Local ladies ‘Learn to Lead’ with LGFA

Pictured are Roscommon’s ‘Learn to Lead’ participants Ursula Kilcoyne, St. Faithleach’s, and Celine Fee, St. Dominic’s. Pic: Michelle Hughes Walsh

Two local ladies football stalwarts are set to take part in the LGFA’s ‘Learn to Lead’ female leadership programme for 2023.

Ursula Kilcoyne, St. Faithleach’s, and Celine Fee, St. Dominic’s, will be among 24 participants announced by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association last week.

Ursula and Celine will be participating in the coaching and administration strands of the programme respectively.

The ‘Learn to Lead’ programme was launched in 2019 and will be supported this year by Women in Sport funding through Sport Ireland. It was devised to develop the next generation of female leaders within ladies football.

LGFA President Mícheál Naughton commented: “A key area of our Strategic Roadmap 2017-2022 was to define a model to promote Female Leadership across our Association. 

  “We are incredibly proud to reveal the identities of the participants, who hail from a diverse range of backgrounds and communities.

“They were already such well rounded and brilliant role models before the ‘Learn to Lead’ programme but they’ll be the first to confirm that they learned so much from it.

  “We look forward to getting to know the 2022/2023 participants over the coming months and they will learn from the very best in the business in their respective strands.

  “We wish each and every one of the participants the very best of good luck as they embark on their ‘Learn to Lead’ journeys”.