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Portlaoise teenage swimmer stars in European Youth Olympics

Seán Scannell got three new PBs at the event

Seán Scannell from Portlaoise was the only Irish swimmer to reach a final at the European Youth Olympic Festival last week. The 15-year-old was chosen as part of a team of 12 swimmers to compete for Ireland at the competition in Hungary. He swam in three different events over the week and recorded new personal best…

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.