There’s no doubt Stradbally GAA club have enjoyed the winter since winning an historic Laois SFC final last October.
Last night in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel
they celebrated in style at their Dinner Dance when they presented the championship and Kelly Cup medals and honoured Colm Begley and Eoin Buggie as player of the year and young player of the year.
Our columnist Jack Nolan was MC on the night and he was joined on the stage by a host of colourful characters from the Little Town.
They also honoured their championship-winning team from 1997 as action from that win from 20 years ago was played on the big screen.
Almost 400 people attended the function with live music from Transmitter keeping everyone on the dancefloor into the small hours of the night.