NOMINEES: Ladies Football Manager of the Year

Below are the nominees for the 2023 Ladies Football Manager of the Year. Find out more about this year’s shortlisted nominees below.

Greg McGonigle – Clann Éireann

The Clann Éireann girls hit another gear in the 2023 season, claiming the Ulster Senior Ladies time for the first time ever. Managing the team was newly appointed Armagh ladies boss Greg McGonigle, whose tactical nous and motivational ability were crucial in harnessing the undoubted talent in the Lurgan-bseed team. They had many great days out and dug out a hard-fought victory over Bredagh in the Ulster final, and McGonigle deserves to take his fair share of credit for their success.


Thomas Cusack – Steelstown

Nobody can dispute Thomas Cusack’s role in a fantastic season for the Steelstown ladies, who won the Ulster Intermediate title with an extra-time victory over Glenavy. Thomas is a stalwart of the club to put it mildly and he has imbued the ladies with an unyielding belief having brought through a number of successful minor teams before taking the senior reigns in 2015. 2022 brought disappointment in the provincial arena but they more than made amends last year by clinching a thoroughly deserved Intermediate title.


Brian Scullion – Lavey

When Lavey ladies fielded at adult level for the first time in 2022, they could scarcely have envisaged such a meteoric rise to the top. Their young team claimed provincial junior honours with a thrilling victory over Dungloe, and leading the line on the sidelines was Brian Scullion, one of a core group of club stalwarts who have put their shoulders to the wheel in firmly establishing Ladies Football in Lavey.


Voting opens at 10am on Thursday 1st February and will close at 10am on Monday 5th February. Votes do not determine the final winners but help create awareness of the nominee’s shortlisting. The winner of this category will be announced at our Gala Awards Night at the Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan on Friday 1st March 2024.

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