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Four Laois businesses step forward to sponsor Portlaoise College’s sports teams

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Following a recent drive, Portlaoise College have secured sponsorship for jerseys for their volleyball, camogie, basketball and soccer teams.

Local businesses of Allbooks, Shaws, Thomas Carroll Electrical and Suirside Engineering were delighted to come on board.

Andrew Shaw of Shaws said: “The academic progress of the school is among the most impressive in the country.

“This is complemented by excellent extra-curricular programmes that provide broad, healthy and creative development for all students and Shaws is delighted to be a supporter of Portlaoise College.”

Thomas Carroll said: “I am particularly pleased to sponsor Camogie at secondary school level for the first time.

“I am an admirer of the set up at Portlaoise College and the standards achieved. It is a school going places.”

Principal Noel Daly said: “At Portlaoise College, we pride ourselves on both the promotion of sports and physical activity as part of the student experience, the outstanding performances of our teams and the sporting expertise of our teaching staff underpins sport at Portlaoise College.

“We have already had All-Ireland success before Christmas in our boys and girls volleyball and this success was mirrored in our girls’ basketball team who captured a Midlands title two weeks ago.

“We look forward to a busy year of sport at the school”.

Representing their businesses in the photo are Thomas Carroll (Carroll Electricians), Danny Marks (Suirside), and Colm O’Hara (Allbooks).

Representing the students of Portlaoise College were Aoibheann O’Sullivan, Lucy Grace, Aishat Shitta and Danny Rooney.

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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.