The LGFA’s decision to omit the London Ladies Football team from the delayed 2020 Championship because of travel restrictions between Ireland and the UK means the Exiles won’t play a competitive match for a staggering 22 months.
In a hard-hitting statement released on Wednesday, the London Ladies said the LGFA’s decision ran contrary to promoting women’s sport and compared their predicament of no Championship football with the men’s game in which both the London footballers and hurlers are scheduled to take part in their respective Championships.
The London Ladies’ main bone of contention is the surprisingly early decision made by the LGFA to not involve the reigning British champions in the All-Ireland JFC semi-finals this year.
For the past four seasons, London have reached the last four of the All-Ireland series.
Speaking to Midwest Sport today All-Britain Provincial President and Louisburgh native Patricia Morrison says it was important for the decision to be made early especially with the virus so uncertain in the UK.
Ms. Morrison says the early decisions from LGFA management has given counties a clear understanding of where they stand.
She says it gives the London girls a chance to focus on their club championships.
Patricia joined Michael D. McAndrew on Sunday Sport to talk about this as well as other topics.