Covid-19 – LGFA Competitions and Development Update


Eight LGFA competitions have been cancelled due to the ongoing health crisis

A single Gaelic football idle on a pitch to signify the Ladies Gaelic football Association’s decision to cancel a number of LGFA competitions due to Covid-19

IN light of the Covid-19 outbreak, the prime concern for the Ladies Gaelic Football Association at the present time is the health and wellbeing of our members.

Consequently, a number of decision have been made in respect of LGFA competitions, which have not been taken lightly.

The 2020 Lidl National Leagues have been cancelled for 2020, and will not be completed.

The Lidl Post Primary Schools Competitions have also been cancelled for 2020, along with the LGFA Interprovincial Competition, the All-Ireland U14 Championship, Féile na nÓg and Féile Skills.

The 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Championships will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, in line with Government regulations, while there is a possibility of provincial action in the U16 and Minor Championships, when LGFA activities resume.

A number of Development programmes are also postponed until LGFA activity resumes.

The LGFA Management Committee, through conference calls, have made the decisions below:

Competition Updates



Lidl National Leagues – Cancelled for 2020

Teams of the League – Cancelled for 2020

HEC O’Connor Cup – Cancelled for 2020

PPS Competitions – Cancelled for 2020

U14s Competition – Cancelled for 2020

Interprovincials – Cancelled for 2020

Féile na nÓg – Cancelled for 2020

Féile Skills – Cancelled for 2020

U-16 Competition – Possibility of provincial action depending on when activities resume

U-18 Competition – Possibility of provincial action depending on when activities resume

TG4 Championship – Will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in line with government guidelines

Development Updates



Gaelic4Girls Programme – Postponed until activity resumes

One Good Club/LGFA Talk Project – Postponed until activity resumes

Connacht Coach The Teenager – 21st March – Postponed

Referee Tutor Training – 29th March – Postponed until end of September

Coach The Keeper Workshops – 29th March – Postponed until later in the year

Gaelic4Teens Coaching Day 2 – 04/04/20 – 05/04/20 – Postponed until activity resumes

Gaelic4Girls Coach Education – 06/04/2020 – 17/04/2020 – Suspended until Gaelic4Girls programme recommences

Coordinators days


U10 Go-Games Activity Day – 10/04/2020 – Cancelled

Inclusion Workshop Pilot – 16/04/2020 – Reschedule for later in year with pilot clubs

Coaching Level 2 – 18/04/2020 – 19/04/20 – Postponed until activity resumes

GYW Referee Academy Session 4 – 21/04/2020 – 22/04/2020 – Will be conducted via online webinar or video presentation

Club2Gether Day 3 – 25/04/2020 – Will be conducted via online modules on webinar

National Gaelic4Teens Day – 26/04/2020 – Postponed

National Interfirms Blitz Day – 16/05/2020 – Cancelled for 2020

National Referee Day – 14/06/2020 – To be reviewed