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From world championships to an All-Ireland semi-final in 24 hours

Imagine stepping off the plane from Greece after competing in the ISF basketball world championships at night to head onto a field to play...

Scoil Chriost Ri competing well in third appearance at World School basketball Championships

Scoil Chríost Rí competed a remarkable feat last year as they qualified to represent Ireland in the International Schools Basketball World championships in Greece 2019. This is...

Portlaoise Panthers ready to rock with ‘The Voice’ of Laois

It's the Portlaoise Panthers basketball club main fundraiser of the year and they look set to bring down the roof of the Midlands Park...

Knockbeg 2nd Year basketballers reach All-Ireland final as First Years bid for same

2019 has been a remarkable year for Knockbeg College on the sporting fields and that success continued yesterday on the basketball court. Knockbeg's 2nd Years...

Portlaoise Panthers trio receive Basketball All-Stars awards

Three Portlaoise Panthers basketballers have been announced as All-Stars for the 2018/2019 season. Claire Melia and Jamie Sherburne have been named on teams along with...

Brilliant Byrne sisters speak about basketball world championships and balancing intercounty sports

There is arguably not a busier pair of siblings in Laois than the Byrne sisters. The Portlaoise teenagers are a triple threat in basketball, football...

PROFILED: The Laois teenagers representing Ireland in the world basketball championships

Scoil Chríost Rí competed a remarkable feat last year as they qualified to represent Ireland in the International Schools Basketball World championships in Greece 2019. This is...

Laois man Martin receives Basketball Coach of the Month award

A Laois man has been chosen as the a basketball Coach for Month for March. Portlaoise native Martin Conroy was selected as Basketball Ireland Men's...

Clonaslee College edge out victory in Division A regional final

Scoil Chríost Rí and Clonaslee College battled it out for the Division A Regional Final trophy last Friday in St Mary's Hall, Portlaoise, with...

Disappointment for Panthers and Portlaoise ladies rugby

There was disappointment for both the ladies of Portlaoise Panthers basketball and Portlaoise rugby as they went down in their respective games today. The Portlaoise...

Laois man jets off to take part in the Special Olympics

There were exciting scenes at Dublin Airport yesterday as 91 athletes from right across Ireland, including basketball player Keith Murphy from Laois, got set...

Success for Midlands Ladies in first ever Masters basketball tournament

The Midlands Ladies Masters Basketball Team travelled to Kilkenny on Saturday to compete in their first ever Masters tournament. Nerves were at an all time...

Huge day for local Midlands Ladies Masters basketball team as they begin new campaign

All roads are heading to Kilkenny this weekend for the first ever Midland Ladies Masters basketball team who will be participating in the opening...

Scoil Chriost Ri Through to All Ireland Basketball Final

Scoil Chriost Ri are through to their first ever Senior A Basketball Final having come through the Quarter and Semi-Final on Wednesday February 27...

Portlaoise basketballers set sights firmly on All-Ireland trail

Basketball is continuing is grow on an upward curve for Scoil Chríost Rí Portlaoise and coach Pat Critchley hopes this momentum continues as their senior...

All-Ireland bronze for Portlaoise CBS U-19 basketballers

Portlaoise CBS U-19 basketball team came away from the National Stadium in Tallaght as All-Ireland U-19 'A' League bronze medalists yesterday. The side, coached by...

Mountmellick CS basketballers bow out to Dublin side in U16 Leinster final

Mountmellick CS 25 Kishoge Community College 45 Boys U-16 Leinster Basketball Final Mountmellick Community School's U16 boys team came up just short of a Leinster basketball...

Scoil Chriost Rí to represent Ireland in world basketball championships – but they need...

Scoil Chríost Rí competed a remarkable feat last year as they qualified to represent Ireland in the International Schools Basketball World championships in Greece...

National Cup final heartbreak for Portlaoise Panther’s U-20 Women

Portlaoise Panthers 52 DCU Mercy 62 Hula Hoops U-20 Women's Cup Final A Rachel Huijsdens inspired DCU Mercy claimed back-to-back National U-20 Women's Cup titles in Tallaght...

Marvellous Mountmellick make it through to Leinster basketball final

Mountmellick CS 31 Castleblayney 25 Boys U-16 Leinster Basketball Semi Final After a string of hard-earned wins, the U16 Mountmellick Community School boys team are deservedly...

My Club and I: Portlaoise Panthers U-20 captain Claire Melia going for the National...

Claire Melia is a name known in all basketball circles throughout Ireland. The Portlaoise Panthers U-20 captain worked for a lifetime's worth of achievements, including...

Mountmellick Community School just edged out in quest to reach All-Irelands

Mountmellick Community School 34 Colaiste Na hlnse 37 Boys U-19 Leinster Basketball Semi Final There was heartbreak for Mountmellick Community School U-19 Boys basketballers last week as...

PROFILED: The Portlaoise Panthers U20 Womens squad aiming for National League victory

History has been made in Portlaoise Panthers basketball club as they are in their first ever National Cup final. This weekend sees the top, elite...

Portlaoise Panthers U-20 National Cup final fixture confirmed

Just a couple of days after the Portlaoise Panthers U-20 Women's team qualified for the National Cup final, the date and venue for the...

In Pictures: Some class Sportsfile pictures from Portlaoise Panthers’ National Cup weekend

The showpiece weekend on the basketball calendar took place over the last few days in Tralee. Laois club Portlaoise Panthers had an unprecedented four teams...

Portlaoise Panthers coach shares his elation at being in U-20 Women’s Nation Cup final

'Phenomenal', 'amazing', 'unbelievable'. These were just some of the words used by Portlaoise Panthers U20 Women's coach Jack Dooley to describe being in a National...

Star-studded Belfast too strong for brave Portlaoise Panthers U-18 Men

Portlaoise Panthers 71 Belfast Star 81 Hula Hoops U-18 National Cup Semi Final The curtain came down on the National Cup weekend for Portlaoise Panthers in...

Scarbrough inspired Elks end Portlaoise Panthers Women’s Cup journey

Portlaoise Panthers 50 Ulster University Elks 71 Hula Hoops Women’s Division 1 Cup Semi Final Portlaoise Panthers Women's National Cup dreams were dashed this evening by...

Second quarter costs Panthers U-20s as National Cup dream ends

Portlaoise Panthers 62 Dublin Lions 67 Hula Hoops Under 20 Men's Cup Semi Final A poor second quarter showing cost Portlaoise Panthers U-20s dearly as their...

Powerful Panthers U20 women push through to National Cup final

Portlaoise Panthers 74 Liffey Celtics 66 Hula Hoops Under 20 Women What an achievement for Portlaoise Panthers and this group of players. This was a nail-biting, exhilarating game...
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