Coldrick to referee All-Ireland football final

Meath's David Coldrick has been appointed by the GAA to referee the 2010 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final between Cork and Down at Croke Park on Sunday, September 19.

It will be the Blackhall Gaels clubman's second time to referee an All-Ireland SFC final, after he took charge of the 2007 decider which saw Kerry beat Munster rivals Cork by 3-13 to 1-9.

Coldrick has already officiated at some high-profile games this summer, including the Ulster SFC final between Tyrone and Monaghan and the All-Ireland quarter-final between Dublin and Tyrone.

He began refereeing as a 17-year-old back in 1994, and has also been the Irish match official for the International Rules Series between Ireland and Australia.

The stand-by referee for the senior final will be Galway's Gearóid Ó Conámha, and the linesman is Maurice Deegan (Laois) with Wexford's Syl Doyle the sideline official.

Blackhall Gaels clubmen Tony Kearney and John Coldrick, James Matthews of Cortown and Syddan's Stephen O'Hare will be the umpires for the game.

Meanwhile, the officials for the All-Ireland Minor Football Championship final involving Cork and Tyrone have also been announced.

Sligo's Michael Duffy will follow in the footsteps of his brother Marty by taking charge of an All-Ireland decider on the third Sunday in September.

The Enniscrone/Kilglass clubman will have Meath's Joe Curley as his standby referee, with Leitrim's Frank Flynn as the second linesman.

The umpires for the minor final are Kevin Bourke (Enniscrone/Kilglass), Pat Cawley (Easkey), Pádraig McGourty (Glenfarne/Kiltycloger) and Pádraic Hamilton (Coolaney/Mullinabreena).

In a historic first for the GAA, John Fitzpatrick will become the first official from overseas to be involved as a match day official.

The New York GAA member will be the sideline official for the minor decider.

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