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Laois Notes 15.04.2013





Sarsfields claimed Senior league honours thanks to a 2-11 to 0-6 win over Portlaoise at McCann Park, Portarlington on Sunday evening.


The Mountmellick side were always in control on the score-board and led by 1-5 to 0-2 at half-time, but this was a strong battle throughout.


A goal in either half from Laois Senior player Ciara Burke paved the way for a Sarsfields victory, with Claire Conlon and Tracey Lawlor also in fine scoring form for Alan George and Liam O’Connor’s side.


Portlaoise captain Aisling Kehoe tried her utmost to keep her side in touch on the scoreboard, scoring five points but Portlaoise couldn’t break down a resolute always looked likely winners and held out for an 11-point win.


After the game Sarsfields captain Alison McEvoy accepted the cup on behalf of her jubilant team mates.


Great credit goes to both clubs who also provided half-time entertainment in terms of an Under 12 mini game, with the stars of the future on show.


Scorers for Sarsfields: Ciara Burke 2-0; Claire Conlon 0-4, Tracey Lawlor 0-3; Lauramarie Maher, Lorna O’Sullivan, Ailson McEvoy, Louise Bergin 0-1 each.


Scorers for Portlaoise: Aisling Kehoe 0-5; Anna Fitzgibbon 0-1.


SARSFIELDS: Joyce Dunne, Siobhan Fitzpatrick, Jenny McEvoy, Clodagh Dunne, Hazel O’Connor, Emma McEvoy, Amy Grehan, Louise Bergin, Alison McEvoy, Lauramarie Maher, Tracey Lawlor, Rachel Williams, Meaghan Dunne, Ciara Burke, Lorna O’Sullivan, Claire Conlon, Rosemarie Bermingham, Becky Williams, Ruth Williams, Lisa O’Reilly, Niamh Williams, Amy Loughman, Anne Hyland, Daphne Behan, Chloe Dunne, Amy Coss, Roisin Dunne, Roisin Poole.


PORTLAOISE: Amy Dunne, Kate Dunne, Clodagh Brennan, Aisling Saunders, Aisling O’Gorman, Ellen Healy, Fiona Dooley, Fiona O’Connor, Tara Buggy, Alison Taylor, Aisling Kehoe, Lorraine McCormack, Clare Dunne, Ciara Delaney, Anna Fitzgibbon, Ciamh Dollard, Aine O’Neill, Emma Sinnott, Helen Murphy, Michelle Lynch, Alison Finlay, Rebecca Kelly, Aoife Conroy, Isabel Delaney, Roisin Delaney, Ciara O’Keeffe, Edel Gilligan, Sassy Troy, Sarah Delaney, Gillian Hannigan.


REFEREE: Niall McCormack



Laois Minor Ladies Football Leinster ‘A’ campaign ended in disappointment on Saturday in Timahoe as they came up against a formidable Dublin side, who finished 5-11 to 1-7 winners in the end.


Dublin led by 3-7 to 0-4 at half-time, with Laois battling hard throughout.


While defeat was ultimately Laois’s lot in the end, it’s not the end of the road for this side, who now have a Leinster ‘B’ Final to look forward to on May 8th.


Thanks to the players and management team of Pat O’Sullivan, Linda Hooban, Declan Delaney, and James Kelly for all their efforts throughout the campaign to date, and best of luck in your preparations for the decider.


LAOIS PANEL: Fiona Kelly, Kellie Preston, Clodagh Dunne, Aoife Boyle, Aoife Conroy, Clare Dollard, Nicole Byrne, Ciara Burke, Aine Haberlin, Shannon Costello, Lauramarie Maher, Fiona Dooley, Ciara Delaney, Aine Fitzpatrick, Meaghan Dunne, Emma Hooban, Caoimhe Simms, Rachel O’Connell, Anna Fitzgibbon, Niamh Power, Cliodhna Dunne, Niamh Dunne, Emma Murphy, Sharon Kelly, Eimear O’Sullivan, Libby Waldron, Claire Kirwan, Aoife Bergin.



The Laois Under 12 Development Squad will be commencing training on Saturday 20th April in Ballyroan to be on the pitch at 11:30am. Only girls born in 2001 and 2002 are eligible to attend and we would ask clubs not to send any girls that are younger.


Any queries to Co-ordinator Martina Phelan at 086-0873237.


We will also need assistance from the clubs so please forward the names of anyone willing to help out (must have Garda vetting) to Martina.




Calling all Ladies!!

Interested in an opportunity to be physically active and meet new people in a non-competitive environment?

Gaelic4Mothers & Others is aimed at all ladies (you don’t have to be a mother!) over 18 years that are not presently playing with a club and the emphasis is on fun and enjoyment! Ex-players and those who are new to the sport are all very welcome to come along.

We are in the process of setting up Gaelic4Mothers & Others in the following areas so if you are interested, get in touch!


Ballyroan – Ailish Cahill 086-1781300

Mountmellick – Niamh O’Loughlin 087-6314517

Portarlington – Derek Egan 086-4021459

Portlaoise – Seamus Brady 086-8108960


Or contact Laois Ladies Football Development Officer Derek Egan at 086-4021459



All roads lead to Tipperary Town on Sunday week next as Laois Senior Ladies Footballers face into the final four of the Tesco Homegrown Ladies National Football League Division 1, with a semi-final against Cork at Sean Treacy Park at 2pm on Sunday April 28th.



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