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In Pictures: Knockbeg turns orange for mental health awareness

The sun shone brightly of Friday as Knockbeg College turned orange for mental health awareness.

They were just one of a number of secondary schools who took part in a campaign organised by Cycle Against Suicide.

Their #SchoolsGoOrange campaign began in 2017 and proved a roaring success.

Even more secondary schools signed up this time and Knockbeg had two special guests to start the day.

Former Offaly footballer Niall McNamee and Cycle Against Suicide representative Christy Bannon addressed the students.

The school then began their Sports Day with a range of different events taking place over the course of the day.

There were relays, rounders, bubble football matches, cycles, novelty races and volleyball matches.

The day concluded with an awards ceremony held in the study hall.

Here, a signed rugby jersey by former pupil and current Leinster player Tom Daly was raffled and won by Matthew Gleeson.

Our photographer headed over in the middle of the day on Friday and grabbed some of the action:

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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.