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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: Older Laois people will have more money in their pockets

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade has insisted that older Laois people will benefit greatly from Fine Gael's new health legislation. Charlie Flanagan is...
Sinn Féin Cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley has a new role

Sinn Féin councillor elected chairperson of LOETB

Councillor Caroline Dwane Stanley has been elected as the chairperson of the Laois/Offaly Education and Training Board. Cllr. Dwane Stanley was elected Chairperson at this month’s...
The Laois Labour branch is planning for the next General Election

Laois Labour planning for next General Election

The Laois branch of the Labour Party are planning for the prospect of having to contest a General Election in the near future. Following a...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Gardai seize €150,000 worth of cannabis on Portlaoise motorway

A man was arrested yesterday afternoon after the car he was travelling in was stopped by gardaí and cannabis herb with an estimated street...

First Laois GAA Monster Draw takes places Friday night

Laois GAA people are being urged to make one last push to support their local club ahead of the first All County Clubs Members...
The Laois U-17 Celtic Challenge panel has been named

Clough-Ballacolla and Rathdowney-Errill lead the way on Laois U-14 panel

Clough-Ballacolla and Rathdowney-Errill have five players each on the Laois U-15 hurling panel which was announced this morning. In total there are 13 clubs represented...

Scoil Chríost Rí basketballers go in search of All-Ireland glory

Scoil Chríost Rí will look to capture yet another All-Ireland title tomorrow. This time it is the turn of the U-16 girls basketball team who...
The team pictured after their stage 2 interview in Mullingar

VIDEO: Coláiste Íosagáin students striving to win five calves in national competition

A team of Transition Year students from Coláiste Íosagáin in Portarlington are just one step away from winning five Irish Angus cross calves. Oisin O'Dea,...
Kevin Doogue manager of Laois ladies aiming to continue winning run

Doogue hoping Laois ladies can move into pole position

Laois ladies football manager Kevin Doogue is hoping his side can move top of Division 2 with a win over Sligo in Annanough on...
Laois captain Stephen Attride is in a race against time to be fit for Kildare

Attride: I plan to lead my Laois teammates by example

Stephen Attride admits that he didn’t expect to be named Laois senior football captain at the age of just 23 – but now that...

IT Carlow make final push for Fitzgibbon Cup glory

Always a popular destination for Laois 3rd level students, IT Carlow will strive for hurling history in Galway this weekend when they seek to win...
It's a wild one out there today

Yellow warning issued as Storm Doris batters the country

Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for Laois as Storm Doris continues to batter us today. The wind alert is valid until around...
Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the break in Mountrath Community School

Mountrath Community School broken into … AGAIN

Gardai are investigating after Mountrath Community School was broken into AGAIN yesterday afternoon. The robbers gained entry by smashing through the rear door around 4.30pm...
Goalkeeper Niall Corbet expecting a tough year with UCD

Clonaslee man hoping to win League of Ireland promotion with UCD

UCD goalkeeper Niall Corbet is gearing up for what he believes will be the toughest SSE Airtricity League of Ireland First Division to date. Free...
Gardai are seeking the public's help

Items worth €3,000 stolen from van in Portlaoise

Gardai are seeking the public’s assistance after a van was broken in to outside of the Portlaoise Leisure centre last night. The work van, a...

Laois Championship draws set to take place tonight

The 2017 Laois football and hurling Championship Draws will take place tonight in the Laois Shopping Centre from 7pm. With memories of Jody Dillon’s last...
Paul Lawlor will be hoping to fire and manage Emo back to the big time

Emo and Annanough look in house for new managers

Two of the contenders for the Laois Intermediate Football Championship have turned to long-serving players in a quest to return to the senior ranks. Recently-relegated...

Copper taken in spate of Laois robberies

Thieves have stolen copper piping in two separate robberies in Laois over the last few days. One robbery took place at a house in Rush...
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...