The Camogie Association is saddened to announce the passing of Iar-Uachtarán an Cumann Camógaíochta Mary Lynch.
Mary was elected as President of the Camogie Association in 1985, becoming the first Monaghan woman to hold the position. She played Camogie at St. Louis, Carrickmacross and later with the famed Celtic club and won an All-Ireland title with Dublin in 1949. As a referee she officiated over Minor, Junior and Senior All-Ireland Finals.
Mary had a lifetime involvement in Camogie and was instrumental in reviving Camogie in Monaghan. She held numerous administrative positions including Chairperson of Monaghan Camogie Board and Ulster Council and was a Trustee of the Camogie Association until 2004.
Uachtarán an Cumann Camógaíochta Catherine Neary stated ‘It was with great sadness that I learned of Mary's death and on behalf of the Camogie Association I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to Mary's family and friends. Mary played a huge role in the development of Camogie throughout her life as a player, referee and as a volunteer, particularly in Monaghan and Ulster Camogie.’
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.
Reposing at the residence of her son Tony in Lisanisk on Sunday (9th) from 7pm to 9pm and on Monday from 2pm until removal at 6:30pm on Monday (10th) evening to St. Joseph's Church, Carrickmacross, arriving at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday morning at 11am followed by burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.