Cork GAA make presentation to Colm Lyons and his officials

Pictured are Johnny Barry (Umpire), Ciarán Hanley (Umpire), Niall Barrett (Referee Administrator), Colm Lyons (Referee), Denis Calnan (Cork GAA Finance Manager)


Cork GAA have made a presentation of gear bags to Colm Lyons (Nemo Rangers) and his umpires Ciarán Hanley (Brian Dillons), Johnny Barry (Ballinure), Philip Mackey (Nemo Rangers), and Finian Mullane (Nemo Rangers) for the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final this weekend.

Colm Lyons will take charge of the All-Ireland Senior final between Kilkenny and Limerick this Sunday, July 17th in what will be Colm’s first Senior Final.

A member of the Nemo Rangers club in Cork, Colm has also refereed the All-Ireland Minor Final in 2012, Allianz Hurling League Final in 2017, Leinster Hurling Final in 2017, and the AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Finals in 2018 and 2020.

In this year’s Hurling Championship, Colm has refereed Galway v Kilkenny in the Leinster Championship, two Munster championship games between Clare v Limerick and an All-Ireland Quarter Final between Wexford v Clare. He also refereed Allianz League matches featuring Waterford v Tipperary and Clare v Wexford.

His umpires on the day will be Ciarán Hanley (Brian Dillons), Johnny Barry (Ballinure), Philip Mackey and Finian Mullane (Nemo Rangers).

Galway’s Liam Gordon will be the standby referee. The other linesman is Paud O’Dwyer (Carlow) and the Sideline Official will be Michael Kennedy (Tipperary).

Cork GAA wish Colm Lyons and his umpires the best of luck on Sunday.


Pictured: Niall Barrett (Referee Administrator), Colm Lyons (Referee, Nemo Rangers)