On Tuesday 5 August at UCD Campus, An Cathaoirleach of DÃºn Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council extended a very warm welcome to everyone at the Launch of the UCD Waves Ladies Football Club, who will compete in the Womenâ€™s National League 2014/15.
She explained that UCD Waves is a merger between DLR Waves and UCD Ladies Football Club and that DLR Waves was set up to enhance the grassroots development of womenâ€™s football and create a developmental player pathway within DÃºn Laoghaire-Rathdown.
Initially DLR Waves had mixed success within the league, however, for the initiative to succeed in its mission, it needed to build a stronger platform. With this in mind discussions were held over a sustained period with UCD Ladies Football club to develop a merged Senior entity, while at the same time leaving room for the continued development of structures at Junior and Intermediate Level that are bespoke to the individual Clubs.
The Council’s commitment to sport is evident in its hard work to increase participation in sporting and recreational activities throughout the County through the Councilâ€™s sports programme and facilities.
An Cathaoirleach said â€œThe Council is delighted to be involved in this initiative that will undoubtedly bring benefits to the community as a whole and drive participation in ladies sport to new heights. Initiatives such as these do not happen without the dedication and hard work of key individualsâ€ She thanked Barry Dempsey and Keith Oâ€™Halloran from DÃºn Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Joe Carrick, Lisa and Jenna Guerin of UCD and wished UCD Waves all the best for the upcoming season.