a week later, with a throw in time of also 3.30pm.

Mayo and Tipperary will meet in the championship for only the third time in championship, with the last meeting coming in 2002 in the qualifiers, when Mayo came out top on a score of 0-21 to 1-14. Dublin and Kerry will meet in the championship for the fourth time in six years with the Dubs having won the past 3 championship ties between the sides, these wins coming in 2011,2013 and 2015.

Both games are expected to attract large crowds to Croke Park.

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