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Gough to take charge of a Kerry game for first time since last year's All-Ireland semi-final

The Meath man has been appointed to referee the replay against Mayo.

Peter Crowley and Colm Cooper speaks to referee David Gough after the game Peter Crowley speaks to referee David Gough after last year's All-Ireland semi-final Source: James Crombie/INPHO

DAVID GOUGH WILL take charge of a match featuring Kerry next Saturday for the first time since their All-Ireland semi-final last August against Dublin.

Gough has been appointed to officiate for the replay between Kerry and Mayo after the teams played out a thrilling draw yesterday in Croke Park that finished 2-14 apiece.

Maurice Deegan was the referee for yesterday’s game where a replay was required after Paddy Durcan’s injury-time point for Mayo.

The Meath referee last took charge of Kerry when their 2016 championship hopes ended with a defeat by two points to Dublin.

In March Gough admitted in an interview to radio station LMFM, that he was unsighted when McManamon put in a late challenge on Peter Crowley that saw possession turned over before Diarmuid Connolly notched Dublin’s insurance point.

Stephen Rochford tries to speak to referee David Gough at half time Stephen Rochford tries to speak to David Gough at half-time of last year's Mayo-Tyrone game. Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

Gough appeared to have objects thrown at him by irate Kerry fans after that game as he left the pitch at the Cusack Stand side.

This year Gough has taken charge of the Ulster semi-final between Tyrone and Donegal, the Connacht final that saw Galway take on Roscommon, and the All-Ireland quarter-final between Tyrone and Armagh.

In 2016 he was referee for Mayo’s narrow All-Ireland quarter-final success against Tyrone.

Meath’s David Coldrick will take charge of the second All-Ireland semi-final tie on Sunday between Dublin and Tyrone.

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