Marie Crotty

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Born (1967-11-21) November 21, 1967 (age 56)
  • Sportswoman
  • Footballer

Marie Crotty (born 21 November 1967) is an Irish Sportswoman. She is best know as a Ladies Gaelic Footballer, winning 10 Senior All Ireland titles with her Club, Ballymacarby (including 7 in a row) , 5 Senior All-Irelands, 8 Munster Senior championships and 1 Junior All Ireland with Waterford. She is also the holder of 5 All Star Awards. She owns a lovely piece of history as the first lady to score in Croke Park, when she registered the opening score with a point, in the 1986 All-Ireland Junior Final against Wexford. She is renowned as one of the greatest players ever to hail from county Waterford.

As a young footballer herself, Marie coached Ballymacarby u14 teams to win 3 Community Games National titles in 1987, 1988 & 1992. After her retirement as player, Crotty managed the Westmeath Ladies Gaelic Football team in 1998, She also coached Coralstown club to win a county final. Living in Dublin Marie coached several teams both boys and girls with the Round Towers Club in Clondalkin. In 2018 Marie got involved in the the u16 Dublin team.

In 2018 Marie WAs inducted into the Ladies Gaelic Football Hall of Fame[1][2] and in 2023 she received a GPA Lifetime Achievement Award.[3]


  1. Cahill, Jackie (November 30, 2018). "'It's a massive honour': Waterford legend Marie Crotty inducted into LGFA Hall of Fame".
  2. "Congratulations Marie Crotty - Hall of Fame". December 1, 2018.
  3. "Waterford's Marie Crotty and Dublin's Mickey Whelan to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Awards". July 20, 2023.

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