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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.

Legendary multiple winning Eurovision singer coming to Electric Picnic

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois Hold Me Now!! Johnny Logan is coming to the Electric Picnic Throwback stage. Logan won the Eurovision twice for...

Our hurling Team of the Week following a defining period of games

Brought to you in association with Oxley Electrical and Security Ltd The hurling championships kicked up a gear at the weekend with some clubs reaching...

All of this week’s Laois GAA fixtures as attention switches back to football

  MONDAY AUGUST 20 Laois Shopping Centre JFC “B” Semi Final (Extra time if necessary) Arles Kilcruise v Rosenallis in Stradbally 7.15pm Laois Shopping Centre JFC “C” Quarter...

Laois Rose Grainne set to be on TV tonight

It is an exciting time for everyone involved in the Laois Rose and tonight all of the hard work will come to fruition. Killinure native...

Killeshin edge out Portlaoise in U-11 Division 1 thriller

Killeshin 5-12 Portlaoise 5-4 Laois U-11 Division 1 Cup Final Killeshin have been crowned U-11 Division 1 champions following a brilliant final against Portlaoise in O'Moore...

St Fintan’s Gaels defeat Portlaoise to claim U-11 Division 4 crown

St Fintan's Gaels 3-3 Portlaoise 0-1 Laois U-11 Division 4 Cup Final St Fintan's Gaels proved too strong for Portlaoise this morning to claim the U-11...

Griffen heroics not enough as The Harps claim Division 2 title

The Harps 2-6 Na Fianna Og 1-3 Laois U-11 Division 2 Cup Final The Harps claimed the first title on the U-11 football finals morning as,...

Host of Laois players involved in USA championship finals

A number of Laois footballers will be bidding for championship glory across the Atlantic today. Three Portlaoise men will be in action while a Portarlington...

UPDATED How things stand: A comprehensive look at the Laois hurling championships

This has been a defining week in the Laois hurling championships. The group stages of the Senior and Senior A championships have now concluded while...

Shanahoe Gaels win to seal quarter final place and send Mountrath to relegation playoff

Shanahoe Gaels 1-13 Mountrath 1-12 Laois Shopping Centre SHC ‘A’ Group A Round 3 Shanahoe Gaels defeated Mountrath in Ratheniska this evening to finish second in Group...

Two charged as €50,000 of cocaine seized near Laois town

Two men were arrested at the scene of a cocaine seizure in Laois have been charged. Gardai recovered a quantity of cocaine believed to be...

Laois pub planning ‘WiFi free’ night to revive the art of conversation

We're all guilty of doing it. Mobile phones have become an extension of most of our hands and rather than talk to people, we often...

Met Eireann warning as Storm Ernesto set to batter Laois

Remember all the dry weather and hosepipe bans and drought warnings? Well, the rain is well and truly back now and things are about to...
The Laois minor hurling panel has been named

All Friday’s Laois GAA results on a very busy evening

Just the 15 games down for decision tonight as the championship continues to hot up. We saw the end of the road for two teams...

Portlaoise qualify for quarter final with big win over 14-man Trumera

Brought to you in association with Oxley Electrical Portlaoise 2-20 Trumera 1-12 Laois Shopping Centre SHC ‘A’ Group B Round 3 Portlaoise gained their first championship win...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from tonight’s SHC, SHC ‘A’ and IHC games

It is a season defining night for six clubs involved in the hurling championships. Across three venues around the county, the fates of these teams...

Gold for Laois man at World Handball Championships

Portlaoise man Paddy Donovan became the Men’s 50+ World Handball Singles champion yesterday in America. The Monavea Handball Club man claimed glory after a gripping...

What’s next for Portlaoise boxer TJ ‘The Power’ Doheny?

Less than 24 hours after Portlaoise boxer TJ 'The Power' Doheny was crowned a World Boxing champion, talks of his next fight have already...

Laois rents increase higher than national average in last three months

Rents rose nationwide by an average of 12.4% in the year to June 2018, according to the latest quarterly Rental Report by Ireland's No.1...

All of Thursday night’s results on a significant evening

Just the three games down for decision this evening but each of them had real implications attached to them. In the senior game. substitute Jimmy...
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Ultimate smash and grab for Ballinakill who seal semi final place

Brought to you in association with Coolrain Concrete Ballinakill 3-9 Borris-Kilcotton 1-14 Laois Shopping Centre SHC Group A Round 3 Ballinakill scored 1-1 in injury time to seal a dramatic...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from Thursday’s SHC game

Brought to you in association with Coolrain Concrete The group stages of the senior and senior A hurling champions will conclude by the end of...

The joyous Twitter reaction as TJ Doheny becomes champion of the world

Against all the odds, TJ Doheny became a World Boxing Champion this afternoon. The Portlaoise native, who resides in Australia, defeated the reigning champion in...

BREAKING: Portlaoise boxer Doheny becomes WORLD CHAMPION

Portlaoise boxer TJ 'The Power' Doheny has become the IBF Junior Featherweight Champion of the world. The Portlaoise native was in Japan this morning where...

Ladies championship semi finalists confirmed

The semi final line up in the Laois Ladies senior football championship has been confirmed following last night's games. The championship this year consists of...

Your definitive guide to what is on this weekend in Laois

Brought to you in association with Laois Tourism  This weekend it’s all about celebrating our local heritage as Heritage Week begins on Saturday. The heritage office...

All of Wednesday night’s Laois GAA results

It was a wet one tonight and there were a serious amount of games down for decision. Just two of them were adult games with...

In Pictures: Portlaoise College students receive Leaving Cert results

Today was a nerve wracking day for students all over Laois but it was also a proud day and a huge milestone. And some of...

Knockbeg College and Clonaslee College students excel as results revealed

Laois pupils at both ends of the county were celebrating this morning. Students on the Carlow and Offaly borders received their Leaving Cert results in...

Portlaoise boxer Doheny gearing up for World Title bout

TJ 'The Power' Doheny is gearing up to attempt to do something that only 20 other Irish men have managed - become a World...

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