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Laois Gaels

● Laois Gaels aim to foster pride and identity for laois supporters

● Connect our supporters with our teams


● Develop a ‘One Team’ culture with players and supporters

The purpose of ‘Laois Gaels’ is to work alongside our county board to raise funds and support for our teams and players to ensure they can perform to their maximum potential. The association will provide support to all teams from Laois development squads to senior teams in all codes. One of the aims of Laois Gaels through the funds it raises, is to launch a welfare and hardship fund for players. The fund will support players in areas like mental health, bereavement and other areas of support that our players may require. 


‘Laois Gaels’ will cater for young and old and will have specific benefits for Laois businesses to connect our county teams with local SME’s in a mutual support relationship. 

Chairperson of Laois Gaels for 2024 is none other that Laois GAA Football legend Colm Begley.  Former Laois and Stradbally footballer Colm follows on from the great work previous chairman Leo Turley has done.  Colm needs no introduction to members of Laois Gaels with a distinctive career playing with Stradbally, Laois, St Kilda, Brisbane Lions and International rules for Ireland.  He is also Player Welfare & Engagement Manager at Gaelic Players Association.

Working with Laois Gaels alongside Colm is Laois GAA vice Treasurer Bryan Breen, Oonagh Maher of Clough/Ballacolla GAA Club, Paul Dargan of Graiguecullen GAA, Brian Ramsbottom of Park Ratheniska Gaa, Laois GAA administrator Pamela Cooney and Shane Keegan - Laois GAA Games Development Manager.

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