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LGFA President Urges Members to Be the Difference. Be There

 2014 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship Launch

 

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association and TG4 today launched their 2014 TG4 Ladies Gaelic Football Championship at Croke Park where the finals will be played on September 28th. The first round of qualifiers is due to get underway when Cavan meet Meath, Kildare play Tyrone and Westmeath take on Clare on Saturday, July 26th with the double header of matches to be televised live on TG4.

Cork are the defending TG4 Senior Champions and will be the favourites to retain their title this year but an emerging Dublin team along with Galway, Kerry, Armagh, Mayo and a Monaghan team that must take the qualifier route to the decider are expected to lead the challenge.

There will also be huge interest in the TG4 Intermediate Championship where Waterford Down, Fermanagh and Leitrim are amongst the fore runners for the Mary Quinn Cup.

4 teams will contest the TG4 Junior Championship this year including Louth, Wexford, Derry and New York.

LGFA president, Pat Quill, spoke directly to members of the LGFA expressing his desire to see greater support for the competing counties coming directly from within the association ‘It is imperative that in 2014 we see our own clubs and counties turn out to support their own and not just in the TG4 All Ireland Final. Some of the best games in the championship happen in the qualifiers, you only need to look at the 2013 examples of Kerry v Mayo, Cork v Armagh, Cork v Dublin and the incredible Intermediate match between Fermanagh and Tipperary. If you support your own in the early rounds it will make it even more special if your captain is the one to climb the Hogan stand steps on September 28th.’

Speaking about media coverage and gaining respect for Ladies Footballers he said ‘How can we expect to change the media agenda if we are not out there supporting our own? Before we can change the back page headlines or earn more mainstream coverage we must give the Editors and Researchers a reason to do so, the easiest way to achieve this is to see our own members and those that are interested in women’s sport in general come out to our matches and start filling our stadia. At last year’s TG4 All Ireland Final there were 25,000 in attendance, we have proven the interest is there and there is no doubt that the entertainment and skill levels on display are worthy of the larger attendances. So, together with our friends in TG4, we are calling on supporters of our game and all female sports to Be the Difference. Be There.’

TG4, Ardstiúrthóir Pól Ó Gallchóir said that the channel remains committed to offering comprehensive prime-time free to air TV coverage of this great indigenous sport.  “Our unique dual-role as competition sponsor and TV broadcast rights holder has forged the closest possible partnership between TG4 and LGFA over the past fifteen years,” he said.   “This has allowed us to work closely on both the range of competitions being televised and on the innovations that make Peil na mBan even more attractive to what is now a global audience, via our Player, www.tg4.tv.” He wish all participating teams the best of luck on the road to Croke Park on All-Ireland Final Day, September 28th .

 

TG4 Ladies Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 1 Draw

(Matches to be played on July 26th)

 

Cavan v Meath

Westmeath v Clare

Kildare v Tyrone

 

Donegal received a bye and will progress directly into the Round 2 Draw.

 

TG4 Ladies Intermediate Football Championship Qualifiers Round 1 Draw

(Match to be played on July 26th)

 

Wicklow v Tipperary

 

Antrim, Roscommon and London all proceed directly into the Round 2 Draw.

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