Mary Waldron became the second woman to officiate in the Irish Senior Cup when she took charge of the cup tie between Phoenix and Ardmore at the weekend.

Waldron has impressed since taking up umpiring duties receiving glowing reviews from players and peers.

"Saturdayís game was enjoyable and played in good spirits," said Waldron.

"It was the first time I umpired a northern team but they were great and very competitive," added the Irish international wicket-keeper.

The 34 year-old has also umpired in Australia as well as playing there, and she is enjoying both roles.

"Iím really enjoying umpiring and the players have been decent enough so far not giving out too much!

"This is my 5th season umpiring so Iím enjoying getting the opportunities at a higher level. Playing is still my priority but I do want to umpire at the highest level I can."

Waldron has played 112 times for the Girls In Green and hopes to be involved in next month's matches against New Zealand and Bangladesh, as well as the T20 World Cup Qualifiers in The Netherlands.

Ingeborg Bevers was the first woman to officiate in the Irish Cup, standing in her first game back in 2009.

Bevers also has umpired a Test match, officiating in the Netherlands versus South Africa Test in 2006.

Another interesting sidebar from the umpiring fraternity is Jean Louis Laubret, who is believed to be the only Frenchman to have umpired an Irish Senior Cup game.

Unless of course, you know different?