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Kerry Team named to face Mayo

Lidl Ladies National Football League

Division 1 – Round 2

Mayo -v- Kerry

Saturday 28th January – 12:45pm – Live on TG4

Venue: Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence

1. Mary Ellen Bolger – M E Ní Bholghuidir – Southern Gaels

2. Ciara O’Brien – C Ní Bhriain – Laune Rangers

3. Eilís Lynch – E Ní Loinsigh – Castleisland Desmonds

4. Ciara Murphy – C Ní Mhurchú – MKL Gaels

5. Aishling O’Connell – A Ní Chonaill – Éire Óg Cork

6. Emma Costello – E Mhic Coisteala – Firies

7. Niamh Broderick – N Ní Bhruadair – MKL Gaels

8. Lorraine Scanlon – L Ní Scannláin – Castleisland Desmonds

9. Niamh Carmody – N Ní Chearmada – Finuge/St Senans

10. Caoimhe Evans – C Nic Eibhín – MKL Gaels

11. Síofra O’Shea (C) – S Ní Shé – Southern Gaels

12. Niamh Ní Chonchúir – N Ní Chonchúir – Corca Dhuibhne

13. Hannah O’Donoghue – H Nic Dhonnacha – Beaufort

14. Erica McGlynn – E Nic Fhloinn – Fossa

15. Danielle O’Leary – D Ní Laoire – Rathmore

16. Ciara Butler – C De Buitléir – Castlegregory

17. Aoife Dillane – A Ní Dhuilleáin – Austin Stacks

18. Louise NÍ Mhuircheartaigh – L Ní Mhuircheartaigh – Corca Dhuibhne

19. Mary O’Connell – M Ní Chonnaill – Na Gaeil

20. Rachel Dwyer – R Ní Dhuibhir – Southern Gaels

21. Patrice Diggin – P Ní Dhubhgáin – Finuge/St Senans

22. Louise Galvin – L Ní Gealbháin – Finuge/St Senans

23. Cáit Lynch – C Ní Loinsigh – Castleisland Desmonds

24. Anna Galvin – A Ní Ghealbháin – Na Fianna (Dublin)

25. Fiadhna Tangney – F Ní Teagnaí – Beaufort

26. Ciara McCarthy – C Nic Cárthaigh – Abbeydorney

27. Keri Ann Hanrahan – K – A Ní Annracháin – Killarney Legion

28. Amy Harrington – A Ní Harrachtáin – Inbhear Sceine Gaels

29. Katie Brosnan – K Ní Bhrosnacháin – Firies

30. Kayleigh Cronin – K Ní Chróinín – Dr Crokes

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Lidl Ireland Launch One Good Club Programme For 2023

Supporting Youth Mental Health – Lidl Ireland Launch One Good Club Programme For 2023

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Press Release                                                                                                                                                 2023  


Thursday 19th January: This week,Lidl Ireland launched the Lidl One Good Club™ programme for 2023 and are now seeking nominations from clubs across the country. Following on from the success of the first 3 years of the programme, the retailer is excited to recruit another club in each county to undertake the 10-week initiative.   

Lidl One Good Club™, developed and delivered in association with the retailer’s partners, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association and Jigsaw – the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, is a five-step youth mental health awareness programme for LGFA clubs which aims to raise awareness and improve understanding of mental health while empowering clubs to positively affect their members and communities.  

The launch sees Lidl Ireland call on members from all clubs in Ireland to nominate themselves to participate in the programme commencing in March and running for the following 10 weeks. The 5 themes of the programme – Be Active, Take Notice, Connect, Give, and Keep Learning – are based on Jigsaw’s ‘5-a-day for your mental health’ framework which provide a simple set of evidence-based actions for people to improve their wellbeing. Participating clubs are encouraged to undertake activities and to capture the moments and share them on their social media accounts using the hashtag #OneGoodClub and logging them on the dedicated One Good Club portal where further resources and help are provided.   

Clubs that complete all five steps in the programme will receive official Lidl One Good Club™ accreditation, as well as new jerseys for their club. Accredited clubs will also enter the running to win one of three funding awards available with a total value of €10,000. They will be awarded to the clubs selected by the judging panel to have demonstrated the following:  

  • Most Innovative Initiative – €2,500  
  • Strongest Community Involvement – €2,500  
  • Best Overall Programme Engagement – €5,000  

The programme is once again supported by the Lidl One Good Club™ ambassadors – Carla Rowe (Dublin), Aishling Moloney (Tipperary), Nicola Ward (Galway), and Emer Gallagher (Donegal) – who are fantastic role models for young people in their counties and throughout the country.  

Clubs are encouraged to enter via where nominations will run until Wednesday, 8th February 2023, with one club from each country select to join the programme for 2023.  

Speaking about the launch of Lidl’s One Good Club Programme for 2023, Senior Partnerships Manager for Lidl Ireland, Joe Mooney said; “We are proud to once again collaborate with our partners, the LGFA and Jigsaw – The National Centre for Youth Mental Health to deliver the One Good Club programme in LGFA clubs across the country. It has been remarkable to see the level of engagement and creativity demonstrated over the first 3 years of the programme and we are really looking forward to seeing what activities this year’s clubs come up with. The success of the programme to date is testament to the dedication and compassion shown by all clubs involved and I’m sure that the impact of their efforts will be felt throughout their communities for years to come.”  

Ladies Gaelic Football Association President, Mícheál Naughton, commented: “We are anticipating another exceptional Lidl Ireland One Good Club™ programme in 2023, and we expect a strong expression of interest ahead of next month’s closing date. As we embark on the eighth year of our partnership with Lidl Ireland, this programme has emerged as one of the most important on our annual calendar. This programme has the ability to make life-changing and long-lasting impacts on participants and their communities. The potential benefits of this vital mental health initiative cannot be underestimated and we were delighted to work alongside Lidl Ireland and Jigsaw once again to roll out the Lidl Ireland One Good Club programme.” 

Director of Communications and Fundraising at Jigsaw, Mike Mansfield, added: “At Jigsaw, our core focus is on achieving better mental health outcomes for young people and the One Good Club™ programme is central to this ambition. Lidl One Good Club™ allows us to support, educate and empower young people and those around them, on sports grounds, workplaces, kitchen tables, high streets, online and more. Grassroots programmes at this scale are hugely important and hugely impactful and we are delighted to work in partnership with Lidl and the LGFA once more.”  

Notes to Editor:  

  • Photo captions; 
    • 18 January 2023; Lidl One Good Club ambassadors, Carla Rowe of Dublin, Aishling Moloney of Tipperary, and Nicola Ward of Galway are pictured at the launch of the 2023 Lidl Ladies National Football Leagues at the retailer’s Tallaght store. In addition to details of unprecedented TV and online coverage, the retailer is also seeking nominations from LGFA clubs for its Lidl One Good Club youth mental health programme at Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile  
    • The overall winners of the Lidl One Good Club programme 2022, St. Mark’s of Dublin, are pictured collecting their accreditation outside Lidl Tallaght. Photo by Justin Farrelly.  
  • Video: can be downloaded hereusing password OneGoodClub23
    • To get a sense of what the Lidl One Good Programme is all about and what it can mean for your club, see what St Nathy’s of Sligo, overall winner’s in 2021, had to say about the impact their participation has had on the whole club and local community. 


In addition, the LGFA are now accepting nominations for the LGFA TALK project, which is available to clubs in Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone. The LGFA TALK Project is a ten-week club-based initiative aimed at increasing the awareness of positive mental health in young members aged 13-18 years, and removing the stigma associated with the subject area.   

Clubs will be awarded with the status of a ‘Positive Talk Club’ once they have attended all education days, completed the ten-week project, and can showcase the activities and events they have undertaken during that time. To apply, visit: The closing date for applications is Wednesday, February 8th, 2023.   

For more information, please contact:  

Lidl Ireland & Northern Ireland PR team at  

Club Leadership Development Programme 2023

The GAA are presently undertaking the first phase of on-line Club Officer training at provincial level under the Club Leadership Development Programme for 2023 

Specifically, a suite of 90-minute webinars will be delivered by a team of experienced tutors, including our own Mike Murphy and Mike O’Brien, for the following roles: 

·       Chairperson 

·       Secretary 

·       Treasurer 

·       PRO 

·       Coaching Officer

The induction modules, open to GAA, Camogie and LGFA officers,  are aimed at both new and existing Club Officers and will be delivered for Clubs in Kerry and other Munster Counties via Webinar on Thursday next January 26th commencing at 7pm. 


Enrolment on the GAA Website, is now open via the Officer Training Calendar:

(To enroll you must first set up a User Account on the Learning Portal).

I have attached further information on the various modules which are designed to help officers fully understand their roles and responsibilities.

Kerry GAA will be organising their usual in-person Officer Training courses for next month  – we will keep you informed of same.

Please forward or share this mail with all relevant Officers within your Club – particularly to the Chairperson, Treasurer, PRO and Coaching Officer.

Many Thanks

John O’Leary

Kerry GAA Planning and Training Officer

MOB: 086 3026041


John West Féile 2023 1st July

Good afternoon.

For your information John West Féile is scheduled for Saturday 1st July 2023.

These will be at U15 age group and one day events with both National and Regional Féile taking place on the same day.

National Féile will be hosted in Connacht and Regional Féile will be hosted in venues countrywide.

John West National Féile will include D1 winners from counties with Regional Feile including D2 and D3 winners from counties (tbc).

Full details will be issued once available.

Good luck with league fixtures this weekend.

Best regards

Aislinn Harkin

Match Report Waterford -v- Kerry

Kerry 1-9

Waterford 1-8


Danielle O’Leary scored in the 63rd minute to give Kerry the narrowest of wins over Waterford in an entertaining Lidl NFL Division 1 opener at Piltown.

The Déise fought back from six points down after seven minutes to draw level entering the closing stages. But two frees dropped short from the home side before O’Leary kicked the winner.

Kerry took the field with seven starters from last year’s TG4 All-Ireland Senior final while Evelyn O’Brien made her senior debut between the posts for Waterford.

The visitors raced six points up after seven minutes. Niamh Carmody kicked two early points and made a block at the other end. Midfielder Lorraine Scanlon also scored a point. And then in the seventh minute, Niamh Ní Chonchúir set up Síofra O’Shea for goal and a 1-3 to 0-0 lead.

Sheena McGuckian nearly connected with a dangerous cross for Waterford before number six Emma Murray put the home side on the scoreboard after 14 minutes. The Comeragh Rangers player soon added a second.

It was 1-4 to 1-2 on 20 minutes, Aoibhe Waring, Murray and Kate McGrath combined to supply Lauren McGregor who found the net from close range.

O’Shea and McMaugh traded points. Kerry lost Carmody to injury but two added-time frees from O’Shea gave them a 1-7 to 1-3 advantage at the break.

Seven minutes into the second period, Emma Murray cruised past three players before she curled over her third point off her right boot for the score of the afternoon.

Three Kellyann Hogan points, two from play, and one from Bríd McMaugh levelled the match for the first time with six minutes left. Pat Sullivan’s side looked the most likely victors while Kerry called on TG4 All Star attacker Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh off the bench.

Two Hogan frees dropped short as Waterford chased a winner and three minutes into added-time, O’Leary found it. Waterford launched one last attack but couldn’t get a shot away before Jonathan Murphy’s final whistle.

Scorers – Kerry: S O’Shea 1-4 (4fs), N Carmody 0-2, L Scanlon, D O’Leary, H O’Donoghue 0-1 each.

Waterford: L McGregor 1-0, K Hogan 0-3 (1f), E Murray 0-3, B McMaugh 0-2.

Kerry: M E Bolger; E Lynch, E Costello, A Dillane; N Broderick, A O’Connell, L Galvin; L Scanlon, M O’Connell; N Carmody, S O’Shea, C Evans; N Ní Chonchúir, D O’Leary, H O’Donoghue.

Subs: K Brosnan for Carmody (23), C Lynch for L Galvin (38), C Murphy for Broderick (38), L Ní Mhuircheartaigh for Ní Chonchúir (43), P Diggin for M O’Connell (43), C O’Brien for Dillane (46), A Galvin for Brosnan (51), R Dwyer for Evans (53).

Waterford: E O’Brien; Kate McGrath, M Dunford, A Murray; E Power, E Murray, H Power; K Hogan, A Waring; C McCarthy, L McGregor, A O’Neill; S McGuckian, B McMaugh, A Fitzgerald.

Subs: Karen McGrath for McCarthy (43), C Hynes for McGuckian (43).

Referee: J Murphy (Carlow).

Kerry Team named to face Waterford

Kerry Team -v- Waterford

Lidl Ladies National Football League

Division 1 – Round 1

Sunday 22nd January – Piltown  GAA Club

1. Mary Ellen Bolger – Southern Gaels

2. Eilís Lynch – Castleisland Desmonds

3. Kayleigh Cronin – Dr Crokes

4. Aoife Dillane – Austin Stacks

5. Niamh Broderick – MKL Gaels

6. Aishling O’Connell – Éire Óg

7. Louise Galvin – Finuge/St Senans

8. Lorraine Scanlon – Castleisland Desmonds

9. Mary O’Connell – Na Gaeil

10. Niamh Carmody – Finuge/St Senans

11. Síofra O’Shea (C) – Southern Gaels

12. Caoimhe Evans – MKL Gaels

13. Niamh Ní Chonchúir – Corca Dhuibhne

14. Danielle O’Leary – Rathmore

15. Hannah O’Donoghue – Beaufort

17. Ciara O’Brien – Laune Rangers

18. Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh – Corca Dhuibhne

19. Ciara Murphy – MKL Gaels

20. Rachel Dwyer – Southern Gaels

21. Patrice Diggin – Finuge/St Senans

22. Erica Mc Glynn – Fossa

23. Katie Brosnan – Firies

24. Ciara McCarthy – Abbeydorney

25. Fiadhna Tagney – Beaufort

26. Emma Costello – Firies

27. Amy Harrington – Inbhear Scéine Gaels

28. Keri-Ann Hannrahan – Killarney Legion

29. Anna Clifford – Fossa

30. Cáit Lynch – Castleisland Desmonds

31. Anna Galvin – Na Fianna (Dublin)

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Ticket and Streaming Details Waterford v Kerry

Ticket and Streaming Details

LIDL Ladies National Football League Division 1 Round 1

Waterford -v- Kerry

Sunday 22nd January 2023 – Throw in: 2 ;00pm

Venue: Piltown GAA – E32 VY06

Ticket Details:

Adult – €10

Students / OAPs – €5

U18 – €2

U12 – Free

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📺 Stream: €5 game – €50 season

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Bumper coverage confirmed and new Lidl ambassadors unveiled at launch of 2023 Lidl Ladies National Football Leagues

DETAILS of unprecedented TV and online coverage were revealed today as players from eight competing counties gathered at Lidl Ireland’s Head Office in Tallaght, Dublin, ahead of the commencement of the 2023 Lidl Ladies National Football League campaign.  At today’s launch, Lidl Ireland unveiled four new partnership ambassadors; 2022 TG4 All Stars, Meath’s Emma Duggan and Mayo’s Shauna Howley, newly appointed Kerry captain, Síofra O’Shea, and Cavan’s rising star, Ally Cahill. They will join existing Lidl ambassadors Carla Rowe (Dublin), Emer Gallagher (Donegal), Nicola Ward (Galway), and Aishling Moloney (Tipperary) in promoting Lidl Ireland’s award-winning partnership with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, which is now in its eighth year.

TG4 have confirmed live coverage of 13 fixtures, including at least one game per round, while all other games in the competition, and across all four divisions, will be available via the LGFA’s live-streaming portal

TG4’s live coverage begins this Saturday evening (January 21) as Leinster champions Dublin welcome provincial rivals Meath, the current Lidl National League Division 1 title holders and TG4 All-Ireland Senior champions, to DCU St. Clare’s for a 5.15pm start.

A week later, on Saturday January 28, Lidl NFL Division 2 champions and TG4 All-Ireland Senior Finalists Kerry are the visitors to the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence for a clash with Mayo at 12.45pm. This fixture will mark the first competitive meeting between Kerry and Mayo since last year’s TG4 All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park, which the Kingdom won by 4-10 to 0-13.

Meath v Galway and Cork v Dublin will both be televised live on Bank Holiday Monday, February 6, before Kerry entertain Dublin in the live TV offering on February 18. On February 25, Dublin will play host to Mayo and that game is followed by two live TV fixtures on St Patrick’s Day, Friday, March 17, when Dublin visit Donegal and Cork host Kerry in a Munster derby.

The live TV action from the League rounds concludes on March 25 when Cork entertain Meath, while TG4 will also provide live coverage of the Lidl National League Divisions 1 and 2 Finals from Croke Park on Saturday April 15. The Divisions 3 and 4 Finals will also be available live on the Spórt TG4 YouTube channel on Sunday April 16.

LGFA President Mícheál Naughton commented: “Another fascinating Lidl National League campaign lies in store, as the race for silverware across all four divisions begins. Once again, our fans at home and across the world have the opportunity to catch every second of the action via TG4’s live TV coverage and our live-streaming service. We can look forward to another season of stunning action and plenty of drama unfolding along the way before our four divisional champions are crowned. I would like to pay a special word of thanks to our National League sponsors and Official Retail Partner, Lidl Ireland, as we enter our eighth year of partnership. Lidl have helped to elevate our sport to new heights since coming on board with us in 2016. Their #SeriousSupport is deeply appreciated and it is wonderful to be in a position to announce more live Lidl National League TV fixtures than ever before on TG4, and to unveil four new Lidl ambassadors.”

Speaking on behalf of Lidl Ireland, Senior Partnership Manager, Joe Mooney, added: “We are delighted to be launching the 2023 Lidl National Football Leagues as the Ladies’ Gaelic football season gets underway. With a return to a full schedule of League fixtures and with more live TV games than ever before, it promises to be a very exciting competition with so much to play for across all four divisions. We are particularly pleased to introduce our four new Lidl-LGFA partnership ambassadors who are great role models for young girls in their own counties and throughout the country. The partnership itself has delivered hugely positive results for players at all levels of the game and, as a company, we’re extremely proud to continue to be the biggest supporter of women’s sport in Ireland.”

The LGFA and Lidl Ireland have also announced the return of the ‘Lidl Magic Moment of the Month’ award. There will be one award winner for January, February, March and April and submissions will be invited via social media.  These magic moments, from the 2023 Lidl National Football Leagues, can be anything from a great save, a stunning goal, wonderful points, an example of fairness, or anything else that fans feel is worth a submission by using the hashtag #LidlMagicMoment and tagging the LGFA’s social media channels. Monthly winners will receive a €100 Lidl voucher.

The full list of opening round fixtures in the 2023 Lidl NFL reads as follows:

All fixtures 2pm unless stated

Saturday January 21

Lidl NFL Division 1

Galway v Donegal; Tuam Stadium

Dublin v Meath; DCU St Clare’s; 5.15pm – Live on TG4

Sunday January 22

Lidl NFL Division 1

Mayo v Cork; Connacht Centre of Excellence, 1.30pm

Waterford v Kerry; Piltown

Lidl NFL Division 2

Cavan v Armagh; Drumlane, Milltown

Laois v Monaghan; MW Hire O’Moore Park

Tipperary v Westmeath; Fethard

Tyrone v Roscommon; TBC

Lidl NFL Division 3

Kildare v Down; St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge

Louth v Longford; TBC

Sligo v Clare; Curry

Wexford v Offaly; TBC

Lidl NFL Division 4

Leitrim v Derry; TBC

Kilkenny v Limerick; MW Hire Kilkenny GAA Training Centre

Latest fixtures updates available at

TG4’s live fixture list:

  • Saturday January 21 – Dublin v Meath; 5.15pm
  • Saturday January 28 – Mayo v Kerry; 12.45pm
  • Monday February 6 – Meath v Galway; 1.15pm
  • Monday February 6 – Cork v Dublin; 3pm
  • Saturday February 18 – Kerry v Dublin; 5.15pm
  • Saturday February 25; Dublin v Mayo; 4.30pm
  • Friday March 17 – Donegal v Dublin; 2pm
  • Friday March 17 – Cork v Kerry; 4pm
  • Saturday March 25 – Cork v Meath; 1pm
  • Saturday April 15 – Lidl NFL Divisions 1 & 2 Finals
  • Sunday April 16 – Lidl NFL Divisions 3 & 4 Finals – Spórt TG4 YouTube

Kerry U14 Training Cancelled Tuesday 18th January

Due to the weather forecast for tonight we have decided to cancel training tonight. We are conscious that some roads in the county are still hazardous along with freezing fog & ice, safety must be the priority .

Training will resume Saturday, details to follow shortly