LGFA President calls on all Officers to Utilise Expertise

This year’s National County & Club Officer Day will take place in Croke Park this Saturday 30th January and LGFA President Marie Hickey calls on all officers to utilise this opportunity to listen to great speakers and gain valuable insight for their roles.


A chara,


I would like to begin by wishing you a very happy and successful 2016.


As new county and club boards have recently been confirmed I am sure that there are many new officers that are coming to grips with your new roles. It is for this reason that the Ladies Gaelic Football Association are hosting a County and Club Officer day in Croke Park on Saturday, January 30th.


This is an extremely valuable day that will be a huge help to all officers in clubs and counties and is an excellent opportunity to meet with your equivalents in other clubs/counties and learn from each other.


I would urge all of you to attend this day as it will be invaluable to you throughout the year and we will have two wonderful keynote speakers in Gary Keegan from the Irish Institute of Sport and Sarah Keane, CEO of Swim Ireland.


I look forward to seeing all of you there and encourage you to book your places.




Marie Hickey

LGFA President




Book Your Place 


Email paula@ladiesgaelic.ie

Format for the day


Ash Suite:    10.30 a.m.

Key Note:     Preparing for Progression

  • Sarah Keane (CEO, Swim Ireland)Sarah is the current CEO of Swim Ireland and secretary of the Federation of Irish Sport. She is extremely passionate about sport has been a key part of progressing Swim Ireland to the standing they have today after a few difficult years. Sarah is inspirational and will assist our officers to be motivated to progress their own clubs and counties.



11.30 a.m. Parallel Workshops

Ash Suite: Workshop 1: Appeal and Disciplinary Procedures

  • Brian Rennick, member of GAA Meath Disciplinary Committee and DRA Committee in conjunction with Kathleen Kane and Peter Rice (Members of the LGFA Management Committee)



Celtic Suite:            Workshop 2: Succession Planning

  • Sarah Keane (CEO, Swim Ireland)Sarah will also deliver this workshop and highlight the importance of succession planning in your county and club. Too often officers are finished from their positions before we think about approaching potential candidates but it is essential to have steps in place to assist with transitions from one year to the next. Sarah will share her wealth of knowledge in this area.



Box 633, Level 6:   Workshop 3: Sub Committees and Delegation

  • Maura Kelly (Club and Community Development Officer, Ulster GAA)Maura has been involved in ladies football for many years as a pivotal figure with Tyrone Ladies and also a former All Star nominee. Maura currently has a key role with Ulster GAA working with the many clubs developing the tools required to be an effective club officer. Maura will be providing an insight into the benefits of getting more people involved and some tips on how to do this.



Box 647, Level 6: Workshop 4: PRO

  • Derek Kinnevey



Cusack Bar Area    12.30 p.m.   Lunch


Ash Suite:    1.30 p.m.

Key Note:     Motivate for Evolution

  • Gary Keegan (Director, Irish Institute of Sport)Gary is currently involved with the Irish Institute of Sport. Their mission is to create an environment of support which ensures that talented Irish athletes achieve sustained levels of excellence in elite sport. Previous to Gary’s current role, he spent six years as high performance director with the IABA’s high performance boxing programme, which is now amongst the World’s best. Gary will bring his expertise in maintaining motivation for all officers to sustain high levels of excellence through this talk. Gary is a strong exponent in facilitating people to realize their own potential through the creation of supportive environments that are conducive to the delivery of high performance in people and processes.



2.30 p.m.      Close of Seminar

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