The efforts of the manager of the Portlaoise Panthers’ Women’s team have been recognised by Basketball Ireland.
Peter Duignan was announced as Manager of the Month for the Southern Conference of Division 1.
The Women sit second in Division and enjoyed a very good month in the league.
They defeated Fabplus North West 62-44 and Phoenix Rockets by 93-78.
The Panthers lost out narrowly away to leaders Maree, 65-60, in between those wins but they are still well placed for a promotion push this season.
The Panthers will hope to keep their good form going in their last game before Christmas which sees them take on Limerick Celtics on December 15 in St Mary’s Hall.
Peter Duignan is also a teacher in St Mary’s CBS in Portlaoise where he is involved with their football and basketball teams.
He guided their senior basketballers to Midlands glory against neighbours Colaiste Iosagain of Portarlington recently.