2020 Leinster junior and intermediate championships cancelled

Dublin players celebrating their Leinster championship win, the 2020 Leinster Junior and Intermediate championships have been cancelled due to Covid-19.

Leinster LGFA, following a provincial meeting held online last night, have unanimously agreed that in light of the current government advice and in order to ensure clarity for our adult players going forward the 2020 Leinster Junior and Intermediate Championships are cancelled.

It’s another blow for the organisation as they were already without a senior ladies football championship this year due to the fact that reigning champions Dublin are now the only County graded senior.

Leinster LGFA President Dominic Leech commented:

“This obviously was not a decision taken lightly by our full Leinster LGFA Provincial council.

“However in reality it was felt the pressure placed upon players, clubs, mentors, county board and officials by scheduling our Leinster LGFA championships during the current climate of social distancing and government / HSE advice would be unfair.

“As Leinster LGFA are committed upon a policy of ensuring that club football is given the priority this year when football eventually hopefully returns it was felt that unfortunately the time frame involved would not facilitate the completion of our adult championships.

“As Leinster LGFA President I am naturally disappointed that our championships will not take place but I certainly fully support the decision I also feel it is important and I support making this decision at this early stage to bring clarity to all our members as early as possible.”

In further clarification, Leinster LGFA have made no decision regarding the Under 16 and 18 competitions, with those decisions deferred to June 8th.

The Leinster LGFA Under 14 Championship together with the Leinster Under 12 blitzes have already been cancelled last month together with all 2020 Juvenile County Development Squads while a decision regarding the Leinster Club Championships has been deferred until later in the year.

On a further positive note, Leinster LGFA are delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Maxwell as Leinster LGFA GDO.

Stephen, who will bring a wealth of experience to the role, will start into his new role from 1st June and we wish him well in his new position.