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Laois trainer scores winner on final day of horse racing for the foreseeable future

Trainer Billy Lanigan

For sports enthusiasts – this is unquestionably the strangest period in their lives. There is no live sport virtually anywhere in the entire world – outside of the Nicaraguan soccer league and a virtual FIFA 20 online tournament. But up until yesterday, horse racing was continuing in Ireland amid the Coronavirus outbreak – albeit it…


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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.