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James Mc Grath to Referee All Ireland Final Rplay

By Mary Morgan Tue 18th Sep

Westmeath’s James McGrath has been confirmed as the referee for the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship final replay between Galway and Kilkenny on September 30.

James McGrath, who refereed the Leinster final between the sides in July, steps up to the central role once again, with Barry Kelly taking over as linesmen having taken charge of the drawn game on September 9.

The Turin clubman has already taken charge of All-Ireland Minor (2009) and All-Ireland U21 (2010) finals, and will complete the set of the three major finals on Sunday week. 

Galway’s Alan Kelly, meanwhile, will take charge of the Minor final replay between Dublin and Tipperary, which throws in at 1.15pm at Croke Park.

23.09.2012 (Sun)
GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay
Páirc an Chrócaigh 3.30pm Gaillimh v Cill Chainnigh 

Referee: James McGrath (An Iarmhí)
Std By: John Sexton (Corcaigh)
Linesman: Barry Kelly (An Iarmhí)
Sideline: James Owens (Loch Garman)


Tom McNicholas (Lough Lene Gaels)
David Hennessy (Lough Lene Gaels)
Johnny Fitzpatrick (Lough Lene Gaels)
David Clune (Delvin)

James did the following games in 2012:

• Four games in the Allianz Hurling League 2012, including the Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1 Final Cill Chainnigh v Corcaigh
• Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi final An Clár v Port Láirge
• Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Final Cill Chainnigh v Gaillimh
• Stand by Referee in the GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final 2012
• Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Final 2012, Cill Chainnigh v Gaillimh

James also did the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Final in 2009 and the GAA Hurling All-Ireland U21 Championship final in 2010.

By Mary Morgan Tue 18th Sep

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