LGFA

  • The Ladies Gaelic Football Association has announced currentaccount.ie – the current account from the Credit Union – as new sponsors of the LGFA’s All-Ireland Ladies Club Football Championships.

    Currentaccount.ie will also sponsor the LGFA’s annual All-Ireland Club 7s blitz day and National Volunteer awards.

    This new partnership will cover a three-year term – 2021-2023 inclusive – and was announced yesterday on International Credit Union Day 2020.

     

     

     

  • The LGFA have requested that all inter-county training be called to a halt.

    A survey of 3000 of the game's stakeholders revealed some pessimism surrounding ladies football this year.

    Just 51 per cent believe there will be football of any kind in 2020.

    While only 29 per cent believe it will be feasible to stage this year's TG4 All Ireland Ladies Football Championship.

    The LGFA had already stated there would be no inter-county action until October.

  • Following the suspension of all activity at club, inter-county and educational levels during Covid-19, the LGFA management committee have decided to cancel the 2020 Lidl national leagues, which means the competition will not be completed in 2020.

    Also cancelled are the teams of the league, the HEC O'Connor Cup, post-primary school competitions, U14 competitions and interprovincials, as well as the Feile na nÓg and Feile skills competitions.

    The TG4 championship will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in line with Government guidelines, while there is a possibility of provincial action in the U16 and Minor Championships, when LGFA activities resume.

     

     

     

     

     

  • THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association is pleased to confirm that Lidl National League Division 1 champions Dublin will play two glamour 2019 regulation fixtures at Croke Park.

    These games will serve as curtain-raisers and ‘double-headers’ alongside Dublin’s male counterparts at the Drumcondra venue.

    Dublin, who are also the reigning TG4 All-Ireland Senior champions, will open the defence of their Lidl NFL Division 1 crown with a fixture at Croke Park against Donegal on Saturday February 2, at 5pm.

    This game will be followed by the meeting of Dublin and Galway in Division 1 of the Allianz Football League at 7pm.

    On Saturday, February 23, Dublin will take on old rivals Mayo in the Lidl NFL at Croke Park, again with a 5pm throw-in time.

    This game will be a repeat of the 2018 Lidl NFL Division 1 final at Parnell Park, which Dublin won to secure a first ever top-flight title.

    Following this latest meeting on February 23, the Dublin and Mayo men’s teams will play in the Allianz NFL at 7pm.  

    Last February, Dublin and Mayo were also involved in a ‘double-header’ at Elvery’s MacHale Park in Castlebar, with both games screened LIVE by eir sport.

    The LGFA is also working on securing a number of other ‘double-headers’ - and should be in a position to confirm full details at some point next week.

  • The LGFA has become the first Gaelic games body to confirm a return date, after the government green lit an April 19th resumption of inter-county training.

    This year’s Lidl Ladies National Football League will begin on May 23rd.

    There will be three rounds of group matches played across consecutive weekends.

    June 27th has been penciled in for the division finals.

    In Division 1A Mayo have been drawn with Galway, Donegal and Westmeath.

    Roscommon are in Division 3A alongside Sligo, Fermanagh and Down.

    Leitrim are in Division 4A with Louth, Antrim and Derry.

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    The LGFA have beaten the GAA to the punch in confirming the format for this year's All Ireland championships.

    The Senior Ladies championship will be contested by 12 sides split into four groups of three.

    Each of the group winners will progress to the All Ireland semi finals.

    It's hoped the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Championships can be completed in a seven-week span.

     

  • The Ladies Gaelic Football Association has elected Micheál Naughton as the governing body's next president.

     

    The Sligo native was among three candidates for the LGFA presidency alongside fellow Sligo man Liam McDonagh and Dubliner Dominic Leech.

     

    Naughton was voted in by delegates at yesterday’s LGFA Congress at Galway's Lough Rea Hotel and will succeed incumbent Marie Hickey at the 2021 Annual Congress.

     

    He received 70 votes on the first count from delegates confirming the businessman as the 13th President of the LGFA.

     

    LGFA congress also passed a motion which will see players awarded two points for scoring a 45 off the ground.

     

    The Kilkenny motion gained large support from delegates at the association’s congress.

     

    The change will officially come into force from 1 May, with the stipulation that the ball must travel over the bar and not be touched by any other player for the two points to be awarded.

     

    If the ball is touched or deflected over by another player from the 45-metre kick, only one point will be awarded.

     

    A proposal to prohibit players from moving the ball backwards from a 45 was defeated.

     

    Meanwhile, a Dublin motion calling for official recognition and support of the dual player concept was defeated, despite large WGPA support.

  • The Camogie Association has thanked the LGFA for moving their All-Ireland senior football championship semi-final date, due to a dual player issue involving Cork''s ladies footballers and camogie team.

    With the Cork ladies footballers qualifying for the All-Ireland semi-finals, the LGFA moved their meeting with Galway back a week to avoid a clash for dual players.

    Cork and Kilkenny go head to head in the All-Ireland senior camogie championship on Sat 28th November, and the Cork V Galway senior ladies football semi-final has now been pushed out to the 6th December.

     

  • The LGFA has suspended its injury fund with immediate effect amid reports that teams intend to train on non-GAA facilities.

    This means that, according to the LGFA, any individual who suffers an injury during these sessions will be "personally responsible" for all medical costs incurred, as the GAA public liability insurance is currently suspended.

    The GAA has closed all training and playing facilities until 20 July, meaning that the LGFA has also had to cease all group activity until such time as the pitches they use are once more open for use.

    In a statement released today the LGFA confirmed the management committee of central council have suspended the injury fund from May 22nd, amid reports that some clubs plan to commence training on June 8th, when Phase 2 of the easing of the government's Covid-19 restrictions allows for training in small groups.

  • Referees from the West of Ireland have been named for the 2018 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Finals on 16th September.

     

    Mayo's Garryowen McMahon, a native of Monaghan, will take charge of the senior final between reigning champions Dublin and Cork at 4pm on Sunday 16th Sept in Croke Park.

    This is a first senior final for McMahon, representing the Davitts club in Mayo.

     

    Roscommon's Gerry Carmody will be the referee for the All-Ireland Intermediate final between Meath and Tyrone.

     

     

  • Mayo Ladies Footballers have been handed a huge boost after being awarded their league points against Kerry, after the Kingdom fielded three ineligible players in their Lidl National League Division 1 clash last month.

    The three are believed to have been from the same club and were subsequently registered after the  Feb 4th encounter.

    At a meeting last night of the LGFA Central Council, Kerry were stripped of the league points and fined €100.

    It means Mayo Ladies are still in the mix for a potential Lidl National League Division one semi-final.

    Mayo are now on 9 points – and in 5th spot on the table -  a point behind Donegal and Galway.

    Mayo have two further home games, facing Donegal next Saturday and Monaghan on Sunday week. Listen back to Mayo Manager Peter Leahy now as he shared his thoughts on the matter with Midwest Radio.

     

  • The Mayo ladies begin their Senior Championship campaign on Saturday with a trip to Carrick-on-Shannon to take on Tyrone.

    Peter Leahy's side will have their sights firmly set on victory to set up a winner takes all clash with Armagh the following week.

    Armagh had a comprehensive 6-16 to 3-13 win over Tyrone last weekend.

    Mayo will be well aware of the strong attacking threat that Tyrone will bring to Carrick on Saturday.

    The game throws-in at 1pm and will be live on Midwest Radio Sport with Tom Carney & Diane O'Hora.

  • The LGFA has confirmed that Saturday’s winner takes all clash between Mayo & Armagh will take place in Parnell Park at 3.15pm.

    It was originally fixed for Breffni Park but has since been switched to the Dublin venue.

    Peter Leahy’s side had a comprehensive win over Tyrone at the weekend and if they can overcome Armagh they will proceed to the semi-final to face Dublin.

  • Lidl Ladies National Football League
    Division 1 
    Mayo 2-11 Tipperary 0-12 

    Division 4
    Antrim P-P Leitrim 

  • September 22nd 

    Senior

    Group A

    Knockmore V Westport A

    Carnacon V Moy Davitts

    Group B

    Swinford K V Hollymount

    Louisburgh V Burrishoole

     

    Intermediate

    Group A

    Cill Chomain V Kilmoremoy

    St Brigids V Claremorris

    Group B

    Kilmovee Shamrocks V Charlestown

    Castlebar Mitchels-- BYE

     

    Junior

    Group A

    Tuar Mhic Éadiagh V Davitts

    Parke KC V Breaffy

    Group B

    CL McHale Rovers V Ballyhaunis

    St Marys V The Neale

  • The Mayo Ladies Football Manager Peter Leahy has hit out at the LGFA for what he describes as ‘outrageous’ treatment which he was subjected to following a walkout by a number of players last summer.

    Speaking to the Irish Independent, Leahy said that he was appalled that the LGFA didn’t make any contact with him during the period the situation was taking place and believes they missed a huge opportunity.

    He says he believes the governing body shot themselves in the foot by allowing his name to be dragged through the mud and believes it sends a worrying message to other men involved in the ladies game.

    Leahy told the paper that he believes it was a huge opportunity for the LGFA to come out and say we are not going to allow players to slander people without facts.

     

  • Mayo forward Sarah Rowe has joined Women's AFL club Collingwood in Melbourne. She has become the second Ladies Gaelic footballer to join the WAFL and the second Mayo player after team-mate Cora Staunton to try her luck in the recently formed Women's AFL. Now in its third year, the WAFL has been a massive success and Rowe told Midwest Radio how much she is looking forward to joining up with the club.

    The former underage international soccer star and LGFA All Star nominee in 2017 explained how she sought advice from former Collingwood and Down player Marty Clarke who gave her an insight to the Magpies while she also revealed that she will not be turning her back on Mayo Ladies either, with the 2019 championship campaign very much in her sights. She also revealed how she battled throughout the 2018 campaign with a serious shoulder injury. Listen to the full interview with Midwest Radio below.  

  • The Mayo team to play Westmeath on Sunday March 17th has been named@ 

    Throw in at 2pm

    Venue: Cusack Park, Mullingar 

    Ref: Gavin Corrigan

     

     

     

     

     

    1

    Laura Brennan 

    Hollymount 

     

    2

    Nicola O Malley

    Westport

     

    3

    Roisin Flynn

    Knockmore

     

    4

    Ella Brennan 

    Charlestown

     

    5

    Kathryn Sullivan

    Castlebar Mitchels 

     

    6

    Ciara McManamon

    Burrishoole

     

    7

    Danielle Caldwell

    Castlebar Mitchels 

     

    8

    Clodagh McManamon

    Burrishoole

     

    9

    Dayna Finn

    Kiltimagh

     

    10

    Sinead Cafferky 

    Kilmovee Shamrocks 

     

    11

    Tamara O Connor 

    Cill Chomáin

     

    12

    Niamh Kelly

    Moy Davitts

     

    13

    Fiona Doherty 

    Moy Davitts

     

    14

    Rachel Kearns

    C.L. McHale Rovers 

     

    15

    Grace Kelly 

    Moy Davitts

     

    16

    Michelle Treacy 

    Westport

     

    17

    Ann Sheridan

    Burrishoole

     

    18

    Lisa McManamon

    Castlebar Mitchels 

     

    19

    Siobhan Wilson

    Moy Davitts

     

    20

    Amy Halligan

    The Neale

     

    21

    Allanah Duffy

    Hollymount 

     

    22

    Louise Dervan 

    Castlebar Mitchels 

     

    23

    Ciara Whyte

    Kilmoremoy

     

    24

    Emma Needham

    Louisburgh 

     

    25

    Feena McManamon 

    Burrishoole

     

    26

    Maria Reilly

    Kiltane

     

    27

    Roisin Durkin

    Swinford Killasser

     

    28

    Cliodhna Mac Cabe

    Castlebar Mitchels 

     

    29

    Natasha Gaughan

    Moy Davitts

     

    30

    Rebecca Kiernan

    Parke Keelogues Crimlin

     

           
  • The 2020 Lidl Ladies National Football League fixtures have been announced, with Mayo having their first three games at home.

    In the opening round of the 2020 National League Division One on 26th January next, Donegal travel to Mayo, followed by Dublin travelling to Mayo in the 2nd round on 2nd Feb and Waterford making the trek to Mayo in round 3 the following week.

    In round 4, Mayo travel to Cork on 23rd Feb.

    Round 5 is a home game for Mayo against Westmeath on 1st March, followed by 2 away games in rounds 6 and 7 - Mayo travel to meet Tipperary on 22nd March and then Galway the following week.

    The Division One final is scheduled for 18 / 19 April.

     

     

  • Mayo forward Grace Kelly has been honoured with The Croke Park/LGFA Player of the Month award for July.  

     

    Grace, 25, is busy preparing for Mayo’s TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final against Galway at Croke Park on Sunday, August 25, but she took time out of her busy schedule to accept the award from Peter O’Curry, Sales and Marketing Executive, The Croke Park, this afternoon.

     

    Grace was superb during the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship qualifiers in July, as Mayo bounced back from their Connacht Final replay defeat at the hands of Galway to qualify for the knock-out stages of the All-Ireland series.

     

    In Mayo’s first Group 4 outing against Tyrone, Grace scored 1-3, including two pointed frees, as Peter Leahy’s team claimed a crucial 3-14 to 3-11 victory over the hosts at Healy Park, Omagh.

     

    Grace, from the Moy Davitts club, followed that up with a haul of 0-8, including four pointed frees, in a Player-of-the-Match display against Ulster Champions Donegal in Tullamore.

     

    Those victories saw Mayo finish on top of Group 4, as the 2017 Finalists advanced to play Armagh in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Quarter-Finals.

     

    Last Saturday, at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park in Longford, Grace was influential again as she contributed two points in a three-point victory over the Orchard County, to help Mayo through to the last four of the competition, and a repeat meeting with old rivals Galway.

     

    Mayo, captained by Grace’s sister Niamh, will take on Galway on August 25 at Croke Park, in what is the first game of a mouth-watering semi-final double-bill. That game is fixed for 2pm, with TG4 All-Ireland Senior Champions Dublin to meet Lidl NFL Division 1 holders Cork at 3.45pm, in what is a repeat of the 2018 All-Ireland Senior Final.

     

    Tickets are available for both games at http://lgfa.tickets.ie/