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Randles Brothers County Championship Ticket Details Sunday 2nd October

Ticket details for all 5 finals in the Randles Brothers County Championship Finals can be got by clicking on the relevant link

Randles Brothers County Championship Finals

Sunday, 2nd October

Senior Championship Final

Southern Gaels v Finuge/St Senans – 4pm Fitzgerald Stadium

https://www.universe.com/events/randles-brothers-county-championship-senior-final-tickets-D8R0CJ

Intermediate Championship Final

Dr Crokes v Scartaglen – 2pm Fitzgerald Stadium

https://www.universe.com/events/randles-brothers-county-championship-intermediate-final-tickets-L7NXZ4

Junior A Championship

Cromane v Firies – Austin Stacks Park 12 noon

https://www.universe.com/events/randles-brothers-county-championship-junior-a-final-tickets-TY7CRZ

Junior B Championship Final

Ballymacelligott v Fossa – Castleisland – 12 noon

https://www.universe.com/events/randles-brothers-county-championship-junior-b-final-tickets-0YKQHF

Junior C Championship Final

Glenflesk v Rathmore B – Currow – 12 noon

https://www.universe.com/events/randles-brothers-county-championship-junior-c-final-tickets-H4YKV7

Randles Brothers County Championship Semi Final Results and Final details

Randles Brothers County Championship Semi Finals

Sunday, September 25

Senior Championship

Southern Gaels 2-17 -v- Castleisland Desmonds 0-10

Finuge/St Senans 1-10 -v- Na Gaeil 1-09

Intermediate Championship

Dr Crokes 0-14 -v- MKL Gaels 0-09

Scartaglen 5-09 -v- Corca Dhuibhne 2-13

Junior A Championship

Listowel Emmets 1-10 -v- Cromane 3-18

Clounmacon/Moyvane 3-06 Firies 5-10

Junior B Championship

Ballymac 2-08 -v- John Mitchels 2-07

Fossa 1-10 -v- Annascaul/Castlegregory 1-09

Junior C Championship

Glenflesk 3-06 -v- Kerins O’Rahillys 2-03

Randles Brothers County Championship Finals

Sunday, 2nd October

Senior Championship – 4pm Fitzgerald Stadium

Southern Gaels v Finuge/St Senans

Intermediate Championship – 2pm Fitzgerald Stadium

Dr Crokes v Scartaglen

Junior A Championship – Austin Stacks Park – 12 noon

Cromane v Firies

Junior B Championship – Castleisland Desmonds – 12 noon

Ballymacelligott v Fossa

Junior C Championship – Currow GAA – 12 noon

Glenflesk v Rathmore B

LGFA announces participants in second ‘BUA’ Leadership and life-skills programme

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s second ‘BUA’ Leadership and life-skills programme begins this week, with 35 young females selected to take part.

‘BUA – Believe Unlock Potential Achieve’ is a self-development initiative aimed at developing the leadership skills of young people within the Ladies Gaelic Association, which, in turn, will benefit their local communities.

Aimed at females aged 16-19 years of age, ‘BUA’ will be conducted through expert-led workshops and self-reflection, before participants put their enhanced leadership skills into practice through a club action project.

Selected participants will receive support as they cover topics essential for young people, including:

  • Resilience
  • Dealing with change
  • Building trust and respect
  • Conflict resolution
  • Problem solving
  • Project planning and delegation

In addition, LGFA-specific topics including introductions to coaching, officiating and administration will be covered.

Commenting on the launch of this year’s programme, Ladies Gaelic Football Association President, Mícheál Naughton, said: “Last year’s BUA Programme showcased all that is great about the young people involved in our Association. They are our future and this brilliant initiative focused on their life-skills and brought their leadership credentials to the fore. I am really looking forward to working with the next group of eager participants.

“The ‘BUA’ programme will provide participants with tools for life, and I would hope to see many of the participants fulfilling leading roles within our Association in the years to come.” 

Dublin Ladies Football star Lyndsey Davey will once again act as an ambassador for the ‘BUA’ programme.

The five-time TG4 All-Ireland Senior medallist said: “I’m delighted to be involved once again in the ‘BUA’ programme. 

“I followed the journeys of the participants in the inaugural ‘BUA’ programme with keen interest and I’m looking forward to seeing what lies in store for our new participants.  

“The young females who engage with the ‘BUA’ programme will develop vital life-skills that can assist them on and off the field of play.

“This is yet another innovative programme devised by the LGFA, which has the ability to make a huge impact on the lives of some of our young members.”

NameClubCounty
Aoife McCannSt Brigid’s GACAntrim
Eimear McGeownWolfe Tones DerrymacashArmagh
Grace DevineTempleport LGFCCavan
Helena DownesClooney quinClare
Nell WalshWest Clare GaelsClare
Teagan CoyleNaomh ColmcilleDonegal
Hannah MonaghanSt. Paul’s, HolywoodDown
Laura CloseClonduffDown
Zuzanna LinkiewiczFingalliansDublin
Aleesha NkemachorSt MarksDublin
Ella KennyBallyboden St EndasDublin
Caoimhe FauxAghadrumsee St MacartansFermanagh
Adah TierneyKilconlyGalway
Ali O’DonoghueDr. CrokesKerry
Roisin RahillyBallymacelligottKerry
Samantha Tervit-KrugerClaraKilkenny
Mairéad FoyleTimahoeLaois
Hannah CanningSt Joseph’sLeitrim
Eimear WallaceAdareLimerick
Orla O’NeillThe Wolfe TonesLouth
Chanel MarquesBallyhaunisMayo
Maria MaloneyMoy DavittsMayo
Ellen WardClonardMeath
Elena KennedyDunshaughlin Royal GaelsMeath
Alannah McAreeEmyvaleMonaghan
Shannon DalyDelaware County GaelsPhiladelphia, US
Maggie MooreCoatbridge DavittsScotland
Kaylin MondsCalry/St JosephsSligo
Kayleigh WalshSt. FarnansSligo
Ali O DonnellBrian BorusTipperary
Eve TeagueDromore St Dympna`sTyrone
Kerri Mc CrystalErrigal CiaranTyrone
Shauna MaguireMilltown LadiesWestmeath
Milly SuttonRathgarogue/CushinstownWexford
Tess CareySt Patrick’sWicklow

Calling all workplaces! Now’s the time to enter the 2022 LGFA Interfirms Blitz competition

After a three year absence the LGFA are delighted to announce the return of our Interfirms event. The LGFA Interfirms is a fun and rewarding way to develop your team both on and off the pitch.

Do you want to promote long-term physical activity and build corporate culture within the office, team or organisation?

Playing sport with colleagues promotes physical activity whilst building respect, trust, friendships and communication. Everyone’s a winner! This is the perfect opportunity to strengthen teamwork and spark healthy competition!

Click HERE to download a promotional poster for your company/workplace/office.

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association are inviting interested organisations to get involved and enter a team to the 2022 Inter-firm Blitz. A great opportunity for employees to socialise outside of work, get your recommended weekly exercise and help create a sense of identity by representing your company.

Date: Saturday October 8th 2022

Venue: GAA National Games Development Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin

Format: Two section – Competitive and Recreational

Team size: 7-a-side (Panel of 12)

Cost: €100 per team

There will be two sections to the blitz on the day:

  1. Competitive: Where organisations will compete to be crowned LGFA Interfirm champions 2022
  1. Recreational: No matter the level experience or ability, an opportunity to play lots of football, socialise with your co-workers and other organisations, and have fun playing lots of football in a non-competitive environment.

How to get involved:

  1. Promote internally within your company to see if there is interest in participating. Please note the below playing conditions in relation to Player eligibility and also insurance.
  1. If your company is interested in being involved in Interfirms Activity, please CLICK HERE firstly to register initial interest  – 2022 LGFA Inter-firm Sign up (please note this is not a blitz entry form)
  1. Complete the LGFA Interfirms Blitz Entry Form and return with payment by Friday 16th September 2022 to vincent.whelan@lgfa.ie
  1. Organisations should attempt to conduct some form of training prior to the blitz.  We would recommend for companies to meet up at least 4 times prior to the blitz for a 1 hour coaching session – this will help with team cohesion, preparation of the blitz day etc.  The LGFA will provide samples sessions for companies to conduct if required.

Playing Conditions

  1. Full playing rules of LGFA apply
  1. All players are exempt from the Injury Fund – players are advised to invest in their own insurance cover or through the organisation.  The LGFA will accept no responsibility for injury caused to players during the course of the blitz.
  1. Where companies wish to enter more than one team, they must supply a team list for each team.  Players will only be permitted to play with one team for the duration of the competition and organisations can only apply for entry for one team per section.
  1. Disciplinary matters- If a player is red carded during the course of the blitz, she will not be eligible to participate in the remainder of the blitz.
  1. Player Eligibility

Firms shall not be allowed play the following players

  • Players who come to a firm solely for training purposes for a period of three months or less and are not employed under the same terms as permanent or temporary employees
  • Prison officers, Garda recruits, trainee teachers, while training, can only play with a firm in the area they are based while training
  • A player who has not yet commenced their employment with that firm
  • Guest players will not be permitted
  • Contractors are not permitted to play – players must be employed directly by the company entering the team

National Volunteer Awards

THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association is pleased to announce details of the 2022 LGFA Volunteer of the Year awards, in association with currentaccount.ie

Administrators, coaches and media are among those who will be honoured across ten categories.

The scheme will once again recognise winners from 2022 in the following categories:

Young Volunteer

School Coach

Club Coach

PRO

Local Journalist

Club Committee Officer

County/Provincial Officer

International Volunteer

Lulu Carroll Award Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer Hall Of Fame

The Overall Volunteer of the Year will receive the Lulu Carroll award, named after the late Lulu Carroll, who was a 2001 All-Ireland senior medallist with Laois.

Lulu, who passed away in 2007, was a committed servant to Ladies Football at club and county levels, and one of the game’s most popular and well-known figures.

Lulu, a former All-Star recipient, also won eight Leinster titles with Laois, along with six county senior titles and a provincial crown at club level with Timahoe.

All winners will be chosen on receipt of applications by clicking on the link above for each relevant category and must be submitted by Friday, November 25 2022. 

The full list of previous winners is available HERE

LGFA History Submissions

In 2024, the LGFA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding.

Ahead of that event, Hayley Kilgallon, supported by the LGFA, is undertaking a PhD through the School of History at UCD, researching the history of Ladies’ Gaelic Football and the LGFA.

As part of her research, she is looking for items like minute books, match reports, match programmes, photographs, letters, poems, songs, committee reports, memos, speeches and more related to the history of Ladies’ Gaelic Football over the past five decades at Club, County and Provincial levels.

The items will be valuable resources in supporting Hayley’s research to put together a detailed account of all the key moments in Ladies’ Gaelic Football history.

If you have any of the items described above and would like to share them with Hayley to support her research, please contact her at history@lgfa.ie with the following information:

  • A short description of the item(s) (e.g., match programme from the 1990 All-Ireland Finals)
  • Your name, phone number, county, and position within/to the LGFA (e.g., player, manager, committee member, supporter)
  • Image(s) of the item(s) if possible

Please feel free to share this with your clubs and other individuals who were involved in Ladies’ Football and might have items or information to share.

Apply now for the 2023 Glenveagh Homes #Gaelic4Girls programme!

What is Gaelic4Girls (G4G), sponsored by Glenveagh Homes?

G4G is a 10 week programme incorporating coaching sessions with fun non-competitive blitzes aimed at increasing participation in Ladies Gaelic Football. The programme targets girls aged between 8-12 years who are not currently registered with a Ladies Gaelic Football club. In essence, this is a tool to attract new players.

What are the aims of the Gaelic4Girls Programme?

  • To increase the numbers of girls playing Ladies Gaelic Football in a club.
  • To provide a fun, 10 week programme of Ladies Gaelic Football activities to attract girls aged 8-12 to the club.
  • To support a club in increasing their number of players, and integrate those new players into existing teams.
  • To develop athletic and social skills for girls in a safe and nurturing environment.

What are the benefits of running Gaelic4Girls in your Club?

  • Participation levels will be increased.
  • Free training will be provided to the coaches and co-ordinator in your club.
  • Resources will be provided to your club to market and advertise the programme.
  • There is the potential for your club to become a more vibrant, active part of your local community through enhanced participation.

What clubs may apply for the G4G programme?

A Struggling Club – an already registered LGFA club who is struggling for numbers and can show evidence that those numbers are in the club catchment area.

Or

An Established Club – an already registered LGFA club who wants to increase participation in this age bracket and can show evidence that those numbers exist in the club catchment area.

Or

New Club – potential for a new LGFA club to form. Clear evidence must be provided to show that potential for a new club exists and appropriate structures are in place.

What does the Gaelic4Girls programme, sponsored by Glenveagh Homes, entail for your Club if your application is successful?

  • The club must be able to provide a co-ordinator and a minimum of 1 coach per 10 participants to run the programme. Minimum of 2 coaches per programme.
  • All the G4G coaches and co-ordinators must attend Provincial training.
  • The club must be willing to welcome ALL new members.
  • The coordinators will be provided with marketing materials e.g. flyers, posters and the club must use this material to promote the programme in the schools and elsewhere.
  • The 10 weeks of the programme will involve weekly coaching sessions separate to the regular U10/12/14 sessions in the club, specifically designed for those who have not participated before.
  • A mini blitz may be available after 10 weeks (numbers dependent).
  • The programme will cost €10 per player to cover the cost of promotional material and a programme specific jersey for each G4G participant.
  • Clubs may participate in a Ready Steady Coach workshop during the programme. This workshop is aimed at providing support and assistance to new volunteers interested in helping with coaching or running a team within the club. It is a 2 ½ hour course.
  • The club must monitor the integration of the G4G participants and ensure all those who want to continue to play Ladies Gaelic Football are registered and looked after.

The next steps:

Step 1:

Download the relevant form here:

Britain G4G -Application-form-2023

Connacht-Application-form-2023

Munster-Application-form-2023

North Leinster-Application-form-2023

South Leinster-Application-form-2023

Ulster-Application-form-2023

Step 2:

The County Development Officer, following consultation with the Provincial Development Officer and National Development Team will contact all applicants via e-mail to announce the successful clubs.

Step 3:

All G4G coaches and coordinators must attend National and Provincial training in February and March.

Step 4:

All clubs must promote the G4G programme in their local area.

Step 5

The 10 week programme will begin in early March. A local mini blitz may be available upon completion of this (numbers dependent)

Step 6:

The clubs will have an opportunity to participate in cluster blitzes. 

Club Feedback

“The programme has been invaluable – we now have a Ladies Football Club with nearly 70 members – all of which was a result of G4G and the structures we developed.”

“The number of players from the programme that have progressed to the club is fantastic. It gave the club the opportunity to engage with the local schools and build an effective school link with them.”

Participant Feedback

“It was great fun.”

“I got a chance to play and nobody shouted at me!”

“It was great fun.”

Underage Intercounty management application

Kerry Ladies Football is seeking applications from those wishing to be considered for Inter County Management for 2023 in the following grades:

U14

U16

Minor

The closing date and time for receipt of applications is Friday 23rd September at 6pm.

Please see attached Role descriptions for underage management. Also attached for download is the application form. All completed applications are to be directed to the Secretary of Kerry LGFA at: secretary.kerry@lgfa.ie