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Laois secondary school student scoops national sports journalism award

A Portlaoise CBS Transition Year student has won a national award for journalism. David ‘Dee’ O’Brien, from The Heath, has won the GAA Future Leaders National Award for Sports Journalism for a piece of commentary he recorded on a hurling game from 2016. The “Future Leaders Transition Year Programme” is a joint initiative from the…


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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.