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Laois U-16 Ladies begin Leinster championship with big win over Westmeath

Laois U-16 Ladies Footballers

Laois 7-7 Westmeath 0-5
Leinster U-16 ‘B’ Ladies Football Championship Round 1 

The Laois U-16 Ladies football team made the perfect start to their Leinster championship campaign over the weekend.

They plundered in seven goals in a stunning 23 point victory away to Westmeath.

The home side actually got the first point in Rochfordbridge but would fail to score for rest of half.

This was down to some outstanding defending and super attacking football by Laois.

A dominant display saw them lead 5-5 to 0-1 at half time. Laois made 13 changes in second half but they were still comfortable and the game continued in same pattern.

By the end, excellent Killeshin forward Aisling Cawley had helped herself to a stunning personal tally of 4-2.

Aoibhe Foyle had contributed 2-1 while Rebecca Cahill, Ella Murphy and Evanna Ryle also scored.

Anna Mulligan put a real gloss on proceedings by getting a goal from the bench.

This was a great performance and Laois will be away to wicklow in Round 2 two weeks’ time.

SCORERS – Aisling Cawley 4-2, Aoibhe Foyle 2-1, Anna Mulligan 1-0, Rebecca Cahill 0-2, Ella Murphy and Evanna Ryle 0-1 each

LAOIS: Grace Foxe (Ballyroan); Clodagh Fingleton (Park-Ratheniska), Julie Ann Bennett (Sarsfields), Tessa Harris-Byrne (St Brigid’s); Katie O’Reilly (St Brigid’s), Caoimhe Fitzpatrick (Sarsfields), Lara Culleton (Portlaoise); Ella Murphy (St Brigid’s), Evanna Ryle (Sarsfields); Niamh Peake (Sarsfields), Aoibhe Foyle (Sarsfields), Ailbhe Carroll (Portlaoise); Faye Brown (Portlaoise), Rebecca Cahill (Portlaoise), Aisling Cawley (Killeshin)

Subs: Emer Conroy (Sarsfields), Anna Mulligan (Portlaoise), Abbey-Louise Byrne (Portlaoise), Ella Phelan (Mountrath), Katie Kavanagh (Mountrath), Katie McGrath (Killeshin), Faye Dunican (St Brigid’s), Jennifer Allison (St Conleth’s), Lorna Cronin (Sarsfields), Sasha O’Keeffe (Ballyroan), Ava Dempsey (Timahoe), Sophie Cullinan (Ballyfin), Kaylagh O’Meara (Ballyroan), Rachel Heffernan (Sarsfields), Ola Hasstrup (St Conleth’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.