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Silverware on display in Portlaoise college as seven teachers win various championships

Portlaoise College teachers brought chemistry from the classroom to the pitch as an unprecedented seven teachers from the school won various county and all Ireland silverware recently.

Darren Maher was an integral part of the Clough-Ballacolla side who won their third straight Laois senior hurling championship.

Maher was subsequently named the Laois Senior hurler of the year and will be granted that award on Friday evening.

Portarlington’s Colm Murphy was also on the Portarlington team that claimed three Senior football titles in a row.

He will be hoping for further success this weekend when they play Kilmacud Crokes of Dublin in the Leinster semi final in Croke Park.

Gary Roe was in defence for The Heath as they claimed Intermediate glory while Paul Scally was on the Ballycommon team that won the equivalent competition in Offaly.

It wasn’t just the male members of staff who have excelled – as the females were just as successful.

Ballyroan’s Clodagh Dunne was corner back on the Laois Ladies team that claimed All Ireland Intermediate glory.

Fiona Kelly was on the Park-Ratheniska side that won the Ladies Intermediate title while Grainne Hyland’s St. Brigids were Laois Intermediate camogie champions.

Principal Noel Daly said: “I know when it comes to classroom teaching and learning, we have an exceptionally talented squad of teachers at Portlaoise College, where they work tirelessly to provide the best education for our students.

“I’m delighted to see so many of them compliment their talents in the classroom with on the pitch where they have achieved great success with their club and county teams.”

SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Two Laois officials recognised at National GAA Referee’s Awards in Croke Park

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