Dublin star Lyndsey Davey announced as ambassador for LGFA’s new ‘BUA’ Leadership programme

THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association is delighted to confirm Dublin star Lyndsey Davey as ambassador for the Association’s new ‘BUA’ Leadership programme.

The five-time TG4 All-Ireland Senior medallist took time out of her busy schedule to help launch the programme – as Dublin prepare for a Lidl National League Division 1 Final against Cork at Croke Park on Saturday, June 26.

As well as serving as a ‘BUA’ ambassador, Davey, who’s also a five-time TG4 All Star, will work as a mentor to her Skerries Harps club-mate Lauren Fanning, who will be one of 35 ‘BUA’ participants.

Females from 21 counties will take part in the self-development initiative which has been designed to support young people in the LGFA as they develop leadership skills and qualities to benefit their local communities.

Aimed at females aged 16-19 years of age, ‘BUA’ will be conducted through expert-led workshops and self-reflection, before participants put their enhanced leadership skills into practice through a club action project.

Selected participants will engage in learning and cover 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 will be covered.

‘BUA’ will begin this month and finish in February 2022, with participants attending five leadership training sessions remotely, while there will be two LGFA-specific modules between each leadership session that participants can choose from, depending on their area of interest.

Dublin Ladies Footballer Lyndsey Davey, second from left, with ‘BUA’ participants, from left, Lauren Fanning of Skerries Harps, Ceri Rogers of St Margarets and Hazel Grady of Ballinteer St Johns. 

Commenting on the launch of the programme, ‘BUA’ ambassador Lyndsey Davey said: “I’m delighted to become an ambassador for this exciting new programme.

“During my career as a Ladies Gaelic Footballer, I’ve not only learned skills to assist me on the field of play, but I’ve also developed life skills to benefit me as a person.

“Many of the skills that players acquire off the field of play, and in their daily lives, can be put to good use in game situations – and vice versa – and they’ve certainly stood me in good stead throughout my career.

“I wish each and every one of the participants taking part in the ‘BUA’ programme the very best of luck and I look forward to following their journeys in the months ahead.”

The full list of participants in the LGFA’s inaugural ‘BUA’ programme is as follows:

Name Province County Club
Ella O’Toole Connacht Galway Corofin
Jane Mullin Connacht Galway St. Furseys
Éadaoin Casey Connacht Leitrim St. Josephs
Kayla Frayne Connacht Mayo Breaffy
Niamh McDonagh Connacht Sligo St.Nathys
Jasmin Brennan Dowling Leinster Carlow Eire Og
Hazel Grady Leinster Dublin Ballinteer St Johns
Ciara McKeown Leinster Dublin Man O’War GFC
Lauren Fanning Leinster Dublin Skerries Harps
Ceri Rogers Leinster Dublin St Margarets
Amy Lacey Leinster Kildare Ballykelly
Enya O’Brien Leinster Kildare Raheens
Alannah Brennan Leinster Laois Ballyroan Abbey
Louise Craven Leinster Meath St Marys GFC Donore
Annie Martin Leinster Meath Walterstown
Bernadette McKeon Leinster Offaly Edenderry
Gemma McCaughey Leinster Westmeath Milltown Rathconrath
Rachel Bennett Leinster Wexford Clongeen
Mia Walsh Leinster Wexford Rathgarogue Cushinstown
Lia Hogan Munster Cork O Donovan Rossa
Rosie O’Donnell Munster Kerry Austin Stacks, Tralee
Eimear Burke Munster Kerry Cromane
Clara Bowles Munster Limerick Oola
Shauna Lynch Munster Limerick Oola
Jessica Hull Ulster Armagh St. Peter’s GAC Lurgan
Saoirse Kiernan Ulster Cavan Ballymachugh
Clodagh Doyle Ulster Cavan Cavan Gaels
Laura Galligan Ulster Cavan Cavan Gaels
Lauren Sheridan Ulster Cavan Cavan Gaels
Aoife Murphy Ulster Cavan Lurgan Ladies
Lucy Clarke Ulster Donegal Naomh Colmcille
Leah Ní Ghairbhigh Ulster Donegal Naomh Muire Íochtar na Rosann
Aoife Keaney Ulster Fermanagh Belcoo O’Rahillys
Abi Carolan Ulster Monaghan Magheracloone
Ellie Jane Quinn Ulster Tyrone Pomeroy

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