The 2019 Gourmet Food Parlour HEC Ladies Football Third-Level Championships were launched today (Tuesday January 22) at GFP's Northwood (Santry) outlet - with a record number of teams and players set to compete.
GAA clubs from the United Arab Emirates, Scotland, England and 17 counties across the four provinces of Ireland will take part in the 30th anniversary of the Lidl Comórtas Peile Páidi Ó Sé 2019, with 44 adult men's and ladies club teams descending on the rugged Dingle Peninsula from 15th to 17th February.
The GAA has announced that it has reached agreement with eir sport and RTÉ that will see four Allianz League games being simulcast by the two broadcasters this spring while RTÉ will also begin broadcasting games from the AIB Club Championships. T
"It's actually curtailing goal opportunities, about eight or nine different times in the match it curtailed good movement, good flowing moves. Is that improving the game of football? I think it's a waste of time and I've said it all along."
Glanmire manager Dave Carey says his team's massive work-rate meant they were destined for glory when they took to the field against Tourlestrane in the All-Ireland junior club final at Duggan Park in Ballinasloe.
Driven on by the heartbreak of final defeats in three out of the past four seasons, Mourneabbey were finally crowned All-Ireland Ladies Senior Club Football champions with an emphatic triumph over Foxrock-Cabinteely at Parnell Park.
Mourneabbey may have reached their fourth All-Ireland Ladies Senior Club Football Final in the last five years but according to Eimear Meaney, they have yet to show their full talents on the big stage.
A recent move out of home may have denied Foxrock/Cabinteely captain Amy Ring the chance of in-depth footballing discussions her father and team manager Pat, but she's not getting to vent with her new housemates either.
Players and mentors from the six participating teams in next weekend's All-Ireland Ladies Club Football Finals gathered at Croke Park for Captains Day on Tuesday, December 4 - and there was a festive feel to proceedings!