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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.

Former Laois footballer set to take the reigns at Ballyroan-Abbey for a second time

They say in life you should never go back - but this Laois club and their new manager will be hoping for a happy...

Goal and assist for Portlaoise teenager as Republic of Ireland make perfect start to...

The Republic of Ireland U-17s made a brilliant start to their European Championship Qualifying campaign as they defeated Andorra in Turners Cross last night. Portlaoise...

Defeat for Portlaoise Ladies Hockey in cup competition

Portlaoise 1 Genesis 2 Leinster Hockey Division 9/10 Cup  It was a beautifully sunny day for Portlaoise Ladies Hockey Club’s first game of the Leinster Division...

REVEALED: Proposed opening date as works continue on new Supermacs Plaza in Portlaoise

The Managing Director of Supermacs has revealed that mid to late May of 2020 is the date that the new plaza in Togher in...

Laois man set to contest Ógra Fianna Fáil top job

A Laois man secured the nomination from his fellow members last week to contest the position of Uachtarán (President) of Ógra Fianna Fáil. Thomas Foy,...

The next three weeks of Laois GAA fixtures as the season hots up right...

The season may be coming to an end but the action is actually ramping up as we power through November. This week, the U-20 'A'...

Laois rents continue to rise and are now well above Boom time levels

The rate that rents are rising is slowing but the price of rents has continued to rise in the latest Daft.ie survey. In the Midlands...

Rathdowney-Errill’s Leinster hurling semi final set to be shown on TV

This is great news. Rathdowney-Errill’s Leinster senior hurling clash with St Mullins is set to be shown live on TV. TG4 have confirmed that they will...

Call for entries to the second annual Laois-Offaly Garda Youth Awards

The Laois Offaly Garda Division in association with Supermac’s are delighted to announce the launch of the 2nd Laois Offaly Garda Youth Awards. The awards...

CONFIRMED: Portlaoise’s Leinster club semi final set to be shown live on TV

Portlaoise's Leinster club senior football championship semi final clash against Eire Og will be shown live on RTE it has been confirmed. A Laois GAA...

Laois businessman honoured at University of Limerick Alumni Awards

The University of Limerick Alumni has bestowed its highest honour on four of the University’s outstanding graduates at the 14th Annual UL Alumni Awards...

Manager Rigney hails returning Brody as Portlaoise reach Leinster semi final

Before yesterday afternoon, Graham Brody last kicked a ball in anger down in Thurles in July. On that day, Laois's Super 8s hopes were ended...

Mahers continue brilliant start as they blast through to Ireland’s Fittest Family quarter finals

The race is on to win €15,000 - and the Mahers from Laois continue their fantastic start. In Round 2 of Ireland's Fittest Family this...

Seven Talking Points from a crazy game as Portlaoise win in Aughrim

We've just about caught our breath after that one. The Portlaoise footballers have had many great days in the Leinster club championship over the years...

Penalty shoot out drama as Portlaoise see off St Patrick’s

Portlaoise 1-11 St Patrick's (Wicklow) 2-8 AET (Portlaoise win 5-4 on pens) AIB Leinster Senior Club Football Championship Quarter Final  Holy God what a game. Portlaoise are...

All of Sunday’s Laois GAA results and reports from a busy day

There was a host of club action in Laois and outside today. Portlaoise made history in Aughrim by advancing in a penalty shoot out while...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Portlaoise take on St Patrick’s in Aughrim

Portlaoise will take on Wicklow champions, St Patrick's at 1:30pm today in Aughrim. Portlaoise have had a slightly different season to the last couple of...

Strong second half sees Laois’s U-16s defeat Wexford to reach Fr Manning Cup semi...

Laois 3-15 Wexford 4-7 Fr Manning Cup Group D Round 3 The Laois U-16s are through to the Fr Manning Cup semi finals after they once...

Marie to represent Laois this weekend at the Queen of the Land Festival 2019

Marie Collier from Durrow/Abbeyleix Macra will be representing Laois this weekend in the Tullamore Credit Union Queen of the Land Festival 2019. The Queen of...

Bruno McCormack hoping stronger Laois test will stand to Portlaoise in Leinster

Portlaoise begin their latest Leinster football campaign this Sunday and one of their stalwarts is hoping a sterner Laois test than usual will stand...

Murphy on fire as Knockbeg defeat Naas to reach 2nd Year South Leinster Final

Knockbeg 5-8 Naas 4-8  Top Oil South Leinster 'A' Football Championship 2nd Year Semi Final St Joseph's forward Mikey Murphy was on fire as the Knockbeg...

Laois teenager selected for Republic of Ireland U-17 squad for European Qualifiers

Laois teenager Colin Conroy has been selected for the Republic of Ireland U-17 soccer team who will play in three European Qualifiers in Cork...

Laois club appoint All-Star winner as new football manager

Just a couple of weeks after the departure of Maurice Browne, Killeshin have swooped in quickly to replace him. Kerry native Karl O'Dwyer will be...

Footballer Bruno McCormack named as LaoisToday/Property Partners Buggy Sports Star of the Month for...

Brian 'Bruno' McCormack was the worthy recipient of ‘Sports Star of the Month’ as he picked up his award in Property Partners Buggy yesterday. The...

In Pictures: Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre host Evening Class Awards

Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre held their awards ceremony for the evening class provision last Tuesday. Participants received Major Awards in level 5 Healthcare...

Brand new Laois GAA jerseys set to go on sale

What is the verdict here? Colgan's Sports, who have outlets in Portlaoise and Portarlington, have revealed the new designs for the Laois GAA senior jerseys. The...

Laois musicians claim glory in prestigious TG4 competition

This is a serious achievement. Cliona McDonald, Katie Groarke, Kate Murphy and Eabha McDonald have won a prestigious TG4 music competition. Cliona sang and wrote the...

BREAKING: Laois GAA award winners for 2019 announced

2019 was another mad busy year on the Laois GAA fields and with almost every championship now settled, we’re now into awards season. In total...

Laois General Election candidate announces name change

Fianna Fáil’s general election candidate has announced that her surname will change from Pauline Madigan to Pauline Flanagan with immediate effect. Madigan is Pauline’s maiden...

In Pictures: Two Laois organisations win big at the National Lottery Good Causes Awards

Two Laois organisations were presented with €10,000 over the weekend after winning in their respective categories at the National Lottery Good Causes Awards. The Abbeyleix...

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