Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes


The 2014 All Ireland winning teams, Under 16 and Minor reunited in the Horse & Jockey Hotel on Saturday last for the presentation of their Munster and All Ireland medals. Councillor Michael Fitzgerald, Chairman of Tipperary County Council was in attendance on the night and praised the girls for this remarkable achievement. Councillor Fitzgerald commented on their “great scoring ability scoring 27 goals 74 points to their opponents 6 goals 47 points for the Minors and the Under 16’s 30 goals 83 points to their opponents 13 goals 29 points.” He made a presentation to the two captains, Aisling McCarthy (Minor) and Aoife Corcoran (Under 16).


Biddy Ryan, Chairperson of Tipperary Ladies Football thanked the girls and their parents for the huge commitment that they gave to their County. She thanked the management teams for their dedication and time with the teams. Biddy made a presentation to the management committees on behalf of the County Board and wished them well in future. Angie McDermott, Captain of the 2008 All Ireland winning team and Edel Hanley, 2008 All Star Winner presented the medals to each player on the winning teams. Angie McDermott encouraged the “girls to continue playing football and to enjoy the fun of playing.” Edel Hanley spoke about the pleasure it is to represent your county and reiterated to the girls to “continue playing and that she had no doubt that Croke Park would be in the future. Playing in Croke Park is very special.”


The Tipperary team sponsor, the Horse & Jockey Hotel were given a special presentation. Biddy Ryan presented Mr Tom Egan with two pictures of the teams. Tom thanked the County Board for his involvement with the teams and said he “was delighted to be a part of Tipperary Ladies Football and had no doubt that success was in the future.”




Well done to Aoife Corcoran, Cahir who was the recipient of the Enda McDonnell Gaeltacht Bursary. Aoife was selected from a draw of applicants which was held at the March County Board meeting. Olive McDonnell presented her the bursary on Saturday last in the Horse & Jockey Hotel.




Tipperary’s Intermediate team will play their Round seven game in the Tesco Homegrown National Football League on Sunday, April 12th against the host County, Longford.  Check www.tipperaryladiesfootball.ie for fixture details.




Tipperary’s Minor team will play Waterford on Wednesday, April 8th at 6.15pm in Clonmel Sportsfield, Clonmel.




The Munster Championship for our Under 16s will commence on Sunday, April 12th in Clare where Tipperary will play Clare in the first round.  Full details of this fixture will be available on www.tipperaryladiesfootball.ie




Well done to Silvermines on being selected as the Gaelic4Girls host club in County Tipperary. Gaelic4Girls is a programme that encourages the introduction of Ladies Gaelic Football to areas in which the sport is not already present or where it is particularly weak. Clubs were invited to apply to become host clubs for the Gaelic4Girls programme in January and each application was assessed based on their suitability and need for the programme. Gaelic4Girls is a key programme for the development of the game and has proven to be a great success in helping clubs that have been struggling for numbers and has also succeeded in inspiring new clubs to be set up as a result of being in host areas.




Congratulations to Lorraine O’Shea, Mullinahone and Jen Grant, Brian Borus on being selected for a Higher Education All Star award.  The girls will receive their awards at the inaugural Colleges All Star banquet in the Temple Bar Hotel, Dublin on Saturday, April 18th.



Information concerning Ladies Football will appear in these notes. If you wish to include any item of interest, please contact us at pro@tipperaryladiesfootball.ie before 8pm on Sunday. Visit the Tipperary Ladies Football web site at www.tipperaryladiesfootball.ie to date with all the latest news in Tipperary Ladies Football.

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