We're proud to announce that Siobhan Trainor will be the first woman to serve as an Honorary Chairperson of the Philadelphia GAA!
Siobhan was born and raised in Coalisland, Co. Tyrone. Growing up in Coalisland during the Troubles, Gaelic football was a main pastime of the community. As a child, she spent her Sundays watching her father and her brothers play football. Siobhan eventually had enough of watching from the sidelines, so she started playing for the Coalisland Fianna Ladies football team, one of the first Ladies teams to be formed in the area.
Siobhan moved to Philadelphia in 1983 and immediately became involved with the Shamrocks Camogie Club. The Shamrocks and Philadelphia GAA communities proved to be a home away from home. During a night out with her Shamrock teammates, Siobhan met Aidan and they've been happily married ever since.
Even though Siobhan eventually hung up her boots, she remained involved in the Philadelphia GAA community. Siobhan passed on her love for Irish sports to her three children Barry, Ciara, and Conor. Over the past 20 years, she has been their biggest supporter, from underage to senior, and traveled coast to coast to North American Finals to watch them play. Siobhan has served as member and delegate of Philadelphia Division Board and treasurer of the 2012 North American Finals in Philadelphia. She is also a supporter of GPIACA and the Limerick Field Complex.
This season, Siobhan is excited to celebrate the Notre Dame Ladies Gaelic Football Club's 30th Anniversary and proud to cheer for her granddaughter Teaghan who has started to play with Glenside Gaelic Club. Of course, Siobhan has not forgotten her roots and remains a member and avid supporter of the Coalisland Fianna and Tyrone GAA.