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New Irish Record for Laois swimmer in 100 meters Butterfly event at Tokyo Olympics

A Laois swimmer has swam a new Irish Record in an event at the Tokyo Olympics this afternoon. Portarlington’s Shane Ryan went in the heats of the 100 metre Butterfly event. This is not Shane’s main event as he was unfortunately forced to withdraw from the backstroke last week due to injury. But swimming in…


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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.