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Summerhill LGFA Announce 2020 Players Of The Year

By Robert Cox, March 7th 2021

Summerhill Ladies Football Club today announced their Players of the Year recipients for 2020.

The highly progressive South Meath Club took to their Social Media pages to announce the winners; “Due to Covid-19, we cannot have our traditional awards ceremony, but that does not mean we will not recognise our amazingly talented players, therefore, we are delighted to announce our players of the year for 2020”

SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Mary-Kate Lynch

YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Aisling McCabe

UNDERAGE LAOCH NA BLIANA:
Sophia Farrell

“This special award began last year to recognise a player’s attitude, commitment and team spirit”

Congratulations to all three winners Mary-Kate Lynch, Aisling McCabe and Sophia Farrell on their achievement and best of luck to all at Summerhill LGFA for the 2021 season.

Kildare’s Shane McCormack joins Armagh Ladies management team

By Robert Cox January 12th 2021

Former Kildare goalkeeper Shane McCormack has joined the Armagh ladies management team as a coach for the upcoming 2021 season.

The Allenwood man will join Ronan Murphy’s management team as the Orchard County attempt to improve on last year’s run to the All-Ireland semi-final. He will replace the outgoing Tommy Stevenson.

McCormack, who is a also a former manager of both the Kildare LGFA u21s and the Wexford LGFA Senior Footballers, is added to Murphy’s backroom team along with former Armagh footballer Meabh Moriarty.

McCormack and Moriarty will join a backroom team already containing Ruairi Grimes (S&C), Shane Bannon (coach), Seán King (statistics), Sinéad Kerr (liaison officer) and Moya O’Gorman.

Meanwhile, Armagh ladies have launched a February Fitness fundraiser that also aims to raise funds for the Friends of the Cancer Centre.

Sponsored by McShane Packaging, entrants are asked to rack up 100km through running, walking or cycling in February.

Adults can enter for £20, u-16s £15 while families can enter for £50. Spot prizes will also be on offer throughout the month.

It is hoped funds will also be raised to help with the development of McKeever Park in Killean, the first designated ladies football training facility in Ireland.

Kilcock Trio Named On Kildare Championship Panel

Kilcock LGFA trio Grace White, Caoimhe Fagan and Megan O’connor have been named on a 29 strong panel for Kildare Ladies’ upcoming Intermediate Football Championship campaign.

The Lilywhites take on Clare this coming Sunday, November 1st, in the first round of the Intermediate Championship against Clare in Banagher, County Offaly.

Caoimhe Fagan, Megan O’Connor & Grace White after Kildare Ladies victory over Sligo in the League in early 2020.

Summerhill & Moynalvey pair among player of the year nominees

Sophia Payne from Summerhill and Aideen Smith from Moynalvey have both been nominated for Meath LGFA player of the year in their respective championship.

Payne, who Summerhill Ladies described on their Facebook page as a hardworking, determined and fast paced individual, with a high level of skill to booth, has been nominated for player of the year in the Intermediate championship. She is joined by Aoibhean Cleary of champions Donaghmore-Ashbourne and Meadhbh Byrne of beaten finalists Royal Gaels.

Moynalvey dual star Smith has been nominated for her exploits in this years Junior A Championship, where she drove on her side with some fine performances throughout the campaign. She is joined by Ailbhe Leahy from eventual winners Navan O’Mahonys and by Amy O’Dowd from Skryne.

The Meath LGFA presentation night takes place this coming Saturday, November 2nd in the Newgrange Hotel Navan.

Kilcock Ladies reinstated to Leinster Junior Championship

Kilcock Ladies Footballers have been reinstated into the Leinster Junior Championship along with Moate of Westmeath and Longford side Grattans.

The extraordinary turn of events comes at the expense of Carlow champions Old Leighlin, who have beaten all three sides enroute to what was meant to be a Leinster final meeting with Navan O’Mahonys on October 26th.

The Carlow Senior Champions won the Leinster Junior Championship in 2018, thus bringing into effect Rule 222: A Club which wins the Provincial Junior or Intermediate Championship must move up a grade for the following year‘s Provincial Championship.

Old Leighlin defeated Moate in the preliminary round, before needing extra time to overcome Kildare Champions Kilcock in the Quarter-Final.

However it is since their most recent victory, a 6-07 to 3-05 win over Longford side Grattans, that this has come to light.

The Longford Intermediate Champions queried that fact as to why they were playing the current Leinster Junior Champions, when Old Leighlin should in fact have been playing in the Leinster Intermediate Championship.

More to follow….

Kilcock Ladies end their hunt for new manager with appointment of Carlow native.

Kilcock Ladies have appointed Carlow man Stephen Hunter as their new senior football manager for the 2019 season.

Hunter collects a Senior league cup on behalf of his Kilcock team mates.

Hunter, who was a member of the men’s senior football panel in the club from the start of the century until a couple of years ago, takes over from the outgoing Shane Smullen and will be joined on the sideline by Val herbert, Pat O’Connor and Louise Keane.

The former Carlow panelist, also spent a number of the last few years training an underage team in Kilcock, one that his son was and continues to be a prominent part of. In addition to that Hunter has previous coaching experience in the LGFA from his time involved with Leixlip. Kilcock LGFA are thought to be delighted to get their man but are also sad that Shane Smullen had to step down due to work committments. A spokesperson for the club thanked Shane for his time, effort and dedication during his year in charge.

Hunter, 4th from the right, in Croke Park last February as Kilcock LGFA’s Sheena Byrne collected her Overall volunteer of the year award.

According to sources, Hunter has already met with the players along with his management team and plans are afoot to tackle the 2019 season head on. One thing is for sure if he puts half as much effort into his managerial career as he did on the pitch, then Kilcock LGFA will have no room for excuses come the years end.