This year saw 3 Kilkenny Ladies Football Clubs qualify for National Féile competitions, Erins Own LGFC, Dunnamaggin LGFC and Kilkenny City LGFC. Each club were in separate divisions and each club more than held their own.
Kilkenny City qualified for division 1 and after a very successful first day they progressed to the division 1 cup semi-final against Clontarf. They beat Lurgan Gaels, 3-5 to 1-3, in a thrilling quarter final and played some unbelievable football. This in itself was a huge achievement for the Kilkenny ladies football club who can boast being ranked in the top 4 U14 teams in the country. However, it wasn’t to be for the girls to progress further and they went down to a very strong Clontarf team with a final score of 3-4 to 1-1.
Dunnamaggin made history for the parish as being the first team from either the ladies football or hurling club to ever qualify for a national féile competition. They also had a fruitful first days battles in division 5 which ended with them being victorious in the division 5 shield quarter final. They faced a strong side in St. Gabriels in the shield semi-final but with grit and determination the Kilkenny side came out on top. It was all to play for in the final and the Dunnamaggin girls gave played with heart and gave it their all. The girls were deserved Shield Champions and returned home to a triumphant homecoming to mark this historic occasion for the rural club.
Erins Own LGFC had a fantastic weekends football at Féile. The girls showed great spirit and character in all their Division 8 games and can look back knowing they gave it their all. Well done to all the supporters who travelled to attend the games and well done to all the players and mentors of all three teams for all the hard work put in. Bring on Féile 2020!!!