Marie Hickey Becomes New LGFA President on Final Day of Annual Congress

GAA Ladies Football Annual Congress 2015


It was an historic day for the Ladies Gaelic Football Association as Marie Hickey was officially inaugurated as the new president of the LGFA. Marie became the 12th president of the LGFA on the final day of the Annual Congress of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association at the Inn at Dromoland in Clare.

Pat Quill addressed Congress for the last time as president on Saturday to a standing ovation and the welcome for the incoming president upon her inauguration was equally as enthusiastic.

Marie from Ballylinan in Laois had previously served as the President and Vice President of the Leinster Council having also served for 6 years as the Chairperson of the Laois County Board. Marie also held various position in the Laois County Board including Registrar, Fixtures Secretary and was also chairperson and founder member of Ballylinan Ladies GFC in 1983.

Marie, a science and maths teacher in St. Kevin’s Community College in Clondalkin, also played for Ballylinan before playing with Crettyard and representing Laois at Junior Intercounty Level as well as representing NUI Maynooth at Third Level.

Marie is also an accomplished coach and manager having guided the fortunes of Ballylinan at underage and adult levels as well as coaching the Laois Minors.

‘Becoming president of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association is a great honour for me. This sport has been an important part of my life for more than 30 years so I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to give back to the game that has given me so much. So much has already been achieved by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association but I believe that with greater focus from within the association that we can achieve even more. I would also like to thank the outgoing President, Pat Quill, who has been a great leader for the past 6 years and has given great example to all those involved in the sport.’

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