Ladies Gaelic Football Association change registration date for 2020 to assist clubs

Image of the crowd at last years TG4 All Ireland championship final, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association have issued a statement that format and timeline for this year’s championships will need to be changed due to Covid-19

THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association has noted and studied the publication of the Road Map for reopening the country, issued by the Government last Friday (May 1).

The LGFA will continue to engage and work closely with the relevant authorities and the GAA in relation to all matters.

The LGFA has at all times adhered to the safety guidelines issued by the Government and health authorities, and will continue to do so.

The Management Committee of the LGFA’s Central Council met remotely on Thursday evening (May 7) and in light of the current situation, it was agreed to change the registration date for 2020 to August 1, in an effort to assist clubs.

The registration dates for 2021, 2022 and 2023 will be July 1, June 1 and April 1 respectively.

Over the coming weekend, the LGFA will consult with county team captains, managers, referees, club and county executives, through surveys, to gather their views as we work through our current circumstances.

TG4 All-Ireland Championship format and timeline will change

The TG4 All-Ireland Championship will not take place in the format and timeline as planned – and further clarification will be issued on this shortly.

LGFA CEO Helen O’Rourke commented:

“I thank all of our members for their ongoing and continued support in these challenging times, and I compliment them for the tremendous work they are carrying out within their local communities.

“I urge all of you to continue to adhere to the current guidelines in place – and stay safe.

“While we must plan for the future, the health and safety of our members is our main priority at the present time.”