Mayo Gaels Ladies Club

November 8, 2018

Mayo Gaels Ladies GAA Club

Mayo Gaels Ladies G.A.A. Club was set-up on April 14th 1999, in the South Mayo village of Mayo Abbey. Our Club caters for girls aged 11 to 19 yrs. from the Mayo Abbey & Balla parishes, to-date we have members from Mayo Abbey, Facefield, Balla, Manulla, Belcarra and Ballyglass areas. In an area of thriving G.A.A. traditions, well established football clubs with many avid supporters; there was a great need for some sporting activity, which would cater for the Ladies in the area. Indeed with the success of the Mayo Ladies County Team this increased the interest in forming a Ladies Football Club in Mayo Abbey. There had been numerous attempts in the past to set up a Club locally in both Mayo Abbey & Balla unfortunately the demand and interest wasn’t enough at the time to sustain these clubs.

We are delighted to say that we are established and growing in numbers. Our Club have received great encouragement from so many clubs and people locally; they are very supportive in attending matches and through our fundraising efforts. Without a doubt we would not be in existence today were it not for the tremendous support that we have received from the Chairman, Officers and Members of the Mayo Gaels Senior Men’s Club and our local Bord Na N-Og Club. On initial start up of the Club we were assisted and advised in every possible way and we are extremely grateful. The Chairperson Agnes Mulligan, and Secretary of the Ladies County Board Declan Corcoran; kindly took the time to attend two of our initial meetings to inform the Club on the rules of the game, registration and affiliation of players and how to go about setting up a new Club. As we had no Club funds to speak of our start-up expenses were kindly covered by our Senior Club. We remained under the Chairman of the Senior Men’s Club Bernard Commons and Denise Duggan took over the Secretarial/Registrar duties. Michael Gibbons & Denise Duggan offered their services as Trainers for the Ladies Team.