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Five Laois women to represent Leinster in upcoming inter-provincial football tournament

Five ladies footballers from Laois have been selected to represent their county and province in the 2018 inter provincial tournament taking place in Waterford IT this Saturday, November 24.

Four current Laois ladies footballers form part of the 30 strong Leinster panel.

Marie Byrne, Laura Nerney, Erone Fitzpatrick, Caoimhe Simms,
and Eva Galvin are all named in the Leinster side, which also sees an added Laois contingent to the team.

Graiguecullen man and former Laois ladies football manager Kevin Doogue is managing Leinster in the tournament this weekend.

Doogue has a busy time ahead as he was also named as the new Graiguecullen senior men’s football manager this week.

Another Laois native that has a busy time ahead for themselves is Laura Nerney.

Laura plays for the highly successful Foxrock-Cabinteely. The insatiable Dublin side claimed their fourth Leinster title earlier this month and saw off Donaghmoyne of Monaghan to earn a spot in the All-Ireland club final.

Here, they will take on Mournabbey in what will be Fox-Cab’s first All-Ireland Senior Ladies Club football final since 2016.

Being named on the side is also one of the many strings Erone Fitzpatrick can add to her bow.

The Park-Ratheniska footballer recently picked up the Leinster Schools Player of the Year for her hard work with her club, Scoil Chriost Rí and Laois.

The full squad is listed as:

Carla Rowe, Dublin
Lyndsey Davey, Dublin
Trina Duggan, Kildare
Rebecca McGuirk, Kildare
Amy Horan, Kildare
Ellen Dowling, Kildare
Grace Clifford, Kildare
Nessa Dooley, Kildare
Siobhán O’Sullivan, Kildare
Marie Byrne, Laois
Laura Nerney, Laois
Erone Fitzpatrick, Laois
Caoimhe Simms, Laois
Eva Galvin, Laois
Rebecca Carr, Louth
Vicky Wall, Meath
Mairéad Daly, Offaly
Nicole Feery, Westmeath
Fiona Claffey,Westmeath
Maud Ann Foley, Westmeath
Lucy McCartan, Westmeath
Fiona Coyle, Westmeath
Jennifer Rogers, Westmeath
Rachel Dillon, Westmeath
Mary Rose Kelly, Wexford
Bernie Breen, Wexford
Lorna Fusciardi, Wicklow
Jackie Kinch,Wicklow
Sarah Hogan, Wicklow
Sarah Miley, Wicklow

Best wishes to all involved this Saturday.


Caoimhe Simms in action during the TG4 Senior All Ireland Championship Preliminary match between Cavan and Laois in Ashbourne, Co. Meath. Photo by Barry Cregg/Sportsfile
Erone Fitzpatrick during the Leinster Ladies Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Laura Nerney
Eva Galvin during the TG4 Leinster Intermediate Championship Final match between Laois and Wicklow at Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Marie Byrne of WIT in action during the Lynch Cup Final. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile