Annual meeting time for footballers

Kilkenny’s Ladies Gaelic footballers will look back on their year’s activities at their annual meeting this weekend.

Kilkenny’s Ladies Gaelic footballers will look back on their year’s activities at their annual meeting this weekend.

All clubs are requested to send two delegates to the meeting, which will be held at 7pm on Sunday in the James Stephens clubrooms. A review of 2011 will be presented, while the Board will also look forward to this year’s fixtures.

The election of officers for 2012 will be held at the meeting. Anyone who would like to get involved on any sub committee or in any aspect of ladies football should forward their details to the county secretary immediately.

The Kilkenny under-16 girls’ team will begin football training on Saturday at 10am in St James’s Park. Clubs are asked to ensure that all under-16s attend to join the panel for the Leinster Championship which kicks off with the visit of Wicklow on March 3.

The under-18 panel will be back in training a week later in preparation for their Leinster Championship meeting with Carlow on February 26. Longford travel to Kilkenny on March 10, while the semi-finals will be held in April.

With a number of players no longer eligible for minor level, clubs are urged to inform all players when training details are finalised.

Gaelic4Girls

The success of Gaelic4Girls programmes which were held in Castlecomer and Graignamanagh last year, coupled with the success of the under-13 development squad training, has sparked an interest in girls’ Gaelic football in many areas of the county. Twenty-eight schools took part in last year’s Primary Schools league, the highest number of entrants since the competition began six years ago.

As a result of the growing interest, a number of information evenings have been planned to assist with the setting up of new juvenile clubs in the county. Anyone who would like to start a girls’ Gaelic football club or requires any information on Ladies Gaelic Football should contact Kilkenny ladies Football Co Board. Contact details are available on kilkennygaa.ie