Laura Twomey (born 16 February 1990) is an experienced camogie player and the co-captain of the Dublin Senior Camogie team. A native of the North Dublin seaside town, Portmarnock, sport has always been a huge part of her family life, where her parents Ger and Niall Twomey have had a massive influence on her camogie career and always encouraged her to participate in any type of physical activity as a young girl.
Laura began her sporting career on the tennis courts but soon fell in love with camogie after she started playing in primary school. She has proudly represented her club, Naomh Mearnóg, since the young age of 8. She has won a Leinster Schools title with Portmarnock Community School in 2008, and in 2009 was a key member of the Naomh Mearnóg team that won the Dublin Senior Championship title for the first time. Laura has also won championship titles with her club at Under 16 and Junior B levels.
Having joined the Dublin camogie development squad at the age of 14, Laura began training in the iconic phoenix park camogie pitches, with a burning desire to represent Dublin at Senior level. Fittingly, Laura made her senior Dublin debut against Kilkenny in the championship at the age of 16 in her own club grounds. She has impressed at Senior inter-county level and progressed through the ranks to become one of the most skillful and fearless defenders in the game. She has been the co-captain of the Dublin camogie senior team for the last two years, and guided her team to their first All-Ireland Semi-Final appearance in 27 years in 2017. The ultimate dream of winning the O’Duffy Cup is getting closer as Dublin camogie is making serious strides in the last few years.
Camogie is a family affair in the Twomey household, as both of Laura’s younger sisters, Miriam and Ailbhe, play alongside her on their club team. Miriam is also a longstanding member of the Dublin senior camogie team. Dublin had a ferocious half back line in this year’s championship campaign, with Laura lining out at centre back (6) and her sister right beside her at wing back (7).
Laura captained Dublin City University’s camogie team to their historic All-Ireland success in 2012, winning the Purcell Championship for the first time ever. Her performances during this tournament earned her a college All-Star award.
Laura’s passion for physical activity and sport has been central to playing and coaching camogie over the last decade and she is a keen advocate of women and girls in sport.