"We are the first ladies county board to own our own field outright"

January 18, 2021

Waterford LGFA are set to build their own grounds on an 11-acre site in Dungarvan

Waterford LGFA are set to become one of the first ladies GAA teams in the country to have their very own playing grounds with a new facility set to be built for them in Dungarvan.

The 11-acre site is situated along the Waterford Greenway which opened almost four years ago.

Speaking to RTE’s Morning Ireland programme, Edel Curry of the Waterford LGFA said she hopes it will serve the players for generations to come.

"It's fantastic news. We are the first ladies county board to own our own field outright,” said Curry.

"It started back in 2015. A field development sub-committee was formed by the Waterford Ladies Gaelic Football Association.

"It was our vision to own our own grounds. I suppose like every county board in Ireland, we relied on the men's local GAA clubs to use their facilities.

"We are extremely, extremely grateful to the clubs, but it came to a time where Waterford ladies needed to be independent, to be able to hold their own county finals, to be able to have structure for the county teams in terms of where they were going to train.

"It was day to day, week to week, they were traversing the county not knowing where their next training session was going to be."

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