New clubs to join county’s success story

THE SUCCESS story that is Ladies Gaelic football in Kilkenny looks set to continue with the formation of some new clubs in the county.

THE SUCCESS story that is Ladies Gaelic football in Kilkenny looks set to continue with the formation of some new clubs in the county.

Following the great response to the Gaelic4Girls programmes in Graignamanagh and Castlecomer, both areas are expressed hope in developing juvenile football clubs for girls in their localities. An information and registration night will be held at Graignamanagh GAA club at 7pm on Monday, February 20 to inform parents of the upcoming plans.

Local school children will take a note home to parents this week to assess the age profile of interested players. The information night is open to parents from surrounding areas. More than one club may emerge from the evening.

A similar information night will be held in Castlecomer in the coming weeks for parents and mentors in the North of the county to determine the setting up of juvenile football clubs in the area. The date and venue of the ’Comer information night has yet to be confirmed, but will be open to parents from Castlecomer, Muckalee, Conahy, Lisdowney and surrounding parishes.

A fundamentals coaching course has been organised for Castlecomer for Saturday, February 25 to get coaches up and running in local clubs. The course is an introduction to good coaching practice and open to anyone over the age of 16 who would like to get involved in juvenile football for girls.

Anyone interested in attending the Fundamentals course in Castlecomer can contact Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership (KRSP), tel 056-7720870 or email caitriona@krsp.ie.

Meeting

The annual meeting of the Kilkenny Ladies football Co Board will now be held this Sunday at 8pm in Larchfield. All clubs must have two delegates present.

The meeting is open to all who wish to become involved in ladies football.