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Female referee officiates senior county game to make GAA history

Maggie Farrelly at the coin toss [Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Trevor Lucy]
Maggie Farrelly at the coin toss [Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Trevor Lucy]
MAGGIE Farrelly has become the first female to referee a senior county football match after taking charge of Fermanagh’s 1-13 to 0-14 win over St Mary’s on Wednesday night.

The Dr McKenna Cup contest, which was re-fixed having been postponed on Sunday, took place in Garvaghey amid heavy rainfall.

Cavan native Farrelly had previously been a sideline official in the Ulster Senior Club Championship fixture between St Galls and Tempo Maguires in 2012.

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She became the first female to referee an inter-county game in the Ulster Minor Championship match between Fermanagh and Antrim last year and continued to break new ground at senior level this week.


Jamie Casey

Jamie Casey is Sports Editor of The Irish Post. Follow him on Twitter @jamiecasey37

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