Cordal Ladies and Girls Springing into LGFA Action With Local Support

Members of the Cordal GAA Club U-12 Girls’ team and coaches with their new jerseys at the club grounds on Friday evening. Included are front from left: Melissa O’Callaghan, Siobhan Costello, D.J. Walsh and his son Donagh of Thermopro Heating and Plumbing, sponsors; Gerard O’Connor, Mary Nolan and Laura O’Donoghue. Middle row from left: Orlaith Murphy, Hannah O’Connor, Aisling O’Donoghue, Niamh O’Donoghue, Sarah Walsh, Alesha O’Connor, Abbie Walsh,, Sadhbh O’Donoghue and Saibh McAuliffe. Back from left: Ava Hickey, Sophie Nolan, Chloe McElligott, Chloe Cronin, Emily O’Donoghue and Evie O’Donoghue. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Late last year a number of parents came together in Cordal with the intention of forming a ladies club.
The early days of the new year saw Cordal Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) hold its inaugural meeting with the aim of bringing ladies Gaelic football to the girls in the community.

An executive of 15 was elected including Gerard O’Connor, chairman; Siobhan Costello, secretary; Sinead Reidy, assistant secretary; treasurer Mary Murphy, treasurer; registrar Siobhan O’Donoghue, registrar. pro Melissa O’Callaghan took on the position of PRO; Kerry ladies footballer Aisling O’Connell is the new club’s coaching officer.
County Board Ratification
The club was ratified by the county board on March 1st and registration has taken place for girls from U-8s up to U-16s.

“The club members are overwhelmed with the tremendous support from parents, their children and the wider community and there is community wide delight that girls are now being accommodated in the fantastic facilities at Cordal GAA Club grounds,” said a spokeswoman for the new club.
Gratitude to Local Sponsors
“Without hesitation the locally based D.J. and Breeda Walsh of Thermopro Heating and Plumbing Services offered to sponsor a set of jerseys for our U-12s team. Our U-14s and U-16s teams are amalgamated with our neighbours in Scartaglen LGFA.

The Hughes family have sponsored our U-14s team and Tony and Patricia Walsh of Walsh Colour Print / have come on board to sponsor our U-16s jerseys. We are so grateful to these local businesses for their tremendous support.
“The club is also setting up a Gaelic-4-Mothers-and-Others team which is open to all ladies from the age of 25 upwards who are looking for some exercise and fun over the summer.

“Anyone interested can contact any member of our executive. Or call to the Cordal GAA Club grounds now that the evenings are longer and with fine weather expected soon.
“Here’s to many years of football for the girls in Cordal,” said the spokeswoman.

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