THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association launched the ‘Learn to Lead’ Programme in February 2019– a unique Female Leadership programme.


The LGFA Leadership Programme was devised to develop the next generation of female leaders within Ladies Gaelic Football.


The course was delivered over 12 months by experts in the fields of coaching, officiating, administration/governance and PR/Media.


20 participants were chosen in to participate in the first ever ‘Learn to Lead’, and the response to the LGFA’s recruitment phase was phenomenal.


We are now delighted to open applications for the next phase of this excellent initiative and it will be supported by Sport Ireland through their Women in Sport Funding.


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Over four days, and six evenings, the LGFA will examine diverse leadership skills and focus on the skill-sets and techniques required to master each of the four strands – coaching, officiating, administration/governance and PR/Media.


Six candidates will be selected to participate in each strand – and the final list of 24 includes leading coaches, officials, administrators and players, representing the four provinces.


The 2021-22 Programme will commence on Saturday, March 20, and will conclude on Saturday, February 12, 2022.

Click on brochure below for full details




For further information please contact the LGFA National Development Manager, Lyn Savage: or phone 087-1316944


In attendance at the Launch of the LGFA ‘Learn to Lead’ Female Leadership Programme are, back row, from left, Michelle Ryan, Ailbhe Quinn, Jennifer Higgins, Bríd Stack, Gráinne Sands, Trina Murray, Kelley Cunningham, Nadine Doherty, Lyn Savage, LGFA National Development manager, front row, from left, Eimear O’Connor, Donna Hagan, Aisling Carey, Helen O’Rourke, LGFA CEO, Marie Hickey, LGFA President, Andrea Turbitt, Niamh Dunne and Diane O’Hora at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile.


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