‘No need for change’ in ladies football

With many sports regularly changing the way they are conducted, There is no need for change in the way ladies gaelic football is played according to Roscommon ladies football secretary Marie McAleer.

Ladies Gaelic Football was founded in 1974 and is one of the fastest growing female sports in Europe. With over one thousand clubs in Ireland.

Marie McAleer, was honoured with a GAA President’s Award in Croke Park this month for her services to the sport. She was a founding member of the Roscommon Ladies Board in 1974 and was also a vice-president of the national ladies board.


Marie believes that making it a non-contact sport heightens its entertainment value.