Development Roadshow of Asia

Ladies Gaelic Football is growing rapidly across the globe and Asia is one of these key areas. There is a huge amount of development taking place across all countries and the Asian Board are working hard to ensure that the correct structures are in place for these clubs to continue to build on.


As part of this development work the Asian Board secured funding to take someone to the continent to assist a number of clubs over a six week period. The main focus of this is to ensure that coaches are aware of best practice female coaching methods and the rules of LGFA. Lorraine Muckian, former Louth and Laois star, has taken a break from her travels around the world to assist with this project and has been a welcome addition for the clubs involved sharing not only her experience here in Ireland but also from her time with international units in Vancouver.


Lorraine arrived in Bangkok on Friday 13th May and witnessed the passion and skill of these clubs first hand at the South Asia Games. It was a great way to get an introduction to activities in the area and Lorraine also managed to referee games at the event. From there the next stop was Suzhou and after a warm welcome Lorraine was back to work assisting at coaching sessions and ran a Ready Steady Coach course  to up-skill the mentors involved in teams there and focus the club on where they would like to see things progress to in the future.


Last week the trail moved to Seoul and again Lorraine was on hand with advice for the club and providing tips to existing coaches on their sessions. Another Ready Steady Coach was organised in the city and this was very well attended with coaches eager to get back on the pitch to demonstrate their new skills.


Lorraine will now head to Daegu then Busan and finally Tokyo on this development road trip with the clubs, spending approximately one week with each. It is hoped that clubs, and particularly the female players, will reap the rewards of the guidance being provided and this will lead to a more sustainable future for everyone involved.


We look forward to continued updates from the region!






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