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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.

Mountrath to Portlaoise route still awaiting bus services

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley says people using the Borris in Ossory, Castletown, Mountrath route to Portlaoise are still awaiting the full replacement bus...

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Seamus Terrett Tierhoger, Portarlington, Laois Seamus Terrett Camberley Surrey England and formerly Tieroger Portarlington...
Laois minor football manager Donncha Phelan

Laois on the look-out for new minor football manager as Phelan steps down

Laois are on the look-out for a new minor football manager as Donncha Phelan has called time on his two year term. The Ballyfin native...

All of Monday night’s Laois GAA results

It was a very busy evening on the GAA front with 14 games down for decision. The Intermediate hurling quarter finals were also played this...

Deep sadness in Portlaoise following passing of ‘great friend’

The Parish of Portlaoise is in mourning following the sad and sudden passing of one of its much loved sons. Portlaoise native Danny Marum, became...

Exciting line-up confirmed for powerful new festival in Laois this weekend

The 'Power of Words' Festival is set to take place in Laois this weekend with a simply stunning line-up of guests. The Power of Words...

Dynamic Dunne leads Laois U-16s to Gerry O’Reilly Shield glory

Laois 2-8 Wicklow 0-7  Gerry O'Reilly Shield Final  The Laois U-16 footballers were crowned Gerry O'Reilly Shield champions following a seven point win over Wicklow at...

County champions Camross get back on track with win over Abbeyleix

Camross 1-18 Abbeyleix 0-13 Laois Shopping Centre SHC Round 2 Camross's defence of the Laois senior hurling championship is back on track after they survived a...
Eddie Dwyer

Dwyers to the fore as Ballinakill see off Portlaoise to give their championship a...

Ballinakill 1-19 Portlaoise 1-13 Laois Shopping Centre Senior Hurling Championship Round 2 Cha, Seamus and Eddie Dwyer were all on top form as Ballinakill claimed their...

Strong second half sees Kerry defeat Laois in Adam Mangan Cup final

Laois 1-6 Kerry 2-15 Adam Mangan Cup U-15 Football Final  Laois lost out to Kerry in the Adam Mangan Cup final in Tullamore this afternoon following...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, August 17, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Marcella Collins (née Cummins) Station Road, Portarlington, Laois Marcella died at the Regional Hospital...

Final Electric Picnic acts announced as countdown to festival continues

Another brilliant Irish band are coming to Electric Picnic! There are just two weeks to go ‘til Stadbally Estate opens its gates to 600 acres...

Today FM announces Gavin James as Headline Act for Sound Garden Stage at Electric...

This is exciting! Today FM has announced that Gavin James will headline its Sound Garden Stage at this year’s Electric Picnic. Gavin, who performed on...

Late ‘Messi’ goal sees 14-man Ballylinan edge Kilcruise in dramatic affair

Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly Builders Arles-Kilcruise 0-9 Ballylinan 2-6 Laois Shopping Centre SFC Round 2 Replay  James 'Messi' Redmond was Ballylinan's hero as...

Draw made for Round 3 of the Laois senior football championship

Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly Builders The draw for Round 3 of the Laois senior football championship has been made. Following the conclusion...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Arles-Kilcruise and Ballylinan clash in SFC Round...

Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly Builders We’re back in O’Moore Park tonight as another hectic week of action continues. We had a number...

Portarlington march into quarter finals with replay win over Ballyroan-Abbey

Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly Builders Ballyroan-Abbey 1-10 Portarlington 1-16 Laois Shopping Centre SFC Round 2 Replay  It is often the case that replays...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Ballyroan-Abbey and Portarlington clash in SFC Round...

Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly Builders We're back in O'Moore Park tonight as another hectic week of action gets underway. We had a...

Laois U-15 footballers gearing up for prestigious Adam Mangan Cup final with Kerry following...

The Laois U-15 footballers are gearing up for a huge game with Kerry in two weeks time in the Adam Mangan Cup final. The O'Moore...
There is a crime spree in Stradbally at present

Laois Councillor questions the need for 62 new houses in Stradbally

A Laois County Councillor has questioned if there is a need for 62 new local authority houses in Stradbally. Under the rebuilding Ireland Construction Programme,...

Classy Courtwood defeat Kilcruise to mark senior return in style

Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly Builders Courtwood 4-14 Arles-Kilcruise 1-11 Laois Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship Round 1 Courtwood marked their return to the...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Arles-Kilcruise take on Courtwood in SFC Round...

Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly Builders We’re back in O’Moore Park this evening for what is now the penultimate installment of Round...
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Murphy’s last minute goal salvages draw for Emo against Ballyroan-Abbey

Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly Builders Ballyroan-Abbey 1-13 Emo 2-10 Laois Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship Round 1 Nigel Murphy's last gasp goal salvaged...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Ballyroan-Abbey take on Emo in SFC Round...

Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly Builders We’re back in O’Moore Park this evening for the penultimate installment of Round 1 of the...

BREAKING: Laois on the lookout for new football manager as Sugrue steps down

After two years as manager of the Laois senior football team, John Sugrue has announced that he has decided to step down from the...

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Joe Butler Sandyford, Dublin/Laois BUTLER, Joe (Late of Sandyford and Co. Laois and Decorated...
The Laois U-17 Celtic Challenge panel has been named

All of this week’s Laois GAA fixtures as August Bank Holiday weekend approaches

TUESDAY JULY 30 All Games 7.30pm unless stated LAOIS SHOPPING CENTRE SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Round 1 Ballyroan Abbey v Emo in O'Moore Park 7.45pm LAOIS SHOPPING CENTRE...

Laois businesswoman takes new role in brother’s company

Laois businesswoman Louise Phelan has taken up a new role with a leading energy company. Phelan Energy Group, owned by Louise's brother Paschal, has hired...

In Pictures: National medals galore for glorious St Abban’s athletes

What a glorious weekend it was for one Laois club at the National Senior Track and Field Championships. St Abban's came home with five medals,...

Body and Soul line up announced for Electric Picnic

On this day next month, we will be gearing up for one of our favourite events of the year. The Electric Picnic will kick off...

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