To continue to progress as an Association it is essential to conduct independent evaluations and research on various programmes and initiatives. Please see a selection of these below:



Gaelic4Girls—The Effectiveness of a 10-Week Multicomponent Community Sports-Based Physical
Activity Intervention for 8 to 12-Year-Old Girls – Dr Orlagh Farmer



Coaches’ Experience of the “Gaelic4Teens” Program in Ireland (Anna McCarthy)


Dormant Account Report – Wicklow Gaelic4Teens – Dr. Wesley O’Brien

Dormant Account Presentation- Wicklow Gaelic4Teens Presentation – Dr. Wesley O’Brien


Dormant Account Presentation – Cavan Gaelic4Teens Evaluation Presentation Jan 2021 – Dr Wesley O’Brien and Dr Irene Hogan

Dormant Account Report – Cavan Gaelic4Teens – Dr. Wesley O’Brien and Irene Hogan Jan 2021


Dormant Account Report – Donegal Gaelic4TeensEvaluation Report December 2022 – Dr Wesley O’Brien and Dr Irene Hogan




Gaelic4Mothers and Others Evaluation Report December 2022

Gaelic4Ma’s Evaluation Report December 2021


Leitrim G4M&O Inclusion Programme Evaluation 2021



Benchmarking successful performances in elite Ladies Gaelic football – Glen Kelly, Odharnaith McKenna, Sharon Courtney, Kieran Collins, Jonathan Bradley and Denise Martin


Exploring the Influence of the Community-Based Sports Club Environment on the Support and Development of Volunteer Women Coaches in Ireland – Irene Hogan*, Richard Bowles and Niamh Kitching


Limerick Community of Practice – Dr. Wesley O’Brien and Dr. Tara Coppinger December 2021


The Cost of Injury in Ladies Gaelic football: A nine-year analysis (2012–2020) of the LGFA’s Injury Fund


LGFA Coaching Analysis Outline Season 1 – 2021 (Performa Sports)


LGFA Coaching Analysis Outline Season 2  – 2022 (Performa Sports)


Strength and Conditioning Recommendations for Female Athletes: The Gaelic


Go Games

Participant Experience of a Modified Sports Program—A Curriculum Investigation in Gaelic Games Kevin Gavin


DCU Research on Ladies Gaelic Football

Roisín Leahy, Keith D. Rochfort, Enda Whyte, Anthony P. Kontos, Michael W. Collins, and Siobhaín O’Connor (2022). Concussion in Ladies Gaelic Football: Self-reported History, Clinical Profiles, and Management Behavior



Róisín Leahy, Enda Whyte, Keith D Rochfort, Anthony P Kontos, Michael W Collins & Siobhán O’Connor (2023): Factors associated with concussion management behavior in Ladies Gaelic Football players


Factors associated with concussion management behavior in Ladies Gaelic Football players


John CorriganID*, Sinead O’Keeffe, Enda Whyte, Siobhan O’Connor (2023) A qualitative examination of injury prevention strategy and education in Ladies Gaelic football: Understanding the preferences of players and coaches


Sinead O’Keeffe, Niamh Ní Chéilleachair, Mark Campbell, Siobhán O’Connor. (2021). Barriers and Facilitators to Mental Health Help-Seeking in Elite Gaelic Footballers Post-Injury: A Qualitative Study. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 93(3):488-503. DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2020.1865517



Calvin Teahan, Siobhán O’Connor, Enda Whyte. (2021) Injuries in Irish male and female collegiate athletes. Physical Therapy in Sport. 51: 1-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2021.06.001



Siobhán O’Connor, Conor Bruce, Calvin Teahan, Elaine McDermott, Enda Whyte. (2020) Injuries in collegiate Ladies Gaelic footballers: a 2 season prospective cohort study. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 30(2):261-266. DOI: 10.1123/jsr.2019-0468



Siobhán O’Connor, Kieran Moran, Aisling Sheridan, Shaunagh Brady, Conor Bruce, Erica Beidler, Anna Donnla O’Hagan, Enda Whyte. (2021) Fear Avoidance After Injury and Readiness to Return to Sport in Collegiate Male and Female Gaelic Games Players. Sports Health. 13(6):532-539. DOI: 10.1177/1941738121999



Siobhán O’Connor, Enda Whyte, Lauren Fortington, John Corrigan. (2022) The cost of injury in Ladies Gaelic football: A nine-year analysis (2012-2020) of the LGFA’s Injury Fund. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. Available online 17th October 2022. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2022.10.007



Siobhán O’Connor, Kieran Moran, Cian Burke, Enda Whyte (Sports-related concussion in adolescent Gaelic games players. (2019). Sports Health. 11(6): 498- DOI: 10.1177/194173811987597



Roisin Leahy, Shane Farrington, Enda Whyte, Siobhán O’Connor. (2020) Concussion reporting, knowledge and attitudes in Irish amateur Gaelic games athletes. Physical Therapy in Sport. 43:236-243. DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.06.004



Siobhán O’Connor, Roisin Leahy, Enda Whyte, Shane Farrington. (2021) Male and female Gaelic games coaches’ and referees’ experiences, knowledge and views on sports-related concussion. Physical Therapy in Sport. 49: 1-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2021.01.011



Siobhán O’Connor, Enda Whyte, Brendon Gibbons, Owen Feeney, Sandy Luc, Niamh Ni Cheilleachair. (2018) Fundamental movement skill proficiency in juvenile Gaelic games. Sport Science for Health. 14: 161-172. DOI: 10.1007/S11332-017-0421-2.



Siobhán O’Connor, Lee Sherlock, Kieran Moran, Enda Whyte. (2022) Musculoskeletal injury in referees that officiate over Ladies Gaelic football and Camogie. Irish Medical Journal. 115(2): P537.



Siobhán O’Connor, Deirdre Geaney, Erica Beidler. (2020) Non-disclosure in Irish collegiate student-athletes: do concussion history, pressure to play and gender impact concussion reporting? The Physician and Sportsmedicine. 48:2: 186-193. DOI: 10.1080/00913847.2019.1671141



J Greene, J Corrigan, S O’Connor Siobhán O’Connor (2023) Mouthguards Reduce Dental Injuries and Associated Costs in Ladies Gaelic Football.





Lidl One Good Club Report 2022

LGFA Talk Project Evaluation 2022


LGFA Talk Project Evaluation 2021





Sport Ireland Reports


Sport Ireland Adolescent Get Active Report

Sport Ireland Women in Sport Coach Report

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