Macra Competitions News: December 2019

Post on: Thu, 12, December 2019

Welcome to the December addition of the National Competitions Committee newsletter.

Included in this month’s newsletter are:

  • Closing dates for National Competitions over the next 2 months
  • National rounds of competitions over the next 2 months
  • Results from national rounds of competitions since the last issue of the newsletter
  • Any other information that may be of interest e.g. ongoing competition reviews, workshops, etc

If there is any further information that could be included, we’d love to hear! Email with your suggestion


National Competitions Committee


  - 11th Dec 2019: Capers


-  13th – Dec - 2019: Welding Finals, Cork Training Centre, Rossa Ave, Bishopstown, Cork, T12 EE94

- 11th  – Jan – 2019: Capers Semi-finals - Venues TBC once closing date passes.


Public Speaking:

Team Public Speaking: Awbeg Macra, Avondhu.

Runners-up: Callan Macra, Co. Kilkenny.

Impromptu Public Speaking: Una Ryan, South Tipperary Macra, Co. Tipperary.

Runner-up: Liam Cronin, Limerick.

Indoor Soccer:

Ladies Indoor Soccer: Carrigallen Macra, Leitrim.

Runners-up: Knockraha, Seandún.

Mens Indoor Soccer: Kilnaleck Macra, Co. Cavan.

Runners-up: Carrigaline Macra, Seandún.


Macra na Feirme’s National Competitions Committee launched the 20x20 #ShowYourStripes Initiative at the Indoor Soccer Finals in Dublin, 1st Dec 2019.

20×20 is about creating a cultural shift in our perception of girls and women in sport. By increasing visibility of women’s sport, it will become a greater part of who we are and what we follow. The name of the initiative is shorthand for 20% by 2020, these are the targets set:

20% more media coverage of women in sport by the end of 2020

20% more female participation whether at player, coach, referee or administration level by the end of 2020

20% more attendance at women’s games and events by the end of 2020

This isn’t a ‘women for women’ initiative, it’s ‘all of society for all of society’. If sport is good, which we know it to be, then more sport is better. If we all play, we all win. 20×20 is asking all sections of Irish society to show their stripes and pledge one small action to increase the visibility of women’s sport in Ireland because if she can’t see it, she can’t be it.


We would like to take this opportunity to wish all members a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Enjoy the festivities with your friends and family and we look forward to working with you all in 2020.