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Laois man selected for U-17 Irish basketball team

Portlaoise basketballer Rian O Connell has been selected to represent Ireland in U-17 basketball once more. His Portlaoise Panthers coach John Fennelly gave Rian high...
Portlaoise Panthers players, from left, Stephanie Poland, Tim Stewart and Stephanie Schmid pictured at the official launch of the Basketball Ireland season 2017/18

Brilliant win on the road for Portlaoise Panthers men but defeat for women

There were mixed fortunes for the two Portlaoise teams in the men's and women's National Basketball League. Portlaoise Panthers men's team made the journey to...
Brilliant wins for Portlaoise teams at the weekend

Disappointment in double-header for Portlaoise Panthers

Portlaoise Panthers 52 Pyrobel Killester 63 Women’s National Super League The Portlaoise Ladies had a tough game against second place side in the leaderboard Killester. They started the...
Congratulations to Claire Melia on her selection

Defeat for Scoil Chriost Ri in All Ireland basketball Semi Final

Scoil Chriost Ri senior A basketball team bowed out of the All-Ireland Championship when they were beaten by Colaiste Chiarain Leixlip in the semi...
Portlaoise Panthers suffered a second defeat at the weekend

Panther’s men fall to heavy defeat to complete double disappointment for the Portlaoise club

Men's National League Division One Portlaoise 60 Neptune 101 Portlaoise Panther's are still sitting bottom of Division 1A following a disappointing display against high-flying Neptune. It...

Disappointing night for Panther women as they lose against UCC Glanmire

Womens National Super League Portlaoise Panthers 52 UCC Glanmire 87 The Portlaoise Panthers' women side have been performing well of late with their recent win against WIT...
The Heywood CS basketball team

WATCH: Heywood CS reach All-Ireland basketball final

Heywood Community School 38 Dundalk 26 All Ireland Cadet Semi Final Heywood Community School have reached the All-Ireland Cadet basketball final following a stunning victory over...
Jack Scully with The Portlaoise Panthers Division 2 team that beat Clonaslee in the Top 4 final last year

My Club and I: Jack Scully (Portlaoise Panthers)

This week's My Club and I segment turns to basketball. Saturday evening sees a double header of action in St Mary's Hall as Portlaoise Panthers...

In Pictures: Scoil Chríost Rí storm to U-16 All-Ireland basketball glory

Scoil Chriost Ri 68 Crescent Comprehensive 36 Subway All-Ireland U-16 School Girls Basketball Final Scoil Chríost Ri were at their ease today in the All-Ireland U-16...

Portlaoise Panthers move clear of bottom two with win over the weekend

WIT Wildcats 71 Portlaoise Panthers 74 Basketball - Women's National Super League The Portlaoise Panthers women team recorded a good win away to WIT Wildcats on Saturday...

Coláiste Íosagáin march on to All-Ireland Basketball semi-final

CBS Tralee 39 Coláiste Íosagáin 35 Coláiste Íosagáin 49 Coláiste Eanna 41 Coláiste Íosagáin 55 Virginia College 28 U-16 All-Ireland 'A' Basketball playoffs It was a winning week...

Keep up to date with all Sunday’s local sports results

There was no GAA on the second weekend of the year but there were plenty of other sporting events to keep us going. We had...

Mountmellick basketball star on making a new life in Alabama

Mountmellick student James Gormley made the big move to America to pursue his dreams in a career in basketball in 2017 - and the...

Three Panthers players included in the Ireland U-16 girls squad

The Portlaoise Panthers' conveyor belt of talent keeps on rolling as three of the U-16 girls teams have been named in the latest Ireland...
We look at the talking points ahead of tonight's big game

Seven Talking Points from the weekend’s sporting action

The first weekend of 2018 brought sporting action in a number of different fields. We had GAA, soccer, basketball and rugby with a mix of...

All of this weekend’s sports results

There was action across a range of sports this weekend with games down for decision in local soccer, basketball, rugby competitions as well as...

Panthers prepare for weekend of National Cup action

Portlaoise Panthers will have not one, but two teams in the National Cup semi-finals in University College Cork this weekend. The begin their National Cup...

Scoil Chríost Rí blaze their way into All-Ireland final

Scoil Chríost Rí 70 Ballyshannon 21 U-16 Basketball All-Ireland Semi-Final  There was no stopping Scoil Chríost Rí today as they recorded an overwhelming victory over Ballyshannon...
Portlaoise Panthers new signing Tim Stewart is raring to go

Stewart the hero as Portlaoise Panthers win twice in two days

There was no stopping the Portlaoise Panthers men's side this week as they recorded stunning victories over Paris Texas Kilkenny and Ulster Elks. They managed...

Panthers lose out to strong Dublin side

Portlaoise Panthers 51 Courtyard Liffey Celtics 85 Women’s Super League It was a tough match for the Portlaoise Panthers Ladies in Dublin who faced a top...

In Pictures: Coláiste Íosagáin take home U-16 regional ‘A’ basketball trophy

Coláiste Íosagáin took home the regional 'A' basketball trophy yesterday with a stunning victory over Pipers Hill College, Naas on a scoreline of 53-30...

All of this week’s sports fixtures as 2017 draws to a close

After widespread cancellations at the weekend due to the weather, the local sporting action should resume this Saturday and Sunday. There is a reduced soccer...

Panthers lose out to Ballincollig for a second time this week

Portlaoise Panthers 95 Ballincollig 67 Basketball – Men’s National League Division 1 Portlaoise Panthers faced a second agonising loss to Ballincollig this week as they made...
The Portlaoise CBS team who won the Midlands Basketball final

In Pictures: Midlands basketball glory for Portlaoise CBS

St Mary's CBS Portlaoise 73 Colaiste Choilm Tullamore 59 Midlands Schools Senior 'A' Basketball Final St Mary's CBS Portlaoise are into the All-Ireland quarter final of...

Agony for Panthers as Finals Weekend hopes slip away

Hopes of Portlaoise Panthers reaching the Hula Hoops Cup finals weekend in both the mens and womens were dashed today as both sides lost...
Congratulations to Claire Melia on her selection

Kestrels basketballers receive University of Limerick scholarships

Two young basketballers from the Kestrels club in Portarlington have received University of Limerick scholarships. Aaron Whelan and Dylan Dunne of Kestrels Basketball Club were...

Panthers win in their clash with the Titans

Portlaoise Panthers 96 Titans Galway 79 Basketball – Men’s National League Division 1 There was double success in the double header at St Mary's Hall tonight...

Portlaoise Panthers Ladies see off NUIG

Portlaoise Panthers 71 NUIG 52 Basketball – Women’s Super League The Portlaoise Panthers ladies recovered from defeat against DCU Mercy last week with an impressive win...
The Na Fianna Og team which played in the U-21 B final

Seven Talking points from the weekend’s sporting action

As we edge ever closer to Christmas, the sport action on a domestic front begins to slow down. This weekend saw the conclusion of the...
Congratulations to Claire Melia on her selection

Long road trip worth it as Portlaoise Panthers win in Donegal

LYIT Donegal 82 Portlaoise Panthers 88 Basketball - Men's National League Division 1 It's a long journey to Donegal from Portlaoise but it was made that...
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