Four Donegal ladies footballers are on route to Thailand with the 2016 and 2017 TG4 Ladies Football All-Stars.
Moville sisters Ciara and Niamh Hegarty along with Glenfin duo Yvonne Bonner and Karen Guthrie are part of the group.
The Hegartys and Bonner are with the 2017 All-Stars while Guthrie is part of the 2016 selection.
Ten of the 2016 TG4 All-Star XV are represented on the trip, along with 13 of the 2017 selection.
This is the eighth All-Star tour for the LGFA, with players who won All-Stars in 2016 and 2017 among the group.
The tourists will arrive in Bangkok on Wednesday afternoon (local time) and will play an exhibition game next Saturday, St Patrick’s Day, March 17, at the Chulalongkorn University Stadium.
That game is pencilled in for 2.30pm local time and the day also includes a Thai GAA intra-club competition.
Among the other highlights on the tour are a Thonburi Klong River cruise, a welcome ceremony hosted by the Irish Thai Chamber of Commerce, cookery classes, and a training session at the Berkeley International School.
The travelling party will leave Bangkok next Wednesday, March 21, and arrive back to Dublin airport early on Thursday morning.
Ladies Gaelic Football Association CEO Helen O’Rourke says that a trip of this nature is a fitting reward for sporting excellence.
“We have witnessed some amazing feats on the field of play from our inter-county teams in recent years,” she commented.
“To be selected as an All-Star recipient in such a competitive environment and era is a massive achievement for any player and travelling to Bangkok on this tour is a lovely bonus.
“I would like to thank our friends in Thailand GAA and on the Asian county board for their work and preparation prior to our arrival, and we are really looking forward to the trip.