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This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in January 2020, before that year's General Election and the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. Because of that some passages will appear dated - but even still, 20 months later and many of...
Camross was the venue on May 11, 2005, for what was described as a fantastic night of fashion and fun, when a gala fashion show was held in the Parish Hall for a community fundraiser. The event attracted a huge...
After a year and a half of virtual meetings, Laois GAA will host their first in-person county board meeting this coming Tuesday in the stand in O'Moore Park. It will be an unusual setting for the meeting which was previously...
Two Laois teenagers have been named in the latest Republic of Ireland U-19 Women's squad. Portarlington's Della Doherty and Clonaslee's Emily Corbet have made Head Coach Dave Connell's 26-player squad. The group will base themselves in Limerick for two training camps...
Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Bridget (Bridie) Conroy The Fields, Portlaoise, Laois Died August 1st 2021 peacefully at home in the loving care of her family. Predeceased by her parents George and Mary, her brothers Jack, George...
Ahead of the delayed 2020 Junior 'B' football championship final between Spink and Graiguecullen on Sunday - we've taken a look back at a previous success at this level for Spink.  Back in 2004, they edged out Castletown in a...
The sooner the better this pandemic is over and communities all across the country can return to doing what they do best. Not since the summer of 2019 have we had a local festival or event that has brought great...
Rathdowney-Errill 2-27 Borris-Kilcotton 1-19 ACHL Division 1A Final Former League of Ireland soccer manager Shane Keegan has his first silverware as Rathdowney-Errill boss. His side got the better of Borris-Kilcotton in the Division 1A league final in O’Moore Park this afternoon. After a...
Borris-Kilcotton and Rathdowney-Errill are set to clash in the ACHL Division 1A final in O'Moore Park at 12.30pm today. There will be new champions of this league for the first time since 2016 - no matter who wins. Camross prevailed in...
€6.45 million in capital expenditure on key major health projects in Laois has been announced for 2021. These figures, for five different projects, are contained in the National Health Capital Plan for 2021. The Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise is set...
Orson Welles directed his greatest film, Citizen Kane, when he was just 26 and Athy and Kildare football captain David Hyland must have wondered at times if his football career was following a similar trajectory. Hyland had something of the...
There are a number of jobs in Laois being advertised on LaoisToday at the moment. Below we have listed all of the roles advertised on LaoisToday in the last two weeks. In each instance you can click through to the...
Borris-Kilcotton and Rathdowney-Errill are set to clash in the ACHL Division 1A final in O'Moore Park at 12.30pm today. There will be new champions of this league for the first time since 2016 - no matter who wins. Camross prevailed in...
Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Joe Lynch Killeen, Mountmellick, Laois Predeceased by his sisters Kitty and Betty and his recently deceased brother Billy. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife Mai (nèe O'Donnell Balingarry, Co.Tipperary), daughter Paula and...
The Harps 1-23 Trumera 0-21 ACHL Division 2 Final The Harps were crowned Division 2 league champions following a five point win over Trumera in Borris-In-Ossory tonight. Anthony Stapleton's charges just got the better of a gallant Trumera with Pat Walshe's first...
Castletown 2-14 Colt-Shanahoe 0-13 ACHL Division 5 Final Castletown overcame a tough encounter with Colt-Shanahoe to claim the Division 5 league title in Clough-Ballacolla this evening. The game started off very cagey and chances were at a premium throughout. However, hard work...
Ballyroan-Abbey 4-17 Park-Ratheniska 1-6 ACFL Division 5 Final Ballyroan Abbey made it two league titles in two days, as their Division 5 side proved too strong for Park-Ratheniska on Saturday night in Stradbally. While they were worthy winners the final scoreline probably...
Laois 3-11 Tipperary 1-12 All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship Round 2 The Laois camogie team are back in the running for an All-Ireland quarter final place following a dramatic comeback victory over Tipperary in Drom and Inch this afternoon. John Desmond's side looked down...
Laois Partnership is to receive €647,690 through the LEADER Programme for the period 2021-2022. The LEADER Programme supports private enterprises and community groups in rural areas. This funding is needed more than ever due to the difficulties they have faced by...
Recovering from poor mental health is dependent on learning a whole new range of life skills. Once the crisis period of whatever condition a person has been suffering is over, steps need to be taken to ensure improvement continues. This doesn’t...
Laois County Council meetings hear of various injustices and outrages - and there was another example at the most recent meeting held this week. Cllr PJ Kelly highlighted an unpleasant incident at this week's Laois County Council meeting where he...
1 - Anger as Laois teenager left stricken on GAA pitch for two hours as ambulance fails to arrive A Laois teenager who sustained a serious injury in a GAA match last night was left stricken on the field for...
The return of live entertainment finally came to Laois recently with a comedy gig in Kavanagh's Pub in Portlaoise. On Wednesday July 21, 50 paying customers were permitted to enter the outdoor Courtyard Venue and watch Offaly comedian Neil Delamere. It...
Borris-Kilcotton defender Matthew Whelan brought his 15-year inter-county career to a close last weekend when he announced his decision to retire. The now former Laois hurler was a guest on last week's Talking Sport Podcast where he stated his belief...
A Welsh rugby player, currently in South Africa with the Lions Rugby team, has been given honorary membership of the Laois Gaels supporters club after offering his congratulations to the county hurling team in a video message last weekend. Ken...
Time seems to be flying by. It’s hard to believe that August has arrived so quickly!! I pray that this wonderful Season of hope, will be filled with health and rich blessings for us all. Even though we are still...
Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Joe Lynch Killeen, Mountmellick, Laois Died unexpectedly July 30th 2021. Deeply regretted by his loving wife May, daughter Paula, son Brendan, extended family, relatives, neighbours and his many friends. Sympathizers can express their...
Ballyroan-Abbey 5-15 Rosenallis 1-9 ACHL Division 3B Final With the league finals coming thick and fast this week, Ballyroan-Abbey claimed the Division 3B football crown after a relatively comfortable 18 point victory over Rosenallis. Any early Ballyroan nerves were instantly settled as...
Tonight saw more finals taking place in the hurling and football leagues. In Division 1B, Rathdowney-Errill overcame Clough-Ballacolla to claim glory - and we have a link to the report below. While in Division 3B of the football league, a young...
Clough-Ballacolla 2-14 Rathdowney-Errill 3-17  ACHL Division 1B Final Rathdowney-Errill repelled a strong second half comeback from Clough-Ballacolla to claim Division 1B glory in O'Moore Park tonight. The victors looked to be cruising at half time as they led by eight points but...