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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.
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All your Laois GAA results this weekend

There was plenty of action around the county over the weekend – here are the Laois GAA results from the last couple of days. National...
The Laois U-17 Celtic Challenge panel has been named

Second half goals ensure Laois camogie team gain first league win

Laois 2-11 Down 2-7 Littlewoods Ireland National Camogie League Division 2 Two goals in the space of a minute turned this game in Laois's favour in...
Gillie Walsh Kemmis with her gold medallion in Athlone yesterday at the Community Games Awards

Stradbally woman wins Golden Jubilee Volunteer Award

Stradbally native Gillie Walsh-Kemmis was presented with a Golden Jubilee Volunteer Award for her services to Community Games at a ceremony in Athlone yesterday. The...
Gillian, far right, will be competing at the European Championships this summer

Keenan’s Republic of Ireland qualify for European Championship

Former Emo Celtic player Gillian Keenan was part of the Republic of Ireland U-17 team who qualified for the European Championships on Saturday. The Laois...
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Social Media comments of the week

Here at LaoisToday, we love to hear from you, our readers, about what you think of our stories. So, in order to honour the good...
The Midlands face Donegal in the Kennedy Cup this evening

All the weekend CCFL soccer results after the weather played havoc again

O'Moore FC were the only Laois winners at adult level after a weather hit weekend in the CCFL. They advanced to the Combined Counties Shield...
Donie Kingston will be hoping for better luck against Antrim this time

What you need to know about tomorrow’s Division 3 clash between Laois and Antrim

NFL Division 3 Round 5 Preview Peter Creedon's Laois side continue their National Football League Division 4 campaign by facing Antrim in Corrigan Park at 2pm. Laois...
The punters were out in force in Rosenallis yesterday

Catch up on all the excitement from the Rosenallis parade

The wet weather didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the large crowd who lined the street in Rosenallis to celebrate St Patrick's Day. They were treated...
The Laois U-17 Celtic Challenge panel has been named

Four goal Antrim end Laois’s Minor Hurling League hopes

Laois 0-9 Antrim 4-10 Leinster Minor Hurling League Round 3 Antrim put four goals past Laois in O'Moore Park this afternoon to end the home side's...
Eoghan on the podium following his win at the WKC World Karate Championship in the U-21 Lightweight division

Saturday Sports Interview: Laois’s answer to Jackie Chan is hoping to win Olympic Gold

Laois' very own Jackie Chan wants to see karate introduced as a sport at the next Olympics. Eoghan Chelmiah, 20, from Arles, has recently been...
Ballyroan Ladies are holding a quiz

How well do you remember? Take our weekly quiz

It’s been another hectic week here in the O’Moore County but now that we’ve reached the weekend, it’s time to take stock on all...
A bag piper led the way at the Abbeyleix parade this afternoon

Check out all the pictures from the Abbeyleix St Patrick’s Day parade

Hundreds braved the mist this afternoon in Abbeyleix to line the streets of one of Laois' biggest towns. There were entertained by a large procession...
Stradbally legend Austin Watt Clancy joined by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the parade this morning

Stradbally celebrates GAA success at St Patrick’s Day parade

Stradbally GAA and the Bill Delaney Cup took centre stage on Main Street this morning at their St Patrick's Day parade. Martin Murphy's Stradbally senior...
The Clodaigh River is at risk of contamination from raw sewage, a councillor has warned

Fears that river in Clonaslee will become polluted with raw sewage

There is a strong chance that the river in Clonaslee will become polluted with human waste if action is not taken, a county Councillor...
Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins had a brilliant day at Cheltenham yesterday

Cheltenham 2017: Your race-by-race guide to Day 4 of the festival

The experts at the Preview Night in Kavanagh’s Bar in Portlaoise had another mixed day at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival yesterday and they (as...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Gardai appeal for witnesses after car burnt out in Portlaoise

Gardai are appealing for information after a car was burnt out in Portlaoise last night. The incident took place in Knockmay at around 11.30pm and...
Signposts in Laois are under threat says county councillor

Rural Laois under siege from ‘signage theft epidemic’

Parts of Laois are suffering from a 'signage theft epidemic', a Laois County Councillor has claimed. Cllr James Kelly made the revelation following a discussion...
All 16 of the Portlaoise CBS students who went on the Zambia trip this year

WATCH: Portlaoise CBS students release EPIC Zambia trip video

A group of students from St Mary's CBS in Portlaoise have recently returned from a trip to Zambia where they have been working as...
Portlaoise AFC are now just one win away from claiming the title

Portlaoise AFC win again and move into top spot

Portlaoise AFC 3 Hartstown/Huntstown FC 1 Leinster Senior League Division 1B Portlaoise continued their good form with a home win over Dublin side Hartstown/Huntstown in Rossleighan...
Colm Murphy makes our Football Team of the week

Laois pay the price for wayward shooting as Leinster U-21 campaign ends

Laois 2-8 Offaly 2-9 Leinster U-21 Football Championship Semi-Final Ten wides in the opening 35 minutes cost Laois dearly as their Leinster U-21 campaign came to...
Ambulances on the scene in Portlaoise this morning

Multiple ambulances on the scene following accident in Portlaoise

Two ambulances are attending the scene of a road traffic accident in Portlaoise this morning. The incident took place in the Towerhill area of Portlaoise,...
The Coláiste Íosagáin students in Croke Park ahead of the presentation

TY students from Coláiste Íosagáin make presentation in Croke Park

A team of Transition Year students from Coláiste Íosagáin in Portarlington made a presentation in Croke Park yesterday in a bid to win five Irish...
Netwatch Cullen Park in Carlow will host tonight's Leinster U-21 FC semi-final between Laois and Offaly

What you need to know about tonight’s Leinster U-21 semi-final clash between Laois and...

Leinster U-21 Football Championship Semi Final Preview Gary Kavanagh’s Laois U-21 side continue their Leinster championship campaign tonight by facing Offaly in Dr Cullen Park at...

Mixed fortunes for Laois players in latest League of Ireland action

There were mixed fortunes for the native Laois soccer players and managers in the latest action from both divisions of the League of Ireland. In...
Emo-Courtwood-The Rock are into the MFC final

All your Laois GAA fixtures for the week ahead

The Laois U-21 footballers go in search of a place in the Leinster final on Wednesday night which is the standout fixture this week. Gary...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Gardai calling for people to alarm their homes following latest Ballylinan robbery

Gardai are urging people living in rural area to purchase house alarms following the latest burglary in the Ballylinan area. On Friday, two males were...
Gillian, far right, will be competing at the European Championships this summer

Former Emo Celtic player making waves at international level

A former Emo Celtic soccer player, now plying her trade in Dublin, is hoping to lead the Republic of Ireland to the U-17 European...
An exciting new venture for the Midlands Schoolboys League

Here are all of this week’s CCFL soccer fixtures

SATURDAY MARCH 18 All games at 2.30 unless stated Under 17 Cup Group 1: Hodson Bay v Mullingar Ath T & S Utd v Longford Town Under 17 Cup...
Gardai appealing for witnesses to the act of vandalism to contact them

Witnesses sought after houses burgled in Portlaoise and Mountrath

Gardai are appealing for witnesses after three house robberies were carried out in the Portlaoise and Mountrath areas on Friday. Two took place in Portlaoise...
A big win for Graiguecullen tonight

Wins for Graiguecullen, O’Dempsey’s and The Heath in Division 1

All-County Football League Division 1 Round-up Graiguecullen pulled off a remarkable second half performance against the wind to get Pádraig Clancy's reign as manager off...

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