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30 Years Of NY Ladies GAA

30 years ago,  the first ever Ladies Gaelic Football Championship and League took place in New York in 1992.A, group of enthusiastic Irish women and men in New York famously said, “they have it in Boston, they have it in Philly, why can’t we have it here?”

On that day, the New York Ladies Gaelic Football Association was started. Now, the New York LGFA are the only Ladies County team outside of Ireland and the UK.

2022 marks the 30 year anniversary of the association. For years, this has been a volunteer-based
association of all-female amateur athletes who play, coach and volunteer simply for the love sport, community, sisterhood and the culture and heritage.

To celebrate this milestone and recognize the women and men that started the NY LGFA 30 years ago, a Hybrid Event to promote women in sport, pay homage to  Irish Culture and Heritage and raise much needed funds for the future of Ladies Football in New York is taking place.

The Event

A panel discussion featuring the past, present and future of NY LGFA will take place in Rory Dolan’s. This will be streamed LIVE below and can also be found here or on the Her Sport YouTube Channel. The full schedule of the event can be found here.

Fundraising

As part of their 30-YEAR Anniversary, the association raising funds to help cover the costs of sending their Ladies team to compete in the All-Ireland Junior Championship and also help fundraise for better facilities and support for the clubs in New York.

You can donate or get involved in the raffle here.

All-Star Game

Finally, on Sunday, the an All-Star game will take place between the some of the best players in New York as a showcase match.

HerSport Editor

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