Kingdom Kerry call LGFA

By Kathrin Kobus

It is quite a mouthful title “Gourmet Food Parlour HEC Championships” which will come to a conclusion the weekend after next when the semis and finals will be played on the 13th and 14th of March in Kerry.  

These are the Higher Education Committee’s third-level championships, now in their 33rd year. County Kerry is hosting the finals again for the first time since 2016 and can show off the newly built GAA centre of excellence in Curran.

Trophies and representatives of the semi finalist teams

Representatives from the contending teams including a number of Dublin colleges met at Croke Park earlier today and could at least get into touching distance of the six different trophies, including Giles, Lynch and O’Connor Cup.

One semi for the latter will be a replay of the final from 2019 with University Limerick taking on UCD – again. The second semi is between DCU Dóchas Éireann and University College Cork

O’Connor Cup and the four team captains, with Hannah Hegarty in yellow for DCU and Lucy McCartan UCD on the right

The 20×20 vision initiative will also play a key part so HEC Chairperson Donal Barry: “In a year which is so important for female sport, Kerry 2020 promises to play its part in delivering 20% more media coverage, 20% more female participation and 20% more attendances at our games. We have set ourselves a target for getting 2,020 people to the O’Connor Cup in Austin Stack Park and to make it a memorable occasion for all those who love Ladies Football.”

It is highly likely that a fan contingent travelling form Dublin will help to achieve or surpass that goal.