Tara GFC will hold their first underage J Ffrench Girls tourname
September 07, 2014
Tara GFC will hold their first underage J Ffrench Girls tournament
Lucia Butler PRO for Tara GFC and manager for the girls at the club caught up with us to tell us about this J Ffrench underage girls tournament which will take place on Saturday the 13th of September at Tir Chonaill Gaels Gaa grounds in Greenford with registration at 10.30am and first game at 11am. We have invited teams from all over such asLiverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Luton and North and South London with a football competition for the U13's, U15's and U17's finishing up with a Camogie competition. This competition will be called J Ffrench Tournament which is kindly sponsored by J Ffrench Ltd. I myself have a great passion for Gaelic football being an All-Ireland champion on two occasions decided to run this underage girls tournament seeing that there is not enough competions for the girls.
Following on from the fantastic success of the All Britain Competitions (ABC's) this year, this tournament will continue on to help to promote girls football and camogie. It is hoped that this tournament will be catalyst for future development with the Tara GFC and Gaelic games for girls across London and more so Britain. This tournament gives the girls great opportunities to demonstrate the skills they have been working on throughout the year and highlight the good work that all the clubs are doing. This annual tournament will give the girls opportunity to showcase and enhance their skills while interacting with other players from a wider opposition with teams throughout Britain and it's a fitting end to a busy season. We are very grateful to Wexford man Justin Ffrench for his generous sponsorship for this inaugural tournament with J Ffrench Shields for all ages. The tournament will finish up with presentations from Dan Mulhall, Ireland's Ambassador to Britain, along with our sponsor and other invited guests. Given that there are very few organised tournaments catering for girls only, I would hope that this will become a permanent fixture in the football calendar this will help to ensure that the girls are getting enough games and always have something to aim for throughout the year. Next year I will be implementing a J Ffrench Cup and hopefully we will have some invited teams over from Ireland to participate in this annual tournament. We would like to thank Ian McDonnell from Irish TV who will be covering the event on the day therefore helping to promote our Gaelic games for the underage girls.
I'm looking forward to this tournament and hopefully seeing as many clubs as possible participating in the competitions.
Lucia Butler London & Tara GFC Press Relations Officer