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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.

Popular Portlaoise woman wins big on Winning Streak

Fair play Mary, you did us proud! Mary Flynn from Portlaoise appeared on Ireland's most popular game show this evening - Winning Streak. The Portlaoise Hospital...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from Round 2 of the Laois Divisional Football...

The Laois Divisional football competition kicked off last weekend with a double header in the LOETB Centre of Excellence. Round 2 sees the games being...

Round Up: Victory for Laois in Fr Manning Cup but Leinster defeat for Slieve...

There were mixed fortunes for two Laois teams who were action at opposite sides of the country. The hurlers from Slieve Bloom travelled to the...

Sarsfields and Slieve Bloom in Leinster action plus Round 2 of Divisional Competition

Did we say the GAA season was slowing down? Far from it if this weekend is anything to go by. We have four big games...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, October 20, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Sandra Byrne (née O'Reilly) Rathgilbert House, Athy, Kildare / Kells, Meath / Laois BYRNE...

In Pictures: Portlaoise College bids farewell to popular teacher

The staff of Portlaoise College gave a formal farewell last Friday October 12 to a wonderful teacher and friend, PJ McEvoy. Despite announcing his intention...

Laois footballers to receive league winning medals at Awards Ceremony

The Laois GAA Awards Night is always a special occasion and this years event promises to be every bit as good as usual. Individuals in...

Mountmellick woman set to wow crowds at Dunamaise show

A renowned singer and musician is coming to the Dunamaise Arts Centre for a special show on Saturday. The show is called 'Saluting the Brave'...

Popular Laois woman set to appear on Winning Streak

Laois people are on a serious run at making it on to the tele at the minute. Portlaoise woman Mary Flynn was pulled out of...

The year 2000 – the one that got away for Laois football

Back in February 2016, the GAA made a decision that robbed a very special group of players of the opportunity to do something great. After...

Defeat for Laois in Fr Manning Cup opener despite dramatic comeback

Laois 1-17 Wicklow 5-8 Fr Manning Cup Round 1 Laois lost out to a five-goal Wicklow side in Round 1 of the Fr Manning Cup in...

BREAKING: Candidate withdraws from Fianna Fail selection convention ahead of vote

One of the three candidates who declared themselves for tomorrow night's Laois Fianna Fail selection convention has withdrawn. LaoisToday understands that former TD John Moloney...

Laois school takes part in annual drive to fight litter

The annual Bin It! campaign has taken to the streets again with its visits to schools across the country in a bid to educate...

Leaving and Junior Cert recipients honoured by Laois and Offaly ETB

Students from eight Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB) schools had their academic attainment in the State Examinations celebrated at an Awards...
Bord na Mona

Up to 150 jobs set to be lost at Bord na Móna under plans...

Fianna Fáil TD for Offaly, Barry Cowen has said that the potential loss of up to 150 jobs at Bord na Móna facilities across...

All of this week’s golf results and pictures

Here are all of this week’s golf results from the weekend. RATHDOWNEY GOLF CLUB 3 ball Classic 1st Dermot Gibbons (18), John O’Malley (5), Michael Shortt (15)...

Well-known Laois family set to take part in popular TV show

Ireland's Fittest Family returns to our TV screens in less than two weeks time and we will have Laois representation. LaoisToday understands that a very...

Former Laois keeper Byron recalls why he hated Dublin in mid 2000s in new...

Back in 2003, Laois won the Leinster senior football title and ended a wait of 57 years since their last. But along the way to...

In Pictures: Cross Country season continues with glorious day in Abbeyleix

The cross-country season continued on Sunday, in glorious sunshine in Abbeyleix. Hosted by Ballyroan-Abbeyleix District, participants and spectators thoroughly enjoyed the 12 race programme, and also...

All of this weekend’s CCFL fixtures

There is another busy week of CCFL soccer action on the way with a number of games down for leagues and cups. Saturday, October 20 All...

Portlaoise midfielder Lillis turns his attentions to Leinster

Brought to you in association with Portarlington Credit Union  Portlaoise have won 11 of the last 12 Laois SFC but they have only won one...

Motorway CLOSED outside Portlaoise following ‘incident’

The motorway outside Portlaoise is closed this evening following an 'incident'. An eye witness has contacted LaoisToday and says that a number of gardai and...

LISTEN: Football finals review, dodgy team names and Divisional competition

Brought to you in association with Breslin’s SuperValu, Abbeyleix and Rathdowney  We’ve reached the end of our Podcasts for 2018 – and what a season...

Laois Minister does not want General Election next year

Fine Gael Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan does not want to have a General Election next year. The Laois TD was speaking this afternoon in...

Former Laois footballer helps St Judes to second ever Dublin SFC final

Former Laois footballer Billy Sheehan was a second half substitute for St Judes as they qualified for just their second ever Dublin SFC final. Judes...

All this weeks GAA fixtures as attention moves to Fr Manning, minor replay and...

The club season may be coming to an end but there are some significant fixtures set to be played this week. We have the Fr...

In Pictures: Thousands raised in memory of much loved Laois man

Emo Court basked in glorious sunshine yesterday as crowds turned out to raise money in memory of a much-loved Laois man. Alan Mulhall passed away...

Man of the match Maher gains high praise from Portlaoise teammates

Brought to you in association with Portarlington Credit Union  When Ricky Maher's name was announced as man-of-the-match yesterday, the joy was visible on the faces...

Deaths in Laois – Monday, October 15, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Nuala Reynolds (née Ward) Patrick Street, Mountrath, Laois Nuala Reynolds (née Ward) formerly Patrick...

In Pictures: County Final day as the Town defend the Jack Delaney Cup

Brought to you in association with Portarlington Credit Union  Portlaoise's stranglehold on football in Laois continued in O'Moore Park this afternoon. Malachy McNulty's men were given...

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