Wexford referee included in Champions League Final

Wexford referee included in Champions League Final
Michelle O'Neill / assistant referee for Liverpool vs Chelsea

Michelle O'Neill has been selected in the team of officials for the Women's Champions League Final between Wolfsburg and Barcelona.

The Wexford woman will be an assistant referee for the match, which is to take place in the Netherlands next month.


Her accomplishments are notable in the game, with multiple appearances across elite European competitions and at the International level.

A proud supporter of the development of Irish talent, the League of Ireland was quick to offer congratulations via its official Twitter account.



O'Neill served as an assistant referee when the sides met in last year's semi-final, having also officiated as an assistant in the quarter-final fixture between Juventus and Lyon.

The Enniscorthy native is also the sole Irish inclusion in this summer's Women's World Cup refereeing panel.

She was previously involved in two Women’s World Cups, the Tokyo Olympics and was an assistant for the 2019 Women’s World Cup final in France.

The talented official also made history with her part in an all-female refereeing team for the 2019 Uefa Super Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea in Istanbul.


Ireland begins their World Cup journey in two months.

The girls in green were drawn in Group B for the Fifa Women's World Cup and will face joint-hosts Australia on the opening day of the tournament in Sydney on July 20th.

Olympic medallists Canada and Nigeria complete the group.

The highly-anticipated tournament will be played in Australia and New Zealand across July and August.

Ireland already holds a win over Australia, having enjoyed a 3-2 victory in a friendly in Dublin a little over a year ago.

The Canadians saw off Sweden at the Tokyo Games in 2021 to win gold.

Ireland and Nigeria have never locked horns before, but the African side is considered one of the tougher opposition from pot four.

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