Tyrone could elect first female county chairperson

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Tyrone could make history this evening (Tuesday) by electing the first ever female county chairperson in the history of the GAA.

Roisin Jordan is expected to take over the top job in the Red Hand county.

She has served five years as vice-chair, and with chairman Ciaran McLaughlin scheduled to step down after completing a five-year term in the post, the Eglish woman looks certain to succeed him.

She is one of three nominations for the top job, with Donal Magee and Eugene McConnell also in contention, but Jordan is favourite to take the post.

Magee, from Killyclogher, and Clogher clubman McConnell are also nominated for the position of vice-chairman.

Traditionally in Tyrone, the vice-chair has succeeded the outgoing chair, and that formula is likely to continue.