The Falcons’ all-time leading scorer with 1,122 points, Bryant is one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history, ranking eighth in career field goal percentage (86.222 percent). His return appears to have the blessing of Falcons team owner Arthur Blank. NFL free agent Ryan Russell reveals he’s bisexual in letter he calls ‘my truth’ Matt Bryant is apparently getting another shot with the Atlanta Falcons.The 44-year-old kicker, who spent 10 years with the team before being released this offseason, will reportedly have a tryout with the Falcons Friday, according to CNN’s Coy Wire, a former Atlanta teammate of Bryant. The Falcons aren’t happy with the two kickers they have in camp, Giorgio Tavecchio and Blair Walsh. Tavecchio, who was a perfect 5-of-5 in field goal attempts in three games last season with Atlanta while Bryant was out injured, has struggled in the preseason. He’s 4-of-8 on field goal attempts.Last weekend, the Falcons signed Walsh, who hasn’t kicked in the NFL since he played for the Seahawks in 2017. He has likewise struggled, leading to speculation Bryant might get a chance for an encore. Related News “If you don’t have good memories of Matt Bryant, then there’s something wrong with you,” Blank told ESPN Wednesday. “The guy has won a lot of games for us and, under intense pressure, has always performed very well.’’Can Bryant still get the job done? The Falcons must think so, otherwise he wouldn’t get a tryout. He still has range — he booted a 57-yarder a year ago — and he missed only one of his 21 attempts last season.
- Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Deaths Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Twitter Rugby Facebook Twitter Previous articleIn Pictures: All the style at the Mini Farmer Tractor run in Killeen and BarrowhouseNext articleIn Pictures: Ever-popular Gordon Bennett Rally a huge success again Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. TAGSDeaths in Laois Facebook Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Community Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Jimmy TobinChurch Rd., The Glebe, Stradbally, LaoisJimmy Tobin, Church Road, 4 The Glebe, Stradbally, Co Laois, and formerly 1 Shannon Tce, Kilmainham, Dublin 8. Suddenly at his home. Predeceased by his dear mother Lily. Lovingly remembered by his heartbroken wife Maura, dad Bill, brothers Liam and Noel, sisters Mary and Sharon, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.Reposing at his home this Saturday from 3pm with recital of the Rosary on Tuesday evening at 8pm. Removal on Wednesday, 6th June, to The Sacred Heart Church, Stradbally for 12 noon Funeral Mass. Cremation afterwards in Glasnevin Crematorium.Katherine Fennelly (neé Purcell)Derrynaserra, Coolrain, Co.LaoisDied 1st June 2018 at St. Vincent’s Hospital Mountmellick, surrounded by her loving family, predeceased by her husband Canice, sadly missed by her daughters Josephine, Mary, Veronica and Bernadette, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, sons-in-law, extended family, neighbours and friends.Reposing at the residence of Josephine and Kieran (Derrynaserra) from 5 o’clock on Saturday evening, with Rosary at 9 o’clock. Removal on Sunday morning to St. Fergal’s Church Camross, for Funeral Mass at 11 o’clock, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.No flowers please, donations if desired to St. Mary’s Unit, St. Vincent’s Hospital Mountmellick.Molly McEvoy (née Delaney)Coolaghy, Portarlington, LaoisPeacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Loving wife of the late Jim and dear sister of the late Ned. Deeply regretted by her loving sons John, Jimmy, Kieran and Michael, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sisters in-laws brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Rest In Peace. Reposing at her residence on Wednesday from 6pm with Rosary at 9pm. Reposing at her residence on Thursday with Removal at 6:50pm arriving St Paul’s Church, Emo at 7:30pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Anne Austin (née Corcoran)Hillview Drive, Portlaoise, LaoisAustin (nee Corcoran) Hillview Drive, Portlaoise and late of Ballyroan. Anne, predeceased by her husband Tom and son Stuart. Deeply regretted by her loving son Stephen, daughter Niamh, brother Jim, sister Patricia, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace.Reposing at Keegans Funeral Home. Removal on Wednesday to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s church for 12 noon requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.Kathleen Bergin (née Kavanagh)Boley, Abbeyleix, LaoisPeacefully in the care of the staff of Portlaoise Hospital. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Liam, sons Seamus, Joseph and Liam, daughters Martina, Laura and Edel, brothers Pad-Joe and Michael, sisters Marie and Noreen, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at her residence from 4pm. on Tuesday with Rosary at 9 pm. Removal on Wednesday to St. Brigid’s Church, Shanahoe for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Shanahoe Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to MS Society.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Monday, June 4, 2018 Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 5th June 2018 WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad
- Laois group triumph at Garda National Youth Awards 2020
Pinterest Previous articleBoost for residents of one Laois nursing home as Covid-proof visiting booth installedNext articleIn Pictures: Mountrath Christmas Market goes down a treat Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook Council Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 15th December 2020 Electric Picnic WhatsApp TAGSGarda Youth AwardsGirlTalkYouth Work Ireland Laois Facebook Pictured at their base in JFL House, Portlaoise are Elaine Boyle,Clive Davis and two of the GirlTalk group Annalee Dowling and Saoirse Culleton An Garda Síochána acknowledged over 180 young people who have made their community a better place to live today.30 Garda National Youth Awards for 2020 are being presented to over 180 outstanding young people throughout the country at a local presentation in their respective areas.Awards are been given to young people for doing such things as cleaning beaches, raising outstanding amounts of money for worthy causes and raising awareness on issues such as mental health. Twitter And among them is a Laois group GirlTalk who were among seven winners in the Community Safety Award category.GirlTalk is a group of young women in Youth Work Ireland ranging in age from 15 to 20 years from all across Laois.The girls, which were represented by Annalee Dowling and Saoirse Culleton, were anxious to form a group that gave a safe space where girls from diverse backgrounds and minority status, such as young travellers, first generation Irish and members of LGBTI+ community, could have an empowering, supportive and encouraging space to develop skills, confidence and self-esteem whilst also having a safe space to discuss issues and topics relevant to their lives and times.Taking a proactive stance, the girls of the group ran in the women’s mini marathon and magnanimously donated some of their funds to other charities whom they felt need support.The group is currently working on a health and identity programme which will support themselves in their own self-development but will also reach out and empower other young women.All of the award winners are excellent examples of young people who give up their free time to help and support others.This is an especially strong message for all us at a time when we all individually and collectively across all age groups have to continue to work together to reduce the spread of Covid-19.This year, the Garda National Youth Award ceremony was postponed due to the coivd-19 pandemic.An Garda Síochána sought to still acknowledge all of the awards winners by hosting small local awards presentations and an online ceremony with the Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, Acting Deputy Commissioner Anne Marie McMahon, Minister for Justice Helen McEntee, and football legend Mr Bernard Brogan.The online ceremony took place on October 29 which is being followed by local presentations over the next number of days.Speaking at the online ceremony, Commissioner Harris welcomed everyone, congratulated them on their achievements and explained how unfortunately plans to acknowledge their great work at a presentation in Port Laois could not take place this year.He said: “Obviously we would have all liked to gather as a community to celebrate your achievements but due to Covid-19 we are unable to do so.“We in An Garda Síochána still wanted to gather everyone just as a simply way of acknowledging the outstanding work that you have all done to make your community a better place to live.“The Garda National Youth Awards showcases the positive contribution you are all making in your communities. From An Garda Síochána’s point of view, the awards at national and divisional level are a great way for us to develop strong relationships with you and community groups in your area.“I hope that you are proud of your achievements. The work you are all doing in your local communities is fantastic and we in An Garda Síochána wanted to let you all know that you have our gratitude.“Since the pandemic began, young people have made an outstanding contribution to the countries efforts in stopping the spread of Covid-19 by doing things like making PPE and assisting those self-isolating.“I’m sure many of you are and your friends are some of this young people contributing and I again want to thank you for your efforts.”SEE ALSO – ELECTED: Laois County Board for 2021 confirmed following online convention Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date WhatsApp Home News Community Laois group triumph at Garda National Youth Awards 2020 NewsCommunity Laois group triumph at Garda National Youth Awards 2020 Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months