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Details confirmed for homecoming of Portlaoise Paralympian medalists O’Reilly

Laois’s two Paralympic medalists are set to return home to Ireland tomorrow following their fantastic successes in Tokyo.

Portarlington’s Nicole Turner will come home from Japan with a silver medal after she was victorious in the Butterfly.

While handcyclist Gary O’Reilly, competing in his first ever Paralympics, brings home a bronze medal.

Details were released for Nicole Turner’s homecoming and now plans for Portlaoise’s O’Reilly are confirmed.

Gary O’Reilly’s homecoming will also be on Wednesday September 8 at 7pm.

A spokesperon said: “We would love to line the Borris Road with people.

“Gary will drive by shortly after 7pm and then land back at the house (35 Borris Little).

“As access to the road may be restricted and parking is limited it would be best to park at St Mary’s, the Church, Swimming pool etc or any other public parking and make your way to the road by foot.

“If you could all work your magic again and share this into as many group chats etc like before so that we can get the turnout for Gary that he deserves.”

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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.