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Perhaps this harvest time is an opportunity for us all, to acknowledge the fruits that we all have in the depth of our being. Fruits that take a lot of time to grow and mature into the beautiful personality and...
It is an extremely busy Saturday on the Laois GAA front with no fewer than 14 significant games down for decision. We have two SFC games, two IFC games, three JFC matches, two Ladies SFC matches, both MHC semi finals...
Laois GAA has confirmed that they intend to run U-20 football and hurling championships this year. The last U-20 championships were played back in 2019 - before the Covid-19 pandemic. Courtwood-Emo defeated Portarlington following extra time in December of that year...
Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Lawrence (Larry) Kennedy 15 The Downs, Portlaoise, Laois / Stradbally, Laois / Dublin Lawrence (Larry) Kennedy, 15 The Downs, Portlaoise, Co Laois, formerly of Timogue, Stradbally, Co Laois and Dublin. Peacefully, on...
Ballyfin 2-8 Portlaoise 2-10 Laois Senior Football Championship Portlaoise are through to Round 3 of the SFC after they survived an almighty scare against neighbours Ballyfin. They found themselves nine points down at one stage in the first half but goals from...
It is do or die for these two tonight as whoever loses will be out of the 2021 championship and join Ballylinan in the relegation semis. Ballyfin have reached the last two semi finals while Portlaoise have won 12 of...
A new €500,000 initiative designed to raise awareness of the positive role played by Social Enterprises has been launched. This scheme will provide grants to Social Enterprises to promote their role in communities across the country. Social enterprises are businesses in...
Bike Week is an annual celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. This year, Bike Week kicked off on Sunday September 12 and is to end on Saturday September 18. Funding has been provided by the Department...
Laois GAA has announced details of a competition to design a new county jersey. In association with O'Neill's, they are running a competition in partnership with the primary schools of the county to design a new Laois GAA kit for...
In November, the 50th anniversary of the opening of Our Lady Queen of the Universe Church in Errill will take place. To mark this Jubilee celebration, the parish of Rathdowney are planning a number of events over the next few...
A Laois secondary school have appointed a new Meitheal team and welcomed a brand new batch of First Years in recent weeks. Five classes of First Years have begun life in St Mary's CBS in Portlaoise. The Meitheal team is a...
The Thursday night Laois GAA action is becoming a bit of a thing - and it delivered in style again this week with three big football championships down for decision. And all three produced plenty to talk about. Rank outsiders Clonaslee-St...
There are two more games down for decision tonight - one SFC match and a bizarre league re-fixture. Both games throw in at 7.30pm and we will take a look at how each game is likely to pan out below: Laois...
Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Lawrence (Larry) Kennedy 15 The Downs, Portlaoise, Laois / Stradbally, Laois / Dublin Lawrence (Larry) Kennedy, 15 The Downs, Portlaoise, Co Laois, formerly of Timogue, Stradbally, Co Laois and Dublin. Peacefully, on...
At Portlaoise Institute there is a huge variety of QQI Level 5 courses available each September. Their website www.portlaoiseinstitute.ie provides you with a flavour of student life there and the opportunity to view the array of options available. All...
This year Laois Hospice coffee morning takes place on Thursday, September 23, Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning sponsored by Bewley’s. Host a socially distanced or virtual coffee morning and raise funds for Laois Hospice Foundation. This is one of the main fundraisers...
Park-Ratheniska 3-15 Crettyard 0-10 Laois IFC Round 2 Back in June Park-Ratheniska scraped over the line to finally win the delayed 2020 Laois Junior 'A' football final against Portlaoise. The win came after a nervy performance but it finally brought an end...
The Rock 0-11 Timahoe 1-9 Laois Intermediate Football Championship Timahoe have sealed their place in the IFC quarter finals following a dramatic victory over The Rock in Annanough tonight. This will be the first time in three years that the Timahoe men...
Ballylinan 1-14 Clonaslee 1-16 Laois Senior Football Championship Round 2 Qualifier Clonaslee are through to Round 3 of the Laois SFC after they somehow managed to win a crazy game against Ballylinan tonight. Conor Gorman's charges conspired to miss eight goal chances...
The Laois GAA action continues tonight with three more games down for decision. Round 2 of the top tier football competitions gets underway with games in the SFC and IFC down for decision. All games are at 7.30pm - taking place...
A Laois County Councillor has hit out at a group who have been protesting over the proposed construction of a substation. The RTS Substation Action group have been protesting for almost 800 days at the site of the proposed Eirgrid...
The National Ploughing Champions is taking place behind closed doors in Ratheniska this week - but there were some famous guests on site. Four members of the popular Sky TV show A League of Their Own descended on Laois yesterday. The...
A road that leads up to a Laois secondary school is to be assessed to examine possible safety measures after it was described as a 'death trap'. The road in question is the Sleaty Road which is the only one...
There were emotional scenes in the Centre of Excellence last night as Slieve Bloom's Junior B championship win was dedicated to one of their much loved sons.  Tom Delaney passed away suddenly at the age of 56 in July 2020...
There are eight Laois senior football championship games down for decision over the coming days as well as four in the intermediate and a handful in the junior and our latest Talking Sport Podcast is here to look ahead...
The Laois GAA action continues tonight with two more games down for decision. Round 2 of the top tier football competitions gets underway with games in the SFC and IFC down for decision. Below, we will take a look at how...
The SOLAS Eco Garden Shop & Farmers’ Market in Portarlington is to be featured on national television next week. Nationwide airs on RTE 1 next Monday evening, September 22, at 7pm. The hugely popular centre, which opened during the Summer, is proving...
Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Sr. Monica (Mona) Hayes Irishtown, Mountmellick, Laois Sr. Monica (Mona) Hayes, Irishtown, Mountmellick, Co. Laois and Newton, Massachusetts, USA, died peacefully in her 101 year on 5th September 2021.Youngest daughter of Patrick...
Dunne’s Gala shop on the Abbeyleix Road in Portlaoise currently have three positions to fill. 2 Deli Assistants 1 Full time Carwash Attendant To Apply Apply with C.V. to dunnesservicestation@gmail.com If you would like to advertise a job vacancy, get in touch with...
Slieve Bloom 2-8 Stradbally 1-7 Laois Junior Football Championship ‘B’ Final Slieve Bloom are Laois Junior 'B' Football champions for 2021 following a four point win over Stradbally in the Centre of Excellence tonight. Just as he was in the Premier IHC...