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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.

Preview of tonight’s IFC final between Emo and Portlaoise

The second part of tonight's O'Moore Park double header is the IFC final between Emo and Portlaoise. Two years ago, these two clubs met in...
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Preview of tonight’s JFC final between Kilcavan and St Joseph’s

There's an exciting double header set to take place in O'Moore Park tonight. Both the JFC and IFC finals are down for decision and the...
Trumera defeated Clonad tonight at the Training Centre

Trumera overcome Clonad to reach IHC final

Trumera 0-15 Clonad 2-6 Laois Shopping Centre Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi Final Replay Trumera are into the Intermediate Hurling Championship final after they defeated Clonad tonight...
All tonight's Laois GAA results

All of Friday night’s Laois GAA results

Another busy weekend of GAA lies in front of us and tonight saw some significant action. We now know who will play Rathdowney-Errill in the...

Live Blog: Laois IHC semi final replay

This game was played in awful conditions last weekend and it looks like tonight will be no better. Trumera and Clonad drew in a gale...
Your local takeaway needs you…. to vote for them in the Just Eat National Takeaway Awards 2017

Laois Restaurant shortlisted for the National Takeaway Awards 2017

A Portlaoise takeaway has been nominated for the Just Eat National Takeaway Awards 2017. Portlaoise’s Mizzoni’s Pizza received plenty of customer support as they were...
The Park-Ratheniska team who won the Ladies IFC

My Club and I: Anna Walsh (Park-Ratheniska)

Park-Ratheniska Ladies were crowned Laois Intermediate champions last month. On Saturday, they begin their Leinster campaign at home to Louth champions Stabannon at 2pm. Anna Walsh...
Bicentenary Pike Of Rushall

In pictures: Big attendance at Pike of Rushall church celebration

There was a big turnout at the Pike of Rushall Catholic Church for the bicentenary and re-dedication of the church in the parish of...
Mick Bermingham and his fourth class of Clonaghadoo NS getting ready for Kilcavan's JFC final

In Pictures: Clonaghadoo NS gear up for Kilcavan’s JFC final

County final fever has been all over Laois in recent weeks and today we headed for the Offaly border. Here, we caught up with the...
Garry Comerford and Niall Corbet have been named in the PFAI Team of the Year

Two Laois players named in League of Ireland Team of the Year

There was double joy for two Laois natives this week as they have been named in the PFAI League of Ireland First Division Team...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Appeal for information following Mountrath robberies

Gardaí are appealing for information after two robberies were carried out overnight. Both of the burglaries occurred in Cluanin Estate in the town. Gardaí say that...
A boost for Community Text Alert groups

Boost in funding for Community Text Alert Groups

Laois TD and Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has outlined details for additional financial support to Community Text Alert Groups in 2017...
Laois GAA have put their offices up for sale

Laois GAA put County Board offices up for sale

Laois GAA have decided to put their County Board offices up for sale. Through Hume's Auctioneering, Laois GAA have placed an ad with Daft.ie and...
Kieran Bowe of Ballypickas is the latest person to take part in My Club and I

Ballypickas and Rathdowney-Errill to contest JHC final

Ballypickas and Rathdowney-Errill will contest the JHC final following wins over Castletown and The Harps respectively. Ballypickas 2-14 Castletown 3-7 Ballypickas have reached the JHC final...
The Clonaslee-St Manmans team who struck late to beat The Harps

Clonaslee strike late to claim U-16 B football title

Clonaslee-St Manman's 3-8 The Harps 1-5 Midlands Park Hotel U-16 B Football Championship Final Two goals in the final three minutes proved the difference as Clonaslee-St...

Last Hurling Team of the Week with senior players

Coming a little later than usual, it's our hurling team of the week. There were six adult games down for decision last week - including...
The Midlands are launching a goalkeeping academy

Five Laois based players selected for Midlands U-12 panel

The Midlands Schoolboys League U-12 panel for the coming year has been finalised. Extensive trials have been carried out in recent week with hundreds of...

Hunt on for Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Young Designers 2018

If you’re a secondary school student and think you have what it takes to craft outrageous couture designs from junk, the people behind Junk...

Opening round defeat for Portlaoise RFC against Tullow

Portlaoise 22 Tullow 43 Leinster League Division 1B Portlaoise opened their Leinster League Division 1B campaign at home to Town's Cup winners Tullow on Sunday. Portlaoise avoided...
Portlaoise Panthers suffered a second defeat at the weekend

Tough start to life in National League continues for Panthers

Portlaoise Panthers 61 IT Carlow 80 Men’s Division One National League Portlaoise Panthers welcomed IT Carlow to St Mary's Hall on Sunday evening, in what was...

WATCH: Camross celebrate 25th Laois hurling title in style

Camross held on to win their 25th Laois senior hurling title on Sunday and they have been celebrating ever since. Arien Delaney's men were pushed...
Jonathan Tucker declare Ballyfin Gaels as the greatest hurling team in the world

Hollywood actor celebrates Ballyfin Gaels’ championship win

Ballyfin Gaels became Laois' highest ranked dual club on Sunday and there was a bit of Hollywood dazzle there to help them celebrate afterwards. Actor...
Gerry Kavanagh has hit out over the online comments

Kavanagh hits out at ‘disgusting character assassination’ of County Secretary

Laois County Board chairman Gerry Kavanagh has hit out at what he called 'despicable and disgusting' comments that were made about County Secretary Niall...

Laois football and hurling management teams ratified

The proposed management teams for the Laois senior hurlers and footballers were ratified at last night's Laois County Board meeting. As revealed by LaoisToday some...

All this week’s Laois GAA fixtures

After a bumper week of hurling action last week, attentions switch back to football this week. We will have the Junior and Intermediate football finals...
An exciting new venture for the Midlands Schoolboys League

All of this weekend’s CCFL fixtures

After many of the Laois based teams were in LFA Junior Cup action last week, their attention now turns back to the league. However, some...
Joe Phelan and Zane Keenan receive the Bob O'Keeffe Cup from Seamus Mortimer

REACTION: Camross manager and joint-captain jubilant after victory

Camross claimed their 25th Laois senior hurling title yesterday and there was scenes of jubilation at full time when they did so. Joint captains Zane...
Laois GAA are hoping to form a Fr Manning Cup team

Laois GAA announce trials for upcoming Fr Manning Cup

Laois GAA have announced that they will be holding a series of trials to form a squad for the upcoming Fr Manning Cup. Laois GAA...
Ricky Quillinan lifts the cup as Ballyfin Gaels are crowned champions

REACTION: Ballyfin manager and captain pay tribute to their team

Ballyfin are now the only club in Laois to play at the highest level in both hurling and football. They do it as part of...

Rathdowney withstand late Ballacolla comeback to reach final

Rathdowney-Errill 3-15 Clough-Ballacolla 2-17 Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi Final Rathdowney-Errill reached a second final in 24 hours when they held on to defeat Clough-Ballacolla in the...