LGFA and TG4 announce Facebook ‘LIVE from the Red Carpet’ All-Stars programme Thursday, November 23, 2017
THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association and championship sponsors TG4 are pleased to announce a special Facebook ‘LIVE from the Red Carpet’ programme, which will broadcast from the Citywest Hotel on Saturday evening, November 25.
Viewers can tune in for a series of exclusive interviews with players and officials ahead of the 2017 TG4 All-Star banquet.
The event will be streamed live and simultaneously on both the Ladies Gaelic Football and Spórt TG4 Facebook pages from 6pm.
Gráinne McElwain is your host for ‘LIVE from the Red Carpet’ as we check in with presenters Marty Morrissey and Dáithí Ó Sé before they go on stage to host the TG4 All-Star gala bash from 7.30pm.
‘LIVE from the Red Carpet’ will also feature interviews from some of the country’s leading players nominated for prestigious TG4 All-Star awards.
The winners of the 2017 TG4 All-Star awards will be announced later in the evening, along with the Players’ Player of the Year recipients in the junior, intermediate and senior grades.
Leascheannasaí TG4, Pádhraic Ó Ciardha, says the station is delighted to be showcasing the red carpet glamour at Saturday’s All-Star banquet.
He commented: “After a wonderful season of football, the annual All-Stars is always a glittering occasion, where the players and their friends bring us a different kind of style.
“The red carpet suits all county colours!”
LGFA CEO Helen O’Rourke said: “We are delighted to partner with our championship sponsors TG4 to bring viewers a flavour of All-Star night.
“This event recognises the cream of our inter-county talent, and this live event brings a new edge and innovation to our celebrations.”
The 2017 TG4 All Stars will be announced this Saturday November 25th at the annual banquet held in the Citywest Hotel, Saggart.
All Ireland Senior champions Dublin lead the way with 12 nominations, followed by Cork with 9, Mayo with 6, Donegal with 5, Kerry 3, Armagh and Waterford 2 each and 1 nomination apiece from Cavan, Galway, Monaghan, Sligo, Tipperary, Tyrone.
Dublin’s 12 nominees are goalkeeper Ciara Trant, defenders Martha Byrne, Sinéad Finnegan, Rachel Ruddy, Leah Caffrey and Niamh Collins, midfielder Lauren Magee, and forwards Carla Rowe, Nicole Owens, Niamh McEvoy, Sinead Aherne and Noelle Healy.
Dublin duo Sinead Aherne and Noelle Healy are also in the running for the Players Player of the Year award alongside Mayo’s Cora Staunton.
Fingallians, Emma McCormack will join a prestigious group of footballers as she becomes the 8th Dubliner to win the Leinster Young Player of the Year award.
Dublin's previous All Star Winners:
Year Players Name: 1984 Kathleen Kennedy, Goalkeeper 1991 Julie Kavanagh,Midfield 1993 Denise Smith, Midfield 2001 Louise Kelly,Right half forward 2002 Suzanne Hughes,Goalkeeper 2002 Sile Nic Coitir, Right half forward 2003 Maria Kavanagh, Left corner back 2003 Martina Farrell,Centre back 2003 Angie McNally, Midfield 2004 Cliodhna O’Connor, Goalkeeper 2004 Louise Keegan, Centre back 2004 Bernie Finley, Centre forward 2004 Mary Nevin, Right Full Forward 2005 Gemma Fay, Left Half Back 2005 Lyndsey Davey, Left Half Forward 2009 Cliodhna O’Connor, Goalkeeper 2009 Siobhain McGrath, Left Half Back 2009 Sinead Aherne, Full forward 2010 Rachel Ruddy, Right Corner Back 2010 Siobhain McGrath, Right Half Back 2010 Gemma Fay, Left Half Back 2010 Denise Masterson, Midfield 2010 Amy McGuinness, Left Half Forward 2010 Sinead Aherne, Full forward 2011 Elaine Kelly, Centre forward 2011 Sinead Aherne, Left Full Forward 2012 Sinead Goldrick, Midfield 2013 Sinead Goldrick, Centre Half Back 2014 Sinead Goldrick, Centre Half Back 2014 Noelle Healy, Right Half Forward 2014 Lyndsey Davey, Right Full Forward 2014 Sinead Aherne, Full forward 2015 Sinead Finnegan, Centre back 2015 Sinead Goldrick, Left half back 2015 Carla Rowe, Left half forward 2015 Lyndsey Davey, Full forward 2016 Leah Caffrey, Left corner back 2016 Sinead Goldrick, Right half forward 2016 Noelle Healy, Right half forward 2016 Carla Rowe, Left half forward 2016 Sinead Aherne, Full forward
Blues Sisters, A behind the scenes Dublin Ladies Football documentary airs next Monday 27th November 2017, on RTÉ One, 9:35pm
Blues Sisters' is the compelling inside story behind the Dublin Ladies Football team's quest to win the All Ireland Final.
Loosehorse's cameras were given access to all areas - from gruelling training sessions, to dressing-downs in the dressing room and all of the tactical team talks in between, to give the viewers a unique behind-the-scenes insight into what it takes to make a team the best in the country.
The documentary follows the ladies' journey throughout the entire summer, from their Leinster semi-final win to their day of reckoning in Croke Park. With a new manager, Mick Bohan, by their side and a string of devastating defeats in recent years, both the team and management started the season with a point to prove and we follow the ups and downs of this journey along the way.
The audience gets a chance to see the players beyond the blue as the programme offers a window into their lives: the dedication that it takes to be a county player and what drives them to sacrifice so much of their personal lives for the love of the game.
Pat Comer, director of A Year 'Til Sunday, once again captures the journey of a team on their way to win the ultimate goal. ... See MoreSee Less
Our commiserations go to Foxrock Cabinteely and Cuala who were most unfortunate to lose out in their respective club All Ireland semi-finals last weekend. Both teams represented their clubs and County with great distinction throughout their championship campaigns. Match reports from both games are available to read on our website www.dublinladiesgaelic.ie
November County Board meeting: Dublin Ladies county board meeting is due to take place on 21st November 2017 at 7.30 in Parnell Park. All clubs should be represented at the meeting. Each club may have three delegates, if three attend one must be a current player.
Clubs are reminded to please bring ALL outstanding cups and shields to this meeting. The call for returns was only partially complied with and several teams were left without trophies. This is not acceptable. Adult Cup medals due for collection are available to clubs to collect at this meeting.
Annual Convention: The Annual County Convention of Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football has been set for Saturday December 9th 2017. The convention will be held in Westmanstown from 10am to 1pm. Clubs are invited to send forward nominations, motions and recommendations.
Deadline for receipt of nominations, motions and recommendations is this coming Friday the 24th of November 2017 @5pm (close of business). Papers may be sent to Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football, Le Chéile Community Centre, Donnycarney Dublin 5 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, papers received after this deadline will be deemed invalid.