March 27, 2022 | News | No Comments
MAGGIE FARRELLY WILL become the first female referee to take charge of a men’s national league match this weekend.
The Cavan native has been named to officiate in Sunday’s Division 4 football fixture between Leitrim and London at Carrick-on-Shannon, with throw-in scheduled for 12pm.
It is not the first time that the experienced Farrell has made GAA history, however.
She was the first woman to referee a senior men’s inter-county match — a McKenna Cup game between Fermanagh and St Mary’s — back in January 2016.
Last November, Farrelly also became the first female referee to take charge of a senior men’s county final, a Cavan senior football championship final replay between Gowna and Ramor United.
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