AIB were crowned the first Ladies Gaelic Football Interfirm Champions after a day of action in the sunshine at Portmarnock on Saturday.

They were joined for the seven a side tournament by teams from Accenture, Arthur Cox, Lidl, Pramaceria, Pallas Foods Intel, The Irish Prison Service and An Garda Síochána.

An Gardaí fielded a strong team featuring Joanna Connolly from Galway and Martha Carter from Mayo and they clawed back a two point deficit in the closing minutes of the main final before losing out in a shoot out of kicks from 30 metres.

Limerick All Star Dymphna O’Brien landed the winning point to take the spoils.

It also needed a shoot out for The irish Prison Service to get past Lidl in the Shield Final.

The tournament was held for the first time this year after an approach from Intel as toiwhether it would be possible

“The day was a huge success and we would like to thank all players, mentors, referees and volunteers for making this happen,” said LGFA President Marie Hickey.

“We hope we can build on this in the future and look forward to having all teams involved again.”

The progress of Ladies Football towards being seen as a normal part and parcel of the sporting landscape was also evident in a small way at Croke Park yesterday when the half time children’s game in the Leinster Senior Football final was an all girls affair.


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