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In Pictures: Huge numbers as Portlaoise Mothers & Others resume for 2021

Portlaoise Mothers and Others have returned to training at the GAA grounds in Rathleague.

Over 50 women have now joined Portlaoise Mothers and Others where the ethos sees women playing ladies football in a fun, non-competitive and social environment.

Gaelic4 Mothers & Others provides an opportunity for women to get their recommended weekly exercise in a fun way while meeting other women in the area.

Mothers and Others is suitable for women of all ages although participants must be 25+ and not currently playing competitively with a club team.

Mary McEvoy from Rockview Drive in Portlaoise is the chairperson of Portlaoise Mothers and Others.

She would like to thank all the sponsors who help ensure the continuation of this club.

She said: “Special thanks goes to Laois Sports Partnership who have funded a triage of ‘Zumba, HIIT and Tabata’ which commences at the GAA grounds in Rathleague every Friday for six weeks from Friday May 28.

“This is free and all women are welcome to come along – that is, you don’t have to be a member of Mothers and Others. This is just about promoting women in sport and much thanks goes to Laois Sports Partnership for funding this initiative.

“Additionally, Breslin’s Pharmacy, who have moved from Main Street, Portlaoise to Parkside Shopping Centre, beside Supervalu on the Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise, are sponsoring the first aid kits for this year’s Mothers & Others Portlaoise GAA Team.

“We are so lucky to have brilliant sponsorship. In addition to Breslin’s, we look forward to supporting our main sponsor, Lilly’s Bar and Kitchen on Main Street Portlaoise, when they reopen in June.

“Thanks also to Castle Orthodontics who kindly sponsored our specially fitted mouth guards. We are additionally grateful to Farho electrical heaters from www.electricheaters.ie for providing funding to Mothers and Others for sports equipment.”

Training has commenced again under the watchful eye of trainer Martin Sinnott in Rathleague every Monday and Thursday for an hour from 8pm.

Newcomers are always welcome and you can check out the Portlaoise Gaelic for Mothers and Others Team FB page for further details.

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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.