Asian Games return after three-year break

After a three-year break, the 2022 Asian Gaelic Games held on 8-9 October were a huge success.

This year, the Senior Ladies Football Final was particularly exciting, with Orang Eire ladies A team competing in the Senior Finals for the first time.

The OE ladies A team is currently made up of nine different nationalities, with only one Irish player.

They competed against the traditionally strong Singapore Ladies A team, who ultimately brought the Lisa Orsi Cup home to Singapore.

This year, over 230 women participated across the senior, intermediate, and junior divisions.

Sixteen nationalities were represented by the players, and less than half of players were Irish.

Some clubs could not send the usual number of players and so, in the junior division, a few clubs combined to create teams: Ladies from Johor, Malaysia and Delhi, India combined and won the Junior Shield together; Taiwan and Japan also combined to make one team.

The following slide shows all of the nationalities and a breakdown, with just 41% of the total being Irish-born players.

There was a team from Cambodia competing in the Junior division, mainly made up of Cambodian players and they went to the final for the Junior Plate.

Although the opposing team from Seoul ultimately won , Cambodia were also a very strong team.

You can read the match programme from the Asian Games by clicking on this link. 

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