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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.

Knockbeg duo selected on Carlow GAA Secondary Schools All Stars team

Two Knockbeg footballers were chosen on the Carlow GAA Secondary Schools All Stars team at a ceremony last night. Goalkeeper, and co-captain, Adam Nichol-Waugh and forward...
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Crime journalist Paul Williams to chair Woodenbridge Community Alert AGM on CCTV blockage

Crime Journalist Paul Williams will chair the AGM of the Woodenbridge Community Alert this evening. The Woodenbridge Community Alert are currently planning to install CCTV at five locations...

Are you €500,000 richer this morning? EuroMillions ticket sold in Mountmellick

Someone in Laois could be waking up half a million richer this morning. The National Lottery has confirmed that a EuroMillions Plus ticket worth €500,000...

BREAKING: Blow for Laois hurlers as 2018 captain King steps away

Eddie Brennan's Laois hurlers made a great start to their new campaign at the weekend with a three point win over Offaly in the...

McCaul kicks Portlaoise CBS into South Leinster semi finals

Portlaoise CBS 3-14 Enniscorthy CBS 1-0 Top Oil South Leinster Schools Senior 'B' Football Championship Round 2  Damien McCaul was instrumental as Annanough claimed junior football...

All of this weekend’s Laois GAA fixtures

We're in the depths of December but there is another busy weekend on the GAA front. This is most likely the final really hectic one...

WATCH: Little Laois girl makes plea for funds for the organisation that saved her...

This little girl will melt your heart. Mountmellick native Chloe Moylan made an appearance on the Weekend AM couches with her mam Sylvia in a...

UPDATED: Laois hurling championship formats to remain unchanged but seeding will apply

The format for the Senior and Senior A hurling championships will remain as they were in 2018 for 2019 following a decision at last night's...

The end of Gaels teams in Laois as we know them following County Board...

Delegates from the clubs in Laois have voted in favour of radical proposals that will change the way Gaels teams are formed and operate...

Groups and charities benefit over €30,000 from Electric Picnic Resident’s Committee

57 groups and charities in Laois have benefited to the tune of €31,000 thanks to the Electric Picnic Residents Committee. Every year the Electric Picnic...

Disappointed Sugrue set to ring the changes for Wexford game

It may only be December and it may only be the O'Byrne Cup - but Laois manager John Sugrue pulled no punches in his...

Deaths in Laois – Monday, December 10, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Kay WALSH (née O'Rourke) Athlone Road, Ferbane, Offaly / Mountrath, Laois Kay Died on...

Laois club defeat Mullingar Town in first match since assault of referee

Last month, the soccer community was shocked by the events of a match in the Combined Counties Football League which left a referee in...
The Laois hurling team to face Carlow has been named

Road to redemption begins for Laois hurlers in Birr

2018 was a year to forget for the Laois hurlers and although it is not yet over, they have a chance to begin to...

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, December 9, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Elizabeth (Beth) Miller (née Delaney) Vicarstown House “The Grove”, Vicarstown, Laois/Stradbally, Laois Elizabeth (Beth)...
All tonight's Laois GAA results

Clough-Ballacolla advance in U-21 and all today’s GAA results

The defending Laois U-21 hurling champions have been knocked out of the 2018 championship this afternoon. In a repeat of the final from 12 months...

Experimental Laois well beaten by Meath in O’Byrne Cup opener

Laois 0-6 Meath 3-11 Bord na Mona O'Byrne Cup Round 1 Just like last season, the Laois footballers have made a losing start to their new...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois face Meath in the O’Byrne Cup

We're here in O'Moore Park for the first Laois match of the new season. Exactly five months ago today, John Sugrue's men went down to...

Second half comeback not enough for Laois as Dublin claim U-15 Damien Reid title

Laois 1-6 Dublin 0-14  Damien Reid U-15 Football Final A fine second half comeback from the Laois U-15s just fell short in the LOETB Centre of...

Laois footballers begin 2019 campaign in 2018 against Meath

If it doesn't feel like too long ago that the Laois footballers exited the All-Ireland Qualifiers in Navan against Monaghan - well that is...

Managers Sugrue and Brennan provide injury updates ahead of O’Byrne and Walsh cups

The Laois senior hurlers and footballers will begin their O'Byrne and Walsh Cup campaigns this weekend. The footballers take on Meath in O'Moore Park on...

Laois set to enter team in GAA Masters All-Ireland in 2019

This is not a drill. There is a WhatsApp group and all so it is definitely happening! Laois are set to enter a team in...

Laois GAA release 2019 Calendar for Down Syndrome Centre Midlands

This will make a really good Christmas present and it is all for a great cause too. Laois GAA have released a calendar for 2019...

In Pictures: Six Laois students receive awards for excellent Leaving Cert results in Trinity...

Six Laois students were honoured for their excellent Leaving Cert results at a ceremony in Trinity College recently. Students from every county in Ireland as...

Defender Stapleton hoping extra gym work will pay off in 2019

The Laois senior hurlers are looking to put a disappointing 2018 behind them and improve in 2019. And one of their defenders - Borris-Kilcotton's Colm...

WATCH: Wild celebrations as Dillon’s Ireland make winning start to World Military Games Qualifiers

The Republic of Ireland made a winning start to the World Military Games Qualifiers this afternoon in Holland - and a Laois man was...

Body of missing man removed from the scene in Laois

Gardai investigating the discovery of a body in a secluded part of Laois have removed a man's remains from the scene. Inspector Aidan Farrelly, speaking...

In Pictures: Well-known Laois woman nominated for Volunteer of the Year Award

This is brilliant recognition for someone who does so much for others. Volunteer Ireland’s National Awards night is on in The Carlton Hotel on Friday...

Lowry looking to kick on with Laois in first Sigerson free year

Every year since Eoin Lowry broke into the Laois senior football panel, he has began the season being pulled in two different directions. The Killeshin...

Pedestrians are being ‘locked out’ of Emo Court

Concern has grown along the Emo community and visitors alike as pedestrians have been locked out of Emo Court and forced to walk on...

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