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And so a wretched season for the Laois hurlers comes to an end. They suffered their fifth defeat on the trot in the round robin Leinster championship in O'Moore Park on Saturday evening with an 18-point defeat to Westmeath. It means...
What a day! The crowds flocked to Emo Court in their thousands on Saturday for Shine 2022, the inaugural one-day trade-fair style event that had over 100 local exhibitors and Ireland's Fittest Club event as its centrepiece. In the beautiful surrounds...
On a day of great excitement at Emo Court and Parklands on Saturday, Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan officially launched a suite of new visitor facilities. The Office of Public Works (OPW)...
Today will be a historic day for all involved in Portlaoise AFC as two teams compete in finals. The U-14 girls will make history as they become the first women's team to take part in an All-Ireland final. While the Senior...
Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Nancy Mahony (née Kenny) Chapel St, Durrow, Laois Peacefully, at her residence. Wife of the late Larry and mother of the late Eilish. Sadly missed by her loving daughter Fiona and son...
Laois 1-18 Westmeath 5-24 Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Round 5 The Laois senior hurlers require a favour from Kerry or they will play in the Joe McDonagh Cup in 2023. That is after Seamas Cheddar Plunkett's charges were well beaten by Westmeath...
There is a lot on the line for a number of Laois teams today and it will conclude this evening in O'Moore Park with the biggest of the lot. It is a simple situation for Laois - they must defeat...
Emo GAA club have been crowned the inaugural winners of the Fittest Club competition hosted today in Emo Court at the Shine 2022 event organised by Laois Chamber of Commerce. Captained by long-serving county and club footballer Darren Strong, they...
Clonaslee-St Manman's 0-13 Glenealy (Wicklow) 3-13 Leinster Hurling League Division 4 Final  Clonaslee-St Manman's first ever Leinster final ended in defeat in O'Moore Park this afternoon against Glenealy of Wicklow. Glen McEvoy's charges conceded three first half goals and while they battled...
Ethos Awareness Day was held in Dunamase College on Thursday May 19 in conjunction with Laois Offaly ETB. It got off to a great start with lots of colourful stands set up in the school hall. Students and staff enjoyed visiting...
Listen to country music: Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Dolly Parton could make you live longer! Cardiovascular experts found country music affects listeners’ bodies by dilating their veins, increasing blood flow and leading to better heart health. Fans of events like...
1 - Garda detectives charge man after two youths the victim of robbery in Portlaoise Gardai have charged a man in his 30s after two youths were the victims of a robbery recently. The incident occurred early on Friday May 13...
On Sunday May 15 the Clonaslee High Nelly Club Temple Street fundraiser took place and was a huge success. Following months of detailed planning, it exceeded all expectations with over 100 cyclists turning the pedals on a 10km route in...
The following is a biography of the wonderful life, of an inspirational Christian, recently canonised by Pope Francis. For all of us it is good to remember, “Every Saint has a past and every sinner has a future”. Charles de...
Laois v Westmeath  Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Round 5 in O'Moore Park at 6pm There is a lot on the line for a number of Laois teams today and it will conclude this evening in O'Moore Park with the biggest of...
The students of Mountrath Community School celebrated multi-cultural fun day on Friday. The organiser of the day was Ms Evelyn Geary and she was delighted with its success. She said: "It was a really important opportunity for the students to learn...
Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Nancy Mahony (née Kenny) Chapel St, Durrow, Laois Peacefully, at her residence. Wife of the late Larry and mother of the late Eilish. Sadly missed by her loving daughter Fiona and son...
Abbeyleix Tidy Towns were announced as winners of their category at the IPB Pride of Place awards recently in the INEC, Killarney. The award was received by Mary White, Betty Whelan and Councillor John Joe Fennelly. Dubbed the ‘Oscars of the...
Music Generation Laois have been active in a number of Laois schools recently and the results of their work are fantastic. The pupils of Arles National School have just completed a 20 week Percussion Programme with Music Generation Laois. Music Generation...
‘Bike Week’ is a celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling which is taking place across Laois this week. On Thursday, staff and students from Portlaoise College joinedin - becoming the first school to take part. Ahead of the main...
Laois’s raised bogs are set to benefit from an award of €15,000 under the Community Peatlands Engagement Scheme. The award will be made to the National Association of Regional Game Councils and the funding will be used to receive expert...
History is all around us and that will be very much remembered this Saturday in the small rural community of Barrowhouse as they commemorate the two men who died in the ambush in the area during the War of...
A couple of years after the idea was first mentioned and after months of planning and a hectic week of preparations, the inaugural Shine extravaganza in Emo Court will take place tomorrow, Saturday, May 21. Organised by Laois Chamber of...
The grass pitch at Portlaoise Leisure Centre used by soccer teams from four counties may need to be protected with a boundary fence to prevent damage by pedestrians and cyclists. But the council should first consider the opinions of residents...
The Laois ladies football team will take on Tyrone and Sligo in their All Ireland intermediate championship campaign. Laois were defeated by Wexford in the Leinster semi-final two weeks ago but all teams remain in the All Ireland race and...
Rathangan FC 1-6 Portlaoise AFC KDUL U-18 Premier Division After a wobbly start to their first season in the KDUL, Portlaoise AFC u-18 travelled to Rathangan knowing that a win would guarantee them the title. Rathangan may have been in the lower...
Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Harry Broomfield Camira, Mountmellick, Laois Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Portlaoise Hospital. Dearly missed by his loving wife, Verona, much loved father of Lesley, Stuart, Rebecca, Deborah and David. Predeceased...
A strong panel of Portlaoise U-12 girls travelled to St Mary's RFC on Saturday last to participate in their final blitz of the year. Weather conditions were fantastic with blistering sunshine which set the tone for idyllic playing conditions for...
A big occasion for female sport in Laois this weekend lends itself to a special episode of the LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast. The Portlaoise AFC U-14 girls soccer team are in the national FAI Cup final this coming Sunday. It's an...
Laois 1-10 Wexford 1-11 Seamus Heaney Cup Semi Final The Laois minor footballers' saw their campaign ended for 2022 in second half injury time in O'Moore Park this evening. Conor Gorman's charges were undone by a free three minutes into second half...