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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.

The Big Five: Leinster Final, camogie championship and key domestic games

Oh the excitement is building and we are just two days out from the big one on Sunday. Two Laois teams are in action this...

Deaths in Laois – Friday, June 22, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Peadar Sheridan The Green, Kilminchy, Portlaoise, Laois Sheridan. The Green, Kilminchy, Portlaoise and formerly...
Peter O'Leary scored two goals as O'Dempsey's beat Arles-Killeen last night

O’Dempsey’s edge closer to Division 1A final and all tonight’s GAA results

Defending league champions O'Dempsey's are one step closer to qualifying for the Division 1A final following tonight's win over Graiguecullen. In a very close game,...

In Pictures: Big success for Cullohill Handball Club at Feile Na nGael

Cullohill Handball continue to achieve great success on the provincial and National Stage, after a successful Leinster Championships campaign the juvenile teams went to...

In Pictures: Wheelchair accessible Steam Train launched in Stradbally

A brand new wheelchair accessible steam train in Stradbally has been launched. Laois Sports Partnership and the Stradbally Steam Association welcomed the Brennan family from...

Kitman Ollie Byrne – a man for all seasons and ‘part of the furniture’

Brought to you in association with Jeremiah Grant, Bar and Eatery, Portlaoise Players and managers come and go. So too do leading county board officials...

Thousands to descend on Portlaoise for Old Fort Festival

Thousands of people from across the country are expected to descend on Portlaoise this weekend for the Old Fort Quarter Festival which takes place...

Anger as Cllr Moran’s reign as chairman continues

A war of words erupted this afternoon when it emerged that Cllr John Moran is to serve a second consecutive term as chairman of...

Double All-Ireland Feile Rounders glory for Emo

Emo U-14 Boys and Girls travelled to The Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence near Ballyhaunis in Mayo to compete in the All-Ireland Féile na...

The selection choices facing Laois manager Sugrue ahead of Leinster final

Brought to you in association with Jeremiah Grant, Bar and Eatery, Portlaoise We’re less than four days away from the Leinster final and excitement is...

Laois man teams up with Ed Sheeran and Dermot O’Leary to raise huge funds

Laois man Gary Dunne teamed up with his old pal Ed Sheeran and X Factor presenter Dermot O'Leary to raise a huge sum of...

Leinster Final sizzler on the cards as temperatures set to soar

It may be damp, dreary and drizzly out there this morning but that is all set to change. Summer 2018 has been filled with sunshine...

O’Loughlin says the ‘whole of Laois’ will be behind his team on Sunday

Brought to you in association with Jeremiah Grant, Bar and Eatery, Portlaoise At the very first championship preview night ahead of the Wexford game, John...
Adam Campion was influential for St Joseph's tonight but he is soon off to the USA

St Joseph’s virtually qualify for Division 1A final and all Tuesday night’s GAA results

St Joseph's have all but sealed their place in the Division 1A final for the third year running following a comprehensive win over The...

In Pictures: Clough-Ballacolla win All-Ireland Féile na nGael Handball title

A team of five boys from Clough-Ballacolla handball club were crowned Division One winners of the One Wall John West Féile na nGael Handball...

In Pictures: First social housing scheme in decade opens in Portlaoise

The first social housing project to take place in Laois in over a decade officially opened yesterday. Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy was down in...

Manager Sugrue says injured captain Attride will still have big part to play in...

Brought to you in association with Jeremiah Grant, Bar and Eatery, Portlaoise Last Monday, the worst fears of all Laois fans were realised when it...

In Pictures: All-Ireland titles galore for Laois athletes at Special Olympics Ireland Games

Five Laois athletes are in line to represent Ireland at the Special Olympics in 2019 following phenomenal performances at the national Games over the...

After eight years in exile, Glynn is gearing up for Leinster final

Brought to you in association with Jeremiah Grant, Bar and Eatery, Portlaoise The last time Brian Glynn pulled on a Laois jersey, it was for...

All of this week’s golf results from around the local clubs

Below are the recent golf results from a number of the local clubs. If you would like to see results from your club featured here...

REVEALED: Selection committee to find next Laois hurling manager confirmed

Laois GAA has confirmed the three men that they have tasked with finding the next hurling manager. In a statement released last week, Eamonn Kelly...

In Pictures: Huge success for Laois athletes at Leinster Juvenile Track and Field

The Leinster Athletics Track & Field championships drew to a close on Sunday evening last, and what a weekend it was for Laois Athletes. The...
Pictured at the launch of the 17th Annual Laois Walks were Anne Lanigan, Laois Partnership, Paddy Phelan, Laois Walks Festival and Dominic Hartnett, Laois Walks Festival. Photo Kevin Byrne

Laois Walks Festival gearing up for 17th year

Laois walks festival will kick off on Saturday the July 1 with a walk around the picturesque Derryounce Lakes and bogland in Portarlington. Now in...

All this week’s Laois GAA fixtures

Laois play in the Leinster senior football final on Sunday, but before we get to that, there is a full week of games to...

Deaths in Laois – Monday, June 18, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Andrew Doogue Clonad, Portlaoise, Laois Andrew (Andy) Doogue, Clonad, Portlaoise, Co.Laois. - Died 16th...

All of Sunday’s Laois GAA results

It was a very busy Sunday on the GAA front. The Laois Ladies reached the Leinster Intermediate football final in the afternoon and earlier that...

Play-offs galore as the final round of the ACHL Division 1 concludes

Tonight saw the conslusion of the round robin phase of the ACHL Division 1 - and almost nothing has been decided. Heading in tonight's round,...

Remember The Game: Kyle’s bench to the fore as they claimed 2009 Division 4...

Kyle 0-10 Timahoe 0-9 ACHL Division 4 Hurling Final 2009 This time nine years ago, Kyle and Timahoe battled it out in an epic Division 4...

Laois U-20s Leinster championship campaign over following Meath defeat

Brought to you in association with Hanlon Kitchens Laois 0-13 Meath 2-13 The Laois U-20s are out of the Leinster championship after they lost out to...

Here’s your guide to the Laois U-20s third Leinster championship match against Meath

Brought to you in association with Hanlon Kitchens After recent successes of the Laois minor and senior footballers, today sees the U-20s go into battle...

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