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PROFILED: The Sarsfields squad on the quest for Leinster final glory

Sarsfields are back in the Leinster Senior Club Final, for the first time since 2015, where they take on familiar foes Foxrock-Cabinteely of Dublin.

This will be the fourth successive meeting of the two clubs, with the Dublin Champions coming out on top in the previous encounters in 2015, 2016 and last year.

It will also be Sarsfields’s eighth appearance in the provincial decider, having reached finals in 2000 (Junior), 2001 (Intermediate) and 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2014 (Senior).

So far the club can boast of three Senior, one intermediate and one junior success.

Having won their eighth Laois senior championship title in September, Gerry O’Flaherty’s side recorded wins in this year’s Leinster club campaign over and Eadestown of Kildare in the quarter-final and Westmeath champions Milltown in the semi-final.

Their Foxrock opponents are going for a four-in-row in Leinster so the game will be a huge challenge for Sarsfields.

However it’s one that the team have prepared well for under the guidance of management team of Gerry O’Flaherty, Mick Burke, Ciara O’Loughlin.

SARSFIELDS: Ciara O’Loughlin, Emma McEvoy, Alison McEvoy, Amy Grehan, Ciara Hughes, Mags McEvoy, Amy Loughman, Jenny McEvoy, Rosemarie Bermingham, Lorna O’Sullivan, Joyce Dunne, Mary Keating, Clare Conlon, Meaghan Dunne, Ciara Burke, Lauren Kearney, Yvonne Comerford, Aileen O’Loughlin, Becky Williams, Caoimhe Callaly, Grace Weston, Ruth Murray, Roisin Dowling, Lauramarie Maher, Casey Conroy, Tracey Lawlor, Ava Lawlor, Grainne Lalor, Aoife Daly.

PLAYER PROFILES  FOR LEINSTER FINAL 

Ciara O’Loughlin

Position: Goalkeeper
Age: 35
Height: 5’8”
Occupation: Solicitor

LGFA Honours: Laois U-16(1), Minor (2), Junior 2000, Intermediate 2001, Senior.(8)  2008, ‘11, ‘13, ‘14, ‘15, ‘16, ‘17, ‘18. Leinster Club Junior(1)2000, Leinster Intermediate(2) 2001, ’13; Leinster Senior Club(3) 2008,’13,’14. Leinster Senior County (2). O’Connor Cups (UCD), ’02; ’03. All-Ireland Senior 2001.

Emma McEvoy

Position: Backs
Age: 32
Height: 5’7”
Occupation: School Principal

LGFA Honours:  Laois U-16(2), Minor (4) 2000, ‘01, ‘02, ‘03, Junior 2000, Intermediate 2001, Senior.(8)  2008, ‘11, ‘13, ‘14, ‘15, ‘16, ‘17, ‘18. Leinster Junior Club 2000, Intermediate 2001, Senior Club(3) 2008,’13,’14. Leinster Sen County (4) 2001, ’06, ’07, ’11. All-Ireland Senior 2001.

 

Alison Mc Evoy

Position: Backs
Age:
26
Height: 5’ 8”
Occupation: Veterinary Nurse
Honours: Leinster U-14A  ‘07, U-16A ‘09, Minor A ’11, Intermediate ’18.
Laois Senior(8):  2008, ’11, ‘13, ’14,’15,’16,’17,’18. Laois U-16 (2008),  Leinster Senior Club 2008, ’14, ’15. All-Ireland 7’s Shield(’10).

Amy Grehan

Position: Backs
Age: 27
Height: 5’ 4”
Occupation: Retail Manager
LGFA Honours: Laois Senior Club 2008, ‘11, ‘13, ‘14, ‘16, ‘17, ‘18. Leinster Senior Club(3) 2008,’13,’14. Leinster Senior Club League 2010, ‘10,’14.

Casey Conroy

Position: Backs
Age: 22
Height: 5’ 8”
Occupation: Sales Assistant 
LGFA Honours: Laois U-12A 2006,’07, U-14A 2008,’08; U-16 2008, ‘09, ‘10 Laois Senior: ’14,’15,’16,’17,’18.

Mags McEvoy

Position: Backs
Height: 5’5”
Age: 31.
Occupation: Management Accountant
LGFA Honours:  Laois U-16(2)2000,’01, Minor (4) 2000, ‘01, ‘02, ‘03, Junior 2000, Intermediate 2001, Senior.(8)  2008, ‘11, ‘13, ‘14, ‘15, ‘16, ‘17, ‘18. Leinster Club Junior(1)2000, Intermediate(1) 2001. Leinster Senior Club(3) 2008,’13,’14. Leinster Sen County (4). All-Ireland Senior 2001.

Amy Loughman

Position: Backs
Age: 21
Height: 5’2”
Occupation:  Student UL.
LGFA Honours: Laois Senior (5): 2014, ‘15, ‘16, ‘17,’18. Leinster Minor B 2013, All Ireland Minor B  2013.

Jenny McEvoy

Position: Backs
Age: 29
Height: 5’ 8”
Occupation: Clerical Officer
LGFA Honours: Laois Senior Club(8); 2008, ‘11, ‘13, ‘14, ‘15, ‘16, ‘17, ‘18.  Leinster Senior Club: 2008, ‘13, ‘14. Giles Cup 2011. Leinster Sen League 2010, ‘11. All-Ireland 7-a-side Shield 2010. Leinster Intermediate  2018

Rosemarie Bermingham  

Position: Midfield
Age: 27
Height: 5’ 4”
Occupation: Primary School Teacher
LGFA Honours: Laois Senior Club (8) 2008, ‘11, ‘13, ‘14, ’15,‘16, ‘17, ‘18. Leinster Senior Club(3) 2008,’13,’14. Leinster Senior Club League 2010, ‘11, ’12, ’14.

Joyce Dunne

Position: Midfield
Age: 24
Height: 5’ 10”
Occupation:  Primary School Teacher
LGFA Honours: Laois: U-12 ’06,  U-14 ’08, Feile All-Ireland Finalist ’08:  U16 (2) ’09,’10, Minor (3) ’10,’11,’12, Laois Junior c/ship ’09, Laois Senior: ’08,’11,’13, ’14, ’15, ’16, ’17, ’18.  Leinster Senior Club ’08, ’13, ‘14; Leinster Minor B & All Ireland Minor B ’13;  Leinster Intermediate 2018. Giles Cup (3rd Level) ’14.

Lorna O’Sullivan

Position: Forward
Age: 21
Height: 5’ 7”
Occupation:  3rd Level Student LIT.
LGFA Honours: Laois U-14 (2009), Laois U-16 ‘12, Laois Intermediate ’13.  Leinster Minor B & All Ireland Minor B ’13. Laois Senior (6) ‘13, ’14,’15,’16,’17,’18. Laois U-16 2012; Laois Minor (4) 2011,’12,’13,’14. Leinster Senior Club 2014, ’15.

Mary Keating

Position: Forward
Age: 21
Height: 5’ 6”
Occupation: Student UL.
LGFA Honours: Laois U-16A (’12), Minor (2) 2012,’13, Senior (4) ’14,’15,’17,’18. Laois Leinster Senior Club 2014, ’15.

Clare Conlon

Position: Forward
Age: 31
Height: 5’ 3”
Occupation: Project Officer, FAI
LGFA Honours: Leinster Minor A 2013, ’04. All Ireland Minor A R-up 2004. Leinster Senior Club(3) 2008,’13,’14. Leinster Senior County 2011. Laois Senior (8) 2008, ‘11, ‘13, ‘14, ‘15, ‘16, ‘17, ‘18. Laois Minor (4) 2001, ‘02, ‘03, ’04.

Ciara Burke

Position: Forward
Age: 22
Height: 5’9”
Occupation: Nurse
LGFA Honours: Leinster  County Intermediate 2018; Leinster Minor B & All-Ireland Minor B ’13. Laois Senior(6):  ‘13, ’14,’15,’16,’17,’18. Laois Minor (4) 2011,’12,’13’,’14. Leinster Senior Club 2014, ’15.

Meaghan Dunne

Position: Forward
Age: 22
Height: 5’ 5”
Occupation:  3rd Level Student
LGFA Honours: Leinster Minor B & All Ireland Minor B ’13. Laois Senior (6) 2013, ’14,’15,’16,’17,’18. Laois U-16 ‘12; Laois Minor (4) ‘11,’12,’13,’14. Leinster Senior Club 2014, ’15.

Aileen O’Loughlin

Position: Forward
Age: 32
Height: 5’7”.
Occupation:  Student Carlow I.T.
LGFA Honours:  Laois U-16(2), Minor (4) 2000, ‘01, ‘02, ‘03, Junior 2000, Intermediate 2001, Senior.(5)  2008, ‘15, ‘16, ‘17, ‘18. Leinster Club Junior(1)2000, Intermediate(1) 2001. Leinster Senior Club(1 ) 2008. Leinster Sen County (2).  All_Ireland Senior 2001.

Ciara Hughes

Position: Back
Height: 5ft 4in
Occupation: Student Clonaslee CS.
LGFA Honours: Leinster U-14 B 2014, Leinster Minor C 2017, ‘18.  Laois Senior 2017,’18; Minor A 2014, Minor B 2017.

Lauren Kearney

Position: Forward
Age: 20
Height: 5′ 5”
Occupation: Student NUIG
Lgfa Honours: Laois Minor A  ‘13 ’14, Minor B ’17; Senior ‘15 ‘16 ’17, ’18.

Laura-Marie Maher

Position: Forward
Age: 23
Height: 5′ 5″
Occupation: Primary School Teacher
LGFA Honours: Leinster Intermediate 2018, Leinster Senior Club  2013,’14. Laois Senior Club(7) 2011, 2013-‘18, All-Ireland Minor B 2013, Leinster Minor B 2013, Laois U-14A ’08, ’09. U-16A 2008, ’09,’10;  Laois Player of the Year 2013, 2015, Giles Cup 2013.

Yvonne Comerford

Position: Forward
Height: 5’ 7”
Occupation: Hairdresser
LGFA Honours: Laois Senior (2) 2017, ’18.

Becky Williams

Position: Forward
Age: 22
Height: 5’ 9”
Occupation: Accountant
LGFA Honours: Laois U-16A (’12), Minor (2) 2012,’13, ’14.  Senior (4) 2015,’16, ’17,’18

Grace Weston

Position: Backs
Age: 33
Height: 5’5”.
Occupation: Marketing Manager
LGFA Honours:  Laois U-16(2), Minor (3) 2000, ‘01, ‘02, Junior 2000, Intermediate 2001, Senior.(6)  2008, ’11, ’13, ’14, ‘15, ‘18. Leinster Club Junior(1)2000, Intermediate(1) 2001. Leinster Senior Club(3 ) 2008, ’13, ’14. Leinster Sen County (4) 2001, ’06,’07 ’11.  All_Ireland Senior 2001.

Caoimhe Callaly 

Position: Backs
Age:  25
Height:  5’6”
Occupation: Accountant 
LGFA Honours: Laois Senior C-ships(4), 2015,’16,’17,’18. 

Carey O’Brien

Position: Forward
Age: 18
Height: 5’ 8”
Occupation: Student Mountmellick CS.
LGFA Honours: Leinster U-14 B 2014, Leinster Minor C 2017, ‘18. Laois Senior ’18; Minor A 2014, Minor B 2017.

Ruth Williams

Position: Forwards
Age:  23
Height: 5’6”
Occupation: Student
LGFA Honours: Laois Senior C-ships ’17,’18. 

Roisin Dowling 

Position: Goalkeeper or Backs
Age: 16
Height: 5’ 7”
Occupation: Student Mountmellick C.S.
LGFA Honours: Laois U-12 B (2013),  Minor B (2017), Senior (2018) 

Ruth Murray

Age: 30
Height: 5’ 7”
Occupation:  Hairdresser
LGFA Honours: Laois Senior 2018.

Ava Lawlor

Position: Backs
Club: Sarsfields
Age: 15
Occupation: Student Mountmellick C.S.
LGFA Honours: Laois U-14A ’17, Minor B ’17. Leinster Schools Junior D ’18.

Áine O’Neill

Position: Backs
Age:
19

Height: 5′ 5”
Occupation: Student Scoil Chriost Rí, Portlaoise
Lgfa Honours: Laois Minor A  ‘13 ’14, Minor B ’17; Senior ‘15 ‘16 ’17, ’18.

Grainne Lalor

Position: Midfield or forward
Age: 15
Height: 5’ 6”
Occupation: Student Mountmellick CS
LGFA Honours:  Laois Senior ’18; Laois  Minor B 2017.

Tracey Lawlor

Position: Forward
Age: 35
Height: 5’8”
Occupation: Financial Controller
LGFA Honours:  Laois U-16 ‘98, Minor (2), Junior 2000, Intermediate 2001, Senior  2008, ‘11, ‘13, ‘14, ‘16, ‘17, ‘18. Leinster Senior Club(3) 2008,’13,’14. Leinster Senior League ’10, ’11, 14. Leinster Senior County (4) ’01, ’06,’07,’11.  All-Ireland Senior 2001. O’Connor Cups (UCD), ’02; ’03. Allstar Awards.

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