Ladies in Down for league opener

Published 29/01/2016 | 11:25

21 January 2016; Lidl and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association have today announced a new partnership that will see the supermarket chain become the 'Official Retail Partner to the Ladies Gaelic Football Association' as well as becoming title sponsors of the Lidl National Football Leagues, the Lidl Post Primary Schools competition and the Lidl Gaelic4Mothers & Others programme. Lidl also announced a huge financial investment of €1.5million euro in Ladies Gaelic Football in year 1 of this 3 year agreement which includes a huge advertising, social and in-store branding campaign that will see Lidl mobilise their customers as part of their pledge to provide #SeriousSupport to ladies gaelic football. Further information is available at www.ladiesgaelic.ie and www.lidl.ie. Pictured at the announcement are Division 3 players, clockwise from left, Roisin Murphy, Wexford, Samantha Lambert, Tipperary, Jenny Higgins, Roscommon, Grainne McClean, Down, Sinead Ryan, Wateford, Aine Tighe, Leitrim, and Lorraine Keena, Offa
21 January 2016; Lidl and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association have today announced a new partnership that will see the supermarket chain become the 'Official Retail Partner to the Ladies Gaelic Football Association' as well as becoming title sponsors of the Lidl National Football Leagues, the Lidl Post Primary Schools competition and the Lidl Gaelic4Mothers & Others programme. Lidl also announced a huge financial investment of €1.5million euro in Ladies Gaelic Football in year 1 of this 3 year agreement which includes a huge advertising, social and in-store branding campaign that will see Lidl mobilise their customers as part of their pledge to provide #SeriousSupport to ladies gaelic football. Further information is available at www.ladiesgaelic.ie and www.lidl.ie. Pictured at the announcement are Division 3 players, clockwise from left, Roisin Murphy, Wexford, Samantha Lambert, Tipperary, Jenny Higgins, Roscommon, Grainne McClean, Down, Sinead Ryan, Wateford, Aine Tighe, Leitrim, and Lorraine Keena, Offa

THE WEXFORD Senior ladies' football team will commence their Lidl National League campaign with an away game against Down on Sunday, January 31, in the Abbey Grammar School pitch, Newry, at 2 p.m.

Michael O'Neill was re-elected Vice-President and Breda Curran was re-elected Assistant Treasurer at Leinster Convention. Liz Quill, Leinster representative on the national appeals committee, stepped down after a long number of years in the role. Leinster Council thanked Liz for all her hard work and professionalism over a number of years.

A Leinster linesperson training event will be held on Saturday, February 6, in Hawkfield, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, from 2.45 to 5.15 p.m. It is a requirement for County Boards to provide linespeople for their home National League games and this will provide an opportunity for counties to recruit interested participants and ensure that we have qualified personnel officiating at our games.

As you are aware, we constantly strive to improve the standards of our game across the country and we will also we hoping to progress many of these participants to national games, once again opening opportunities for everyone involved.

The linesperson training is open to anybody interested in the role. We would like to encourage as many females as possible for this role or even aspiring female referees who will gain invaluable experience from being involved.

Please note, any female who would like to be included on the provincial or national linesperson panel during the year will need to attend this training, including new and existing participants unless they have attended last year.

If you require additional information, please e-mail County Secretary Yvonne Flynn (wexlgfsec@hotmail.com), or visit www.leinsterladiesgaelic.ie or www.ladiesgaelic.ie

Congratulations to Loreto S.S. on capturing the Leinster Junior 'B' P.P.S. title. They will now play the Connacht champions in the Lidl All-Ireland semi-final on February 27.

Leinster captured their first title in the inter-provincial post primary schools tournament last weekend. Bríd Byrne of Coláiste Bríde (Enniscorthy) and Ballyhogue captained the team, and she was joined by Noelene Shanahan of Coláiste Bríde and Crossabeg-Ballymurn, and Emily Coakley of Loreto and St. Fintan's.

A fundamentals coaching course will take place on Saturday, January 30, in Taghmon-Camross Community Centre from 9.45 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is €25 and includes lunch.

This course is very relevant to all coaches and will be a major asset when planning drills and sessions for the coming season. There are 35 clubs in the county so there should be a lot of existing and budding coaches who could benefit from this course.

In order to run this course we need a minimum of 15 people. To book your place please e-mail the Co. Development Officer, Robbie Garland, on robbiegrangers70@gmail.com or contact him by phone on 087-9563221.

Team captain Róisín Murphy attended the launch of the Lidl three-year sponsorship in Croke Park during the week. Her team-mate Catríona Murray, Co. Board Chairman Denis Nolan and Co. P.R.O. Sharon Drennan also attended.

J.P. Scully, Managing Director of Lidl, expressed delight that Lidl has become the official sponsor of the Ladies' Gaelic Football Association. They intend doing a lot to support the L.G.F.A. family at every level, from the grassroots up, over the next three years.

Congratulations to Maria Byrne, Niamh Moore, Katrina Parrock, Aishling Traynor and Bríd Byrne who have been nominated for the Wexford Supporters' Club/Glen Fuels ladies' footballer of the year 2015. The launch is on Friday, January 29, in the Riverside Park Hotel at 7 p.m.

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