When Kilkenny take to the pitch in Croke Park on Sunday next against Cork, they’ll have a familiar face in the middle with Robertstown’s Ray Kelly set to officiate.
On the big-game stage, Kelly was the man in the middle when Galway pipped Kilkenny to the 2019 title, also overseeing last year’s Minor A All-Ireland Final, the All-Ireland senior club championship final (2021) and this year’s Ashbourne Cup final. Westmeath’s John Dermody has been named as standby/line referee with Justin Hefferan (Wexford) also on the line.
Limerick’s Mike Flannery (fourth official) and Cavan’s Louise Reilly (fifth official) will also be on hand.
Trinity Gaels’ Gavin Donegan has been appointed referee for the intermediate final between Cork and Galway with Kilkenny’s Liz Dempsey named as standby/line referee.
Mike Ryan of Nenagh Camogie Club will oversee proceedings in the premier junior final between Antrim and Armagh.
Keep an eye on Scoreline.ie all this coming week for feature interviews and updates as we follow the Cats to Croke Park in their bid to claim a 15th O’Duffy Cup, contesting their eighth All-Ireland final in ten years.
Tickets for this year’s triple-header finals are available here with games scheduled for 12pm, 2pm and 4.15pm.