Inclusivity is the bedrock of Gaelic games, with the goal of clubs always being to include as many people from the local community as possible.
In recent years, this has resulted in more and more club setting up dedicated ladies teams. It is something that was long overdue in many cases, with the benefits of going down this route obvious to see.
There is perhaps no better example than Geraldines GFC in Louth.
While it is a long established club, they did not have a dedicated ladies setup until 2007. That meant that girls in the local community were forced to play for other clubs if they wanted to pursue the sport, something that has now gladly changed.
The results over the last 14 years have been extraordinary. Not only has it bolstered the community, but the ladies senior team has now won a remarkable three consecutive county championships on the bounce.
A remarkable journey.
Geraldines GFC are part of the Sports Direct grassroots GAA support programme, which sponsors 11 clubs across the island of Ireland.
The expansion of their grassroots GAA support in Ireland is a firm statement of intent by Sports Direct to continue to build and maintain grassroot level activity to help create a positive impact on local communities. They firmly believe in the important role that sport plays in our local communities and harnessing future achievements.