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Gold for Laois man at World Handball Championships

Portlaoise man Paddy Donovan became the Men’s 50+ World Handball Singles champion yesterday in America. The Monavea Handball Club man claimed glory after a gripping 11-8 tie-breaker victory in the final. Donovan took on fellow Irish man Tómas Donegan of Limerick in the decider. The finals as currently being played at the University of Minnesota…

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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.