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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.

Laois senior hurling team announced for crunch Offaly clash

Brought to you in association with Cuddy Sports Laois hurling manager Eddie Brennan has named his starting 15 for their must-win clash against Offaly. And the...

Laois keeper Corbet preparing to fill big gloves at Bohemians this season

Back in October last year, Bohemians goalkeeper Shane Supple was named in the League of Ireland team of the year. However, one month later, the...

Boost for Laois footballers as Scully has controversial red card overturned

The Laois footballers have been given a big boost ahead of next weekend's trip to Mullingar to face Westmeath as the red card picked...
The Laois Ladies senior footballer championship has been delayed following an appeal

All of this weekend’s GAA fixtures

It is another busy weekend of GAA action with action across all of the codes. We have hurling, football, camogie and ladies football action to...

In Pictures: Portlaoise Camogie Club Celebrate a successful 2018

2018 was another remarkable year in the history of Portlaoise Camogie club. This remarkable young club continued to compete at the highest level at all...

Tullamore and Portlaoise Hospital waiting times ‘unacceptable’

Figures released for all of 2018 to by the HSE highlight the number of elderly patients, those over 75, who had to wait over...

Annanough announce new football manager for 2019 season

The Annanough footballers have a new manager. Dublin native Donal Horgan has taken the reigns of his adopted club for this year. Winning junior championship manager...

Winner announced in LaoisToday/Midlands Park Hotel competition

Love is in the air this week and we teamed up with the Midlands Park Hotel for a brilliant prize. It was our birthday last...

Laois man appears on Ray D’Arcy Show after learning to swim at 62

Age is no barrier to anything - and Mountmellick native Joe Kelly is testament to that. Joe appeared on The Ray D'Arcy Show on RTE...

Laois to review video footage following controversial Scully red card

The Laois football management will review video footage of the incident which saw wing back Martin Scully receive a straight red card after 55...

Clonad name new manager ahead of 2019 season

Clonad have a new manager for the 2019 season - and it is a very familiar face. Fint Duff will be at the helm this...

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, February 11, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Charlie Mooney 7 Botley Court, Portarlington, Laois Unexpectedly at the Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Deeply...

Nurses’ strike called off following Labour Court talks

The nurses' strike has been called off moments ago following the outcome of Labour Court talks. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and the Psyhciatric...

10 Talking Points as Laois footballers get back on track in Division 3

The Laois senior footballers got back on track in Division 3 of the National League against Sligo in O'Moore Park. The O’Moore men won every...

Arles-Killeen begin 2019 season in style as Kelly Cup gets underway

The domestic GAA season got underway this morning as Timahoe and Arles-Killeen met in Round 1 of the Kelly Cup. With nine teams entered this...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois face Sligo in O’Moore Park

Laois take on Sligo in Round 3 of their Allianz Football League Division 3 campaign this afternoon in O'Moore Park at 2pm. John Sugrue named his...

Moment in Time: Ballyfin do a very fancy dress in 2009

The photographic archives continue to throw up some incredible images. And this week we’ve unearthed some great shots from an event in Ballyfin this time...

Your guide to Laois’s Round 3 Allianz Football League clash in O’Moore Park v...

Laois take on Sligo in Round 3 of their Allianz Football League Division 3 campaign this afternoon. Here we guide you through what you need to...

Laois hurler jokes, popular hotels and feeding Portlaoise – it’s our Tweets of the...

We’re back again with our Top Tweets of the Week from all around Laois. Meath's Colm O'Rourke pictured during the 1984 Leinster SFC Final. Anyone...

O’Moore Park becomes e-cigarette free stadium

If you have ever been to O'Moore Park, you will have heard Niall Handy, Tomas Moore, Pat O'Sullivan or Tom Jones announce over the...

In Pictures: Portlaoise CBS host successful Sci-fest event

Portlaoise CBS hosted a very successful Sci Fest event in their school recently. The SciFest programme consists of a series of one-day STEM (Science, Technology,...
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WATCH: The Greatest Show steals hearts at Portlaoise College Lip Sync

Well what a night that was! The Midlands Park Hotel was the place to be last night as the Portlaoise College Lip Sync Battle took...

In Pictures: Crazy Hair Day at Portlaoise Educate Together NS

Despite the unsightly scaffolding that surrounds the Portlaoise Educate Together school, the staff, parents and the Parents Association are still making tremendous efforts to...

LISTEN: LaoisToday turns 2, tospsy-turvy league form and tough start for Ladies – our...

Our fourth Podcast of 2019 is here and it is a big one as we celebrate a birthday. LaoisToday turns 2 today as the website...

€250,000 awarded for local access roads in Laois

Rural Laois residents are set to benefit from €250,000 funding for local access roads, according to Laois/Offaly TD and Minister for Justice & Equality,...

Sinn Fein selects Cllr Aidan Mullins to run for May Elections

Sinn Fein have chosen their final candidate to run in the upcoming Local Elections in May. Cllr Aidan Mullins was ratified at a Convention last...

In Pictures: Government Minister visits local recycling manufacturing company in Laois

Laois was showered with Government ministers yesterday as they launched new plans and announced new jobs for the county. And one of them, Richard Bruton,...
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Portlaoise Hospital releases statement as nurses’ strike enters Day 3

The Dublin Hospital Group, which includes Portlaoise Hospital, have released a statement on the effect that the nurses' strike is have on their services. Over...

Local weather forecaster predicts first storm of 2019 to hit on Friday

A local weather forecaster has predicted that the first storm of 2019 will hit us on Friday. Storm Erik is set to land on our...

Former All-Ireland winning Ballyragget hurler announced as Abbeyleix manager

The Abbeyleix senior hurlers will have a new man on the sideline this year. Former All-Ireland Junior club championship winning hurler Kieran Delaney will take...

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