Iggy's niece lands top Ulster ladies post

January 29, 2019

Tyrone legend Iggy Jones. Photo credit: @gaanostalgia

Tyrone legend Iggy Jones’ niece has been elected President of the Ulster Ladies Gaelic Football Association.

One of the true greats of Tyrone GAA, attacking talisman Jones – widely regarded as one of the best players never to win an All-Ireland - was a key member of the Red Hands’ first-ever Ulster championship winning teams of 1956 and ’57.

The Dungannon man was one of the first Tyrone gaelic footballers to rise to prominence on the national stage and his niece, Eileen Jones, is following in his footsteps as an influential figure in the ladies game.

A member of the Aodh Ruadh club, Eileen has been heavily involved in ladies football at local, provincial and national level for a quarter of a century as a player, referee and administrator.

“It is an honour to be President. If you are involved in administration, that is where you want to be,” she told The Ulster Herald. “I have been very lucky to work with very good presidents in the past and I will do the best I can to continue the development of the Association.”

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