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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.
Eoin Harte, 31, from Graiguecullen who was the victim of the robbery at the weekend. His sister has launched a petition calling for security

Petition for full time security launched following mugging of disabled Graiguecullen man

The sister of a disabled Grauguecullen man who was robbed in a park in Carlow at the weekend has launched a petition calling for...
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Hat-trick hero Cahillane leads Portlaoise to exact county final revenge on Stradbally

Portlaoise 4-11 Stradbally 3-6 ACFL Division 1A Portlaoise made full use of the wind in Bill Delaney Park tonight as they put this game beyond Stradbally...
The mail centre is Portlaoise has been evacuated

Mail sorting centre in Portlaoise evacuated after suspect package found

The Army Bomb Disposal Unit were in Portlaoise this afternoon following the discovery of a suspect package at the international mailing centre. The An Post facility...
Conor McGavin, Ava Lalor, Joe Phelan and David Vesey of Heywood CS were crowned All-Ireland French Debating champions

All-Ireland French debating glory for Laois students

A group of secondary school students from Laois beat off fierce competition from a number of private schools to be crowned All-Ireland French debating champions...
Laois is still a no wind zone after latest vote in the County Council

Planning permission for wind turbine near Fossey mountain rejected

An application to erect a wind turbine in Laois has been rejected by An Bord Pleanala. This was an appeal by Andy Dunne of 7 Kellyville...

Plea made for four players to be allowed play minor football

A plea for four Arles-Kilcruise players to be able to play minor football this year was made at Monday night's county board meeting. The quartet,...
Eoin Harte, 31, from Graiguecullen who was the victim of the robbery at the weekend. His sister has launched a petition calling for security

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after disabled Graiguecullen man mugged

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a disabled Graiguecullen man was robbed in broad daylight in a park in Carlow on Sunday afternoon. Wheelchair-bound Eoin...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Gardaí seek information after two caravans burnt out

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after two caravans were burnt out in Portlaoise last night. The incident took place at Harpur's Lane, Portlaoise in the...
The late Michael Walsh of Ballinakill, pictured left, with Eddie Dunne, right, of Ballyfin who were in goal for their clubs in the Junior B Hurling final in 2003. They faced each other in the Intermediate final 33 years previously. Picture: Alf Harvey

Ballinakill GAA in mourning following sudden loss of Laois great

The people of Ballinakill and Laois GAA are in mourning following the sudden death of a great servant - Michael 'Maggie' Walsh. The 64-year-old was...
Zach has been fined for his role in the melee

Touhy’s winning start to Geelong career results in hefty fine

Portlaoise man Zach Touhy made a winning start to his career with new club Geelong at the weekend - but it came at a...
An exciting new venture for the Midlands Schoolboys League

Here are all of this week’s CCFL soccer fixtures

There are a couple of big games this weekend in the CCFL involving Laois teams. Raheen travel to Monksland United on Sunday with a place...
Ciara Burke started for the Laois ladies today in their defeat to Westmeath

Five star Laois Ladies strike late to beat Tyrone

Laois 5-7 Tyrone 3-11 Ladies National Football League Division 2 Laois ladies struck five goals in Omagh against Tyrone to put one foot in the semi-finals...
Ballylinan's Gary Walsh has suffered a cruciate knee injury and will miss tonight's game against Portarlington

Walsh returns as Ballylinan put Kilcruise to the sword

Ballylinan 0-16 Arles-Kilcruise 0-9 ACFL Division 1B Gary Walsh returned from injury to kick nine points as Ballylinan got the better of Arles-Kilcruise in Division 1B...
Portlaoise Shamrocks reached the Division 1 Cup final

Wins for Portlaoise Shamrocks, Raheen and Rosenallis in CCFL cup action

There were a raft of all-Laois ties in the Combined Counties Football League today as the cup competitions got into full swing. Portlaoise Shamrocks 1...
A big win for Graiguecullen tonight

Clancy’s Graiguecullen inflict a second defeat on his old team

Graiguecullen 2-8 Ballyroan-Abbey 0-6 ACFL Division 1A Pádraig Clancy tasted victory this afternoon as his new side made it back-to-back defeats for his old side. Graiguecullen have...
The Laois U-17 Celtic Challenge panel has been named

Late goal not enough for Castletown as Camross prevail

Camross 1-12 Castletown 1-9 ACHL Division 1 A late goal from Gearóid Gaughan wasn't enough for Castletown as they suffered defeat away to Camross on Sunday...
Laois GAA have released a statement

Creedon: Donie Kingston is a top player

Laois football manager Peter Creedon tasted league success for just the second time on Saturday evening in O’Moore Park as Donie Kingston inspired his side...
David Conway scored a great goal as Laois took on Longford in O'Moore Park

Kingston kicks nine points as Laois win and keep survival hopes alive

Laois 1-13 Longford 0-13 Allianz Football League Division 3 Donie Kingston was the star of the show for Laois tonight as his nine points kept their...
Laois Ladies manager Kevin Doogue is set to take down Westmeath

Doogue: These will be our two toughest games

Ladies National Football League Division 2 Round 6 Preview The Laois ladies sit top of Division 2 with two games to go - but manager...

What you need to know about tonight’s Division 3 clash between Laois and Longford

NFL Division 3 Round 6 Preview Peter Creedon’s Laois side continue their National Football League Division 3 campaign by facing Longford in O'Moore Park at 7pm. Laois...
Colm Begley is named to start Laois' crunch Division 3 game against Offaly

Begley: We just need one big break

The Laois footballers have endured a rough time of things in the last few months. A positive O'Byrne Cup campaign under new manager Peter Creedon...
Laois footballer Evan O'Carroll

Four changes to Laois team for must win clash with Longford

Laois manager Peter Creedon has made four changes for his sides' must win clash at home to Longford tomorrow evening. Stradbally's Eoin Buggie replaces the injured...
Shane Buggie of QRI winning third place in marketing at the PDST Get up and Go competition for TY Mini Company students in Kilkenny

Success for Portlaoise CBS at TY Mini Company competition

St Mary's CBS Portlaoise were represented by four mini companies at the PDST Get up and Go competition in Kilkenny yesterday. It was a hugely...
Eoin Fleming has got the nod to start in goal this Sunday for Laois against Wexford

Laois hurlers make two changes for trip to Wexford

Laois hurling manager Eamon Kelly has made two changes and a raft of positional switches ahead of Sunday's trip to face league leaders Wexford. Borris-Kilcotton's...
The Ned Buggy Memorial Run will be held next month

Son launches run in aid of Pieta House for beloved dad

Shane Buggy, son of Crettyard man Ned Buggy, has launched a run in his late dad's memory to raise funds for Pieta House. The Buggy...
Liam Lawton will perform in Arles-Kilcruise next Friday night

Famous singing priest to help raise funds for Arles-Kilcruise GFC

The voice of Fr Liam Lawton will be emanating from the Church of the Sacred Heart in Arles next Friday night. The singer and composer...
The beautiful Geelong-Portlaoise jersey

DS Sports release Geelong-Portlaoise jersey ahead of AFL season

It's an unlikely partnership - but fans of Australian Rules star Zach Touhy will now be sporting Portlaoise jersyes with a dash of Geelong...
Stradbally man Dean Maher has launched the campaign

Stradbally man launches solo run to fund mental health services in schools

A young Stradbally man has launched his own campaign to improve mental health services in Laois schools. Dean Maher, 21, was inspired to do something...
Duran Duran are one of the main acts at Electric Picnic 2017

Duran Duran, A Tribe Called Quest and The XX to headline Electric Picnic

The first lineup announcement for Electric Picnic 2017 is here and we wish it was September already! The XX, A Tribe Called Quest and Duran...
The Heath struck late to claim a draw against St Joseph's tonight

eir Sport announce deal to show live club championship games

Fancy watching the first round of the Laois Shopping Centre football championship from your couch this summer? Well, that could now be a possibility as...

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