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Laois ladies footballers name 36-player panel for upcoming 2021 season

Laois Ladies football manager Donie Brennan has named a 36-player panel for the upcoming Division 3 league campaign and All-Ireland intermediate championship.

The Killeen native had previously confirmed that Laura Nerney would captain the side this season with Ellen Healy filling the vice-captain role.

From last season, Sarsfields’ Mags McEvoy and Ballyroan’s Kate Whelan are not named in the panel.

However, there are several additions with the St Conleth’s quartet of Aimee Kelly, Alannah Havill, Aoife Kirrane and Eva Galvin, Timahoe’s Jenny Murphy, Graiguecullen’s Kelly O’Neill and St Joseph’s Sinead Farrelly have joined the panel.

The new league structure, which begins this weekend, 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.

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.


Ellen Healy (Portlaoise) (Vice-captain)
Fiona Dooley (Portlaoise)
Sarah Ann Fitzgerald (Portlaoise)
Leah Loughman (Portlaoise)
Rebecca Reddin (Portlaoise)
Mo Nerney (Timahoe)
Orla Hennessy (Timahoe)
Roisin Larkin (Timahoe)
Sarah Larkin (Timahoe)
Jenny Murphy (Timahoe)
Clare Conlon (Sarsfields)
Leah Tarpey (Sarsfields)
Jenny McEvoy (Sarsfields)
Rachel Williams (Sarsfields)
Emily Mulhall (Ballyroan)
Andrea Moran (Ballyroan)
Clodagh Dunne (Ballyroan)
Rachel Fitzgerald (Ballyroan)
Emma Lawlor (St Paul’s)
Rebecca Balfe (St Paul’s)
Sinead O’Rourke (St Paul’s)
Nadine Dempsey (St Paul’s)
Aimee Kelly (St Conleth’s)
Alannah Havill (St Conleth’s)
Aoife Kirrane (St Conleth’s)
Eva Galvin (St Conleth’s)
Jane Moore (St Brigid’s)
Amy Potts (St Brigid’s)
Caoimhe Simms (St Brigid’s)
Anna Healy (Park-Ratheniska)
Erone Fitzpatrick (Park-Ratheniska)
Eimear Barry (Shanahoe)
Kate Jacob (Shanahoe)
Laura Nerney (Captain) (Foxrock-Cabinteely)
Kelly O’Neill (Graiguecullen)
Sinead Farrelly (St Joseph’s)

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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.