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In Pictures: Portlaoise Panthers swap the basketball shorts for glitz and glamour on awards...

The Portlaoise Panthers Basketball Club have recorded another extremely successful year and marked this in style at their annual awards nights in the Midlands...

Scoil Chríost Rí First Years claim All-Ireland basketball silver

Scoil Chríost Rí 1st Year A won five of their six games in UL at the weekend at the All Ireland Championships. They had to...

A dramatic Top 4 weekend comes to a close as Portlaoise Panthers claim three...

It was a busy weekend in St Mary's Hall, Portlaoise as it played host to the Midland Area Basketball Top 4 final from Friday...

In Pictures: All-Ireland basketball glory for Knockbeg College

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

Portlaoise teenager named on Ireland U-18 women’s basketball team for European Championships

Portlaoise Panthers basketballer Ciara Byrne has been chosen on the Ireland FIBA U18 Women’s European Championship squad. The Scoil Chriost Ri student has made the...

Portlaoise Panthers quartet selected to represent Ireland in the World Masters basketball championships

Portlaoise Panthers are certainly making huge strides for themselves on the national and international basketball scene. Fresh from seeing the Scoil Chríost Rí basketball team...

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...
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