A Tyrone woman living in Co Mayo struck an early blow for the Red Hand when she won two tickets for tomorrow's All-Ireland football final in a draw in Westport.

Dentist Emer Farrell from Trillick, Co Tyrone, has a family background steeped in the GAA, while her husband Conor is equally as devoted to his native Mayo and a season ticket holder.

The couple have three daughters - Molly, Evie and Alice.

Speaking on RTÉ's News at One, Ms Farrell said: "We live in Westport. My husband's from Westport and I'm from Tyrone.

"We have three girls who all play with the local Westport club here, Gaelic football and camogie, and also soccer, and I entered a competition on the Westport Win a House draw.

"They're running a fundraising draw to raise money for the club and they had special competition for two free tickets for the match and an overnight stay and I got pulled out of the hat."

Her husband had already secured one ticket and now with the two free tickets, Emer and one of the children can also go to the game.

"I'll be travelling with my husband, and one of the kids, the oldest kid I think.

"We had said we'd if we got to take it, we'd go from the top down so I think she's going to get that one, so yes it should be fun."

There will be divided loyalties on display in Croke Park as Emer will wear the red and white of Tryone, while Conor and Molly, who plays underage camogie for Mayo, will stay loyal to the western men.