Sligo Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) is preparing to play in front of a much wider audience than Sligo ahead of the county finals on Saturday, September 16.
Local company Fastcom will provide the broadband to stream all three of the county finals —which take place in Markievicz Park— live on YouTube, making Sligo LGFA the first in the country to do so.
Sligo LGFA Chairperson, Keith Gilroy said: “This could not happen without the help of Fastcom Broadband who have made this possible by their very kind sponsorship. This is another first for ladies’ football and allows the Sligo diaspora all over the world the opportunity to see these games live.”
Keith said that the LGFA was always looking to try something new. In the past, the association has introduced the ref camera, the sin bin, and the countdown clock with timer.
Three years ago, Sligo LGFA decided to hold all three finals on one day to create an occasion buzzing with atmosphere, and to draw a larger audience.
Now, the audience is set to get bigger thanks to the LGFA’s innovation and Fastcom’s sponsorship.
Lorraine Gribbons, Managing Director of Fastcom, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Sligo Ladies Gaelic Football association by providing the broadband at Markievicz Park to stream the county finals live. The games are a fantastic way to bring everyone together, and we are excited to help share this event with a wider audience. We’d like to wish the ladies the very best of luck in the finals this weekend.”
Fastcom is one of Ireland’s largest independently-owned telecoms providers. With offices in Sligo and Dublin, it serves customers across Ireland, the UK, Europe, and the US.
Its customers range in size from the personal, residential user to large indigenous and multinational organisations and across all sectors including government, healthcare, retail, logistics, and education.
The three finals in Markievicz Park will see Coolera / Strandhill play against Curry in the junior; St Mary’s versus Drumcliffe/Rosses Point in the intermediate; and St Nathy’s versus Geevagh in the senior.
How To Watch Online
Live streaming of the matches will begin at 11.45am with thrown in at 12pm. To follow the matches online, visit Sligo LGFA’s YouTube channel.