Founded in 1974, Ladies Gaelic Football is still recognised as one of the fastest growing female sports in Europe. With over 1000 clubs in Ireland and membership growing by the day, Ladies Gaelic is reaching women and girls from all over the country. Not stopping there however, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association has many overseas clubs, one of the latest additions coming from Cape Town in South Africa.
The Ladies Gaelic Football Association provides a social outlet and a healthy activity for thousands of people around the world. Starting with club football for primary schools girls, an individual can keep playing Ladies Gaelic for as long as she wants, especially now with our Gaelic4Mothers initiative for those adults interested in recreational or non-competitive participation.
Many competitions and events are run throughout a season but undoubtedly the highlight of the Ladies Gaelic calendar is the All Ireland Finals day in Croke Park. The last Sunday in September sees Croke Park play host to all three of the Ladies Gaelic Championship Finals (Junior, Intermediate and Senior). With the Hill decorated and mini games of kids and mothers alike at all the half times, the Ladies Football Finals day is one of a kind. Attendance at this colourful event is steadily growing and can now boast as being one of the highest attended female only sports events in the world.
Coming a long way since 1974 the Ladies Gaelic Football Association now has 17 full time employees, ten of whom are based in Croke Park, and the remaining 7 based in various regional locations throught the country.
The Ladies Gaelic Football Association strives to be a modern, innovative and well run organisation that provides a quality service and support system for all members, from an 8 year old girl kicking her first ball in her local club to an elite athlete scoring her first point in Croke Park.