Chairperson of Waterford Ladies Gaelic Football Association, John Frewen (right) is pictured at the new WLGFA site, in the company of Aoife Murray (Waterford ladies senior county player) and members of the field development committee, Michael Ryan, Crohan McGregor and Edel Curry. (Picture: Patrick Browne)

Waterford Ladies Gaelic Football Association (WLGFA) have become the first ladies county football team to fully own their own grounds outright in Ireland, after years of fundraising for an 11-acre site beside the Waterford Greenway on the edge of Dungarvan at Ballinroad. 

Mitchelstown native, John Frewen, who was a founding member of Ballyduff LGFA and is chairperson of WLGFA, said that there was is a great need for the amenity.

According to Mr Frewen, ladies Gaelic football is ‘very strong’ in the west Waterford area, noting that while there are only two teams in Waterford city, there are 21 throughout the entire county.

“Ballyduff ladies started about 25 years ago, I came down from Dublin to train them. They won county their first year and from there on it just built up.”

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