2013 Gaelic4Girls sites chosen

The sites for the 2013 Gaelic4Girls programme were today confirmed by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association. 44 clubs were chosen to host the initiative throughout the coming months in 27 counties. Clubs had been invited to apply to host the initiative with the deadline for application passing on February 22nd. The lucky clubs now have an excellent opportunity to boost the numbers of girls playing within their club and help to integrate those new players in a safe and nurturing environment. Clubs will also have the opportunity to upskill their coaches as the LGFA provides free training to coaches and Co-Ordinators. The LGFA will also provide the Club with recources to market and advertise the programme.


The programme is aimed at struggling and new clubs that need to boost their numbers. The programme lasts for 12 weeks at a cost of just €8 per child. The first 8 weeks of the programme are spent teaching participants the basic skills of the game in a safe, fun and non competitive environment. The final 4 weeks of the programme are spent integrating the participants into the club where they will train with teams from their own age groups. Each club is also invited to partake in a provincial blitz that allows both players and mentors to mix with other clubs, make new friends and enjoy a day of non-competitive action.  The Programme will culminate in the National Blitz Day which takes place this year in Croke Park, where all teams will be invited to attend.


Speaking at the announcement of this years’ host clubs National Development Manager of the LGFA, Paula Prunty, said ‘I am delighted to announce the 2013 host clubs for Gaelic4Girls. We are working hard to ensure that every girl that wishes to play football has that opportunity to do so and this is the key programme that allows us to achieve our aims. Gaelic4Girls is fun, healthy and safe for all of the participants and allows the girls to enjoy playing football without any of the competitive pressure. Clubs have the opportunity to attract new players to their teams therefore secure their futures. We look forward to getting underway now throughout the country.’


Clubs are now required to attend provincial training days later in the month where they will be taken through all that is involved as a host club and ensuring that they are prepared as well as possible for the 2013 programme.


County Club Contact
Galway Caherlistrane Anne Marie Reilly
Galway Tuam/Cortoon Angela Cassidy /
Kieran Lyons
Mayo Achill Marion Doolan
Mayo Kilmeena Trish Hogan
Roscommon Michael Glaveys Francie Keane
Sligo Eastern Harps Liz Coyle
Sligo Owenmore Gaels Edel Healy







County Club Contact
Tipperary Newcastle Kat Dennehy
Kerry Ballyduff Brendan Nolan
Clare Doora Barefield Sean  Lenihan
Cork Knocknagree Catherine Ring
Cork Castlehaven  
Waterford Shamrocks Elizabeth Smith
Waterford Tramore Jackie Kennedy
Limerick Granagh Ballingarry Orla Keating
Limerick Shamrock Gaels Martina Hickey








County Club Contact
Antrim Lagmore Gaels Charlene O’Hara
Antrim Naomh Gall Fionnuala Murphy
Armagh Silverbridge Philomena McShane
Armagh Pearse Ógs Christiann Dougan
Cavan Shercock Shauna McPhillips
Derry Owen Roe Coleraine Paul Grant
Derry Craigbane Joanne O’Kane
Donegal Letterkenny Aideen Quinn
Donegal Naomh Mhuire Anagaire Mary Doherty
Down Annaclone Sinead McAvoy
Down Russell Gaelic Union Roisin Polly
Fermanagh Newtownbutler Rosaleen Lynch
Monaghan Killeevan Sinead Lynch
Tyrone Strabane Jason Foley













County Club Contact
Dublin Clanna Gael Fontenoy


Patrick Duffy


Dublin Trinity Gaels


Carol Conway






Caitriona Corr




Mulinavat Paul Whelan


Castlemitchell GFC Damian Groarke






Zandra Horgan & Grainne Dunne


St. Manchans


Gerry Robbins






Evelyn Malone




Garrycastle GAA


Anne Brennan






Mary Walsh






Ali Evered




Clonard LGFC


Suzanne Brennan






Liz Collins




St. Patricks Gaa, Wicklow Town


Carol Jameson


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