Ladies Football Article

Ladies Football Article

The nominations for the 2008 Ladies Football All Stars will be announced in the coming weeks but Cork star Valerie Mulcahy will not be among them.


The Cork forward scored a sensational 3-02 in the Senior final against Monaghan last weekend but is ruled out of an All Star nomination having being sent off with a straight red in a previous Championship game.


The three time All Star withdrew an appeal against the sending off before the senior final and as a consequence has no further recourse to overturn the Rule 266 and become eligible for an All Star nomination.


A new All Star Committee was constituted this year with a seven person committee replacing the old system whereby team managers submitted nominations. Each committee member attended the vast majority of Provincial and Championship games and were provided with video coverage of all Championship games.


Two representatives from each province were appointed to the committee earlier in the year with Ladies Football President Geraldine Giles acting as chair.


The committee is comprised of Bill Daly, Leinster President (Dublin), Peter Rice, Central Council (Wexford), Geraldine Cremer, Connacht Vice-President (Leitrim), Patricia Bohan, PRO (Leitrim), Gerry Doherty, Ulster President (Armagh) Paul Swift, Ulster PRO (Monaghan), Michael Ryan, Munster President (Waterford), Dan O’Mahony, Vice President (Cork)


The All Star Committee will meet over the next week to decide on 45 nominations for this years All Star awards. Cork are set to dominate the nominations again this year with the Rebelettes receiving 10 nominations and picking up seven All Stars in 2007. Beaten finalists Monaghan should also feature strongly and will hope to add to their last All Star which was Christine O’Reilly back in 2004.


The Ladies Football Run to Africa joint initiative with Tracy Piggott’s Playing for Life charity will take place this weekend in a bid to raise €950,000.


The objective of the Run to Africa campaign is to cover the 9500km distance from Dublin to Addis Ababa over three days from Friday to Sunday this weekend. Ladies Football have appointed a senior player in each county to co-ordinate the running of the 9500km on treadmill stations in Tesco stores located in each county.


Ladies Football is hoping to raise €100 per km to raise €950,000 to fund Playing for Life’s ongoing activities in Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya.

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