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Crettyard Ladies football club planning a comeback

Crettyard Ladies who performed a great comeback to draw with Timahoe in the Ladies Senior Final in 2002

One of Laois Ladies forgotten clubs is planning a comeback.

Crettyard Ladies football club disbanded a few years ago but now attempts are being made to revive it.

Crettyard was once a highly successful club in the county – winning 11 championship titles, the most recent in 2004.

They also won three Leinster titles in that time but they amalgamated with St Brigid’s in recent years.

Indeed, when Laois reached four All-Ireland finals in a row in the early 1990s, the Crettyard girls were the backbone of the team.

Crettyard had a staggering 14 members of the panel from the team that lost the 1993 final to Kerry – and they were honoured at a ceremony recently. 

Jason Kearney from Crettyard explained to LaoisToday how the move has come about.

Jason said: “It has come to our attention that there has been a significant interest in establishing a Girls Juvenile Club in the area.

“After some research it was found that there are over 30 girls, who are currently playing football, that will lose out on playing football after U-11s.

“We hope to establish a club, with the hope of reforming a ladies adults team in the future.

“Crettyard Ladies Football Club was one of the most decorated clubs with honours in Laois, winning three Leinster titles and 11 Senior County Championships, the last being 2004.

“We encourage any parents or those who wish to get involved to contact 0873584485 or 0863953445 to express your interest.

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