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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.
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan says new legislation will help the elderly in Laois

Flanagan to spend St Patrick’s Day in Italy

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan is off to the land of love on St Patrick’s Day. The Fine Gael TD will spend...
Kieran Leavy had plenty to say at the meeting in the county board office

Laois County Board member launches attack on other sports

A Laois GAA County Board member unleashed a blistering attack on other sports and told clubs to prepare for 'war' at last night's meeting. Laois's population...
John O'Loughlin is set to return this weekend along with a few more familiar faces

Key players set to return for Laois footballers

Laois football manager Peter Creedon has been given a major boost ahead of this weekend's Division 3 clash with Tipperary as several key members...
Aaron Conway during the friendly match between Galway United and FAI Colleges and Universities

Portarlington youngster signs for Galway United

Former Arlington AFC player Aaron Conway has signed for League of Ireland Premier Division side Galway United. The club have announced that the defender, who...
Sarah Buggy pictured after collecting her gold medal on Sunday

Gold for Buggy at All-Ireland Indoor Championships

St Abban's Sarah Buggy won the senior women's triple jump at the Irish life health National indoor championships on Sunday. The athlete claimed gold following a...
Get up to date with all the latest fixtures

Here are all of this week’s CCFL soccer fixtures

Combined Counties Football League Fixtures Week 26 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 All games at 2.30pm unless stated; first-named team has home advantage Under 17 Cup Group 2: Abbeyleix Ath...
4th class student Lauren Rowan, mam Alice and grandmother Alice with Moya Doherty

Some great pics from Moya Doherty’s visit to The Swan NS

The pupils and teachers at The Swan NS were treated to a brilliant day last Friday when one of Ireland's richest women paid them...

Valiant Laois camogie side beaten down South

Laois 2-10 Wexford 4-6 National Camogie League Division 2 Laois travelled to Geraldine O’Hanrahan’s Gaa New Ross for the first round of National Camogie League on...
Martha Kirwan was rock solid as the back as Laois recorded their second league win

Laois bounce back to crush Clare

Laois 2-14 Clare 0-12 Ladies National Football League  Laois recovered from defeat to Waterford two weeks' ago with a resounding victory over Clare this afternoon. Kevin Doogue's...
The Ballacolla team who won the league this morning

Ballacolla FC crowned Division 3 champions

Kilkenny League Roundup Ballacolla have been crowned Division 3 champions of the Kilkenny & District Soccer League following a 3-1 victory over Deen Celtic B...
An exciting new venture for the Midlands Schoolboys League

All the weekend CCFL soccer results and how the tables look

Combined Counties Football League Results Week 25 FAI Youths Cup 4th Round Portlaoise 1 Parkville Utd 3 Aishling Annacotty 4 Ballymahon 3 Under 17 Cup Group 1 Longford Town...
A big win for Graiguecullen tonight

Semi-final pairings confirmed in the Kelly Cup

Kelly Cup Roundup The semi-final line-up is now confirmed after the final games in the group stage of the Kelly Cup were completed. With Timahoe pulling...
Towerhill Rovers

Mixed fortunes for Laois teams in CCFL cups

CCFL Roundup Stradbally Town and O'Moore's were the big winners in the latest round of CCFL cup fixtures played today. Stradbally advanced to the quarter final...

Rafter snatches vital win for Portlaoise AFC

Pegasus-St. James Ath 0 Portlaoise AFC 1 Leinster Senior League Division 1B Aaron Rafter's injury time strike kept Portlaoise's promotion ambitions alive after a hard fought win...
Stradbally will be looking to add further silverware down south this weekend

Stradbally set to compete in prestigious Kerry tournament

County champions Stradbally will take part in the Comórtas Peile Páidi Ó Sé this weekend in West Kerry. This is the 28th staging of this...
Mrs Liz Kennedy and Moya Doherty with 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class from The Swan NS

The Swan NS enjoy a visit from millionaire business woman

Moya Doherty, the woman behind Riverdance, paid a special visit to a Laois school yesterday morning. The Irish entrepreneur, believed to be one of the...

Lowry’s UCD advance to Sigerson Cup final

UCD 1-10 UL 0-11 Sigerson Cup Semi Final There will be one representative at the final weekend in the most prestigious third level competition in the country...
Philip Mulpeter and John Kavanagh with Conor McGregor's UFC belt

Next Conor McGregor could be a Laois man

The next Conor McGregor will come from Laois, the man in charge of the new Straight Blast Gym in Portarlington has boldly claimed. Philip Mulpeter,...
Cahir Healy returns as Laois look to get back to winning ways

Laois hurlers name team for clash with Offaly

Laois manager Eamon Kelly has made two changes to the team which suffered defeat against Kerry last weekend. Portlaoise's Cahir Healy comes in to the...
Dramatic moment Stradbally grenade is exploded

WATCH: Grenade detonated safely at Stradbally Hall

A grenade that was discovered at a house in Stradbally yesterday has been safely destroyed by the army bomb disposal unit. The owner of the...
Stradbally Town kept their chances of survival in the CCFL Division 1 alive with a draw this morning

Here are all of this week’s CCFL soccer fixtures

Combined Counties Football League Fixtures Week 25 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 All games at 2pm unless stated; first-named team has home advantage FAI Youths Cup 4th Round Portlaoise v...

Booth displays his talents on and off the pitch

Laois full back Denis Booth needed a safe pair of hands to see off Armagh yesterday but his talents were also required the night...
It's been a brilliant season for Raheen but they aren't finished yet

Wins for Raheen and Rosenallis in latest CCFL action

CCFL Roundup Raheen continued their winning cup run as two late goals saw them get the better of Clonown Rovers in the 3rd round of...
Conor Meredith's wonder goal proved the difference the last time the sides met

Remembering some of the great Laois v Armagh games

Ahead of the National Football League Division 3 meeting between Laois and Armagh this afternoon, we have decided to take a look at some...
Cathal Connaughton, Eddie Allen, Liam Butler, Colin Grenna, Cian McDonald and Adam Holden celebrate with their medals

Laois U-17 Boys win bronze at All-Ireland cross country

Laois U-17 Boys followed up on their Leinster success, by winning the Bronze medals in the All-Ireland in Waterford. Cian McDonald (Ballyronan Abbeyleix & District...
Laois will be hoping to make it fourth time lucky on Saturday evening against Kerry

Five talking points ahead of the National Hurling League

Laois enter Division 1B this year with a clear aim of trying to retain that status for 2018. Laois face Kerry and Offaly in the...
Tonight's outcome could have a crucial baring on the remainder of the season

Stalemate suits neither side as Portlaoise remain second

Portlaoise 0 Inchicore Athletic 0 Leinster Senior League Division 1B St James' Gate were the big winners as Portlaoise AFC played out a goalless draw with...
Lee pictured with supporter Sean Molloy after last season's league win

My Club and I: Lee Salter (Crettyard United)

Lee Salter is the subject of this week’s ‘My Club and I’ interview. Lee is a player with Crettyard United soccer club who scored a...
The Heath will be hoping to make it back to back wins Picture: Alf Harvey/HRPhoto.ie

Clubs ready for new season as Laois GAA announce league fixtures

Laois GAA ACFL and ACHL fixtures 2017 The Heath will start the defence of their Division 1 title at home to newly promoted Ballyroan-Abbey when...
Bad news for works at the HP plant this morning

Massive jobs blow as HP announce plant closure

Workers at the Hewlett Packard plant in Leixlip were dealt a hammer-blow this morning as the company announced it is to close with the...

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