Ladies football college championships suspended

January 15, 2021

UL are the O'Connor Cup holders.

The Ladies Football Higher Education Championships for this academic year have been suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions.

It is hoped that the third level competitions, including the O'Connor Cup, the flagship event, will be played later this year.

LGFA HEC Chairperson Donal Barry said in a statement this evening that they would revisit the decision in June.

"We are extremely conscious of the challenges that Covid-19 has presented to our players both at a personal level and a playing level and we have taken the decision to suspend our competitions rather than cancel at the moment but we will look again at this in June," Barry stated.

"Playing college football is as much about the social aspect as the competing aspect and we hope to be in a position later in the year to make a more informed decision into whether we can facilitate championship football or not.

"We ask all our members to follow the government guidelines in tackling Covid and we hope that once we have defeated this pandemic that we can get back to enjoying our sport."

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