This weekend saw over 150 teenage girls in Kilkenny take part in County Ladies Gaelic Football sessions. In an age where keeping teenage girls in sport has never been more emphasized it’s fantastic to know one of our national sports is key in keeping a significant cohort of this age group active in a county that is often only recognized for its small ball prowess. Ladies Gaelic in Kilkenny may be perceived as the underdog sport in the county but it is in fact the number one sport of choice for many teenage girls. Ladies Gaelic Football in Kilkenny has seen significant strides in recent years and membership numbers steadily increase each year. Pictured above are the U16 group that turned out on Sunday to try out for the 2022 county panel under the watchful eye of manager Conor Gorey. Conor comments, ‘It was great to see such a significant turnout, especially at this crucial age for girls that can often see a drop off. We were delighted with the number and of course the level of skill and determination on display throughout the session.’ Straight after this U16 trial was the first U14 trial session which saw over 70 enthusiastic girls show up to show off their talent to newly appointed manager Séamus Knox and his background team. The minors were also out over the weekend preparing for the upcoming season so it was a busy weekend for the teenage girls footballers of Kilkenny and all teams and managements look forward to the matches getting underway and everyone in Kilkenny LGFA wish them all the best.