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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.
Gardaí seized cocaine and a number of other drugs

Gardai seize massive amount of drugs in Portlaoise

Gardaí have seized a sizeable amount of drugs after carrying out a number of raids in Portlaoise on Monday. Working under Operation Recovery, Gardai executed...
The Portlaoise Technology and Business Park was robbed

Appeal for information after Portlaoise Technology Park broken into

Gardaí are appealing for information after the Portlaoise Business and Technology Park was broken into last night. Three units of the building were robbed at...
Tragic Daryl Dargan

Almost €9k raised in bid to bring tragic Portlaoise man home

Almost €9,000 has been raised to bring tragic Daryl Dargan home from Portugal. The 30-year-old was on a stag party with a group of friends...
Laois GAA is full of wonderful nicknames and here is an updated list of them

UPDATED: There really are some classics in the Laois GAA club player nicknames

We released our Laois GAA club player nicknames a week ago and they proved to be extremely popular. People fell in love with the likes...
Ciamh Dollard will be in goals for Laois for their clash in Tullamore

Laois double header confirmed for Tullamore on June 4

The Laois Ladies football team will form part of a double header in Tullamore on Sunday June 4. They will take on the Kildare Ladies...
Will Eoin Reilly be crowned Laois Poc Fada champion once again?

Laois clubs called to enter Poc Fada competition

Poc Fada Laoise will take place on Monday May 29 at 7pm. on a road course in Ballacolla. The start point is at Farran Hostel...
Nicole with Clr. Eddie Fitzpatrick, Cathaoirleach, Offaly and Clr. Tom Mulhall, Cathaoirleach, Laois

In pictures: Civic reception for Nicole Turner

Portarlington swimmer Nicole Turner was honoured with a Civic Reception in Laois County Council on Thursday – where glowing tributes were paid to her...
A brilliant day of entertainment at the Dunamaise Arts centre

High quality theatre event a success in Dunamaise

The Laois Youth Theatre junior and senior groups hosted a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of theatre in the Dunamaise Arts Centre last Sunday. A large number...
Neil Foyle, Laois manager Eamonn Kelly and Matthew Whelan at the launch of the Borris-Kilcotton Road Hurling tournament

Borris-Kilcotton gearing up for Road Hurling tournament

"Hurlers young and old, get off the ditch and on the road!" is the excellent tag line for Borris-Kilcotton's inaugural Road Hurling tournament. On Sunday...
Paul Kingston celebrates with Pádraig McMahon after the first Laois goal

Kingston nominated for GAA player of the week

Brought to you in association with DS Sports Laois forward Paul Kingston has been nominated for the GAA.ie Player of the Week award. The Arles-Killeen ace...
The Cumann na mBunscol final fixtures are here

Cumann na mBunscol hurling and camogie finals fixtures announced

The crescendo of hurling and camogie in primary schools is almost upon us with the Cumann na mBunscol finals set to begin tomorrow. Following weeks...
Graiguecullen Health Centre which has had its physiotherapy facilities removed

Appeal to HSE to reverse decision to end physio services in Graiguecullen

An appeal has been made for the HSE to reverse their decision to end physiotherapy services in Graiguecullen. Speaking at a recent meeting of the...
Ross Munnelly talks to the media after the Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Round 1 win

Ross Munnelly says that he has never considered retirement

Brought to you in association with DS Sports Ross Munnelly appeared in his 66th consecutive championship game for Laois when he was introduced as a...
Paul Kingston retains his place in he side and is likely o line up in the full forward line alongside brother Donie

Goals make the difference as Laois march on

Brought to you in association with DS Sports Laois 4-15 Longford 0-16 Leinster Senior Football Championship Round 1 Laois's ability to take their goal chances made all...
Laois GAA have released a statement

Creedon: Preparation for Kildare starts now

Brought to you in association with DS Sports Laois manager Peter Creedon was thrilled with his sides' eleven point win over Longford this afternoon. They had...
Liam Kealy had a fine game for Joseph's this afternoon

Joseph’s bounce back with Stradbally win to go three clear

St Joseph's 1-14 Stradbally 2-5 ACFL Division 1A St Joseph's recorded their seventh win of the season last night to move three points clear at the...
Ciaran Comerford was excellent for Laois in Newbridge today

Scoreless period costs Laois minors dearly as Leinster campaign ends

Laois 2-6 Kildare 1-14 Leinster Minor Football Championship Quarter Final A failure to score for 28 minutes of this game cost Laois dearly as their participation...
We are live from St Conleth's Park in Newbridge

LIVE BLOG: Laois take on Kildare in LMFC quarter final

The Laois minor footballers are taking on Kildare in an overcast St Conleth's Park in Newebridge this afternoon. This is the second successive year that...

Homeless people in Laois being sent to live in Mullingar and Longford hostels

A local County Councillor has told how homeless people in Laois have been sent to live in hostels as far away as Mullingar and...
Ross Munnelly says Peter Creedon was harshly treated

Laois v Longford: Heading into a 15th championship season is Ross Munnelly our greatest...

Brought to you in association with DS Sports This Sunday, Ross Munnelly will embark upon his 15th season of inter-county football for Laois. The Arles-Kilcruise forward...
Ciaran Comerford was excellent for Laois in Newbridge today

Two changes to Laois minor team for Kildare clash

Laois manager Noel Delaney has made two changes to his minor team for their clash with Kildare tomorrow afternoon. Portarlington's Colin Slevin, who started the...
Cllr Aidan Mullins wants the Council to buy the old Avon site

Calls for Laois County Council to purchase old Avon factory

A local Councillor has called on the Laois County Council to enquire about the possibility of buying the site of the former Avon factory...
Will Donie Kingston be named in the Laois starting 15 for this weekend?

Laois v Longford: We take a look at selection decisions facing management

Brought to you in association with DS Sports Laois senior footballers will take to the field in three days time for the first round of...
Gardai appealing for witnesses to the act of vandalism to contact them

Gardaí investigating vandalism at old Mountmellick garage

Gardaí are investigation an act of vandalism at the old Central Garage in Mountmellick. The incident, which took place on Sunday, saw an individual spray...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after several cars damaged

Gardaí are appealing for information after several cars were damaged in Portlaoise recently. The first incident occurred on Main Street in Portlaoise at around 1.30am...
Sean Masterson, pictured with his dad and older brother Eoghan, who has been named in the Ireland squad

Former Portlaoise RFC player named in Ireland U20 World Cup squad

Former Portlaoise rugby player Seán Masterson has been named in the Ireland U20 squad for this summer's world cup. The forward, who previously played GAA...
Gardai appealing for witnesses to the act of vandalism to contact them

Gardaí believe Portlaoise house fire started deliberately

Gardai are investigating whether a house fire in Portlaoise may have been started deliberately. Nobody was in the house at O’Moore Place on Friday night,...
Gardai are appealing for information after a robbery at Cul na Mona

Gardaí investigating robbery at Cul na Mona

Gardaí are appealing for information after a robbery at Cul na Mona on Monday. The incident, which occurred sometime between 4.30pm and 8pm on Monday,...

Portlaoise AFC crowned Leinster Senior League champions

Portlaoise AFC have been crowned Leinster Senior League champions following a dramatic night in Dublin. Portlaoise missed the chance to win the league in their...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Gardaí on the scene in Stradbally following two car collision

Gardaí are on the scene in Stradbally following a two car collision. The incident occurred just after the bridge across from Simpson's shop on Main...

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