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Stradbally 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 last year.
We are live blogging from O'Moore Park tonight

LIVE BLOG: Senior Hurling Championship Borris-Kilcotton v Ballinakill Gaels

The senior hurling championship is upon us with the first of four games taking place tonight. Reigning county champions Borris-Kilcotton begin the defence of their...
Dunamase College is set to open its doors to students this September and has secured temporary accommodation

Temporary accommodation approved for new Portlaoise school

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has confirmed that temporary accommodation for the new secondary school in Portlaoise has been approved. Dunamase College, the new secondary...
Here is our list of eight young senior hurlers to look out for this weekend

Eight young players to look out for in Senior hurling championship

The most important competition in club hurling in Laois gets underway this weekend as the Senior A hurling championship begins. There are four games to...

Deaths in Laois – Friday, July 21, 2017

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a ainm. Phil O'Keeffe 'Ardmóna', Cork Rd, Portlaoise, Laois Peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving...
Sat Nav error causing motorists to take 7km detour

Sat Nav error causing Laois motorists to take 7km unnecessary detour

A Sat Nav error is causing motorists in Laois to take an unnecessary detour, a Municipal District meeting has heard. Cllr James Kelly has requested...

Winger Mulhall signs for Drogheda United

Drogheda United have announced the signing of former Portlaoise forward Chris Mulhall. It comes just days after the winger announced that he was leaving Limeric...
The draw for the Leinster club championships has been made

Draws made for Leinster Club Championships

The draws have been made for the Leinster club hurling and football championships. In the football, Laois's senior champions will take on the Offaly champions...
Dumping in Laois has become an epidemic one Cllr has claimed

The dumping epidemic in Laois ‘is a disgrace’

A County Councillor has told a Municipal district meting that there is a dumping epidemic in Laois and he labelled it a 'disgrace'. Brendan Phelan...
The signing of the contracts for Knockbeg College rebuild

€10m rebuild of Knockbeg College ’20 years in the making’

The principal of Knockbeg College says that the renovation of the school is '20 years in the making'. Mike Carew made the comment as the...
More from Monday nights County Board meeting

Laois GAA executive put concerns over players drinking to manager

Laois County Board chairman Gerry Kavanagh revealed that the County Executive put rumours they had heard over members of the Laois senior football team...

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