We are delighted to have our teams returning to training. Each group will get a text reminder from their coaches.
Note: The dressing rooms will not be open as per GAA/LGFA roadmap.
Club Summer Camp is taking place Monday 17th to Friday 21st August. Open to boys and girls ages 4 to 14 years. €60 per child, including a club top, with a family discount available. Contact David Henry at 0874311905 to book.
Do the Right Thing For You & Your Club
- Understand and Follow the Safe Return to Gaelic Games Guidelines
- Wash Your Hands
- Monitor Your Health
Be Safe and Stay Fit!
ST JAMES’ LADIES
St. James' Ladies Football Club History
St. James’ Ladies Football Club was founded in 2012 to exploit the great talent of the girls living on the east side of the city. While the Ladies Gaelic Football Association was founded in 1974, women were playing football before this date. The formation of the St. James’ Ladies Club followed in this great tradition. The club built on the work done by the footballing ladies of Renmore. The idea originated in 2002 when a group of people saw the successful men’s structure in place for juvenile and adults playing football in the Renmore and Mervue area. This group of people decided to form a team so that girls could also enjoy playing football. A meeting was organised and the first ladies football committee on the east side of the city was formed.
Renmore had a successful first ten years fielding many strong underage teams and the club produced several county players. However, by 2011, the club was struggling for numbers and the difficult decision was made to disband Renmore Ladies Football Club. It was then decided to approach the high flying St James’ club and see if they were interested in introducing a ladies section. The club was more than enthusiastic about the proposal and thus in 2012 the first ladies team to play in the colours of St. James’ entered the Ladies Gaelic Football Association Championship. It was a very successful venture and attracted girls from around Mervue, Ballybane, Renmore, Ballybrit, Castle Park, Wellpark, Roscam and Doughiska. The juvenile amalgamation occurred in 2015 and this was a great boost for the east-side of the city. The club has gone from strength to strength and this is clear from the many successes it has achieved at juvenile and adult level. Above all, the club embodies their motto ‘Never Give Up’ and their enduring ability ensures that hard work does make dreams come true. The ladies have certainly proved that they are worthy 3-in-row champions. They are here to stay and who knows where the next part of the club’s journey will take them.