FAMILY FUN DAY: The Harps Camogie Club invites you to join them at a Fun Day in the GAA pitch in Durrow, on Saturday the 28th of April. The fun commences at 11am and continues until 1pm. There will be an array of activities on the day, including camogie skills coaching, fun games and a visit from a special guest. This event is open to any girl from first to sixth class in primary school who would like to try out our game. So do come along and bring your family and friends. Light refreshments will be available. A great day is promised.
LAOIS MINOR CAMOGIE: On Tuesday the Laois Minor Camogie team travelled to Lacken Celtic GFC in County Cavan to play Cavan in the All Ireland Quarter Final. They gave the home team an exhibition in Camogie, with all the Laois girls playing very well under the stewardship of Coach Johnny Campion and selectors Helen Collier and Mary Conroy. Aoife Donovan kept a clean sheet in goals, helped by an impenetrable Laois defence led by Casey Conoy at Centre Back and Síle Burke at full back. They were flanked by Marie Delaney and Joyce Dunne in the corners and Rebecca Treacy and Súin Lennon on the wings. Marie Delaney had to be substituted by Hannah O’Neill after 15 minutes due to injury and she also had a great game. The midfield paring of Laura Marie Maher and Lorna Campion ruled the centre of the park for the entire game under tough conditions. Lorna kept a constant supply of ball to the forwards, while Laura Marie was flawless from placed balls and ran rings around the Cavan girls while clocking up 0-04. Captain Yvonne O’Neill led an impressive Laois attack and scored 2-02. She was flanked by Claire Fitzgerald who had a great game and scored a brilliant goal in the second half despite suffering from a back injury sustained in a hard tackle in the first half and on the other wing was Maeve Collier who scored a lovely point from play early in the first half. Emma Phelan who has settled in very well at full forward got the first goal of the match and picked off a nice point just before the break. She was supported in the corners by Kelly O’Neill who showed how clinical she can be when she scored 2-01 in the first half. In the opposite corner Niamh Coss played very well and 0-03 in a row just before half time. In the second half Courtney Lally and Lizzy Ryan came off the bench to replace Joyce Dunne and Kelly O’Neill. Courtney showed her determination to challenge for a starting place on the team and was solid in defence, while Lizzy showed great skill in clocking up two excellent goals following her introduction. The final score was Laois 7-13 to Cavan 0-00. Laois must now await the outcome of the other all Ireland quarter finals before they will know who they will play in the All Ireland Semi Final.
Laois Team: Aoife Donavan, Marie Delaney, Síle Burke, Joyce Dunne, Rebecca Treacy, Casey Conroy, Súin Lennon, Lorna Campion, Laura Marie Maher, Maeve Collier, Yvonne O’Neill (captain), Claire Fitzgerald, Kelly O’Neill, Emma Phelan, Niamh Coss, Hannah O’Neill, Mary Ryan, Courtney Lally, Lizzy Ryan, Louise Lynch (injured).
Féile: The Camross U14 team qualified to represent Laois in the Féile to be hosted by Dublin GAA over the June Bank Holiday weekend after beating O’Moore’s in final of the Laois qualifiers on Easter Monday.