This indepth interview with former Laois footballer Leo Turley was broadcast as part of our Talking Sport Podcast on March 22, 2021.
We’re back with the latest instalment of the LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast.
Host Alan Hartnett is in the hot seat once again and this episode features a very special interview with former Laois and O’Dempsey’s footballer Leo Turley.
Leo was first involved with the Laois senior team in 1985 but opted off the panel ahead of the 1986 season when Laois won the National League title.
He later returned and played up until 1997, featuring in the 1991 Leinster final and scoring four points in the famous win over Meath in 1992 in Navan.
A great man for a goal, he netted twice in a fine win over Kildare in Croke Park in 1996. His last game was the infamous day that Laois lost to a 13-man Kildare side in 1997.
In the latter stage of his career he transferred to play with Eire Og of Carlow, with whom he won a Leinster club title in 1999.
Now living in Kildare, where he runs his own Mortgage advisory business, he has managed numerous club teams, including two spells with O’Dempsey’s.
Leo is also heavily involved in Laois Gaels – the new supporters club of Laois GAA.
Over the course of the next hour, Leo will recall his sporting career – including his time in Knockbeg College – and bring us right up to the present day and explain why he has thrown his weight behind the Laois Gaels movement.