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Gaelic for Girls open for applications now

4th September 2023

G4G is a 10-week programme incorporating coaching sessions with fun non-competitive blitzes aimed at increasing participation in Ladies Gaelic Football. The programme targets girls aged between 8-12 years who are not currently registered with a Ladies Gaelic Football club. In essence, this is a tool to attract new players.

What are the aims of the Gaelic4Girls Programme?

  • To increase the numbers of girls playing Ladies Gaelic Football in a club.
  • To provide a fun, 10 week programme of Ladies Gaelic Football activities to attract girls aged 8-12 to the club.
  • To support a club in increasing their number of players, and integrate those new players into existing teams.
  • To develop athletic and social skills for girls in a safe and nurturing environment.

What are the benefits of running Gaelic4Girls in your Club?

  • Participation levels will be increased.
  • Free training will be provided to the coaches and co-ordinator in your club.
  • Resources will be provided to your club to market and advertise the programme.
  • There is the potential for your club to become a more vibrant, active part of your local community through enhanced participation.
  • Access to information about other LGFA Development initiatives

What clubs may apply for the G4G programme?

A Struggling Club – an already registered LGFA club who is struggling for numbers and can show evidence that those numbers are in the club catchment area.


An Established Club – an already registered LGFA club who wants to increase participation in this age bracket and can show evidence that those numbers exist in the club catchment area.


New Club – potential for a new LGFA club to form. Clear evidence must be provided to show that potential for a new club exists and appropriate structures are in place.

What does the Gaelic4Girls programme, sponsored by Glenveagh Homes, entail for your Club if your application is successful?

  • The club must be able to provide a co-ordinator and a minimum of 1 coach per 10 participants to run the programme. Minimum of 2 coaches per programme.
  • All the G4G coaches and co-ordinators must attend Provincial training.
  • The club must be willing to welcome ALL new members.
  • The coordinators will be provided with marketing materials e.g. flyers, posters and the club must use this material to promote the programme in the schools and elsewhere.
  • The 10 weeks of the programme will involve weekly coaching sessions separate to the regular U10/12/14 sessions in the club, specifically designed for those who have not participated before.
  • A mini blitz may be available after 10 weeks (numbers dependent).
  • The programme will cost €10 per player to cover the cost of promotional material and a programme specific jersey for each G4G participant.
  • Clubs may participate in a Ready Steady Coach workshop during the programme. This workshop is aimed at providing support and assistance to new volunteers interested in helping with coaching or running a team within the club. It is a 2 ½ hour course.
  • The club must monitor the integration of the G4G participants and ensure all those who want to continue to play Ladies Gaelic Football are registered and looked after.

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