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Cork's Conor Lane to take charge of Dublin-Tyrone All-Ireland football final

This will be his second All-Ireland senior final as the man in the middle.

Conor Lane (file pic).
Conor Lane (file pic).
Image: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

THE GAA HAVE confirmed that Cork official Conor Lane will be the referee for the All-Ireland football final on Sunday 2 September.

Lane will take charge of the clash between Dublin and Tyrone in Croke Park, in what will be his second All-Ireland senior final appearance having previously refereed the 2016 decider between Dublin and Mayo.

The Banteer/Lyre club man was also the man in the middle for the All-Ireland minor final in 2013, the 2013 and 2016 Connacht finals and the 2016 All-Ireland club showpiece.

Lane refereed two All-Ireland Super 8s clashes this year — Galway and Monaghan, and Dublin and Donegal — the Connacht quarter-final meeting of Galway and Mayo, Fermanagh and Monaghan’s Ulster semi-final and two qualifier clashes.

Meath’s David Gough will be the standby referee with Roscommon’s Paddy Neilan the other linesman and Antrim’s Sean Laverty the sideline official.

His umpires on the day will be John Joe Lane and DJ O’Sullivan (both Banteer/Lyre), Ray Hegarty (Bride Rovers) and Pat Kelly (Kilshannig).

Tyrone’s Sean Hurson will take charge of the All-Ireland minor final meeting of Kerry and Galway. Tipperary man Derek O’Mahony will be the standby referee with Cork’s James Bermingham the other linesman and Leitrim’s Eamon O’Grady the sideline official.

Galbally Pearses clubman Hurson’s umpires will be Martin Coney and Cathal Forbes (both O’Donovan Rossa), Mel Taggart (Clonoe O’Rahillys) and Martin Conway (Moortown St Malachy’s).

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