Wexford man James Owens will be the man in the middle for Kilkennys All Ireland Final against Tipperary.
James, who is a member of the Askamore club, has also refereed the All-Ireland Minor Final in 2007, All-Ireland Under 21 final in 2008 and the AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Final in 2015.
In this year’s Hurling Championship, James has refereed the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final between Cork and Kilkenny and two Munster championship games between Clare v Limerick and Waterford v Clare.
His umpires on the day will be James Dunbar and David Owens (both Askamore), Joe Kelly (Naomh Éanna) and Ian Plunkett (Marshalstown).
Carlow’s Paud O’Dwyer has been appointed linesman and standby referee for the Senior game.
Fellow countyman Patrick Murphy will referee the minor final.
Patrick is a member of the Ballinkillen club.
In this year’s hurling championship, Patrick has refereed a preliminary quarter-final Senior Hurling Championship fixture – Westmeath v Cork and in the Joe McDonagh Cup, Laois v Westmeath.
His umpires on the day will be Paddy Murphy (Snr) PJ Farrell, Francie Dowling and Jason Curran (all Ballinkillen).
Tipperary’s Fergal Horgan will be the standby referee, the other linesman will be Johnny Ryan (Tipperary) and the Sideline Official will be Thomas Walsh (Waterford).