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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: Clonad GAA launch search to find Lord Mayor

Members of Clonad GAA club descended upon the Killeshin Hotel for the launch of a special competition. The club is looking to name a Lord...
Super Troopers Promoting Mental Health , Pictured are Mountrath Community School, the secondary school winners - Pic: Marc O’Sullivan

Two Laois secondary schools scoop prestigious Mental Health Awards

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services held its Mission Possible awards this week, celebrating the achievements of schools around the country in promoting positive mental...

Electric Picnic charity cycle gearing up for 10th year

The Tour de Picnic, the Electric Picnic's annual charity cycle, is gearing up for its tenth year. Festival goers who sign up for the 80km...

Double blow for Sugrue as two players head to the USA

Laois manager John Sugrue has confirmed that two members of his panel have departed and are set to spend the summer in America. Portarlington duo...
Friends of Rachel Flanagan to run Women's Mini Marathon in her memory

Friends of beloved Portarlington teen to run marathon in her memory

A group of friends of a young Portarlington woman who passed away last month are to run the Women's Mini Marathon in her memory. Rachel...

Golf Classic in aid of Cuisle Centre aiming to raise much needed funds

The third annual Cuisle Centre Golf Classic takes place this Friday April 27 in The Heritage Golf Club Killenard. Last year the event raised over...
Laois will face Meath

Experimental Laois footballers go down to Meath in Graiguecullen

Laois 1-14 Meath 2-17 Senior Inter-County Challenge Match The Laois Senior footballers lost out to Meath tonight in a challenge match in Graiguecullen. John Sugrue used 29...
Members of the Laois Hurlers Golf Society

In Pictures: Glorious sunshine and a huge turnout at Laois Hurlers Golf Society outing

The sun shone brightly on The Heath on Saturday morning for the Laois Hurlers Golf Society outing. The origins of the Laois Hurlers GS date...

Laois player named joint UCD footballer of the year

What a year it has been for Evan O'Carroll. The Crettyard man has already lifted two trophies and has now been recognised by one of...

Killeshin’s U-16 claim Carlow Soccer League title

Killeshin FC u-16s have secured the the Carlow and District Juvinile U-16 league undefeated and by a league record of 25 points. They clinched the...

WATCH: Laois keeper the penalty shoot-out hero as Waterford defeat Cork again

A couple of weeks ago, Waterford FC defeated reigning League of Ireland Premier Division champions in a fiery game. The tie ended in a mass...

One detained after overnight robberies in Portlaoise

Gardaí have detained one person after two overnight robberies in Portlaoise. The incidents took place overnight and the person, who is a male, was arrested...

Two Laois players named on Division 1B team of the year

Two Laois hurlers have been named in the Irish Independent Division 1B hurling team of the year. More than 900 players lined out in the...

All of the latest CCFL fixtures and tables

Midweek games and much more, here are all the latest CCFL fixtures and tables. TUESDAY APRIL 25 All games at 6.45 unless stated Combined Counties Youth Cup...
Camross Macra na Feirme had a brilliant weekend

In Pictures: Camross Macra celebrate double All-Ireland success

What a weekend that was for Camross Macra! On Saturday afternoon, their hurlers were crowned All-Ireland Macra champions and then later that evening, another title...
Organisers hoping big crowds will be in attendance again at Barrowhouse 5k

Fourth annual Barrowhouse 5k set to draw big crowds

The annual Barrowhouse 5k in aid of Shanganamore N.S will take place on Wednesday April 25. Now in its fourth successive year the race has...

Knockbeg College planning range of events to revive Past Pupils Union

Knockbeg College are planning to re-launch the Past Pupils Union and have a number of exciting events planned. Back before Christmas, legendary teacher Mr John...
Gary Walsh will be hoping for better fortune when Laois take on Clare later today

Five Laois players named on Division 4 team of the year

Five Laois footballers have been named on the Irish Independent Division 4 team of the year - and one of them has been ranked...

12 Laois businesses vying for All-Ireland Restaurant Awards

The All-Ireland Restaurant Awards 2018 will be taking place on May 14 at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road where 12 Laois businesses will by...

Government set to invest in Laois jobs and roads

The government are expected to invest almost €900,000 in jobs and improving the roads in Laois. The Midlands are set to benefit from a new...

Portlaoise claim U-19 CCFL Division 1 title

Portlaoise AFC U-19s clinched the Division 1 league title following a hard fought victory in Kilbeggan on Thursday night in their last game of the...

Round Up: Mixed day for Laois based soccer teams

As we head towards May, the soccer season is slowly coming to a conclusion. In the CCFL, a number of the Laois teams are coming...
Camross Macra scooped two big prizes

WATCH: Double All-Ireland Macra success for Laois club

Camross Macra na Feirme are celebrating on the double today after two incredible successes. Yesterday afternoon, their hurlers were crowned All-Ireland Macra champions and then...

Vanhalla – Camper Heaven, a fun new blog from local writer that wants you...

Vanhalla - Camper Heaven, is the novel new Blog from Laois Today columnist, John Whelan. A clever word play on Valhalla, the blog, as the...
Tony Conlon presents Kevin Flanagan with the Golden Ticket

A Round and About with Tony Conlon from Portlaoise Golf Club

We launched our newest feature on the site last week and here we are back with the second installment. Last week, we caught up with...

Wins for St Joseph’s and The Heath in latest Division 1A action

St Joseph's moved top of Division 1A of the league while The Heath are up to fourth following a dramatic night of action. Here is...
We're live in Stradbally for the meeting of Westmeath and Laois in the O'Byrne Cup

‘Wan-tastic’ Stradbally claim second league win against the champions

O'Dempsey's 1-14 Stradbally 3-11 Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1A Stradbally inflicted a first league defeat of the season over reigning Division 1A champions O'Dempsey's thanks...

Disappointment for Laois camogie girls as Westmeath end All-Ireland dreams

Laois 0-6 Westmeath 1-14 All-Ireland Minor 'B' Camogie Championship Semi Final Laois's dreams of reaching the All-Ireland minor camogie final are over after they went down...

Well-known Laois man’s horse claims big prize in Tramore

The Portarlington colours were victorious in Waterford at the weekend as Augusta Gold claimed the bumper in Tramore. The horse, owned by Kieran Leavy and...

Laois minor camogie manager all set for All-Ireland semi final

Less than six months after a lot of this team tasted All-Ireland success, a chance to do it all over again beckons. Last September, Laois...

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