Maggie Farrelly: Game changer

By Shaun Casey LIKE most people in the profession, Maggie Farrelly stumbled upon refereeing almost by accident. She took up the whistle to help her club, while still playing and coaching, and hasn’t looked back since. Cavan GAA were enforcing a rule that all clubs must provide a referee or their senior team would lose […]

The whistle blower

By Shaun Casey THE Armagh championship got underway last weekend and the horrible weather conditions on Friday night dampened any hope of free-flowing football. For players and officials alike, just seeing through the slamming rain was a struggle, but it’s all in a days work for Denise McDonald. The Clann Eireann referee made history that […]

Ulster referees appointed for Croke Park Ladies finals

CAVAN’S Maggie Farrelly has been named as referee for the All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football final between Meath and Kerry on Sunday week. It follows on from Tyrone’s Sean Hurson appointment of Sunday’s men’s final between Galway and Kerry. It’s a second final for the Laragh United referee, after being in the middle for the famous […]