Laois County Council was a hive of activity recently as the incredible Zach Tuohy received a Civic Reception.
The Portlaoise man was joined by members of his family and friends to receive the highest honour in the county.
This is the second time that Zach has been showered in praise as Portlaoise GAA previously hosted a ‘welcome home’ event.
The Geelong Cats player was part of the team that won the AFL Grand Final at the end of September.
He became just the second Irish player to lift the title and it caps what has been a remarkable career Down Under thus far.
Thirteen years after he left Ireland to take up a rookie contract and 15 years after he was first spotted by scouts, Tuohy landed the biggest prize in the game, and is a genuine star in Australia.
Geelong were massive 133-52 winners in a one-sided final played in front of over 100,000 spectators in the famed MCG stadium.
It was their first final success since 2011 and only their ninth overall.
Photographer Michael Scully was there on the night.
Check out some great images below:
Angela and Edward Whyte and Michael Hooban, Cathy Colohan, John Cleary, Margaret Gillen and Joe Hooban Photo: Michael Scully
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