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Ladies Gaelic Football Association launches ‘Learn to Lead’ Female Leadership Programme

Thursday, 7th March, 2019 9:54am
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Ladies Gaelic Football Association launches ‘Learn to Lead’ Female Leadership Programme

At the Launch of the LGFA ‘Learn to Lead’ Female Leadership Programme are, back row: Michelle Ryan, Ailbhe Quinn, Jennifer Higgins, Bríd Stack, Gráinne Sands, Trina Murray, Kelley Cunningham, Nadine Doherty, Lyn Savage, LGFA National Development manager. Front row: Eimear O'Connor, Donna Hagan, Aisl

Ladies Gaelic Football Association launches ‘Learn to Lead’ Female Leadership Programme

At the Launch of the LGFA ‘Learn to Lead’ Female Leadership Programme are, back row: Michelle Ryan, Ailbhe Quinn, Jennifer Higgins, Bríd Stack, Gráinne Sands, Trina Murray, Kelley Cunningham, Nadine Doherty, Lyn Savage, LGFA National Development manager. Front row: Eimear O'Connor, Donna Hagan, Aisl

 

THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association is pleased to launch ‘Learn to Lead’ – a unique Female Leadership programme that will commence later this month.

 

The LGFA Leadership Programme has been devised to develop the next generation of female leaders within Ladies Gaelic Football.

 

The course will be delivered over 12 months by experts in the fields of coaching, officiating, administration and PR/Media.

 

20 participants have been chosen to participate in ‘Learn to Lead’, and the response to the LGFA’s recruitment phase was phenomenal.

 

Over four days, and six evenings, the LGFA will examine diverse leadership skills and focus on the skill-sets and techniques required to master each of the four strands – coaching, officiating, administration and PR/Media.

 

Five candidates have been chosen to participate in each strand – and the final list of 20 includes leading coaches, officials, administrators and players, representing the four provinces.

 

The Programme commences on Saturday, March 23, and will conclude on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

 

On day one, the keynote address will be delivered by former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, and course content will be delivered by Niamh McElwain, who designs and teaches transformational learning programmes at Google.

 

Last year, the LGFA launched its Strategic Roadmap 2017-2022 and a key area is to ‘define a model to promote Female Leadership across the Association.’

 

The first step was to put a Female Leadership Workgroup in place and, there, the need for a Female Leadership Programme was identified, as part of the overall Female Leadership strategy.

 

Ladies Gaelic Football Association President Marie Hickey commented: “We are proud to launch our ‘Learn to Lead’ programme today.

 

“This is another significant development for our Association, and there are superb candidates in each of the four strands.

 

“This 12-month programme fulfils a key aspect of our Strategic Plan, with direct emphasis on the skill-sets and qualities required to become leaders within our Association.

 

“The content of the Programme is of an extremely high quality – and will be delivered by leaders within the fields of coaching, officiating, administration and PR/Media.”

 

The LGFA is now ready to roll out an exciting ‘Learn to Lead’ programme, and the full list of confirmed participants, and their various strands, is as follows:

 

Name

Club

County

Strand

Sinead Reel

Silverbridge Harps

Armagh

Administration

Eileen jones

Aodh Ruadh, Dungannon

Tyrone

Administration

Trina Murray

Moate

Westmeath

Administration

Liz Ahern

Carrigtwohill

Cork

Administration

Eimear O'Connor

Mountrath

Laois

Administration

Diane O'Hora

Clanna Gael Fontenoy

Dublin/Mayo

Coaching

Jennifer Higgins

Western Gaels

Roscommon

Coaching

Ailbhe Quinn

Latton Ladies GFC

Co. Monaghan

Coaching

Olivia Butler

St Pat's

Waterford

Coaching

Donna Hagan

Kildress Wolfe Tones

Tyrone

Coaching

Kelley Cunningham

Tullamore

Offaly

Officiating

Gráinne Sands

Glenn John Martins

Down

Officiating

Aisling Carey

Shandonagh Mullingar

Westmeath

Officiating

Mairead Dullea

Bantry Blues

Cork

Officiating

Sinead McHugh

Kilmacud Crokes

Donegal

Officiating

Nadine Doherty

NaFianna (retired)

Dublin

PR/Media

Michelle Ryan

Ballymacarbry

Waterford

PR/Media

Niamh Dunne

Park Ratheniksa

Laois

PR/Media

Andrea Turbitt

St Mary's

Louth

PR/Media

Bríd Stack

Rockchapel

Cork

PR/Media

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