Saturday, April 29, 2017

Laois Rose Kate Hyland will be ’emotional’ handing over her crown

Brought to you in association with the Manhattan Mixer and Soho late venue Reigning Laois Rose Kate Hyland is looking forward to the excitement on...

Winners announced of LaoisToday Punchestown competition

The Punchestown festival gets underway tomorrow and here at LaoisToday we were delighted to have two pairs of tickets to give away to Saturday's...
The Portlaoise U-17 hurling team who won the championship in 2000

Remember the Game: 2000 U-17 hurling win for Portlaoise

Portlaoise 4-5 Ballinakill 1-10 U-17 Hurling Championship Final 2000 Seventeen years ago last month, Portlaoise were crowned U-17 champions following a four point win over Ballinakill. Three...

Mark Doheny: 17 lessons learned from playing hurling in Laois

From Castletown and surrounded by Laois hurling has many benefits. The life lessons learned from hurling in Laois are as good an education as...

Moment in Time: Crettyard GAA open new facilities in April 2000

Pitch openings and the like were all the rage at one stage in the GAA. A club would open their new pitch or a stand...

Seven things about Dublin that scare the life out of us

Dublin. The very mention of the place can send a lot of us simple, country, culchie folk into a cold sweat. We can't avoid it....

The Sunday Interview: The retired Portlaoise garda who is now an author of thriller

Behind closed doors in scenic Fisherstown, a scribe toils on action-packed plots that probe the nefarious world inhabited by Detective Superintendent Kate Bowen.  She’s...
St. Fergal's Rathdowney

Remember the Game: 2001 Leinster hurling triumph for St Fergal’s

St Fergal's Rathdowney 1-12  St Rynagh's CC Banagher 3-5 Leinster Vocational Schools' 'A' Hurling Final Replay Sixteen years ago this month, St Fergal's Rathdowney were crowned...
Lyn Moloney (Laois Rose co-ordinator), Emily Miller (LaoisToday.ie0, Kate Hyland (2016 Laois Rose) and Steve Cronley (Commercial Manager, Rose of Tralee) in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel on Sunday evening

Final call for 2017 Laois Rose contestants

The organisers of the 2017 Laois Rose Selection night are issuing a final shout out for girls to enter this year's competition. To enter, please...

20 things you’ll remember if you went to school in Heywood

You're constantly told that your schooldays are the best days of your life. You never actually believe that when you're in school but there is...

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Remember the Game: The Portlaoise AFC ‘B’ team from 17 years ago

Our 'Remember the Game' series is proving to be a very popular weekly slot. Last week we told the story of a Laois hurling win...

Laois Abroad: All the way from Timahoe to Cape Town

Anne-Marie van der Merwe from Timahoe is now living in Cape Town in South Africa. Oldest daughter of Mark and Betty Delaney she spent...
Mark McDonald in action for Raheen FC

My Club and I: Mark McDonald (Raheen FC)

Mark McDonald is the subject of this week’s ‘My Club and I’ interview. The Raheen FC soccer player has been the rock at the heart of...

My Club and I: Will Sherlock (Portlaoise RFC)

With Portlaoise playing Skerries in the second round of the Towns Cup on Sunday, we caught up with Will Sherlock this week for the...

It’s Mother’s Day so here are some great pics of Laois people with their...

You can't escape it no matter where you go. Today is Mother's Day and you'll be getting constant reminders of that fact everywhere you turn. We're...
International Rose of Tralee Maggie McEldowney is interviewed for LaoisToday.ie ©Kevin Byrne Photography

VIDEO: Rose of Tralee Maggie McEldowney on Laois place names, Laois men and some...

The international Rose of Tralee Maggie McEldowney from Chicago was in Laois today for a visit as part of her tour of Ireland. She stopped briefly in...

My Club and I: Maeve O’Sullivan (Portlaoise Panthers)

Maeve O'Sullivan is the subject of this week's 'My Club and I' interview. Maeve is a player, a coach and PRO with the Portlaoise...

Laois Abroad: Watching out for snakes on the sites in Sydney

George Cooper from Coolrain features this week in ‘Laois Abroad’. Son of George and Jane Cooper, he’s the youngest in the family behind sisters...

Laois Rose Kate Hyland will be ’emotional’ handing over her crown

Brought to you in association with the Manhattan Mixer and Soho late venue Reigning Laois Rose Kate Hyland is looking forward to the excitement on...
The Stradbally Parish Gaels U-17 team who won the championship final against Portlaoise

Remember the Game: 1999 U-17 football win for Stradbally Parish Gaels

Stradbally Parish Gaels 1-9 Portlaoise 1-7 U-17 Football Championship Final Replay 1999 These two met at the end of 1999 but Peter O'Sullivan's late point ensured...

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