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Huge weekend ahead for Portlaoise Panthers with three home fixtures on the horizon

St. Mary's Hall, Portlaoise. Picture: Alf Harvey.

There is massive weekend of National League Basketball ahead in St Mary’s Hall in Portlaoise.

Portlaoise Panthers Men’s and Women’s teams are set to play three games over a 48 hour period.

Friday night sees Fr Matthews Basketball club come to Portlaoise for the next round of the Men’s National Cup.

Following a nail-biting finish in Cork a few weeks ago, the Portlaoise boys will be keen to turn the tables and secure their spot in the quarter final of the cup.

That game tips off at 8.30pm and an exciting encounter is anticipated.

Saturday night sees a double header in St Mary’s Hall. St Pauls Killarney are the Men’s opposition as they make a swift return to Division 1 League action.

Portlaoise Panthers will be looking to complete a cup and league double over Killarney after their impressive win in Castleisland a few weeks ago and this game is on at 8pm.

While Ulster University are the ladies opposition. This starts at 6pm and as Ulster Uni are unbeaten to date, a cracker is in store.

Meanwhile, Portlaoise Panthers U-20 team are heading south as they take on Killorglin in the U-20 National cup on Saturday.

All games in St Mary’s Hall will be live streamed on the Portlaoise Panthers Facebook page.

Tickets will be available to purchase on the door for each game for anyone who wants to attend.

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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.