30 Participants Graduate from the BUA Programme

THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association acknowledged the 30 graduates from the second roll out of the BUA Programme in Dublin last Sunday, March 5th. The 30 graduates, representing 24 counties, were saluted at a special graduation ceremony held at the GAA National Development Centre in Abbotstown.

The BUA Programme is a self-development initiative aimed at supporting young people in the LGFA to develop life skills and qualities to benefit themselves and their local communities. Aimed at females aged 16-19 years of age, ‘BUA’ was conducted through expert-led workshops and self-reflection, before participants put their enhanced leadership skills into practice through a club action project.

The participants engaged in learning and covered topics essential for young people including resilience, dealing with change, building trust and respect, conflict resolution, problem solving, project planning and delegation.

In addition, LGFA-specific topics including introductions to coaching, officiating and administration were also covered. The BUA Programme began in September 2022 and concluded in March 2023, with former Dublin star and five-time TG4 All-Ireland Senior medallist Lyndsey Davey serving as BUA ambassador.

The LGFA modules between each leadership session were conducted by some of the most recognisable names in Ladies Gaelic Football, including former Cork star Orlagh Farmer, Antrim’s 2022 All Ireland Junior Winning Captain Cathy Carey, Donegal’s Emer Gallagher, Kildare’s Mary Hulgraine, Mayo’s Fiona McHale, former Monaghan ace Sharon Courtney, and ex-Donegal Player Nadine Doherty, as well as national referee Margaret Farrelly.

The full list of graduates from the LGFA’s inaugural ‘BUA’ programme is as follows and congratulations to everyone involved.

Name Province Club County
Aoife McCann Ulster St Brigid’s GAC Antrim
Eimear McGeown Ulster Wolfe tones Derrymacash Armagh
Grace Devine Ulster Templeport LGFC Cavan
Helena Downes Munster Clooney quin Clare
Teagan Coyle Ulster Naomh Colmcille Donegal
Hannah Monaghan Ulster St. Paul’s GAC Holywood Down
Laura Close Ulster Clonduff Down
Ella Kenny Leinster Ballyboden St Endas Dublin
Zuzanna (Suzie) Linkiewicz Leinster Fingallians Dublin
Caoimhe Faux Ulster Aghadrumsee St Macartans Fermanagh
Adah Tierney Connacht Kilconly Galway
Ali O’Donoghue Munster Dr. Crokes Kerry
Roisin Rahilly Munster Ballymacelligott Kerry
Samantha Tervit-Kruger Leinster Clara Kilkenny
Mairéad Foyle Leinster Timahoe Ladies Laois
Hannah Canning Connacht St Joseph’s Ladies Leitrim
Eimear Wallace Munster Adare Limerick
Orla O’Neill Leinster The Wolfe Tones, Drogheda Louth
Chanel Marques Connacht Ballyhaunis Mayo
Maria Maloney Connacht Moy Davitts Mayo
Ellen Ward Leinster Clonard Meath
Elena Kennedy Leinster Dunshaughlin Royal Gaels Meath
alannah mcaree Ulster Emyvale Monaghan
Maggie Moore Britain Coatbridge Davitts Scotland
Kayleigh Walsh Connacht St. Farnans Sligo
Eve Teague Ulster Dromore St Dympna`s Tyrone
Kerri Mc Crystal Ulster Errigal Ciaran Tyrone
Shauna Maguire Leinster Milltown Ladies Westmeath
Milly Sutton Leinster Rathgarogue/Cushinstown Wexford
Tess Carey Leinster St Patrick’s Wicklow Town Wicklow


See Photos from the day at https://ladiesgaelic.ie/galleries/bua-graduation-2023/ 

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