Monday, September 12, 2022

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s second ‘BUA’ Leadership and life-skills programme begins this week, with 35 young females selected to take part.

Ballyhaunis’ Chanel Marques and Moy Davitts’ Maria Maloney were selected to participate.

‘BUA – Believe Unlock Potential Achieve’ is a self-development initiative aimed at developing the leadership skills of young people within the Ladies Gaelic Association, which, in turn, will benefit their local communities.

Aimed at females aged 16-19 years of age, ‘BUA’ will be conducted through expert-led workshops and self-reflection, before participants put their enhanced leadership skills into practice through a club action project.

Selected participants will receive support as they cover topics essential for young people, including:

  • Resilience
  • Dealing with change
  • Building trust and respect
  • Conflict resolution
  • Problem solving
  • Project planning and delegation

In addition, LGFA-specific topics including introductions to coaching, officiating and administration will be covered.

Commenting on the launch of this year’s programme, Ladies Gaelic Football Association President, Mícheál Naughton, said: “Last year’s BUA Programme showcased all that is great about the young people involved in our Association. They are our future and this brilliant initiative focused on their life-skills and brought their leadership credentials to the fore. I am really looking forward to working with the next group of eager participants.

“The ‘BUA’ programme will provide participants with tools for life, and I would hope to see many of the participants fulfilling leading roles within our Association in the years to come.” 

Dublin Ladies Football star Lyndsey Davey will once again act as an ambassador for the ‘BUA’ programme.

The five-time TG4 All-Ireland Senior medallist said: “I’m delighted to be involved once again in the ‘BUA’ programme. 

“I followed the journeys of the participants in the inaugural ‘BUA’ programme with keen interest and I’m looking forward to seeing what lies in store for our new participants.  

“The young females who engage with the ‘BUA’ programme will develop vital life-skills that can assist them on and off the field of play.

“This is yet another innovative programme devised by the LGFA, which has the ability to make a huge impact on the lives of some of our young members.”

The full list of participants reads as follows: 

 

Name Club County
Aoife McCann St Brigid’s GAC Antrim
Eimear McGeown Wolfe Tones Derrymacash Armagh
Grace Devine Templeport LGFC Cavan
Helena Downes Clooney quin Clare
Nell Walsh West Clare Gaels Clare
Teagan Coyle Naomh Colmcille Donegal
Hannah Monaghan St. Paul’s, Holywood Down
Laura Close Clonduff Down
Zuzanna Linkiewicz Fingallians Dublin
Aleesha Nkemachor St Marks Dublin
Ella Kenny Ballyboden St Endas Dublin
Caoimhe Faux Aghadrumsee St Macartans Fermanagh
Adah Tierney Kilconly Galway
Ali O’Donoghue Dr. Crokes Kerry
Roisin Rahilly Ballymacelligott Kerry
Samantha Tervit-Kruger Clara Kilkenny
Mairéad Foyle Timahoe Laois
Hannah Canning St Joseph’s Leitrim
Eimear Wallace Adare Limerick
Orla O’Neill The Wolfe Tones Louth
Chanel Marques Ballyhaunis Mayo
Maria Maloney Moy Davitts Mayo
Ellen Ward Clonard Meath
Elena Kennedy Dunshaughlin Royal Gaels Meath
Alannah McAree Emyvale Monaghan
Shannon Daly Delaware County Gaels Philadelphia, US
Maggie Moore Coatbridge Davitts Scotland
Kaylin Monds Calry/St Josephs Sligo
Kayleigh Walsh St. Farnans Sligo
Ali O Donnell Brian Borus Tipperary
Eve Teague Dromore St Dympna`s Tyrone
Kerri Mc Crystal Errigal Ciaran Tyrone
Shauna Maguire Milltown Ladies Westmeath
Milly Sutton Rathgarogue/Cushinstown Wexford
Tess Carey St Patrick’s Wicklow

For more information on the BUA programme, contact the LGFA’s National Development Officer, Niall Mulrine: [email protected]

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