Since the formation of the Louth LGFA County Board in November 1992, when five clubs affiliated, the sport has seen an incredible rise in participation and popularity. Less than 100 players registered for the competitive season in 1993, while today there is close to 3,000 players registered and 29 clubs affiliated.
The part played by our local papers namely The Argus, Drogheda Independent and The Dundalk Democrat cannot be underestimated in the growth of the game, and their sports reporters, John Savage and Caoimhín Reilly.
In recent times Caoimhín has gone beyond the level of his role with previews, match reports and features on many of our club and county players and interviews with members of our various club and county management teams.
Without the support of the local sporting and general community the local newspapers will face significant challenges which will threaten their ability to function. Our local papers are on the main street in our two major towns in the heart of the community they serve which makes it easier for us all to drop in and tell them a story.
To lose them would be a great blow to our society. Without our support they face the possibility of having to close their doors or undergo major changes. On behalf of myself, the County PRO, I’d like to encourage all Louth LGFA members to support the local papers during these difficult times.
Best Wishes to county stars Aoife Russell and Céire Nolan who both suffered nasty leg injuries during recent National Football League games. Wishing both girls a speedy recovery and looking forward to seeing them back on the pitch when play resumes.