ATHLETICS: Congratulations to Avril Deegan who is enjoying a very successful cross country season. On the 25th of November in the National senior cross country in Abbotstown, Avril was part of the Laois Senior Ladies team who won bronze medals. Again on the 15th of December, Avril claimed an individual silver medal in the All Ireland senior novice race in Navan finishing just behind fellow Laois athlete Cheryl Nolan. In this event Laois ladies claimed a gold team medal with four Laois athletes finishing in the top ten. What an amazing achievement for Laois ladies athletics who were thirty-seven points clear of their nearest opponents, Westmeath. As a result of an outstanding cross county season Avril has been selected to represent Ireland on the Irish Under 23 team who will compete in the Celtic cross country International in County Down in January 2019. Well done to Avril and we wish her every continued success on the field.