Tyrone fan wins two All-Ireland final tickets in Mayo GAA club draw

By John Fallon

A Tyrone woman has struck an early blow for the Red Hand county behind enemy lines in Mayo.

Emer Farrell has won two coveted tickets for the big game in a fundraising draw.

She scooped the in-demand passes in Westport and will head to Croke Park where her native county will be hoping to lift the Sam Maguire for the fourth time.

Emer, whose maiden name is Monaghan, comes from a family steeped in GAA tradition in Trillick.

But while Mayo fans may be green with envy as Emer scooped the tickets in the draw to raise funds for Westport GAA, they will be consoled by the fact she and her family are also staunch supporters of James Horan’s team and have been season ticket-holders for many years.

A dentist in Westport, she said: “I couldn’t believe it when I got the call.

“It’s fantastic and it has created a fair bit of craic. I grew up with the GAA in Trillick, all my family are involved, and we are also heavily involved in the GAA and other sports here in Westport.”

Chairman of Westport GAA club Charlie Lambert joked: “Maybe we might be able to convert her into a Mayo fan by Saturday.”

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