Leinster Ladies to run U15, U17 and U19 championships in 2021

July 01, 2020

Meath captain Orlagh Lally raises the 2019 Leinster MFC Cup

Following the decision to cancel all underage provincial championships in Leinster this year, those players missing out this year will be accommodated with new competitions in 2021.

In recent days there have been calls from ladies minor panels in Leinster for their provincial championships to be played in 2020, with a petition from Dublin minors getting in excess of 8,000 signatures.

Leinster GAA have today announced that they will run provincial U15, U17 and U19 competitions in 2021.

Leinster LGFA Statement:

Leinster LGFA would like to empathise with underage intercounty footballers across Leinster who have been unable to complete their competitions with their relevant County panels owing to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Leinster LGFA did not make the decision to cancel this year’s U14, U16 and Minor Championships lightly, but did so to put their full support behind clubs returning to play. In addition to this, there are difficulties with the limits on the inter-county calendar not resuming play until the 17th October. This would leave very limited dates on the calendar at the worst time of the year weather wise, with no guarantee of pitch availability etc.

Leinster LGFA have undertaken however to roll out Championships at U15, U17 and U19 grades in the 2021 season to accommodate players who have lost out this year. Leinster Fixtures Committee will draw up proposals for these competitions with more information for counties to follow when known.

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