County Board Structure
The structure of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association is similar to that of the GAA with Clubs, County Boards, Provincial Councils, Central Council and Annual Congress
“Clubs, County Boards, Provincial Councils and Central Council shall elect an Executive or Management Committee. They shall hold office and conduct the business thereof until the conclusion of the following AGM, Convention or Congress. The Executive Committee shall be answerable to the full Club membership, full County Board, Provincial and Central Council delegates”
Each year the County Convention shall elect officers of the County Board and delegates to attend Provincial and Central Council and Annual Congress.
The Annual County Convention shall consist of the officers and members of the outgoing Board, three delegates from each registered Club, one of whom must be a current registered player, officers of the county at Provincial and Central Council and their sub-committees, sub-committees of the County Board and two delegates each from the School and College Committees.
The County Board should consist of the following Officers:
(b) Vice Chairperson
(d) Assistant Secretary
(f) Assistant Treasurer
(i) Culture and Language Officer
(j) Development Officer (Appointed)
(k) Children’s Officer (Appointed)
(l) Officers of the Provincial and Central Councils from within the County
(m) Delegates to Provincial and Central Councils
(n) Chairperson of each Divisional Board
(o) Members of sub-committees of Provincial and Central Councils who have voting rights within their respective Councils and who are from within the County
(p) Chairpersons of sub-committees of the County Board
(q) Three delegates, who are registered members, from each affiliated Club, one of whom must be a current player.
Where a County Schools or Colleges Committee functions, it shall be entitled to two voting delegates on the County Board.
The County Board shall hold office until the end of the next Annual Convention. It shall be subject to the authority of Provincial and Central Council.
The Executive of the County Board shall consist of the Officers of the County Board (a) to (n) above and report monthly to the County Board. The County Board includes the Executive Committee and delegates from each Club whose role it is to report findings to their clubs.
Officers of the Executive Committee are nominated by their Clubs through their Club Secretary and follow the LGFA guidelines here, the LGFA Constitution and the Constitution of Tipperary Ladies Football.
Sub-Committees of TLGFA
Appeals & Hearings that operate under CODA rules and regulations.
Fixtures – Produce the annual fixtures plan which is ratified at a County Board meeting. This committee proposes team gradings based on results for the particular teams from 2 years ago and take into account factors such as - the number of County Players involved, numbers and ages of players, if players numbers have decreased etc.
TLGFA run 2 types of Competitions, League & Championship:
- League - Adult, Summer League u-17, u-14 & u-11
- Championships - Adult, Minor (u-19), u-16, u-14 & u-12
Adult Winners of the Championships at Senior, Intermediate and Junior grades progress to the Provincial Championship, the Munster Club Championship.
We also run four Competitions for our schools:
- Primary Blitz was introduced in 2014 and is open to all Primary Schools in Tipperary who are more than welcome to enter more than 1 team if required. All schools are emailed the details and entry forms early in the new year with the Competition happening in June.
- PPS Blitz (Post Primary School) is a 1st year Blitz for students in Secondary Schools it was first introduced in 2019 at Rockwell College.
- Rachel Kenneally Cup was introduced on April 1st 2019 in remembrance of the Aherlow and Tipperary ladies footbal player Rachel Kenneally.
- Jim Kennedy Cup The Jim Kennedy Cup was first introduced on May 7th 2019 in memory of Tipperary's Jim Kennedy who sadly passed away in March of 2018. Jim was a founding member and former Chairperson of Tipperary Ladies Football and also the first ever national President of the LGFA.
Inter County Competitions
National Football League – LGFA National Competition
Munster Championship – Provincial Championship
All Ireland Championship – National Championship for Counties who progress from the Provincial Championship
Minor, u-16 & u-14 provincial competition, the Munster Championship.