AIB and Intel are the first two companies to sign up to a smart new initiative from the Ladies Gaelic Football Association.
A new Ladies Football Interfirms competition is inviting others to take part in a one day competition on the weekend of July 15th and to potentially be crowned as All Ireland Champions.
The competition is open to all players of all levels of ability and will offer another avenue for players to get back involved in organised team sport should they have lapsed.
It also offers a social outlet for co workers to come together outside work hours for healthy exercise and fun with their colleagues.
The seven a side competition will be played out with panels that have no more than 12 players though companies can enter more than one team if there is demand.
Team entry will cost €60 or €5 per player. Matches will last for 20 minutes and will be governed by the full rules of Ladies Gaelic Football. Teams will be required to complete a short training programme with the content provided by the LGFA.
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Firms that are interested in participating in the Interfirms All Ireland 7-a-side competition are asked to confirm their interest by emailing Paula Prunty on firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than June 6th and all interested firms are invited to attend an information evening at the Croke Park Hotel on Wednesday June 7th at 5:30pm.
“This is a very exciting development for Ladies Gaelic Football,” said Ladies Gaelic Football Association president Marie Hickey.
“There has been great interest in an interfirms competition and we are delighted to deliver this competition in answer to that interest.”
“Ladies Gaelic Football is a great way for women to take up a healthy activity outstide of the workplace with their co-workers. It will provide plenty of laughs around the office but it will also help to build morale which is so important in any working environment.”
This is a great initiative, spreading the word about the fun that can be had and we hope and expect it to grow into being a staple of the summer sporting scene for companies. Sport for Business will be following developments as the tournament comes together and will be there on the day to see it come to life.