24 participants revealed for LGFA’s 2022/2023 ‘Learn to Lead’ Female Leadership Programme

THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association is pleased to announce the list of 24 participants in the third ‘Learn to Lead’ Female Leadership programme.


‘Learn to Lead’ – a unique programme launched in 2019 – was devised to develop the next generation of female leaders within Ladies Gaelic Football.


20 graduates from the inaugural programme were honoured in February 2020, with the 2021/2022 graduates acknowledged in May 2022.


The 2022/2023 course will be delivered once again by experts in the fields of coaching, officiating, administration and PR/Media.


There was a big response to the LGFA’s application drive – and the long-list of applicants has been whittled down to 24 – six in each strand.


Over the course of four days and six evenings, diverse leadership skills will be examined, with the focus firmly on developing the skill-sets and techniques required to master each of the four strands.


The final list of 24 participants includes leading coaches, officials, administrators and players, representing the four provinces.


The programme will commence in the coming weeks, and run until February 2024.


Ladies Gaelic Football Association President Mícheál Naughton commented: “A key area of our Strategic Roadmap 2017-2022 was to define a model to promote Female Leadership across our Association.


“Following the establishment of a Female Leadership Workgroup, the Learn to lead programme came into being, as part of the overall Female Leadership strategy, and here we are today announcing the successful applicants for the 2022/2023 programme.


“We are incredibly proud to reveal the identities of the participants, who hail from a diverse range of backgrounds and communities.


“The common bond is the love of Ladies Gaelic Football and we have been so proud to see so many of our previous graduates thriving in their professional and sporting careers, and as volunteers within our Association.


“They were already such well-rounded and brilliant role models before the ‘Learn to Lead’ programme but they’ll be the first to confirm that they learned so much from it.


“We look forward to getting to know the 2022/2023 participants over the coming months and they will learn from the very best in the business in their respective strands.


“We wish each and every one of the participants the very best of good luck as they embark on their ‘Learn to Lead’ journeys.”


The full list of confirmed participants, and their various strands, is as follows:

Strand Name Club County
Administration Carolyn Mullane Passage West Cork
Administration Celine Fee St. Dominic’s Roscommon
Administration Mairéad Uí Éalaithe Ballyboden Wanderers Dublin
Administration Michelle McKenna Buncrana Donegal
Administration Paula Finan Cill Óige Westmeath
Administration Paula Sands Saul Down
Coaching Aisling Hill Tir na nÓg Antrim
Coaching Amanda Donnelly Round Towers Kildare
Coaching Clíodhna Malone Milltown Kildare
Coaching Laura Redmond Clongeen Wexford
Coaching Lyndsey Davey Skerries Harps Dublin
Coaching Ursula Kilcoyne St Faithleachs Roscommon
Officiating Amanda Leahy St. Comgalls Antrim
Officiating Claire Flanagan An Gleann Derry
Officiating Ella Nic an tSionnaigh Setanta Dublin
Officiating Emma Dunne St Fechins Louth
Officiating Janey McCauley Moville Donegal
Officiating Orla McHale Moy Davitts LGFA Mayo
PR/Media Lorraine Royle Clashmore/Kinsalebeg Waterford
PR/Media Margaret Doyle Craanford Monaseed Wexford
PR/Media Mary Kiernan Ballymore Longford
PR/Media Niamh Donnelly Sarsfields Kildare
PR/Media Rosaleen O’Brien Keelnameela Cork
PR/Media Treasa Ryan Oola Limerick

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