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In Pictures: Portlaoise Panthers swap the basketball shorts for glitz and glamour on awards night

The Portlaoise Panthers Basketball Club have recorded another extremely successful year and marked this in style at their annual awards nights in the Midlands Park Hotel last Friday night.

In addition to individual player awards, they also made their first induction into the Hall of Fame.

Laois sporting icon and All-Star Pat Critchley was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his work in the club.

Players, management, friends, supporters and family members gathered in attendence on what was a remarkable night for Portlaoise Panthers.

The club also awarded their Club Person of the Year and Club Supporter of the Year.

Portlaoise Panthers award winners

U18 Ladies: Ciara Byrne
U18 Mens: Gary Morrissey
Ladies Black: Sarah Fallon
Ladies Green: Claire Melia
Mens White: Rody McEvoy
Mens Green: James Gormley
Mens Black: Mantas Vilimas
Ladies Nl: Jamie Sherburne
Mens Nl: Mike Pierre
Club Person: Niall Davis
Club Supporter: Michelle Harrington
Coach Of Year: Shane O’Neill

Hall Of Fame: Pat Critchley

On addition note, the Portlaoise Panthers AGM takes place tomorrow evening, Thursday May 30 at 7pm in St Mary’s Hall.

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