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Meet horse racing’s newest female star – and she’s from Laois!

There were joyous scenes in Fairyhouse yesterday as a young Laois jockey steered home her first winner in just her third ever race. Julie McDonald, who hails from Spink, was on board Miss Louise in the first division of the 45-65 mile and a half handicap. In the year of Rachel Blackmore’s stunning Cheltenham success…


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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.