Antrim’s All-Ireland winning camogie legend Lily Spence dies aged 98

Antrim Camogie legend Lily Spence has died aged 98.

The Belfast native won an All-Ireland with the Saffrons. She was part of the team that won the title in 1947 with a 2-4, 2-1 win over Dublin in the final.

Between 1956 and 1959 she was also President of the Camogie Association and co-founder of the Camogie of the Ulster Schools.

Ms Spence died peacefully at Nazareth Care Village in Belfast on Monday, formerly living on Falls Road in Belfast.

Paying tribute to Spence, Antrim Camogie said: “It is with great sadness that we offer our condolences on the passing of Lily Spence.

“Lily won an All-Ireland in 47 with Antrim. Has served Antrim in every admin role.

“She was Camogie President, ran All Ireland Finals and Ulster schools for 50 years. Mary Queen of Gael pray for them.”

Ms Spence’s obituary states she died peacefully on August 1.

“Lily’s remains will leave 286 Falls Road, Belfast at 11:30am on Wednesday 3 August to be taken to St.

“Deeply regretted by her nieces and nephews, Joe, Maire, Roisin, Aidan, Ailish, Father Michael, Anthony, Anne, Canice, Clare and family circle. May she rest in peace.” Antrim’s All-Ireland winning camogie legend Lily Spence dies aged 98

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