Jessica and Laura make Underdogs team
(Left) Jessica Wall from Croi-Ro Naofa in Killinarden and Ballyboden St Enda’s Laura Basquel

Jessica and Laura make Underdogs team

TWO local Gaelic Ladies footballers have made the Underdogs team that will go head-to-head with TG4 All-Ireland Senior Champions Meath this weekend.

Croi Ro-Naofa’s Jessica Wall and Ballyboden St Enda’s Laura Basquel have made the squad that will take on the Royal County.

The match will be played at the Donaghmore-Ashbourne club in county Meath on Saturday with a throw-in at 1.30pm, with a deferred broadcast to air on TG4 Peil na mBan Beo at 7.15pm that evening.

The Underdogs is a unique group of players, from different LGFA clubs all across the country. These footballers have never played at junior, intermediate or senior inter-county championship level before.

Over the last few week’s the show has seen the players’ trials and training and listened to them tell their own stories on the Underdogs series on TG4. Now, after 6 months of preparation and intense training, they are ready to take on TG4 All-Ireland Senior champions Meath.

Speaking on behalf of the LGFA, President Mícheál Naughton said: “The Underdogs have taken us on an emotional rollercoaster ride since the very first episode of the series was aired – and now they are preparing for the ultimate test. This is a game we are very much looking forward to – against the reigning TG4 All-Ireland Senior champions, Meath. This promises to be a wonderful game of football and I wish the very best of luck to both teams, as they line out at Donaghmore/Ashbourne’s wonderful facilities.”

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