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Laois Ladies footballers confirm captain and vice-captain ahead of 2021 season

Laois Ladies football manager Donie Brennan has named his captain and vice-captain for the 2021 season.

The Killeen native has confirmed that Foxrock-Cabinteely’s Laura Nerney will skipper the side.

She was vice-captain last year and will be assisted by Portlaoise’s Ellen Healy.

Last year, the Laois Ladies played five rounds of their Division 3 campaign before the Covid-19 pandemic struck.

Donie Brennan’s charges sat fourth in the table but as the final two rounds could not be played, the league was declared null and void.

The new league structure will see each of the eight team divisions from last year split into two groups.

There are four counties in each group, with the exception of a three-team Division 4B, while the divisions have been comprised in regional fashion to minimise travelling for the competing teams, and to help ensure the health and safety of all counties.

Laois are in Division 3B alongside fellow Leinster counties Kildare, Longford and Wicklow.

In Division 3A is Down, Roscommon, Sligo and Fermanagh.

Three rounds of group fixtures will be played on consecutive weekends beginning on May 22.

Laois will face Kildare first with that game confirmed for O’Moore Park on Sunday May 23 at 5.30pm.

They will then be away to Longford on the following Sunday before travelling to Wicklow on Sunday June 6.

The top two will emerge from the groups with the semi-finals scheduled for June 13.

There will then follow a two-week break before the Lidl National League Finals are played on June 27.

The championship will follow after that – although details on this have yet to be confirmed.

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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.