Category: General

Introduction to Gaelic Games Course

An introduction to Gaelic games course will be held on Saturday 3rd December from 9.30am to 4pm in MTU Sports Complex, North Campus, Tralee. 

All club coaches must have completed this course to be eligible to coach club teams.

Places are limited and need to be booked by email from club secretary to secretary.kerry@lgfa.ie. 

Names will be taken on a 1st come, 1st serve basis.

A level 1 coaching course will be available in January 2023. This will consist of 3 online sessions and a one-day field session. We will send details once we have secured dates from Croke Park.

Kind regards 

Nora

Kerry LGFA Social 9th December

A Chara,  

We look forward to celebrating Kerry ladies’ great achievements in 2022. A Gala Dinner will be held in the Killarney Oaks Hotel, Killarney on Friday 9th December 2022 @ 7pm.

We will be celebrating our U14 All Ireland victory, our U18 Munster title and our Senior National Football League Division 2 title and our fantastic Senior All Ireland campaign.  

It is a night not to be missed.

Tickets can be ordered by emailing Selina at chairperson.kerry@lgfa.ie by Sunday 25th of November. 

Should you not be available to collect your pre ordered tickets, please contact Selina on 0879458182 or chairperson.kerry@lgfa.ie  to arrange collection

Kind regards, 

Selina Looney

Kerry LGFA Chairperson

TG4 All Star awards in Pictures

Imagery available FOC via Sportsfile at shareable gallery

James Cronin accepts a TG4 LGFA All Star award on behalf of his daughter Kayleigh Cronin of Kerry from Ard Stiúrthóir TG4 Alan Esslemont, left, and President of the LGFA Mícheál Naughton during the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football All Stars Awards banquet, in association with Lidl, at the Bonnington Dublin Hotel. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
Aishling O’Connell of Kerry is presented with her TG4 LGFA All Star award by Ard Stiúrthóir TG4 Alan Esslemont, left, and President of the LGFA Mícheál Naughton during the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football All Stars Awards banquet, in association with Lidl, at the Bonnington Dublin Hotel. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
Cáit Lynch of Kerry is presented with her TG4 LGFA All Star award by Ard Stiúrthóir TG4 Alan Esslemont, left, and President of the LGFA Mícheál Naughton during the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football All Stars Awards banquet, in association with Lidl, at the Bonnington Dublin Hotel. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
Niamh Carmody of Kerry is presented with her TG4 LGFA All Star award by Ard Stiúrthóir TG4 Alan Esslemont, left, and President of the LGFA Mícheál Naughton during the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football All Stars Awards banquet, in association with Lidl, at the Bonnington Dublin Hotel. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh of Kerry is presented with her TG4 LGFA All Star award by Ard Stiúrthóir TG4 Alan Esslemont, left, and President of the LGFA Mícheál Naughton during the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football All Stars Awards banquet, in association with Lidl, at the Bonnington Dublin Hotel. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Donegal’s Niamh McLaughlin named as 2022 TG4 Senior Players’ Player of the Year

Donegal’s Niamh McLaughlin named as 2022 TG4 Senior Players’ Player of the Year

· Intermediate honour for Mo Nerney from Laois, as Fermanagh’s Bláithín Bogue picks up Junior award

Saturday, November 19, 2022

DONEGAL captain Niamh McLaughlin was named as the 2022 TG4 Senior Players’ Player of the Year at the annual All Star banquet, in association with Lidl, at The Bonnington Dublin Hotel on Saturday night.

McLaughlin was a tower of strength for Donegal as the Ulster county contested the 2022 Lidl National League Division 1 Final, a TG4 Ulster Senior Final, and a TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final.

The sheer consistency of McLaughlin’s performances around the middle third of the field earned her the nod from her peers, and the Moville player makes history as Donegal’s very first TG4 Senior Players’ Player of the Year award winner.

It was a night to remember on the double for 28-year-old McLaughlin, who also collected her first TG4 All Star award at midfield and as the sole Donegal representative on the 2022 selection.

For the Senior Players’ Player of the Year award, McLaughlin held off stiff competition from Meath star Emma Duggan and Kerry ace Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh.

Duggan collected a second successive TG4 All Star award on the night, as Ní Mhuircheartaigh scooped her third award, and first since 2013.

The 2022 TG4 Intermediate Players’ Player of the Year award, meanwhile, went to Laois forward Mo Nerney.

Mo, from the Timahoe club, was top scorer across all three grades of the 2022 TG4 All-Ireland Championships with a haul of 5-31, including 1-5 in the TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Final victory over Wexford.

Nerney, who was also nominated for an All Star, landed the Intermediate Players’ Player of the Year award ahead of Laois team-mates Erone Fitzpatrick and Aisling Donoher.

All three players from the O’Moore County were named on the 2022 TG4 Intermediate Team of the Championship, which was announced in September.

And there was some consolation for Fermanagh following their TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship Final replay defeat to Antrim as forward Bláithín Bogue was named Junior Players’ Player of the Year.

Bogue, from the Tempo Maguires club, landed 2-13 in the TG4 All-Ireland Championship, including seven points from play during the course of an imperious display against Antrim in the drawn Final at Croke Park on July 31.

Bogue was nominated for the Junior award alongside team-mate Eimear Smyth and Antrim skipper Cathy Carey.

All three nominees were named recently on the 2022 TG4 Junior Team of the Championship.

It was also confirmed at the TG4 All Star banquet that the 2022 TG4 All Star Tour will visit Austin, Texas, in the United States next year.

All-Ireland Senior Champions Meath lead the way with 6 TG4 All Star awards

All-Ireland Senior Champions Meath lead the way with 6 TG4 All Star awards

Saturday, November 19, 2022

ALL-Ireland Senior champions Meath lead the way with six representatives on the 2022 TG4 Ladies Football All Star team.

The final 15 was revealed at the TG4 All Star awards banquet, in association with Lidl, at The Bonnington Dublin Hotel on Saturday evening, November 19.

Goalkeeper Monica McGuirk claimed a third TG4 All Star award and she’s one of four Meath players honoured for a second successive year, alongside Emma Troy, Aoibhín Cleary and Emma Duggan.

Team captain Shauna Ennis and Stacey Grimes are the Meath players who are crowned TG4 All Stars for the very first time.

Meath lifted the TG4 All-Ireland Senior title on July 31 for a second successive year, while the Royal County also claimed a maiden Lidl National League Division 1 crown in 2022.

TG4 All-Ireland Senior Final runners-up Kerry have claimed five TG4 All Star awards.

Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh, leading scorer in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship with 4-24, collected her third TG4 All Star award, and first since 2013, while Cáit Lynch bridged a ten-year gap by earning her second award.

Lynch was named at right corner back in 2012 and earned one of the midfield slots on the 2022 selection.

The Kerry players named as TG4 All Stars for the first time are Kayleigh Cronin, Aishling O’Connell and Niamh Carmody.

As well as contesting a first TG4 All-Ireland Senior Final since 2012, Kerry also landed the 2022 Lidl National League Division 2 title, and will play in the top flight of the National League next year.

Mayo, who lost out to Kerry in the TG4 All-Ireland semi-final, have received two All Star awards.

Danielle Caldwell and Shauna Howley are both first-time winners for the green and red.

There’s a third All Star award for Armagh forward Aimee Mackin, while Donegal captain and midfield dynamo Niamh McLaughlin is also a first-time All Star recipient.

Meath quartet McGuirk, Troy, Cleary and Duggan are the four survivors from the 2021 TG4 All Star team, as the 2022 selection contains eight first-time winners.

2022 TG4 Ladies Football All-Star team:

1. Monica McGuirk (Meath) – 3rd award (previous winner in 2019 and 2021)

2. Shauna Ennis (Meath) – 1st award

3. Kayleigh Cronin (Kerry) – 1st award

4. Danielle Caldwell (Mayo) – 1st award

5. Aishling O’Connell (Kerry) – 1st award

6. Emma Troy (Meath) – 2nd award (previous winner in 2021)

7. Aoibhín Cleary (Meath) – 2nd award (previous winner in 2021)

8. Cáit Lynch (Kerry) – 2nd award (previous winner in 2012)

9. Niamh McLaughlin (Donegal) – 1st award

10. Niamh Carmody (Kerry) – 1st award

11. Emma Duggan (Meath) – 2nd award (previous winner in 2021)

12. Shauna Howley (Mayo) – 1st award

13. Aimee Mackin (Armagh) – 3rd award (previous winner in 2015 and 2017)

14. Stacey Grimes (Meath) – 1st award

15. Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh (Kerry) – 3rd award (previous winner in 2012 and 2013)

County by county breakdown:

6 Meath, 5 Kerry, 2 Mayo, 1 Armagh, 1 Donegal.

Learn to Lead Female Leadership Programme

Apply now for our Learn to Lead Female Leadership Programme!

THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association launched the ‘Learn to Lead’ Programme in February 2019– a unique Female Leadership programme.

The LGFA Leadership Programme was devised to develop the next generation of female leaders within Ladies Gaelic Football.

The course was delivered over 12 months by experts in the fields of coaching, officiating, administration/governance and PR/Media.

20 participants were chosen in to participate in the first ever ‘Learn to Lead’, and the response to the LGFA’s recruitment phase was phenomenal. In 2021 we rolled out the programme for a second time with 24 participants involved across the four strands. Feedback from Learn to Lead has been exceptional.

We are now delighted to open applications for the next phase of this excellent initiative and it will be supported by Sport Ireland through their Women in Sport Funding.

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Over four days, and six evenings, the LGFA will examine diverse leadership skills and focus on the skill-sets and techniques required to master each of the four strands – coaching, officiating, administration/governance and PR/Media.

Six candidates will be selected to participate in each strand – and the final list of 24 includes leading coaches, officials, administrators and players, representing the four provinces.

The 2023-24 Programme will commence on Saturday, March 25, and will conclude on Saturday, February 17, 2024.

Click on brochure below for full details

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY 1st JANUARY

For further information please contact the LGFA National Development Manager, Lyn Savage: lyn.savage@lgfa.ie or phone 087-1316944

Juvenile District Finals

Please see below details for upcoming finals this weekend.

Shield Finals:

U13: West Kerry v St Kierans – Annascaul Sunday @ 11am

U17: West Kerry v Tralee – Ballyrickard Sunday @ 11am

Cup Finals:

U13: Mid Kerry v East Kerry – Killarney Legion Sunday @ 3pm

In lieu of gate charges, we ask all attendees to make a donation at the gate to the #play4emma treatment fund.

Emma Langan is 14 years old and has been diagnosed with leukaemia in recent weeks. Emma has begun her treatment at Crumlin Children’s Hospital and has gone into it with nothing but positivity and a strong mind! Emma plays her club football with St Brigids Club and was a valuable member of the Mayo LGFA U14 Connacht winning team🏆🟢🔴 

All donations will go a long way in helping Emma and her family through the next stages of Emma’s treatment plan.

Please contribute if you can and spread the word 🙏

All money collected from the Juvenile finals will be donated to the #play4emma treatment fund on behalf of all Kerry LGFA members. All donations welcome. 

U14 Player and Coach Development & COSH Goalkeeping Academy

U14 Player and Coach Development continues tomorrow Saturday 12th November in Mountcoal from 11:00am to 12:30pm

Girls born in 2008 and coaches welcome

There is no charge for these development sessions.

COSH Goalkeeping Academy continues tomorrow Saturday 12th November from 10:00am to 11:30am for goalkeepers age 13 to 17 in Ballyrickard Tralee. There is a €10 per session charge for this academy