By Denis J. Croke
Portlaoise Mothers and Others have returned to training at the Portlaoise GAA grounds in Rathleague and want to thank all the sponsors who have helped, and continue to help, ensure the success of the club.
Over 50 women have now joined Portlaoise Mothers and Others where the ethos sees women playing Ladies Gaelic football in a fun, non-competitive and social environment. Gaelic4 Mothers & Others provides an opportunity for women to get their recommended weekly exercise in a fun way while meeting other women in the area. Mothers and Others is suitable for women of all ages although participants must be 25+ and not currently playing competitively with a club team.
Mary McEvoy from Rockview Drive, Portlaoise is Chairperson of Portlaoise Mothers and Others and said that she would like to thank all the sponsors who help ensure the continuation of this club.
“Special thanks goes to Laois Sports Partnership who have funded a triage of Zumba, HIIT and Tabata which commences at the GAA grounds in Rathleague every Friday for six weeks from tomorrow (Friday 28 May). This is free and all women are welcome to come along – that is, you don’t have to be a member of Mothers and Others. This is just about promoting women in sport and much thanks goes to Laois Sports Partnership for funding this initiative,” said Ms McEvoy.
Additionally, Breslin’s Pharmacy, who have moved from Main Street, Portlaoise to Parkside Shopping Centre on the Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise, are sponsoring the first aid kits for this year’s Mothers & Others Portlaoise team.
Ms McEvoy said: “We are so lucky to have brilliant sponsorship. In addition to Breslin’s, we look forward to supporting our main sponsor Lilly’s Bar and Kitchen on Main Street when they reopen. Thanks also to Castle Orthodontics who kindly sponsored our specially fitted mouth guards. We are additionally grateful to Farho electrical heaters from www.electricheaters.ie for providing funding to Mothers and Others for sports equipment.”
Training has commenced again under the watchful eye of trainer Martin Sinnott in Rathleague every Monday and Thursday from 8pm for an hour. Newcomers always welcome – check out the Portlaoise Gaelic for Mothers and Others Team FB page for further details.