avril-deeganLocal girl, Avril Deegan (Pictured bottom left) ran in the Bahrain marathon relay as part of an Irish ladies team made up of 7 Laois athletes and 1 British athlete running under the Nuparc Wellness Group led by coaches Ian and Teresa Wilson. The team competing against 175 other teams and overcoming extremely hot and humid conditions to come sixth overall and received gold as the First Ladies team home. A wonderful experience and great achievement for all involved. Avril has enjoyed great success in recent weeks winning gold in the Laois U17, U18 and Junior competitions going on to win gold in the Leinster U17 and silver in the Leinster U18. Wishing Avril every success in the all Ireland events on the 23rd of November in Dundalk and on the 7th December in Santry, Dublin.