Ladies football in Louth has been honoured after being selected to host the Ladies Gaelic Football Annual Congress next year.
Delegates from across Ireland and from England, Scotland, Australia and New York will also attend the congress on Friday March 1, 2018, at a venue yet to be confirmed.
The Congress, lasting three days, will commenceon Friday at 8pm, the event will run all day Saturday, finishing Sunday morning, and will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Louth Ladies Co Board.
It is the first time that the congress ever took place in Louth and held off tough competition from Dublin, Meath, and Kildare to host the congress. This was due to two men who were widely respected within the association across the country. Central Council delegate Pat Carr, and Louth chairman Dermot Woods., with the latter addressing this year’s congress in Donegal.
“It was Leinster’s turn and we felt that it was appropriate that we got to host it on our 25th anniversary”, stated Mr Woods whi is now in his third term as chairman.
“Louth Ladies Football is in a better place than 25 years ago, upon its founding. After a disappointing start, the adult team is in a good position on the table, having won two of their last four games. We have a very young team who will get better with time and will benefit from a strong management team led by former Dublin hero John O’Leary” said the Malachi’s clubman.
Two years ago Louth win the Junior All-Ireland title under the guidance of Meath native Martin Connolly, after overcoming Scotland in the final.
“We’ve had great players and some very good people working with teams down the years and it took a lot of hard work and commitment from a lot of people to take us where we are today`’, concluded the Louth Chairman.