“The greatest gift a girl can get is a love of sport. The greatest gift a parent can give is the understanding to make it happen.”

TO mark International Women’s Day 2022, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association introduced the first in a series of specially-commissioned videos focusing on the vital roles that parents and guardians can play in the lives of players.

‘The Greatest Gift’ video series had been funded by Sport Ireland Special Project funding and shines a light on the powerful and positive impact that parents and guardians can have as players make the journey from their fledgling steps as young girls to adult stars.

On International Women’s Day, the LGFA saluted all of the wonderful parents and guardians of our members striving to be the very best that they can be as players – and who show such wonderful support.

The campaign features a four-part video series filmed at Donaghmore-Ashbourne club in Meath and also two eBooks – one aimed at parent’s of teenage girls and the other at parents of younger girls.

In the first video we meet Saedbh, who is a little overawed as a young girl by the older players at her local club.

Thanks to the support of her father, however, Saedbh gives football a chance and she’s grateful for his encouragement.

Full playlist

Download the eBook for parents of Teenagers here


Download the eBook for parents of Pre-Teens here


Get Ready – The Greatest Gift Series 2

Following the huge success of The Greatest Gift Series 1 highlighting the important role of parents and guardians in providing the gift of sport to their children we have now followed this up with a new series focusing on the importance sport can bring to the adults themselves. This will be a 4-part series and will involved key messages from some of our current volunteers.


Stay tuned for the remaining episode in the coming week and you can join in the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #TheGreatestGift

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