We heard from all participants below:

 

Administration

 

Name: Catherine Ring

County: Cork

Club: Knocknagree

 

I applied for Learn to Lead because: firstly as I had heard it was amazing. I would like to improve my administration skills, learn more about myself and get to know new people.

The thing I am most looking forward to is: meeting up with everyone face to face after the 1st virtual day which was great. I look forward to learning and discovering.

 

 

Name: Mary Ita Casey

County: Limerick

Club: Athea

 

I applied for Learn to Lead because: I’m always looking for a new challenge. Love to develop my leadership skills

The things I am looking forward to most is:  meeting like – minded people. Sharing ideas of best practice in a sport we love

 

Name: Linda Walsh

County: Dublin

Club: Thomas Davis

I applied for Learn to Lead because: I am hoping to benefit from the mentoring offered by the assigned expertise in the field and in turn, help me to develop in my roles for the future.

The things I am looking forward to most is: The camaraderie amongst our group and sharing the journey with people who have similar passions to my own.

 

Name: Amy Butler

County: Tipperary

Club: Galtee Rovers St Pecaun’s

 

I applied for Learn to Lead because: the Administration element of the Programme really appealed to me. As County Secretary for Tipperary Ladies Football I feel it’s my responsibility to Learn all I can about the Governance structures within the LGFA so I can apply all policies and procedures in a correct and efficient manner. I also wished to gain knowledge so I could assist all our Club Secretaries providing them with relevant information to any queries they may have, in the hope of making their roles that little bit easier.

The things I am looking forward to most is: engaging with our leadership trainers, learning from their expertise and using this information to improve all aspects of administration within my role.

 

 

Name: Tara Dooley

County: Donegal

Club: Naomh Muire Íochtar Na Rosann

I applied for Learn to Lead because: I want to learn more about leadership and develop my own leadership style.  I would also like to demonstrate to other females that anything is possible and hopefully inspire them to become involved in the LGFA & sport.

The things I am looking forward to most are: Learning more about myself, while collaborating with and learning from others in the group aswell as learning more about the LGFA.

 

 

Name: Veronica Murphy

County: Galway

Club: Corofin

 

 

Officiating

Name: Angela Gallagher

County: Dublin

Club: Lucan Sarsfields

I applied for Learn to Lead because: I wanted a challenge, an opportunity to grow.

The things I am looking forward to most is: meeting like-minded people and to learn more about myself.

 

Name: Pamela Hayden

County: Carlow

Club: Old Leighlin

I applied for Learn to Lead because: I was inspired by last year’s Learn to Lead programme. Being a referee can be really tough so having the opportunity to build a support system with other referee’s is fantastic.

The things I am looking forward to most is: Building a new network of strong like-minded women.

 

Name: Ciara Gilroy

County: Down

Club: Tullylish

I applied for Learn to Lead because: As a new Referee, I want to use this experience to improve and develop my skills further. I also heard what an amazing experience it was.

The things I am looking forward to most is: Meeting all my fellow female leaders, making new friendships and the experience of spending time with a group of like minded females who love our Gaelic Games.

 

 

Name: Marion Hayden

County: Carlow

Club: Eire Óg

 

 

Name: Jackie Mulligan

County: Sligo

Club: St Farnan’s

 

 

Name: Yvonne Duffy

County: Cavan

Club: Mullahoran

 

 

Coaching

Name: Martina McCafferty

County: Doire

Club: Steelstown Brian Og’s

I applied for Learn to Lead because: Sport saved my life, and I feel I have a duty to give back all the great things it has given me during my life.  This is why I coach and this is why I am always striving to do better, and to be better. Learn to Lead will further add to developing the best version of me.

Ambition is something we should strive for day and daily. We should constantly want to push ourselves out of our comfort zones and reach. As a female coach in a very male dominated environment, I want to develop my voice. I believe that most of the time we are more afraid of what we could achieve than what we could not. I am fully convinced that coaching, particularly young people, contributes to making the world a better place

I also want us to think about how we nurture our younger players to be self-motivating, and to nurture and grow their leadership qualities. It’s so much more than the football.

I want to connect with other female coaches who, like me, are passionate and driven about coaching. I want to bring my own energy to the course, and to work with others who too are energised, talented and want to grow and nurture their skill sets.  I want to open myself to new possibilities and ambitions. I want to advocate for female talent but I also want to continue to be courageous and curious.

The things I am looking forward to most are: To develop connections, confidence and craic.

I am so very proud of my Association and to be a part of one of its leading programmes would be an honour and a privilege. I see the passion and the commitment that you have in all that you do, and I too, would like to be part of that.

I want to be an advocate for female talent.  The 20×20 campaign has offered us such an exciting platform, but we need to keep smashing the glass ceiling, we need to build on its momentum. We need to raise our standards even higher, drive our vision more ambitiously, and reach.

I want to guide, to lead, to teach, to mentor and to awaken others to the immense possibilities of female sport.  I want to strengthen my self-confidence, my leadership skills, to work better with Teams, and to drive innovation and creativity.  I am ready for the new challenge it offers me.

I also want to expand my female networks in the LGFA.  I want to give back some of the fabulous lessons this sport has given me over the years.  I want to listen and to learn from others who will have wonderful ideas that I can implement.

 

Name: Julie Fitzpatrick

County: Louth

Club: Naomh Mairtin

I applied for Learn to Lead because I feel that female representation at both club and county level is very much lower than what it should be.

The thing I am looking forward to most is meeting likeminded people who share the same opinion that female involvement is lower than it should be and also learning from them.

 

Name: Bernie Durkan

County: Kildare

Club: Kilcock

I applied for Learn to Lead because: I want to further develop my skillset as a coach so that I can give back to my club and county. I think it is important as a coach to be willing to learn and develop so as to help, support, encourage and develop the skills of the people you are coaching, no matter what age they are.

The things I am looking forward to most is: connecting with and learning from other female coaches and their experiences. I am excited about working with like-minded people to grow and develop as a coach.

 

Name: Margaret McCorry

County: Armagh

Club: Wolfe Tones Derrymacash

I applied for the learn to lead because I love new challenges. I wanted to be challenged!  We can all get comfortable with things and I want to be able to push myself from my comfort zone. My strand is coaching and I want to find out how I can lead from within this area- be the best I can be and in turn help others be the best they can.

The things I am looking forward to the most is the journey we will be on- meeting new people, sharing ideas,being open minded, being able to listen to others. I realise I may have to be vulnerable at times and whilst that scares me I’m also excited to learn about ME too.

 

Name: Lisa Flaherty

County: Offaly

Club: Shamrocks

I applied for the Learn to Lead programme because I am always looking to further my connections with the LGFA. I wanted to challenge myself as an individual and thought this was the perfect opportunity to do so.

The things I am looking forward to most are meeting likeminded people, sharing ideas, learning new approaches and developing my character.

 

 

Name: Síle Moynihan 

County: Limerick

Club: St Ailbe’s

I applied for Learn to Lead because: I am coaching our senior club team and I am interested in picking up different tips and tricks to continue pushing and challenging myself as a coach and the girls as players 

The things I am looking forward to most is: meeting other female coaches and learning from them 

 

 

PR/Media

Name: Caoimhe Morgan

County: Armagh

Club: Lissummon

I applied for Learn to Lead because: I want to broaden my horizons.

The things I am looking forward to most is: Meeting new people and learning new things.

 

 

Name: Sorcha Furlong

County: Dublin

Club: St Brigid’s

I applied for Learn to Lead because it is an exciting program that offers you the opportunity to meet likeminded females involved with the LGFA and to learn from other prominent female leaders in our wider society.

The things I am looking forward to most is meeting new people, learning from each other and sharing knowledge and experiences together.

 

 

Name: Aoibhinn Gilmartin

County: Carlow

Club: Old Leighlin

 

Name: Siobhán McCluskey

County: Monaghan

Club: Emyvale

I applied for the Learn to Lead programme because: I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone, build my self confidence and further develop my leadership skills. I feel it’s important to always be willing to learn and develop as a person – the Learn to Lead Programme offered the perfect opportunity to do so.

The thing I am looking forward to most is: the opportunity to meet and work alongside fellow participants, mentors and industry leaders who will all play a part in helping me develop both personally and professionally. I’m really looking forward to the challenge!

 

 

 

Name: Emma Murphy

County: Dublin

Club: Ballyboden Wanderers

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