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Neil Doyle to referee Derry City v St Pat's Cup final

Updated: Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 15:01

Neil Doyle recently took charge of the FIFA World Cup qualifier between San Marino and Montenegro
Neil Doyle recently took charge of the FIFA World Cup qualifier between San Marino and Montenegro

Neil Doyle will referee the FAI Ford Cup final between Derry City and St Patrick’s Athletic at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday, 4 November.

The first fssistant will be Emmet Dynan, Robert Clark will be second assistant and the fourth official will be Damien Hancock.

Doyle, who is 34-years-old, has been refereeing since 1995 and was a graduate of the FAI's first School of Excellence for referees. He has been a member of the National League panel since 2001 and was appointed to the FIFA list in 2011.

He recently took charge of the FIFA World Cup qualifier between San Marino and Montenegro and last week officiated at a UEFA Under-19 European Championship mini-tournament in Albania.

The FAI Ford Cup final will be his second time to referee at the Aviva Stadium as he took charge of last year’s match between Celtic and the Airtricity League in the Dublin Super Cup.

“The appointment to officiate on the FAI Senior Cup final is the highest honour in domestic football and on behalf of the Elite Referees Committee I offer our congratulations to the four officials on their selection for this year’s final,” said John Ward, Chairman of the FAI’s Elite Referees Committee.

The Referees Observer for the Final will be John Stacey who took charge of the 2000 FAI Ford Cup Final and replay between Bohemians and Shelbourne.

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