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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.
Borris-Kilcotton Rathdowney-Errill

Easy for Rathdowney-Errill who join Clough-Ballacolla in semis following 17 point Borris-Kilcotton win

Rathdowney-Errill 2-23 Borris-Kilcotton 0-12 Senior Hurling Championship Group B Round 2  Rathdowney-Errill are through to the Senior hurling championship semi finals following a very easy 17...
Camross Clough-Ballacolla

Semi final guaranteed for Clough-Ballacolla following misfiring win over Camross

Clough-Ballacolla 1-19 Camross 0-15 Laois Senior Hurling Championship Group A Round 2  Clough-Ballacolla are through to the semi finals of the Laois Senior hurling championship following...
Castletown Harps

Master Mullaney leads the way as Castletown get the better of The Harps in...

Castletown 3-17 The Harps 2-13 Senior Hurling Championship Group A Round 2  A Ryan Mullaney inspired Castletown got the better of The Harps once again in...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the hurling action from a very busy Saturday of games

With the Laois ladies football team being represented in the All Ireland intermediate final in Croke Park on Sunday, all of the club hurling...

Injury time drama as Rosenallis strike late to see off misfiring Ballinakill

Rosenallis 0-19 Ballinakill 2-12 Senior Hurling Championship Round 1  Rosenallis took a giant step towards another Senior hurling championship quarter final following a dramatic win over...
Laois SHC - Ballinakill v Rosenallis

LIVE BLOG: Follow all of Friday evening’s Laois club hurling championship action

It's a hurling weekend once again - with games on this evening and tomorrow evening in all three of the top grades. Ballinakill and Rosenallis...
Straw

Call for ‘green machine’ to be deployed in Laois town that is ‘destroyed with...

July and August are very busy times for farmers as corn has to be cut and straw from the fields has to be baled...
Electric Picnic General

Adequate transport services sought for major events that take place in Laois

A Laois County Councillor has called for adequate transport services to be in place for the large scale events that are set to take...
Anna Healy

Dynamic Healy loving new role as Laois ladies prepare for All-Ireland decider

Park-Ratheniska's Anna Healy has represented Laois since 2016 and has done so in a range of different positions. Predominantly as a forward or a back,...

After a glittering camogie career that included All-Ireland success, forward Fitzgerald is hoping for...

For the first time since 2001, the Laois Ladies are set to play a game in Croke Park this Sunday at 1.45pm. It will be...

A range of free activities planned as Heritage Week Event Guide launched

A guide to all the free, fun, family-friendly events taking place in Laois for Heritage Week has been launched. The week, which takes place from...
Repeal

Local Senator welcomes Cabinet approval to legislate for the designation of safe access zones

The Cabinet has given approval to legislate for the designation of safe access zones around healthcare premises to safeguard access to termination of pregnancy...
Canopy Main Street

Laois Chamber welcomes extension of Night Time Economy Support Scheme

The Night-Time Economy Support Scheme to support off-peak entertainment in venues across the country has been extended. With an additional investment of €1.4m now bringing...
Rainbow Pedestrain Crossing

Laois County Council to paint rainbow pedestrian crossing in support for LGTBQI+ community

Laois County Council are to show their support for the LGTBQI+ community by painting the rainbow colours on a pedestrian crossing. The decision was reached...
Irish Rail Depot Portlaoise

Portlaoise Rail and Sleeper Depot is fundamental to the future of rail transport in...

A major infrastructure showcase organised by Iarnrod Eireann at the Rail and Sleeper Depot, Old Knockmay Road in Portlaoise took place recently. Minister of State...

In Pictures: Medals galore as St Abban’s athletes excel at AAI Games in Tullamore

St Abban’s AC had a fine selection of athletes competing over the weekend in the AAI Games. Usually the event takes place in Santry but...

14 friends to climb Croagh Patrick as Fight for Johnny’s Girls continues at pace

On the last Sunday of July each year, thousands of people climb Croagh Patrick in Mayo for 'Reek Sunday'. This year, they will be joined...
Portarlington-Library-

New funding to improve library facilities across Laois announced

New Government funding has been announced to improve library facilities in Laois, Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan has said. Deputy Flanagan was speaking after Minister...

‘The Greens have this country destroyed but, in a few years, they will be...

The Green Party have come in for considerable criticism in the chamber of Laois County Council this year. A discussion on the new laws surrounding...
Laois County Council General

Laois Councillor hits out at hospitality over ‘price gouging’ and calls for government action

A Laois County Councillor has hit out at what he has deemed as 'price gouging' that he says is taking place in the hospitality...

Manager Brennan hoping to fulfill ambition as Laois Ladies prepare for All-Ireland showdown

When Laois Ladies manager Donie Brennan took charge of this team at the end of 2019, the county was at a very low ebb. A...
Farm Safety

‘Farm incomes are not poker chips that Government parties can gamble recklessly with’ says...

Government parties are treating the agri-sector and farm incomes as if they were poker chips on the gambling table, a local TD has said. Independent...

All of this week’s fixtures as attention switches back to hurling

It’s another busy week of action in the Laois GAA world as the top level championship continues across the county. It is all about hurling...
Stradbally Parish Gaels Minors

Stradbally Parish Gaels join St Joseph’s in Minor football semi finals following big Portarlington...

Stradbally Parish Gaels 6-21 Portarlington 1-5  Minor 'A' Football Championship Round 3 Stradbally Parish Gaels booked their place in the Minor football semi finals following a...
Championship Draw

Draws made for Round 2 of Laois Senior and Intermediate football championships

The draws have been made for Round 2 of the Laois Senior and Intermediate football championships. The draws for the two competitions were held in...
Sean Fleming Laois Credit Union

Local Minister meets Laois Credit Unions to discuss future plans to help their movement

Sean Fleming, Minister of State in the Department of Finance, met with all of the Credit Unions in Laois recently to discuss plans to...

In Pictures: All smiles as a big crowd show their support for Laois Ladies...

It is full steam ahead for the Laois Ladies this week as excitement builds ahead of their trip to Croke Park on Sunday. Donie Brennan's...
Courtwood

Deadly Dunne the difference as Courtwood get over Park-Ratheniska’s Round 1 challenge

Courtwood 2-11 Park-Ratheniska 0-10 Senior Football Championship Round 1  Niall Dunne was the difference as Courtwood saw off the challenge of newly promoted Park-Ratheniska this afternoon. The...
Stradbally Team

Carolan, Shiel and Dillon on form as Stradbally make winning start against Ballyfin

Stradbally 1-15 Ballyfin 1-9 Senior Football Championship Round 1 Darragh Carolan, Tom Shiel and Jody Dillon were on top form as Stradbally made a winning start...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from Sunday’s Laois SFC doube header

It is Sunday morning and we are live from O'Moore Park for another double header of action. Following three games yesterday evening, Round 1 of...