Three clubs in Mayo have been named among a total of 30 throughout the Ladies Gaelic Football Association that have been selected to take part in the Gaelic4Teens programme, with a further five from the county among 34 clubs who are to embark on the Gaelic4Girls programme, both of which will commence in early 2021.
The Gaelic4Teens programme will help clubs identify key measures to assist with retaining their current playing base in the 13-17 age bracket, which has been identified as a group with a high drop-out rate.
Taking part on behalf of Mayo are The Neale, Kiltimagh and MacHale Rovers.
The Gaelic4Girls programme will be hugely important once again to clubs who wish to engage with their local communities in an effort to enable growth and sustainability on a long-term basis, and to welcome girls who may have no knowledge of Ladies Gaelic Football, or who have never played the sport previously. Representing Mayo in the programme Kilmeena, Mayo Gaels, Claremorris, Ballyhaunis and Shrule/Glencorrib.
Due to Covid-19, the 2020 programmes were not completed.
Consequently, all clubs selected for 2020 have been given another opportunity to participate in the 2021 programme, with additional clubs joining them.