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Laois camogie announce captain, vice-captain and 28-player panel ahead of championship opener

Photo: Pascal Walsh

Laois Camogie manager John Desmond has named his captain, vice-captain and 28-player panel for the Intermediate All-Ireland Camogie Championship which begins this weekend.

Camross native Sarah Cuddy will captain the side when they take to the field against Kildare on Saturday.

She will be assisted by St Brigid’s Sarah Creagh who is the team’s vice-captain.

Of the 28-player panel, defeated county finalists St Brigid’s have the highest representation with nine players.

County champions O’Moore’s provide six players while so too do defeated semi finalists The Harps. 2019 county champions Camross have five players.

One junior club has representation this year with Portlaoise teenagers Amy Byrne and Sarah Fleming making the panel.

Laois face Kildare in round 1 of the championship in Hawkfield at 2pm on Saturday.

They hope to be able to live stream the game on the Laois Camogie Facebook page as no supporters will be permitted to attend.

Laois will then have further group games at home to Galway and Dublin.

Cork man Desmond is in his first season managing the team. He took over from Kieran Delaney early in the year after the Ballyraggett man stepped aside ahead after just a brief spell in the job – leading Laois to initially withdraw from all competitions for the 2020 season before later reversing that decision.


Aisling O’Dea (St Brigid’s)
Cathy Galbraith (St Brigid’s)
Clodagh Tynan (St Brigid’s)
Grainne Hyland (St Brigid’s)
Jessie Quinlan (St Brigid’s)
Laura Finlay (St Brigid’s)
Niamh Coss (St Brigid’s)
Roisin Kilmartin (St Brigid’s)
Sarah Creagh (vice captain) (St Brigid’s)
Alison McEvoy (O’Moore’s)
Joyce Dunne (O’Moore’s)
Laura Marie Maher (O’Moore’s)
Liadan C-Fennell (O’Moore’s)
Roisin Dowling (O’Moore’s)
Amy O’Callaghan (O’Moore’s)
Aedin Lowry (Camross)
Aimee Collier (Camross)
Fiona Scully (Camross)
Kirsten Keenan (Camross)
Sara Cuddy (Captain) (Camross)
Alice Walsh (The Harps)
Jade Bergin (The Harps)
Joan Dollard (The Harps)
Molly O’Connor (The Harps)
Rachel Bergin (The Harps)
Jennifer Cass (The Harps)
Amy Byrne (Portlaoise)
Sarah Fleming (Portlaoise)


John Desmond (Manager)
Conor O’Leary (Selector/coach)
Joe Conroy (Selector/coach)
Ciara Carroll (Selector/Covid officer)
Martin O’Connor (Stats)
Barney O’Connor (Logistics)
Rachel Dunican (Logistics/Covid officer)
Laettia Lyons-Delaney (Development)
Aoife Shaughnessy (Physio)
Laura O’Mahony (Nutritionist)
Joanne Crowley (Strength and Conditioning)

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.