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Five Laois women selected on Ireland U-20 basketball squad for European Challenge

The Portlaoise Panthers team celebrate with the cup after after the Hula Hoops U18 Women’s National Cup Final in January 2020

Ireland U-20’s women’s head coach Martin Conroy has named his 18-person squad for the FIBA European Challenge 2021 – and five Portlaoise Panthers players have been selected. Conroy, who is also from Portlaoise, is currently preparing the team to take on Europe’s best in ‘A’ division basketball. The U-20 women returned to training last weekend,…


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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.