The Eugene Egan Memorial Tournament Has Grown In Stature Since It’s Inauguration In 2017

Promotional poster for the 2019 Eugene Egan Memorial Tournament

On Saturday August 17th hosts Dublin welcome Antrim, Cork, Kildare and Wexford to the Capital for the 2019 Eugene Egan Memorial tournament.

The inaugural tournament took place back in 2017 and since then the event has grown in stature becoming a highlight occasion on the Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football Associations fixture calendar.

The tournament is organised in memory of former Dublin County Secretary, Eugene Egan who passed away following a brave battle with illness in February of 2014.

During his term as Dublin County Secretary, Eugene oversaw the transformation and development of the County Board at a time when Dublin was going through a period of rapid growth. He put in place many structures, rules and regulations that we still go by today.

Eugene was a larger than life character who was well respected by all involved in Dublin for his diplomacy, knowledge of the rules, and of course his love of Gaelic football.

Dublin LGFA are honoured to have Eugene Egan’s wife Elizabeth and family members at the event tomorrow for the presentations.

Group Fixtures: (10am) Cork v Dublin, Antrim v Baile Átha Cliath, (11am) Cork v Wexford, Antrim v Kildare, (12 noon) Wexford v Dublin and Kildare v Baile Átha Cliath. All games are 15 minutes a half.

The Plate final will be at 1.30pm on pitch 1 followed by the Cup final (pitch 1) and the Shield final (pitch 2) at 2.15pm.

All participants will receive a commemorative medal and a souvenir programme of the event.

The Dublin LGFA are very thankful to hosts Clanna Gael Fontenoy and the tournament match officials, John Doherty, Jason Buckley and Derek Greene.

Results and images from the day will be available on the Dublin LGFA social media pages / website.