I hope you and all your families are well and doing ok in these unprecedented times.
With the suspension of all activity at club, inter-county and educational levels until March 29th, which no doubt will be extended on the advice of the HSE and government in the coming days, we have had to look at all activities which were ongoing since January and some planned to take place over the coming weeks.
The Management Committee through conference calls have made the decisions below:
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
Inter- Provincials Cancelled for 2020
Féile na nÓg Cancelled for 2020
Féile Skills Cancelled for 2020
U16s Competition Possibility of Provincial action depending on when activities resume
U18s Competition Possibility of Provincial action depending on when activities resume
TG4 Championship Will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in line with government guidelines
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 4th – 5th April – Postponed until activity resumes
Gaelic4Girls Coach Education & 6th – 17th April – Suspension until Gaelic4Girls programme recommences
U10 Go-Games Activity Day 10th April – Cancelled
Inclusion Workshop Pilot 16th April – Reschedule for later in year with pilot clubs
Coaching Level 2 18th – 19th April – Postponed until activity resumes
GYW Referee Academy Session 4 21st – 22nd April – Will be conducted via online webinar or video presentation
Club2Gether Day 3 25th April – Will be conducted via online modules on webinar
National Gaelic4Teens Day 26th April – Postponed
National Inter-Firms Blitz Day 16th May – Cancelled for 2020
National Referee Day 14th June – To be reviewed
As you can see through our website in the past week we have made every effort to keep our members engaged through the following:
• Player Skills Videos online for people to practice at home
• 50 question online rules refresher
• Player interviews
• The LGFA Show – development focused
Over the coming weeks we will be adding more online activity and training that may be of assistance to you all.
If there is anything in particular you feel might assist you and others please feel free to let us know.
In the meantime keep safe, adhere to the guidelines , stay in touch with your members and plan for the day that we will be back on the playing fields.
Chief Executive Officer
Ladies Gaelic Football Association