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Portlaoise rugby player selected for Irish U-18s clubs Christmas camp


While most of us will be kicking back and enjoying a mince pie over the Christmas period, one young Portlaoise rugby player will be put through his paces.

William Reilly, who plays for Portlaoise RFC, has been selected for the IRFU U-18s Clubs and Schools rugby team for an upcoming camp.

The camp will take place in St Michael’s College and Clayton Hotel Leopardstown, Dublin from December 28 to 30.

Reilly has been chosen on the clubs selection.

Irish coaches will use the camp to select the Irish team which will compete in the U-19 Six Nations in the new year.

Reilly, who plays at out-half, has had a remarkable 2018 already.

He received the Pat Kelleher Award at the Portlaoise RFC Awards Night back in the summer – crowning him the Young Player of the Year.

He was part of the U-17 team which enjoyed a remarkable season. They reached three finals and won two of them.

Best of luck William!

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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.