Down's Brendan Rice will referee his second TG4 All-Ireland senior final when he takes charge of this year's Dublin-Galway showdown at Croke Park on Sunday, 15 September.

Rice, representing St Dallan’s PS in Warrenpoint, was also the man in the middle for the 2016 meeting between Dublin and Cork.

Among Rice’s assignments this year were the recent TG4 All-Ireland SFC quarter-final between Galway and Waterford, Tyrone and Donegal’s senior tie in the Ulster Championship, and the Croke Park fixture between Dublin and Mayo in Division 1 of the Lidl National League.

Commenting on the news, he said: "You talk about getting a senior All-Ireland final but to be honoured for a second one, it’s a brilliant statement from the LGFA that they consider me good enough.

"Dublin are pushing for three-in-a-row and Galway are in the final for the first time since 2005 – I just hope that I’m involved in a great game and it’s an honour for myself, my family, club and county." 

Picture: (l-r): Brendan Rice, Jonathan Murphy, Kevin Phelan 

Carlow's Jonathan Murphy, who took charge of the 2016 junior final between Longford and Antrim, will referee the forthcoming All-Ireland Intermediate decider between Meath and Tipperary.

The TG4 All-Ireland Junior final will be refereed by Kevin Phelan, representing the St Brigid’s LGFA club in Laois, and Barrowhouse.