Sarsfields claimed Senior league honours thanks to a 2-11 to 0-6 win over Portlaoise at McCann Park, Portarlington on Sunday evening.
The Mountmellick side were always in control on the score-board and led by 1-5 to 0-2 at half-time, but this was a strong battle throughout.
A goal in either half from Laois Senior player Ciara Burke paved the way for a Sarsfields victory, with Claire Conlon and Tracey Lawlor also in fine scoring form for Alan George and Liam O’Connor’s side.
Portlaoise captain Aisling Kehoe tried her utmost to keep her side in touch on the scoreboard, scoring five points but Portlaoise couldn’t break down a resolute Sarsfields defence.
After the game Sarsfields captain Alison McEvoy accepted the cup on behalf of her jubilant team mates.
Scorers - Sarsfields: Ciara Burke 2-0; Claire Conlon 0-4, Tracey Lawlor 0-3; Lauramarie Maher, Lorna O’Sullivan, Ailson McEvoy, Louise Bergin 0-1 each. Portlaoise: Aisling Kehoe 0-5; Anna Fitzgibbon 0-1.
Sarsfields: Joyce Dunne, Siobhan Fitzpatrick, Jenny McEvoy, Clodagh Dunne, Hazel O’Connor, Emma McEvoy, Amy Grehan, Louise Bergin, Alison McEvoy, Lauramarie Maher, Tracey Lawlor, Rachel Williams, Meaghan Dunne, Ciara Burke, Lorna O’Sullivan, Claire Conlon, Rosemarie Bermingham, Becky Williams, Ruth Williams, Lisa O’Reilly, Niamh Williams, Amy Loughman, Anne Hyland, Daphne Behan, Chloe Dunne, Amy Coss, Roisin Dunne, Roisin Poole.
Portlaoise: Amy Dunne, Kate Dunne, Clodagh Brennan, Aisling Saunders, Aisling O’Gorman, Ellen Healy, Fiona Dooley, Fiona O’Connor, Tara Buggy, Alison Taylor, Aisling Kehoe, Lorraine McCormack, Clare Dunne, Ciara Delaney, Anna Fitzgibbon, Ciamh Dollard, Aine O’Neill, Emma Sinnott, Helen Murphy, Michelle Lynch, Alison Finlay, Rebecca Kelly, Aoife Conroy, Isabel Delaney, Roisin Delaney, Ciara O’Keeffe, Edel Gilligan, Sassy Troy, Sarah Delaney, Gillian Hannigan.
Referee: Niall McCormack
Minors’ campaign ends
Laois Minor Ladies Football Leinster ‘A’ campaign ended in disappointment in Timahoe as they came up against a formidable Dublin side, who finished 5-11 to 1-7 winners in the end. Dublin led by 3-7 to 0-4 at half-time, with Laois battling hard throughout.
Laois panel: Fiona Kelly, Kellie Preston, Clodagh Dunne, Aoife Boyle, Aoife Conroy, Clare Dollard, Nicole Byrne, Ciara Burke, Aine Haberlin, Shannon Costello, Lauramarie Maher, Fiona Dooley, Ciara Delaney, Aine Fitzpatrick, Meaghan Dunne, Emma Hooban, Caoimhe Simms, Rachel O’Connell, Anna Fitzgibbon, Niamh Power, Cliodhna Dunne, Niamh Dunne, Emma Murphy, Sharon Kelly, Eimear O’Sullivan, Libby Waldron, Claire Kirwan, Aoife Bergin.
Gaelic4Mothers & others
Interested in an opportunity to be physically active and meet new people in a non-competitive environment?
Gaelic4Mothers & Others is aimed at all ladies (you don’t have to be a mother!) over 18 years that are not presently playing with a club and the emphasis is on fun and enjoyment! Ex-players and those who are new to the sport are all very welcome to come along.
We are in the process of setting up Gaelic4Mothers & Others in the following areas so if you are interested, get in touch!
Ballyroan – Ailish Cahill 086-1781300; Mountmellick – Niamh O’Loughlin 087-6314517; Portarlington – Derek Egan 086-4021459; Portlaoise – Seamus Brady 086-8108960. Or contact Laois Ladies Football Development Officer Derek Egan at 086-4021459
All roads lead to Tipperary Town on Sunday next as Laois Senior Ladies Footballers face into the final four of the Tesco Homegrown Ladies National Football League Division 1, with a semi-final against Cork at Sean Treacy Park at 2pm on Sunday April 28th.
Laois Ladies Gaelic Football Association are now on both Twitter and Facebook. TWITTER: www.twitter.com/laoislgfa @laoislgfa. FACEBOOK: Find us at ‘Laois LGFA’