Provincial championships will not form part of the 2021 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship

Dublin Captain Sinead Aherne lifting the All Ireland title in 2020, the LGFA have announced they will commence the 2021 TG4 All-Ireland ladies football championship in July.

THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association will commence its 2021 TG4 All-Ireland Championships in July – and following the conclusion of the 2021 Lidl National Leagues.

The LGFA’s Management Committee met last Thursday evening (April 29) to plan fixtures for the coming months, following the latest Government announcement.

The decision was taken to commence the TG4 All-Ireland Championships on the weekend of July 10/11, with the All-Ireland Finals pencilled in for Sunday, September 5.

The draws for the 2021 TG4 All-Ireland Championships will be made shortly – with the 2020 semi-finalists seeded, as they were for last year’s championship.

Counties can commence their club championships when they are knocked out of the All-Ireland series, while it was also decided by the LGFA’s Management Committee that the provincial championships will not form part of the All-Ireland inter-county series for 2021.

Provincial championships can be run later in the year, however, if provinces see an opportunity to do so.

The LGFA’s Management Committee also took the decision to pay match-day player expenses at 30 cents per mile for the travelling teams during the 2021 Lidl National Leagues.

The LGFA also hopes to have full clarity on the recent Government announcement this week – and will be in a position to announce underage fixtures shortly.