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Laois player named in Ireland Women’s rugby squad for upcoming Six Nations

Emma Hooban with her dad Pat at full time after the big win
Emma Hooban with her dad Pat

Ireland Women’s rugby coach Adam Griggs has named a 35-player squad for the upcoming Six Nations championship – and a Laois player is among them. For the first time since 2019, Portlaoise native Emma Hooban has been included in an Ireland panel. The former Portlaoise RFC forward, who plays with Blackrock College and Leinster, has…


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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.