Wexford's James Owens will take charge of the All-Ireland SHC final between Galway and Limerick on 19 August.

The Askamore clubman refereed the All-Ireland minor decider in 2007, the All-Ireland Under-21 final in 2008 and the All-Ireland Senior Club final of 2015.

He was the man in the middle for Clare and the Tribesmen's pulsating drawn semi-final 10 days ago, and also took charge of the Leinster final replay between Kilkenny and Galway.

This summer, Owens has reffed the Cats' comfortable Leinster round-robin defeat of Offaly and two Munster clashes - Cork 's classic draw against the Treaty, and the Banner's win against Limerick two weeks later.

His umpires on the day will be fellow Askamore men James Dunbar and David Owens, Joe Kelly (Naomh Éanna) and Ian Plunkett (Marshalstown).

Tipperary’s Fergal Horgan - who took charge of last year's decider - will be the standby referee. The other linesman is Sean Cleere (Kilkenny) and the Sideline official will be Patrick Murphy (Carlow).

Johnny Murphy from Limerick will officiate the minor game between Galway and Kilkenny.

Meanwhile, the referees have also been named for this weekend's All-Ireland football semi-finals. 

Derry's Barry Cassidy has been assigned to take charge of Saturday's clash between Dublin and Galway, while Wicklow's Anthony Nolan, who took charge of the league final, will referee Sunday's encounter between Tyrone and Monaghan.