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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.

Ballyroan-Abbey celebrate Feile success with medal presentation

Ballyroan-Abbey U-14s were presented with their Feile winning medals at a ceremony recently. The lads triumphed in the Laois 'B' competition back in April. They took...

Laois students dreaming of Croke Park final as Student Enterprise Programme is launched

Secondary students across Laois are dreaming of a Final appearance in Croke Park in 2020 as the Local Enterprise Offices’ Student Enterprise Programme for...

Draw made for Leinster minor hurling and football championships

The draw for the Leinster minor football and hurling championships have been made. Mark Bates' footballers and Liam Dunne's hurlers are both drawn in groups...

Gardai investigating after a series of robberies in Laois

Gardai are investigating a number of burglaries in Laois yesterday. They happened between 9am and 6pm in the Ballyroan and Attanagh areas in Laois. Gardai are...

Huge Laois involvement as ‘My Club Colours’ romps home in Punchestown

A horse with huge Laois connections romped to victory over the weekend in Punchestown. 'My Club Colours', owned by Gaels Racing Club, triumphed at odds...

Calls for improvements to ‘spooky’ pedestrian path under Portlaoise bridge

A Laois County Councillor has called for improvements to be made to what she called a 'spooky' pedestrian path under a bridge in Portlaoise. Fine...

Laois Dad whose teenage life was saved by Portlaoise Hospital writes open letter ahead...

A Laois man, who would not be here today only for the availability of the Portlaoise Hospital's Accident and Emergency Department, has written an...

WEATHER WARS: Local forecaster hits out at Met Eireann ‘fake’ weather claims

A local weather forecaster has launched a blistering attack on Met Eireann over claims that he, and other forecasters like him, are putting out...

In Pictures: Portlaoise GAA celebrate successful 2019 with juvenile awards

Portlaoise GAA Juvenile section held their end of season awards recently for 2019. The presentations took place in the Killeshin Hotel with boys hurling and...

Three sides with Laois involvement reach Sigerson Cup quarter finals

The Sigerson Cup got underway this afternoon with six colleges who have Laois players in their ranks thrust into action. And three of them remain...

Laois lads to the fore as IT Carlow make winning Fitzgibbon Cup start

Just like the Sigerson Cup, the Fitzgibbon Cup got underway this afternoon with colleges from all around the country in action. Unlike the football, the...

Byrne, Burke and Blaney lead Portlaoise Panthers to U-18 Women’s National Cup final

Portlaoise Panthers 58 Singleton Supervalu Brunell 50 Hula Hoops U-18 Women‘s National Cup Semi Final Ciara Byrne, Jasmine Burke and Lisa Blaney were to the fore...

Defeat for Portlaoise Panthers to strong UCD Marian side in U-20 semi final

Portlaoise Panthers 68 Singleton UCD Marian 89 Hula Hoops U-20 Men‘s National Cup Semi Final Portlaoise Panthers U-20 Men's team suffered defeat in the National Cup...

Bronze medal for Laois teenager at international Cross Country event

A team of Irish athletes took part in the Celtic Cross Country Championships in Stirling in Scotland yesterday and a young Laois teenager was...

Huge boost for Laois footballers as Portlaoise quartet return to the fold

Mike Quirke's Laois footballers have received a huge boost ahead of the start of the National League with the return of four players to...

Revenue seizes €10,000 worth of cannabis in Portlaoise Mail Centre

Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized approximately 1kg of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €10,000 today. The illegal drugs were discovered...

HSE chief calls for fewer Accident and Emergency departments in Irish Hospitals

The Chief Executive of the HSE says that there should be a reduction in the number Accident and Emergency departments that currently exist in...

10 Laois players set to represent their colleges in Fitzgibbon Cup this weekend

As the Fitzgibbon Cup is set to begin this weekend, we have put together a list of Laois players set to be involved in...

€2,050,560 secured for ‘The Cube’ In Portlaoise

Laois/Offaly TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan has announced the allocation of €2,050,560 to Portlaoise Innovation Centre DAC under the €40m...

14 Laois lads set to represent their colleges as Sigerson Cup gets underway this...

The 2020 Sigerson Cup gets underway this week and there will be considerable Laois representation on the 16 teams. 14 players from Laois clubs will...

Laois priest launches blistering attack against planned RIC event

Abbeyleix Parish Priest Fr Paddy Byrne has launched a blistering attack against plans to stage an event commemorating the RIC. Taking to Facebook this afternoon,...

BREAKING: Laois Camogie pull out of 2020 competitions due to ‘unavailability of players’

Camogie in Laois has been on an upward curve for the last number of years but this news is certainly a blow. In a statement...

Three-time championship winner and former Laois footballer appointed Stradbally boss

The Stradbally footballers will have a new manager in charge this season as they have confirmed that Greg Ramsbottom will be at the helm...

Revenue seize drugs worth almost €200k at Portlaoise Mail Centre

Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized drugs worth €194,000 today. Following routine profiling, approximately 9.1kgs of herbal cannabis was discovered in two parcels originating...

Well-known Laois man wins big at Dublin poker tournament

Well - this is something else! A Laois man has scooped a whopping €33,000 at a poker tournament in Dublin over the weekend. John Behan, from...

Portlaoise still cleanest Midlands town in latest anti-litter league rankings

Portlaoise has fallen three places in the latest anti-litter league rankings but is still among the cleanest towns in the country. Laois's county town comes...

Laois minor footballers name captain, vice-captain and panel for 2020 season

Laois minor football manager Mark Bates has named a 43-man panel for the upcoming league and championship. Portlaoise lead the way with eight representatives while...

Laois senior and U-20 football teams named for Meath and Kildare clashes

The inter-county season roars back into life this weekend with three Laois teams set to be in action. And two of those - the seniors...

Laois U-20 footballers name captain and vice-captain ahead of upcoming season

Laois U-20 manager Eddie Kinsella has named his captain and vice-captain ahead of the commencement of the new season at the weekend. Kinsella has named...

Prominent Laois hurler to lead Timahoe’s New Year’s Day walk

Those walking or running in the annual New Year’s Day charity walk in Timahoe will be able to size themselves up against one of...

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