Maggie Farrelly will make history in Garvaghey tonight when she becomes the first female referee to officiate a senior men’s inter-county game.

Farrelly will take charge of the refixed McKenna Cup clash between Fermanagh and St Mary's, which was postponed on Sunday.

The Cavan woman was a sideline official for the Ulster senior club championship meeting of St Gall's and Tempo Maguires back in 2012 and became the first female to take charge of an inter-county game last year when she oversaw  an Ulster minor championship collision between Fermanagh and Antrim.

She will now break new ground when she throws in for the round 1 fixture at 8.00pm tonight.

Fermanagh have a decent recent record in the McKenna Cup, making the semi-finals in 2012, 2013 and 2015.

Pete McGrath will be looking for another strong showing as a platform for a tough looking league; the Ernesiders' NFL Division 2 campaign starts with a trip to Derry before a home fixture with Meath.


O'Byrne Cup [7.30pm unless stated]

Group A: Dublin v IT Carlow, IT Carlow, Wexford v DCU, Enniscorty 

Group B: Kildare v Louth, Hawkfield, Newbridge, Offaly v DIT, Gracefield [8pm]

Group C: Laois v Carlow, O'Moore Park; Meath v UCD, Simonstown

Group D: Westmeath v Longford, St Loman's, Mullingar; Wicklow v Maynooth University, Ballinakill Centre of Excellence

McKenna Cup [8pm]

Group A: Antrim v Queens, The Dub

Group B: Fermanagh v St Marys, Garvaghey