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Gavin to take charge of All-Ireland Hurling final

The match officials for the upcoming All-Ireland Hurling finals have been named, with Brian Gavin of Offaly taking charge of the senior match.

Brian Gavin.
Brian Gavin.
Image: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

OFFALY’S BRIAN GAVIN has been confirmed as the referee for the upcoming All-Ireland Hurling final between Tipperary and Kilkenny at Croke Park.

The match on September 4th will be Gavin’s first senior final but he brings with him a wealth of experience, having refereed the All-Ireland Minor final in 2004 and the Under-21 final in 2006.

He has also taken charge of three All-Ireland semi-finals and two Munster finals.

The standby referee will be Barry Kelly of Westmeath, with Johnny Ryan taking charge of the Minor final between Dublin and Galway.

Match officials:

Senior: Referee – Brian Gavin (Offaly)
Stand By Ref/Linesman – Barry Kelly (Westmeath)
Linesman – John Sexton (Cork)
Sideline Official – Alan Kelly (Galway)

Minor: Referee – Johnny Ryan (Tipperary)
Stand By Ref/Linesman – James McGrath (Westmeath)
Linesman – Colm Lyons (Cork)
Sideline Official – Sean Cleere (Kilkenny)

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