Armagh star Aimee Mackin announced as 2018 Gaelic4Girls ambassador

ARMAGH star Aimee Mackin has been announced as the Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s official 2018 Gaelic4Girls ambassador.

The two-time TG4 All Star kick-started her glittering career with the Gaelic4Girls programme at club level with Shane O’Neills, and she’s a huge advocate of the scheme.

Over the next eight weeks, Aimee will release videos sharing some of the tips that have helped her to develop into one of the most feared forwards in the game.

You can watch Aimee’s introductory video here:

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Aimee and the LGFA are now inviting participating clubs to share their journeys on the Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s various social media platforms.

Aimee said: “I started my journey right here at my own club, as a Gaelic4Girl.

“I’d highly recommend the programme for any young player looking to start out on their journey.

“Gaelic4Girls learn the skills of the game through fun games and activities.

“Through the programme, I learned the skills of the game and made life-long friends that I still play with today.

“Over the next eight weeks, I’ll be sharing some video and skill challenges that helped me improve.”

Gaelic4Girls, which gets underway next week, is celebrating its ten-year anniversary and this year, 43 clubs across Ireland and Britain will benefit from the hugely-successful initiative.

Gaelic4Girls has been a huge success for the LGFA in Ireland and also received a fantastic response in Britain when it was first piloted there in 2015.

For 2018, 33 clubs across Ireland have been selected from 21 different counties while in Britain, 10 clubs from three counties will participate.

Leinster will be represented by ten clubs from seven counties, while nine clubs from six counties in Ulster will participate.

In Munster, six clubs from four counties will take part, with Connacht providing eight clubs from four counties.

Participating clubs can share their video stories on the LGFA’s social media channels:

Use the hashtag #Gaelic4Girls

Facebook: @LadiesGaelicFootball

Twitter: @ladiesfootball

Instagram: @ladiesgaelicfootball

Snapchat: ladiesgaelic

 

The full list of participating clubs reads as follows:

Leinster: Craobh Chiarain and Man O’War (Dublin), Ballykelly and Monasterevin (Kildare), Erins Own (Kilkenny), Clonguish (Longford), Wolfe Tones and Stabannon Parnells (Louth), Boardsmill (Meath), Bannow/Ballinamitty (Wexford).

Ulster: Crossmaglen and Carrickcruppen (Armagh), Tullylish (Down), Bellnaleck, Kinawley and Tempo (Fermanagh), Emyvale (Monaghan), Killeeshil (Tyrone), Glenswilly (Donegal).

Munster: Éire Óg and Corofin (Clare), Ballinahassig and Inch Rovers (Cork), Spa, Killarney (Kerry), Gaultier (Waterford).

Connacht: Leitrim Gaels and St Mary’s, Carrick-on-Shannon (Leitrim), Claregalway LGFA, Dunmore McHales, Menlough Skehana and Monivea (Galway), Claremorris (Mayo), Ballinameen Ladies (Roscommon).

Britain: Tara, Parnells, Tir Conaill Gaels and St Kiernans (London), Sean McDermotts, St Brendans and John Mitchels (Warwickshire), Glasgow Gaels, Dunedin Og and Coatbridge Davitts (Scotland).

The selected clubs have attended training evenings before the programme is rolled out from next week.

Gaelic4Girls 2018 will culminate with blitz days in each of the provinces later in the year.

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Gaelic4Girls: Celebrating 10 years of increasing participation and growth in clubs across Ireland and Britain.

G4G is a 12 week programme incorporating coaching sessions with fun non-competitive blitzes aimed at increasing participation in Ladies Gaelic Football. The programme targets girls aged between 8-12 years who are not currently registered with a Ladies Gaelic Football club.

For further information please contact Aisling Doonan, aisling.doonan@lgfa.ie or 01 8363156

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