Ladies' Gaelic football

Ladies' Gaelic football (Irish: Peil Ghaelach na mBan) is a women's team sport. It is the women's equivalent of Gaelic football.[1] Ladies' football is organised by the Ladies' Gaelic Football Association. Two teams of 15 players kick or hand-pass a round ball towards goals at each end of a grass pitch. The sport is mainly played in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, where the two main competitions are the All-Ireland Senior Ladies' Football Championship and the Ladies' National Football League. Both competitions feature teams representing the traditional Gaelic games counties. [2][3] The 2017 All-Ireland Senior Ladies' Football Championship Final was the best attended women's sports final of 2017. [4][5] The 2019 final, after the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, was the second largest attendance at any women's sporting final during 2019. [6][7][8][9] Historically Cork and Kerry have been the sport's most successful counties. Waterford, Monaghan and Mayo have also experienced spells of success. [3][10] In more recent years, 2017 to 2020, Dublin have been the dominant team. [8][9][11][12][13]

Ladies' Gaelic football
Teams representing Germany and Belgium at the Gaelic Euro 2017 – International Football Cup
Highest governing bodyLadies' Gaelic Football Association
First played1926
Team members15 on each team
TypeTeam sport, ball sport
GlossaryGlossary of Gaelic games terms
Country or regionRepublic of Ireland
Northern Ireland

Ladies' Gaelic football is also played in Africa, Asia, Great Britain, Canada, Europe, South America, the United States, New Zealand and Australia. Outside of Ireland it is mainly, although not exclusively, played by members of the Irish diaspora. [2][3][14] There is also a seven-a-side version of the sport.