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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.
Cuisle Golf Classic Flame Trophy winners John Duffy, Mick Geraghty, Anna Byrne & Damian Turley

€20,000 raised at Cuisle Cancer Support Centre Golf Classic

The Finline Furniture Sponsored Cuisle Cancer Support Centre Golf Classic took place on April 28 in The Heritage Golf Club. Over €20,000 was raised on...
Club Laois is back and it is better than ever

Club Laois relaunched and better than ever

Laois GAA have relaunched the Club Laois Supporters Club and they promise that it will be better than ever. Costing €30 for the year, there...
A massive turnout at the Ned Buggy memorial run

In pictures: Huge crowd turns out for Ned Buggy Memorial Run

A memorial 4km run in honour of Ned Buggy – who died by suicide last year – took place in St Abban’s on Sunday...
Paddy Purcell was in action today for Laois against Wexford

Laois senior hurler nominated for GAA Player of the Week award

Brought to you in association with Hanlon Woodcraft. Laois senior hurler Paddy Purcell has been nominated for the GAA.ie Hurling Player of the Week. The Rathdowney-Errill...
John Fenlon, Stephen Hunter, Ciaran Keenan and Colm Burke from the Laois Team who came 2nd in Masters Men over 35s

Medals galore for Laois athletes in Leinster Masters and Novice Road Races

The Athletics Leinster Masters and Novice Road Races were held yesterday in Gowran in Kilkenny. Running in glorious sunshine, a number of Laois athletes emerged with...
Mountrath Community School is looking for public lights to be put up

Mountrath CS launch ‘Turn On The Lights’ campaign

Mountrath Community School has launched a petition calling for public lighting to be installed outside the school. Since Mountrath CS opened its doors in September...
Laois manager Eamonn Kelly will be hoping some of the injuries heal up for next weekend

Laois hurling boss: ‘We are three quarters of the way there’

Brought to you in association with Hanlon Woodcraft Laois senior hurling manager Eamonn Kelly was thrilled after watching his side run out comprehensive 15-point winners...
Pictured at the launch of WellFest 2017 line-up was Roz Purcell with Oisín and Donnacha Cleary aged 3 and 4 from Co. Clare

Laois health and fitness fans called to attend WellFest

WellFest, Ireland’s only health, fitness and wellness festival, has announced full details of its schedule. Taking place over two days, May 6 and 7, in...
Paddy Purcell was in action today for Laois against Wexford

Paddy Purcell reflects on performance ‘worthy of an All-Star nomination’

Brought to you in association with Hanlon Woodcraft Laois midfielder Paddy Purcell made national headlines yesterday as the Rathdowney-Errill man scored 3-6 from play against...
The Portlaoise Shamrocks team who won the CCFL Division 1 Cup final on Sunday

Portlaoise Shamrocks crowned CCFL Division 1 Cup champions

Portlaoise Shamrocks 3 Walsh Island Shamrocks 1 CCFL Division 1 Cup Final Portlaoise Shamrocks were crowned CCFL Division 1 Cup champions yesterday following a 3-1 victory...
TY students in Laois are being asked to take part in the competition

Laois TY students called to take part in Guaranteed Irish film competition

Transition Year students in Laois and right across Ireland are being encouraged to enter the new Guaranteed Irish film competition launched by Minister for...
Stradbally manager Martin Murphy's side beat O'Dempsey's last night

19 point Stradbally have too much for Graiguecullen

Stradbally 0-19 Graiguecullen 2-8 ACFL Division 1A Stradbally inflicted a third straight defeat upon Graiguecullen and picked up a second successive win for themselves this evening...
The Heath struck late to claim a draw against St Joseph's tonight

The Heath end St Joseph’s winning streak with late point

The Heath 0-10 St Joseph's 0-10 ACFL Division 1A St Joseph's six game winning run in Division 1A of the ACFL is over after a late...
The future of the Laois GAA football leagues is to be examined by an external group

ACFL Division 1B round-up: Wins for Arles-Kilcruise, Ballylinan and Killeshin

There were wins for Arles-Kilcruise, Ballylinan and Killeshin in tonight's ACFL Division 1B games. These, along with Portarlington's win over Portlaoise, gives us a clearer...
Cormac Reilly of Meath in action against Paddy Whelan and Willie Dunphy of Laois

Back-to-back wins for Laois following stunning display

Laois 3-25 Meath 2-13 Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Round Robin Brought to you in association with Hanlon Woodcraft. An incredible midfield display saw Laois collect their second...
Laois take on Meath this afternoon

LIVE BLOG: Laois take on Meath in Leinster SHC

Brought to you in association with Hanlon Kitchens. We’re in Pairc Tailteann this afternoon as the Laois senior hurlers take on Meath in the Leinster SHC...
Brendan Hennessy was put through his paces by fitness instructor Rachel Fawsitt at the Laois Rose selection night in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel. Picture: Alf Harvey.

The Sunday Interview: Mr Rose of Tralee Brendan Hennessy looking forward to a great...

Brought to you in association with the Manhattan Mixer and Soho late venue Graiguecullen man Brendan Hennessy has been surrounded by beautiful women from all...
Laois Schools came home from the World Irish Dancing Championships with over 50 medals and four Globes

Laois schools bring home over 50 medals at World Irish Dance Championships

The three Laois dancing schools who competed in the recent an Comhdhail World Championships returned from Belfast with over 52 medals and four Globes...
Laois manager Christy Walsh believes his team face a real battle against Meath

Minor hurling boss: Good displays count for nothing if we don’t beat Meath

Laois minor hurling boss Christy Walsh insists that his side's positive Leinster championship campaign to date will count for nothing if they don't beat...

Portarlington back on top after seven goal thriller

Portarlington 4-13 Portlaoise 3-12 ACFL Division 1B Portarlington moved back into top spot in Division 1B of the ACFL after coming out the right side of...
The Clonaslee Vocational School team who won the Leinster final today

Leinster hurling glory for Clonaslee Vocational School

Clonaslee Vocational School 3-15 Duiske College 1-14  Leinster Schools Senior 'C1' Hurling Final Clonaslee Vocational School were crowned Leinster champions today following a seven point win...
The Laois minor hurling team to take on Kilkenny in O'Moore Park

Laois minor hurling team named for Leinster championship quarter final

Laois minor Hurling manager Christy Walsh has kept faith with the same team who were narrowly edged out by Dublin two weeks' ago for...

These are the finalists in tonight’s inaugural Laois Business Awards

The inaugural Laois Business Awards take place tonight – with 28 nomineees from around the county shortlisted across nine different categories. There were a total of 87...

Appeal for information after house broken into in Portlaoise

Gardaí are appealing for information after a house was broken into in Portlaoise. The incident occurred at Castle Avenue in Kilminchy on Tuesday sometime between...
The Clough-Ballacolla GAA golf classic is on the horizon

Clough-Ballacolla GAA holding golf classic

Clough/Ballacolla GAA Annual Golf Classic will take place tomorrow in Rathdowney Golf Club. A team of four costs four costs €100 to enter and there...
Laois punters will be hoping Oscar Sam jumps to the front this afternoon

Cooper family aiming for Punchestown glory with Oscar Sam

The Cooper family from Camross, who are still celebrating their Grand National success with Our Duke, could be in for another good day today...
Gardai are appealing for information after a robbery at Cul na Mona

Appeal for witnesses after crime spree in Ballylinan

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after something of a crime spree took place in Ballylinan on Tuesday night. In total, seven cars and one house...
A garda was kicked in the eye at an incident at a checkpoint

Woman arrested after kicking garda in the eye

A woman was arrested after kicking a garda in the face following an incident at a checkpoint on the Dublin Road in Portlaoise last night. The...

Appeal for information after Mountrath GAA club burgled

Gardái are appealing for information after the shed at Mountrath GAA club was broken into between 10pm Monday night and 8am Tuesday morning. The lock...
Gardaí are investigating a number of incidences of rocks being thrown through windows

Calls not to leave items visible in vehicles after series of break-ins

Gardaí are calling on vehicle owners not to leave items visible in unattended cars after a number of vehicles were broken into in recent...

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