Sophie has now been chosen as the first winner of the BBC's Caroline Aherne
is joined on the TG4 All-Star team by Dublin team-mates Ciara Trant, Rachel Ruddy, Leah Caffrey, Nicole Owens and Noelle Healy.
died in July last year at the age of 52 following a battle with cancer.
The Manchester music scene favourite met Aherne
in the city's legendary Hacienda club and they married in Las Vegas in 1994.
I live a very comfortable lifestyle thanks to Caroline Aherne
, who more recently narrated Channel 4 show Gogglebox, had been battling lung cancer and had previously been treated for bladder and eye cancer.
The daughter of a railwayman and a school dinner lady, Aherne
split with husband Peter Hook, guitarist with pop group New Order and house musician on the Mrs Merton Show, in April 1996.
Neil Reading, her publicist, said yesterday: "Caroline Aherne
has sadly passed away after a brave battle with cancer.
said: "My brother and I were born with cancer of the eyes, the retina, my mum told us only special people get cancer.
A keen swimmer and budding golfer, Mr Aherne
isn't leaving education altogether, having been appointed as a mentor for trainee student teachers by The University of York St John.
, 24, and Stephen Rees, 32, carried out a spate of crimes in South Wales before being recaptured.
Initially, you may think that the pairing of Caroline Aherne
and Bobby Ball is a strange one.