Former Antrim All-Ireland winner and president of the Camogie Association, Lily Spence, has died.
Spence was part of the 1947 Saffron side that won the All-Ireland camogie final, beating Dublin 2-04 to 2-01 at Corrigan Park in Belfast.
It is with great sadness we offer our condolences on the death of Lily Spence.— Antrim Camogie (@CamogieAontroim) August 2, 2022
Lily won an All-Ireland with Antrim in 47. Served Antrim in every admin role. She was Camogie President, refereed All-Ireland finals & Ulster schools sec for 50 years.
Mary Queen of Gael pray for her. pic.twitter.com/Ihk8pEFKhS
And later Spence became the association's president from 1956 to 1959, while also serving as treasurer for 20 years.
Spence refereed four All-Ireland finals in 1953, 1955, and then back-to-back deciders in 1971 and 1972.
'Dunloy said I was a sister of the referee!' - Lily Spence, 95 years young, reminiscing on her playing days with St Teresa's in Belfast. Lily was @OfficialCamogie President between 1956-59 and refereed four All Ireland Finals. There's more on the Jerome Quinn Media Facebook page. pic.twitter.com/mAGTCyUXlW— Jerome Quinn (@JeromeQuinn) April 19, 2020