Kinsella & Kelly to ref All Ireland Finals

Eddie Kinsella ref 0914The GAA has confirmed the referees and match officials for the 2014 GAA Football All-Ireland Senior and Minor Championship finals on September 21 with Eddie Kinsella from Courtwood, Co. Laois confirmed as the referee for the senior final, while Fergal Kelly of Longford will officiate in the Minor game between Donegal v Kerry.

This will be Eddie Kinsella's first senior assignment, as he takes charge of the Donegal vs Kerry contest having previously taken charge of the All-Ireland Minor Final in 2009.

He has also officiated the All-Ireland Under 21 final in 2011, the All-Ireland Senior Club final in 2014, one Leinster Football Championship Final, and one Munster Football Championship Final.

In this year's football championship, Eddie has refereed the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final between Kerry and Galway, the Round 3B Qualifier between Roscommon and Armagh, Roscommon and Mayo's Connacht Football Semi-Final and and Ulster Quarter-Final meeting of Monaghan and Tyrone.

Fergal Kelly, who will be officiating the Minor match, is a member of the Ballymahon club.

In this year's football championship Fergal has refereed the Connacht Quarter-Final between London and Galway, the meeting of Cork and Tipperary in the Munster Semi-Final and the Football Qualifier between Sligo and Limerick.