Maggie Farrelly pictured refereeing the 2016 Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup match between St. Mary's University and Fermanagh.
Maggie Farrelly pictured refereeing the 2016 Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup match between St. Mary's University and Fermanagh.

Maggie Farrelly to referee Cavan SFC Final replay


Maggie Farrelly will become the first female referee to referee a men’s County Senior Football Final this weekend when she officiates at the Kiernan's Service Station Cavan SFC Final replay between Gowna and Ramor United.

This is just the latest in a series of firsts for the highly rated Farrelly who has been a real trail-blazer for female referees.

She was also the first woman to referee a men’s inter-county Gaelic Football Match in 2015 when Fermanagh played Antrim in the Ulster Minor Championship.

The following year the Laragh native then took charge of her first senior men’s inter-county game when Fermanagh played St. Mary’s in the Dr. McKenna Cup.