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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.

In Pictures: All smiles and great sunshine at Emo GAA Cul Camp

Brought to you in association with All Books, Portlaoise We managed three weeks of the Cul Camps before Laois went into a local lockdown. In that...

Laois Sinn Féin TD calls on students to ‘tell their story’

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley is calling for third level education to be made accessible and affordable for everyone irrespective of their age, geography...

GAA instruct all Laois clubs to shut facilities as lockdown to last for 16...

The GAA, Ladies GAA and Camogie Association have instructed all clubs in Laois to close their facilities 'until further notice'. This comes after the government...

Coronavirus: Four new deaths and 98 new cases as face coverings confirmed for secondary...

There have been four new Coronavirus death reported today – meaning 1,772 is the death toll in Ireland still. While there has been a total...

Laois GAA announce ‘all games proceeding’ following advice from Leinster Council

Laois GAA have announced that all of this weekend's games will proceed as planned. They made the announcement following consultation with Leinster Council after a...

Laois TD says ‘local lockdown’ must only be considered as ‘a last resort’

Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan says that any local lockdown in a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus in Laois, Kildare and Offaly...

Talking Politics Podcast: Sean Fleming on possible restrictions, his new job and Fianna Fáil...

On the latest episode of the LaoisToday Talking Politics Podcast, we're joined by Laois Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming who was recently appointed as...

Minister Fleming calls on sporting organisations to cancel activity in Laois, Offaly and Kildare

Minister for State, Sean Fleming, has called on the GAA and all sporting organisations to cancel all matches and events in Laois, Kildare and...

Laois GAA club forfeit championship match due to Coronavirus cases

A Laois GAA club has forfeited a championship game after it was struck down by two confirmed cases of Coronavirus. Laois GAA have confirmed that...

Death occurs of popular Laois Patrician Brother

The death has occurred of Brother Maurice Murphy, who was a popular member of the staff in Ballyfin College for many years. He was...
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Previewing Friday’s Laois club football championship action

Laois Shopping Centre SFC R1 – Arles-Killeen v Graiguecullen In MW Hire O’Moore Park at 7.15pm The second game of the 2020 championship sees two teams...

Laois groups urged to apply for €6million ‘RTÉ Does Comic Relief’ fund

Laois charities and not for profit organisations supporting vulnerable people during the Covid-19 pandemic can apply now to get support from almost €6m raised...

Chief Medical Officer issues warning to Laois following ‘serious amount’ of new cases

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn has issued a stern warning to the people of Laois, Offaly and Kildare at tonight's Department of...

Coronavirus: Five deaths reported and 69 new cases as GPs report increase in those...

There have been five new Coronavirus death reported today – meaning 1,768 is the death toll in Ireland. However, it is important to note than...

Mass testing to be carried out at Laois Direct Provision Centre following Coronavirus cases

Mass testing of residents and staff at a Laois Direct Provision Centre is to take place on Friday after a number of confirmed Coronavirus...

Laois inter-county referee calls for ‘patience’ as officials set to implement new rules

The adult football championships got underway last night with the Junior B meeting between Spink and Slieve Bloom. That was also the first adult competitive...

Government Restart Grant delivers €1.3m to businesses in Laois

Laois businesses have received €1,349,531 to date from the Government’s COVID-19 Restart Grant to help them get back on their feet. Fine Gael Deputy Charlie...

In Pictures: Huge crowd and loads of fun at the Killeshin Cul Camp

Brought to you in association with All Books, Portlaoise The GAA Cul Camps stretch into every corner of the country and it’s no different in...

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 50 new cases as increasing number in young people...

There have been no new Coronavirus death reported today – meaning 1,763 is the death toll in Ireland still. While there has been a total...

Laois woman caught in Beirut blast that has killed at least 100 people

Footage of an explosion in Beirut has stunned the world - and a Laois woman has revealed that she was caught up in the...

Almost 2,000 people logon to Laois GAA live streaming service in first week

Almost 2,000 people logged on to watch matches on the brand new Laois GAA live streaming service. The healthy figures were revealed by PRO Paul...

Coronavirus cases confirmed at two Direct Provision centres in Laois

There have been Coronavirus cases recorded at two Direct Provision Centres in Laois. This is according to Bulelani Mfaco who is a spokesperson for the...

Laois women get closer to fundraising target as they get set to cut hair...

Two Laois women have raised almost €3,000 in aid of two very special charities as they prepare to cut off their hair. Friends Lindsey McFall...

History made as Laois camogie club play first adult championship match

Clough-Ballacolla made history at the weekend as they played their first ever adult camogie championship match. The club fielded their first Junior team. A panel...

In Pictures: Stradbally goes back to basics to mark Annual Steam Rally

Around now, the town of Stradbally would normally be a hive of activity. The annual Steam Rally should just have come to an end and...

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 45 new cases as pubs set to remain closed

There have been no new Coronavirus death reported today – meaning 1,763 is the death toll in Ireland still. While there has been a total...
The Laois Ladies senior footballer championship has been delayed following an appeal

Laois GAA championship games postponed following positive Coronavirus case

Laois GAA have postponed two championship matches which were due to take place this week due to a confirmed Coronavirus case. The Intermediate football championship...

Wins for Mountmellick United, Maryborough, Abbeyleix and Stradbally Town in latest CCFL action

The 2019-2020 edition of the CCFL continued at the weekend and there was plenty of league and cup action involving Laois teams. In Division 1,...

Abbeyleix see off 14-man Castletown to get campaign off to a flyer

Brought to you in association with Telfords, Portlaoise and Mountrath Abbeyleix 1-21 Castletown 1-12 Laois Shopping Centre SHC Round 1 Abbeyleix ended up in a relegation final...

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 45 new cases reported

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. There has now been a total of 1,763 COVID-19 related deaths...