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Gold for Laois man at British & Irish International Cross Country

Martin McDonald

A Laois man was crowned champion at the recent British & Irish International Cross Country championships. Congratulations to Martin McDonald, of Ballyroan Abbeyeix & District AC, who led Ireland to victory on Saturday, November 18. The athletes covered a distance of 8km, on a 4 lap course in Gransha Park, county Derry. Gransha Park is known…


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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.