Offaly Ladies begin quest for treble

Damian Moran

Reporter:

Damian Moran

15 July 2013; Pictured at the launch are junior players, from left to right, Kellie Kearney, Wexford, Siobhan Flannery, Offaly, Grace Lynch, Louth, and Ashelene Groogan, Derry. September 29th will be the 40th time that the final of the Senior Ladies Gaelic Football Final will be contested. The first final took place in October 1974 and was contested by Tipperary and Offaly in a game that was won by the Tipperary women. The most successful team in the history of the game are Kerry who have won the title on 11 occasions including an unprecedented 9-in-a-row. In recent years Cork have been the dominant force winning 7 of the last 8 titles. TG4 made the announcement that RefCam will be introduced to Irish Sport for the first time. The lightweight head mounted device will be a feature of TG4s live coverage of the 2013 Ladies Football Championship and will provide viewers with unique insight into the game but it will also be a hugely valuable coaching resource for referees. 2013 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Cha
With two trophies already safely ensconced in the trophy cabinet this year, the Offaly Ladies Football team begin their quest for a treble on Sunday when they face Louth in the TG4 Junior All Ireland Championship at 2pm.

With two trophies already safely ensconced in the trophy cabinet this year, the Offaly Ladies Football team begin their quest for a treble on Sunday when they face Louth in the TG4 Junior All Ireland Championship at 2pm.

Louth were runners up last year and Offaly will need to continue their good form if they are to make a winning start to the campaign. The other two teams in the championship are Wexford and Derry.

Offaly have beaten each of the other three teams already this year and will go in as favourites to add another title to their already impressive collection.

The launch of the All Ireland Championships took place today Monday in Croke Park alongside the Gaelic4girls, where a thousand young upcoming footballers participated in a fun day out.

Girls from all over the country descended on Croke Park where they were greeted by the President of the Ladies GAA Pat Quill, they all received medals at the end of the day. Offaly Captain Siobhan Flannery met with some of the girls from Offaly where she signed autographs and had pictures taken.