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Jack Nolan is well-known GAA pundit having reported and commentated on games since 1972. This year he is celebrating 35 years in business in Portlaoise starting out with a small shoe repair shop and progressing to become the first locksmith in the county. He was recently elected Chairman of the Irish Locksmiths Organisation.

Jack Nolan: A win in Wicklow but plenty of room for improvement

Aughrim produced a dramatic game again but after a squeeky and nailbiting finish Laois this time survived After many long intakes of breath the final...

Jack Nolan: Football in the county has never been so low

A whopping 14-point defeat at the end of an excruciating performance was hard to take and even harder to watch. It was no wonder...

Jack Nolan: Now, more than ever, hurling in Laois must get greater support from...

One could only feel for the Laois hurlers at the end of the game as they trooped off the park beaten by 14 points...

Jack Nolan: What a refreshing display with so much to admire

A refreshing first round victory, for a change, was more than welcome and coming just a few weeks after relegation to the bottom tier...

Jack Nolan: Laois hurlers get the job done – now for the next challenge

The sense of relief when the final whistle blew in Austin Stacks Park among Laois supporters, management and team was palpable. This victory was...

Jack Nolan: What a satisfying weekend for Laois hurling

How satisfying to sit down first thing Monday and write about a double Laois hurling success after a hugely satisfying weekend. Our minors and seniors...

Jack Nolan: Minor hurlers deliver in style

What a refreshing performance and victory by Laois minor hurlers on Saturday as they comprehensively defeated the old enemy Offaly in the opening round...

Jack Nolan: We are where we are because nobody seems to care

The unimaginable happened at the weekend as Laois footballers plummeted to the basement of Gaelic football in Ireland for the first time in 50...

Jack Nolan: Don’t sit at home complaining – get out and support our county...

That was a rather pleasing weekend as a Laois supporter as both the footballers and hurlers rose to the challenge and brought back a...
Laois took on Longford in O'Moore Park tonight

Jack Nolan: Laois football has now reached an all-time low

Let’s call a spade a spade Laois football has hit an all-time low. It saddens me to say this but on the evidence of the...

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