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The Sunday Interview: Larry finishes up after over 40 years with...

Things were very different when Larry O'Loughlin landed a job with the Laois County Committee of Agriculture in early 1978. The Rosenallis native had completed...

Laois Abroad: A Portarlington man embracing opportunities in Australia

Barry Smith took off on a solo adventure to Australia in 2014, and has been enjoying his Antipodean adventure ever since. He has returned home...
Laois manager Eamonn Kelly will be hoping some of the injuries heal up for next weekend

Host of new faces join provisional Laois hurling panel for 2018

Laois manager Eamonn Kelly has revealed that he has added a number of new players to his team for the 2018 season. The Tipperary native...
Irish Rail have been called upon to fix a wall they damaged

Irish Rail called on to fix damaged cemetery wall in Portlaoise

Irish Rail have been called upon to fix a cemetery wall that they damaged in Portlaoise OVER a year ago. Speaking at a recent meeting...

Vacant properties vandalized in housing estate in Abbeyleix

A number of vacant houses in an Abbeyleix estate have been vandalized and are now causing a health and safety issue, it has been...

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, November 19, 2017

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Mary T. Butler Main Street, Abbeyleix, Laois Peacefully in the loving care of the...

Portarlington crowned U-21 football champions for the first time in 24 years

Portarlington 2-15 Graiguecullen 0-8 Laois Shopping Centre U-21 'A' FC Final Portarlington have enjoyed their best season in years and they capped off this evening in...

Ballylinan crowned U-21 B football champions in derby

Ballylinan 1-8 Na Fianna Óg 1-5 Laois Shopping Centre Under 21 B Football Championship Final Despite going 23 minutes without a score at one stage, Ballylinan...
All tonight's Laois GAA results

All Saturday’s sports results from another busy day

It was another busy day of sports action for Laois teams in a variety of codes. The curtain was brought down on a busy GAA...

In Pictures: St Brigid’s come out on top in Minor Camogie Final

St Brigid's 3-08 Camross 1-7 Minor 'A' Camogie Championhip Final There will be double celebrations in Rathdowney this weekend as the St Brigid's minors and Rathdowney...

Kavanagh comes off the bench to win U-21 title for Rathdowney-Errill

Rathdowney-Errill 1-19 Clough-Ballacolla 2-15 Laois Shopping Centre Under-21 Hurling Championship Final Replay Mark Kavanagh was Rathdowney-Errill's hero in O'Moore Park this afternoon as his late free...
We are live blogging from O'Moore Park tonight

LIVE BLOG: Super Saturday of Under-21 finals

We're in O'Moore Park for the rest of the day for what we have dubbed a Super Saturday of Under-21 action. In total, three finals...

Fr Paddy: Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee Beans – which one are you?

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going...

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Increase in drug seizures, drink driving and praise for Gardai

The possession of drugs for sale or supply more than doubled in a three-month period in Laois - with the Electric Picnic cited as...

Remember the Game: Arles-Kilcruise shock Stradbally to win Laois senior football title in 2003

2003 was no normal year for Laois football. A Division 1 league final appearance in May, a Leinster title in July, an All Ireland...
All of this week's Laois GAA fixtures

A preview of Saturday’s U-21 championship finals

We've dubbed it Super Saturday, and rightly so! This is the final day of adult GAA matches in Laois for 2017 and it will end...
Ballyroan-Abbey were crowned U-15 Cross Border Floodlit champions on Friday night

Glory for Ballyroan-Abbey in U-15 Cross-Border Floodlit championship

Ballyroan-Abbey 3-11 St Joseph's 0-8 Midlands Park Hotel U-15 Cross-Border Floodlit Championship Final Ballyroan-Abbey were crowned champions of the third U-15 Cross-Border Floodlit Championship in the...
Diarmuid Bennett, on the right, takes part in our My Club and I this time

My Club and I: Diarmuid Bennett (Portarlington)

The U-21 football finals take place tonight and the 'A' final sees Portarlington up against Graiguecullen. Yesterday, Trevor Collins stepped up to the plate for...
The Portlaoise U-13 football team who won the championship

Portlaoise crowned U-13 football champions in style

Portlaoise 2-12 Ballyroan-Abbey 0-3 Midlands Park Hotel U-13 Football Championship Final Portlaoise were crowned U-13 football champions following a resounding fifteen point victory over Ballyroan-Abbey in...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, November 18, 2017

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Canice Carroll Garryduff, Clough, Ballacolla, Laois Carroll, Garryduff, Clough, Ballacolla, Co. Laois. November 17th...

Hospital campaign to visit towns outside Portlaoise as fight to prevent downgrade escalates

The local group fighting to prevent the downgrading of services at Portlaoise Hospital are taking their campaign to towns around the county next week...
Colin Conroy with former Republic of Ireland International Damien Duff

Former Portlaoise AFC player captains Republic of Ireland U-15s

A former Portlaoise AFC player led out the Republic of Ireland in a friendly during the week. Colin Conroy, who now plays with St Kevin's...

Stanley: Will Charlie Flanagan and Fine Gael sign death warrants of Laois patients?

Sinn Feinn TD Brian Stanley says that closing Portlaoise Hospital's A&E unit is as good as signing the death warrants of Laois patients. He has...