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Records numbers to compete in 2019 Ladies Football Championships

Posted: 25 January, 2019

Last week, the 2019 Gourmet Food Parlour HEC Ladies Football third-level championships were launched at an event hosted by the sponsor in Santry. TU Dublin - City Campus will host concluding matches in March at Broombridge, Grangegorman and Abbottstown.

TU Dublin - City Campus and Dublin's Niamh McEvoy at the launch of the 2019 Gourmet Food Parlour HEC Ladies Football Third-Level Championships

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s Higher Education Committee (HEC) has seen its membership break the 1900 barrier for the first time, with 38 colleges represented by 57 teams in League and Championship this year. 

Former Kerry Footballer and GFP ambassador Tomás Ó Sé was present at the launch and hosted a Facebook Live Q and A featuring Lorraine Heskin, Managing Director Gourmet Food Parlour, Niamh McEvoy (TU Dublin - City Campus & Dublin), Siobhán Divilly (NUI Galway & Galway), Eimear Scally (UL & Cork) and Muireann Atkinson (Dublin City University and Monaghan). 

Speaking about the launch, Darragh Biddlecombe, GAA Officer at TU Dublin – City Campus said: “Preparations for the semi-finals and Finals of the 2019 Gourmet Food Parlour HEC Ladies Football Championships are well underway in TU Dublin, with matches scheduled for our City Campus pitches at Grangegorman and Broombridge.

“The championships are shaping up to be an exciting festival of football, which will culminate with the Lynch, Giles and O’Connor Cup Finals on Saturday, 9th March in TU Dublin (Grangegorman).”