And just like that we are 2!!
LaoisToday celebrates its second birthday today, our site having gone live this day two years ago – February 7, 2017.
To mark the occasion we had a small gathering in Kelly Lou’s in Kealew Business Park – before having our official launch in the Midlands Park Hotel later that year in November.
As we mark our 2nd birthday, we take a look back on some of the stories we had on site that day.
At the time, we had 3,500 Facebook likes, something which has grown to over 21,000 two years down the road.
Portlaoise had beaten Portarlington in rugby’s Towns Cup just a couple of days before we went live. We had a selection of great images from Sportsfile.
Alan Hartnett reported on the appointment of former inter-county referee as manager of his native Courtwood club. Within two years they were intermediate champions.
A Laois girl from near Mountmellick won a prestigious prize.
The first Laois Rose Anne Marie Bowe had also been one of the main organisers of the event in recent years in Laois. We had the story of her decision to step down
A brilliant piece from a past pupil who asked to remain nameless!
Robert Sheehan is one of Laois’s most successful exports. This story of his time hanging around with Tom Cruise is brilliant
Alf Harvey’s archives always throw up a selection of great images. Our first Moment in Time was no different.
This time two years ago, the Laois footballers were coming off the back of a disappointing loss to Louth. Sound familiar? Laois manager at the time Peter Creedon gave his views on the heavy loss.
There’s nothing like a Black Tie event – and the Laois Hunt Ball in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel was a seriously stylish event.
In 2016 Stradbally GAA denied Portlaoise from winning 10 Laois senior titles in a row in hugely dramatic circumstances. Their Dinner Dance was a hugely celebratory affair
Raheen had a great season in 2016-2017 – this was one of their many great cup wins. Incidentally, the club don’t field a team any more.
We’d all love to see this
Heidi Higgins is a busy woman – and this time two years ago she was juggling her hectic business with being a new mum
Serious plans in place in Emo GAA