Laura Twomey (born 16 February 1990) is 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. Her parents, Ger and Niall Twomey, always encouraged her to participate in all types of physical activity as a young girl and her sisters, Miriam and Ailbhe, play alongside her on their club Camogie team.
Laura has proudly represented her club, Naomh Mearnóg, since the age of 8 and progressed through the ranks to become one of the most skillful and fearless defenders in the game. She 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 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. In 2017, she guided the Dublin Senior Camogie Team to their first All-Ireland Semi-Final appearance in 27 years. The ultimate dream of winning the O’Duffy Cup grows closer as Dublin Camogie has made serious strides in the last few years.
Laura’s passion for physical activity and sport has been central to playing and coaching Camogie over the last decade. She led the charge for the Chapter 3 ‘Show Your Skill’ campaign, which saw an incredible response from women and girls in sport throughout Ireland.