20 May 2022

Senior ladies' football league cancelled

Championship future still under review

Senior ladies' football league cancelled

Derry ladies squad. (Pic: Mary K Burke)

Derry senior ladies' inter-county league season won't restart after the LGFA management committee canceled the leagues for the season, it has been confirmed.

The championship will be reviewed in accordance with 'government guidelines' surrounding the outbreak Covid-19 and the shutdown of the sporting calendar.

"With the suspension of all activity at club, inter-county and educational levels until March 29, which no doubt will be extended on the advice of the HSE and government in the coming days," read an update on their website.

"We have had to look at all activities which were ongoing since January and some planned to take place over the coming weeks."

The LGFA Management Committee, through a series of conference calls, have made the following decisions.

Competition Updates

Lidl National Leagues                    Cancelled for 2020
Teams of the League                     Cancelled for 2020
HEC O’Connor Cup                        Cancelled   for 2020
PPS Competitions                          Cancelled for 2020
U14s Competition                         Cancelled for 2020
Interprovincials                              Cancelled for 2020
Féile na nÓg                                    Cancelled for 2020
Féile Skills                                        Cancelled for 2020
U-16 Competition           Possibility of provincial action depending on when activities resume
U-18 Competition           Possibility of provincial action depending on when activities resume
TG4 Championship        Will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in line with government guidelines

Development Updates

Gaelic4Girls Programme                                           Postponed until activity resumes
One Good Club/LGFA Talk Project                          Postponed  until activity resumes
Connacht Coach The Teenager                                21st March – Postponed
Referee Tutor Training                                              29th March – Postponed until end of September
Coach The Keeper Workshops                                 29th March – Postponed until later in the year
Gaelic4Teens Coaching Day 2                                  04/04/20 – 05/04/20    – Postponed until activity resumes
Gaelic4Girls Coach Education &                              06/04/2020 – 17/04/2020  –  Suspension until Gaelic4Girls programme recommences

Coordinators days         

U10 Go-Games Activity Day                                     10/04/2020   – Cancelled
Inclusion Workshop Pilot                                          16/04/2020  –   Reschedule for later in year with pilot clubs
Coaching Level 2                                                         18/04/2020 – 19/04/20   Postponed until activity resumes
GYW Referee Academy Session 4                           21/04/2020 – 22/04/2020  – Will be conducted online
Club2Gether Day 3                                                    25/04/2020  –   Will be conducted via online modules on webinar
National Gaelic4Teens Day                                      26/04/2020     – Postponed
National Interfirms Blitz Day                                    16/05/2020  – Cancelled for 2020
National Referee Day                                                14/06/2020  – To be reviewed

READ MORE - Derry GAA doctor advises on keeping active.  Click here...


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