Profile: Laura Bergin

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Laura Bergin

Laura Bergin was club secretary in 1988 and ’89, the first and only lady holder of the position. 

 

Laura had been assistant secretary to Bill Phelan in the previous two years. 

 

 

Along with Kevin Farrell and Tom Bracken, she helped organise the club museum at Fr. Browne Avenue in 1987. She also organised numerous social activities raising badly-needed funds for the club.

At the opening of the Portlaoise GAA Museum in 1987 were Laura Bergin, secretary, Kevin Croke, former Portlaoise great of the 1930s and ‘40s) and Willie Aird. John Gorman is seen in rear.
Ladies committee 1987. Back: Linda Keogh, Cora Dempsey, Tracey Fennell, Kitty Sides, Mary Daly, Margaret Conroy, Monica O’Brien. Front: Anne Sides, Laura Bergin, Anne Young, Nancy O’Reilly, Kathleen Dunne.

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