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Laois ladies footballer earns Women’s Gaelic Player’s Association Enhanced Scholarship

A Laois and Portlaoise Ladies footballer has been awarded a Women’s Gaelic Player’s Association Enhanced Scholarship.

Fiona Dooley is the recipient and she is studying a Masters of Science in Supply Chain Management in IT Carlow.

The Enhanced Scholarship will entitle her to €4,000 in college fees, while, in a normal year, she would have played on the IT Carlow college team.

2020 was a brilliant year for Dooley as she was midfield on the Portlaoise team that won their first ever senior football championship.

Paying tribute to Fiona following her great success, her club Portlaoise described her as a ‘great ambassador’.

They said: “Well done to our Senior Player Fiona Dooley on receiving WGPA Enhanced Scholarship.

“Great achievement for Fiona as well as being an great ambassador for the club.”

Dooley went on to play for Laois after the Portlaoise win – lining out at midfield in games against Clare, Kildare and Sligo.

Laois Ladies also recognised Fiona’s achievement.

They said: “Well done to our county star Fiona Dooley, a great ambassador for the game.

“Her never say die attitude it to be commended.”

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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.