Roche Emmets' Seona Halligan won an All-Ireland C medal with Louth last year and will be on the Wee County minor team in 2020. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)
Louth open up their Leinster minor championship campaign on Saturday with a home game against Kilkenny, in Cooley at 2pm.
The Wee County girls are likely to be backboned by a number of last year’s panel, including senior team members Ciara Quinn and Kodie McEneaney, along with Katie McArdle, Róisín Crowe, Kayla Byrne, Sarah Morgan and Rebecca Mooney.
This group has been infused strongly by the 2019 All-Ireland winning U16 team, including captain Cáitlin O’Reilly, Rebecca Lambe Fagan, Mia Duffy, Sophie Turley, Rachel Leonard, Ava Briscoe, Seona Halligan and Róisín Maguire.
Along with that, last year’s U16 management team, boss Martin Duffy, Gerry Roe, Brian Brady, Deirdre O’Reilly, Patricia Johnson and Orla Briscoe, have moved up to the minor side.
The panel has been training together since December at the Louth Centre of Excellence and have played a number of challenge games, against Armagh, Down and Monaghan, where they have turned in impressive performances, leaving confidence of a winning start high ahead of The Noresiders’ visit.
Let’s hope the girls get a good support out on Saturday.