Cork's top referees will take charge of hurling and football finals at Croker

Cork's top referees will take charge of hurling and football finals at Croker
Colm Lyons prepares to start the Sciath na Scol final between Ballintemple and Rathpeacon last October. Picture: Jim Coughlan.

THERE will be a Cork presence in Croke Park across All-Ireland club finals weekend.

Fr O'Neill's and Russell Rovers are in action in the intermediate and junior hurling deciders respectively on Jones Road this Saturday.

The following day the All-Ireland senior club finals will be refereed by Corkmen Conor Lane and Colm Lyons.

Referee Conor Lane shows Cormac Costello of Dublin a black card against Tyrone. Picture: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
Referee Conor Lane shows Cormac Costello of Dublin a black card against Tyrone. Picture: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Conor Lane takes charge of the football final between Corofin and Kilcoo at 4pm, having been in the middle four years ago as well.

The Banteer/Lyre native as the man in the middle of the Dublin-Kerry All-Ireland final replay last season.

Colm Lyons of Nemo Rangers takes charge of his first senior club hurling decider when Ballyhale Shamrocks and Borris-Ileigh collide in what could be a classic Kilkenny and Tipperary showdown.

Noel McGrath of Tipperary is sent off by referee Colm Lyons last spring. Picture: Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Noel McGrath of Tipperary is sent off by referee Colm Lyons last spring. Picture: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Waterford’s Thomas Walsh has been appointed for the Fr O’Neill’s-Tullaroan intermediate hurling final on Saturday evening (6pm) and Seán Stack (Dublin) will officiate the junior showdown between Russell Rovers and Conahy Shamrocks (4pm).


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