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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.

All of this week’s Laois GAA fixtures

Another bumper week ahead on the GAA fixture front with the Laois minor and senior footballers in action as well as the Laois camogie...

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Anne Courtney Arles, Ballickmoyler, Laois / Carlow Anne Courtney of Arles , Co Laois...

In Pictures: Wonderful atmosphere as Laois players meet supporters ahead of Joe McDonagh final

Brought to you in association with Paddy O’s Cereals There’s nothing like the build-up to a big game and O’Moore Park was a hive of...

In Pictures: Stars of ‘Into the West’ turn out for screenings in Portarlington

Stars of one of Ireland's most loved 90s movies turned out in force for two special screenings in Portarlington at the weekend. Ruadidhri Conroy, who...

In Pictures: Clough-Ballacolla make history by retaining All-Ireland Feile handball title

Laois GAA Handballers enjoyed a wonderful weekend of handball in the John West Féile na nGael this weekend in Cork venues. It was one of...

U2 frontman makes surprise appearance in Laois cafe

Well that is certainly something else. Hearts were sent fluttering in Durrow this afternoon as one of the world's most famous musicians dropped in for...

In Pictures: Laois Walks Festival gearing up for 18th year

The annual Laois Walks Festival will kick off on Monday the 1st of July with a walk around the picturesque Abbeyleix Killamuck Bog. Now in...

Chairmen and vice-chairs elected at first Council meetings of local areas

Three new chairmen and vice-chairpersons have been elected this morning as the three local areas of Laois County Council met for the first time...

Good news for Laois commuters as part of new motorway set to fully open...

This will be certainly be welcome news for the thousands of Laois commuters who make the daily trip to work between here and Dublin...

Xtra-Vision memories, Love Island’s Maura and Electric Picnic antics – it’s our Tweets of...

After a brief sabbatical, our Tweets of the Week are back. They are here and once again they do not disappoint: Do u ever just miss...

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, June 16, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Diarmuid Fogarty Knockiel, Rathdowney, Laois Diarmuid Fogarty, Knockiel, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. June 14th 2019....

Wins for Laois Masters, Arles-Killeen and all Saturday’s GAA results

It was a very busy day with county action in hurling, camogie and football along with a couple of domestic games. The Laois U-20s, senior...

Eight Talking Points as Laois hurlers maintain unbeaten record ahead of Joe McDonagh final

The Laois senior hurlers needed two late frees from youngster Eoin Gaughan to keep their unbeaten run in the Joe McDonagh Cup alive. They were...

Gaughan’s late free snatches draw for Laois against Westmeath but sides will meet again...

Laois 1-22 Westmeath 1-22 Joe McDonagh Cup Round 4 Laois and Westmeath played out a very entertaining draw in O'Moore Park this afternoon to set up...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois host Westmeath in Joe McDonagh Cup

The round robin phase of the Joe McDonagh Cup will conclude this afternoon in Portlaoise and Tralee. The Laois hurlers take on Westmeath in the final...

Laois U-20 footballers collect Andrew Corden Cup for first silverware since 2007

Billy O'Loughlin's Laois U-20 footballers were crowned inaugural Andrew Corden Cup winners following their final group game against Waterford in Lemybrien this afternoon. Wins over...

Your guide as Laois hurlers face Westmeath in probable Joe McDonagh final dress-rehearsal

The Laois hurlers take on Westmeath in the final round of the Joe McDonagh Cup round robin phase in O'Moore Park Portlaoise at 3pm today,...

Kennedy Cup: Silverware slips away for Laois lads as competitions near conclusion

There will be no silverware for any of the 11 Laois players competing on four different squads at the Kennedy Cup this year following...

In Pictures: All systems go for Laois’s Cruinniú na nÓg

Unleash your creative spirit with Cruinniú na nÓg, a day of FREE creativity for children and young people across Laois. This Saturday June 15, Cruinniú...

Stradbally duo ‘inking’ up for Kolbe Special School fundraiser

Well this is certainly going to cause some stir - and all for a good cause too! Two of Stradbally's most known residents have come...

Crettyard United one step away from history as Leinster Junior Cup final approaches

Crettyard United will bring their 2018/2019 season to a close on Saturday afternoon when they face Sherrif YC in the Leinster Juinor Cup final. Patrick...

Laois senior hurlers hosting ‘Meet & Greet’ night ahead of Joe McDonagh Cup final

The Laois senior hurlers have their final Round Robin game in the Joe McDonagh Cup on Saturday but Eddie Brennan's men have already secured...

Laois U-20 footballers make 11 changes for final Andrew Corden Cup game v Waterford

The Laois U-20 footballers have made 11 changes to their team for their final match in the Andrew Corden Cup on Saturday. Billy O'Loughlin's charges...

Kennedy Cup semi finals ahead for Laois lads with Carlow, Midlands and Kilkenny

It was a largely positive day for the Laois lads involved with various teams on quarter finals day at the Kennedy Cup. A Crettyard United...

Laois shop wins at XL Retailing Standard Awards ceremony

A Laois shop was presented with a Bronze Retail Standard Award at the recent prestigious XL Retailing Standard Awards. Coco's Portlaoise won at the event...

One of Laois’s oldest festivals CANCELLED for 2019

One of Laois's oldest festivals will not take place this summer after organisers announced they were taking the decision to cancel it. The Festival of...
Join our Live Blog of tonight's JFC semi finals

How Things Stand: Semi finals and finals on the horizon in Laois football leagues

With each passing week, we are getting increasingly closer to the start of the Laois championships. Right now, the majority of the leagues are getting...

Kennedy Cup: Laois players fully in the mix as group stages conclude

The group stages of the Kennedy Cup concluded in University of Limerick today with all four of the teams that have Laois players involved...

Gordon Bennett Classic Cars event a big success

A week on from the ever-popular Gordon Bennett Vintage Run, the Gordon Bennett Classic Cars event took place. The Irish Veteran and Vintage Car Club/International...

Laois woman announced as Regional Winner for Best Young Entrepreneur Awards

The National finals of the 2019 edition of the Best Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards will take place later this year and for...

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