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Laois GAA club planning huge event as they celebrate 135 years of history

Portlaoise Laois Junior A Champions 2022 (20)

Portlaoise GAA Club have a huge night of celebration planned to mark the 135th anniversary of the club.

This will take place on Bank Holiday Sunday, February 5, in the Midlands Park Hotel.

Doors open at 7pm and organisers say that lots of treats are lined up for the night.

Some medals will be presented to current champion teams from the club – including the Juniors from 2022.

Ronan Molloy’s charges were too powerful for Barrowhouse in the Junior A decider last October.

In testing conditions in O’Moore Park, they won their ninth junior title and first since 2005, the last time they were at this level.

As well as that, Portlaoise plans to pay respect to some landmark anniversaries of famous wins – such as the All-Ireland winning side of 1982/1983.

Those in attendance will receive a four-course meal followed by music which will be provided by the very popular Smash Hits group.

Afterwards there will be a DJ till late. Tickets are €50 and selling fast.

A spokesperson said: “Everyone that was ever connected to the club, whether as a player, mentor, administrator, supporter, or friend is welcome and encouraged to come along and celebrate a great night amongst friends.”

Anyone who wants to purchase tickets can do so online via this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-135-years-tickets-486862387507.

Alternatively, you can do so by contacting any of the following people who have tickets:

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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.