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Super show from ladies

Great interest has been shown by clubs in the formation of a Women's Division of the League.

Emma Martin, the Women's Development officer for the South East spoke at the August League Management meeting and since then a number of clubs have come forward such as Bagenalstown, Baltinglass, Burrin Celtic, Crettyard United, Grange FC, Palatine Celtic, Shamrocks FC, St. Fiacc's and Village FC.

It is intended to commence with a 7-a-side competition for the first half the season and convert it into a full sided game in the second half.

At this moment in time St. Fiacc's have already registered enough players for two full sided teams with Palatine Celtic having up to twenty five very interested players.

It is very likely that the 7-a-side will start with at least twelve teams, with fixtures every second Sunday afternoon commencing late September or early October.

The League Secretary, John Coughlan, is delighted with the response so far and with the assistance of Emma Martin and Gary Coady the Carlow Development Officer, he hopes to fully and firmly establish the women's game in the Carlow League this season.

Computerisation

Carlow along with Meath, Wexford, Donegal and Roscommon have been leading Junior Leagues in the FAI for a number of years in adopting a computerisation system not alone for fixtures, but also for registration and match appearances etc.

With every Match Card been entered on a weekly basis, all players' cautions/red cards, goals scored, substitutes and Transfers were recorded both for Cups and League games.

This year with the change of FAI Rules, Carlow now has adopted the e-mail fully with Clubs now receiving in PDF format all notices of suspensions, fines etc.