Carlow ladies football have announced their captain and vice-captain for the 2021 season.
The captain for this year is going to be Aoibhinn Gilmartin from Old Leighlin who are the reigning county champions.
Aoibhinn is 21 years old and is currently studying Law with Social Justice at UCD.
On the Carlow LGFA page it says:
This is her fifth year on the Carlow adult panel and has represented the County since u14. Aoibhinn is also an u12 volunteer coach for her club.
Aoibhinn is a versatile player and has played in every position on the field.
Aoibhinn is a participant on the LGFA Learn to lead program. She is also the recipient of the WGPA scholarship. Aoibhinn has also won three County medals with her club, a leinster junior medal and hopes to add a Leinster intermediate in the near future.
Aoibhinn was part of the O’Connor Cup panel in UCD who won the 2018 division one league and runners up in the 2019 championship. Aoibhinn is “proud and delighted to be chosen as captain” and hopes to win a Junior All Ireland with County.
The second in command for 2021 is Clíodhna Ní Shé from Bennekerry Tinryland. She is currently in her third year at Trinity College and is a member of the team for the past five years.
According to the Carlow LGFA page her highlights include been unbeaten in the league last year despite the disappointment of it being cut short. Clíodhna was the top scorer when the league ended. A personal highlight of hers was being named on the Division 4 Lidl Team of the League in 2017 and Clíodhna was named on the Sports Daz team of the year for 2020.
The Carlow ladies team is managed this year by Mark Keating.