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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.
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...
Our man John Whelan feels that the Eletric Picnic could be in decline

Electric Picnic sells out in SIX minutes – before acts have even been announced

Electric Picnic tickets went back on sale this morning ahead of the line-up announcement later today, and the festival is already completely sold out. The...
Portlaoise Town Centre is set to undergo a revamp

Laois people invited to meeting to discuss Portlaoise redevelopment

The people of Laois and Portlaoise are being invited to a meeting to help shape the revamp of Portlaoise town centre. The meeting is the...
It was certainly a snow filled morning all over the county

Some more great photos and video as Laois people go snow mad

Today was a really strange day. There are nine days left in March but yet, we had the biggest snowfall we've had in years. People...
The Graiguecullen lads who represented Carlow CBS today

Heartbreak for Graigue lads as Carlow CBS edged out in extra time

There was extra time heartbreak for Carlow CBS today as they were edged out in the All-Ireland 'B' football semi final. The Carlow school, who...
Ger Dunne, owner of Emmet Stores, says his business has been decimated

Mountmellick shop owner calls for compensation over ‘€30k lost revenue’

The owner of Emmet Stores in Mountmellick is calling for compensation to be paid to him by Laois Co Council as he claims he...
Flemings Bar in Newtown was burgled this morning

Appeal for witnesses after Crettyard pub burgled

Gardai are appealing for witnesses after Flemings Bar in Newtown was broken into this morning. The raiders gained access to the premises by throwing a rubbish...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Appeal for information after The Wheel Inn burgled

An appeal for information has been launched after a pub in The Heath was burgled yesterday. The Wheel Inn was broken into some time between...
O'Moore Park is covered in snow this morning

We’re walking in a Winter Wonderland (But it’s nearly April!!)

The people of Laois woke up covered in white fluffy stuff this morning. The night before brought snow - and lots of it. While it might...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Man arrested after stealing car in Kilminchy

Gardai arrested a man after a car was stolen in Portlaoise yesterday morning. The vehicle was taken at around 6.30am in Bridal Walk, Kilminchy by...
The Electric Picnic 2017 festival will take this September in Stradbally

Electric Picnic tickets will go on sale tomorrow

Contain your excitement folks, but tickets for the Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival will go on general sale tomorrow morning. Organisers have kept us...

Stalemate the order of the day for Laois men in latest League of Ireland...

There were draws involving four of the League of Ireland teams which have Laois interest over the weekend. In the Premier Division, Shane Keegan's Galway...
Emo-Courtwood-The Rock are into the MFC final

All your Laois GAA fixtures for the week ahead

This is a crucial weekend for both the Laois senior football and hurling teams. On Saturday night, Peter Creedon's Laois host Longford in what is...
Molly O'Connor, left, with her winners medal after the All-Ireland U-17 handball final yesterday

All-Ireland glory for Laois handball player

A young Laois handballer was crowned All-Ireland champion on Sunday after a thrilling win over a Cork opponent in the decider. Molly O'Connor, from Cullohill...
Laois is still a no wind zone after latest vote in the County Council

EU to decide on issues around Cullenagh mountain wind farm

A High Court judge is to ask the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) to decide issues concerning Coillte’s environmental responsibilities in relation...
An exciting new venture for the Midlands Schoolboys League

Here are all of this week’s CCFL soccer fixtures

The latest CCFL fixtures are here. SATURDAY MARCH 25 All games at 2.30 unless stated Under 17 Cup Group 1: Mucklagh v T & S Utd Under 17 Cup...
Join our Live Blog of tonight's JFC semi finals

All your Laois GAA results this weekend

There was plenty of action around the county over the weekend – here are the Laois GAA results from the last couple of days. National...
The Laois U-17 Celtic Challenge panel has been named

Second half goals ensure Laois camogie team gain first league win

Laois 2-11 Down 2-7 Littlewoods Ireland National Camogie League Division 2 Two goals in the space of a minute turned this game in Laois's favour in...
Gillie Walsh Kemmis with her gold medallion in Athlone yesterday at the Community Games Awards

Stradbally woman wins Golden Jubilee Volunteer Award

Stradbally native Gillie Walsh-Kemmis was presented with a Golden Jubilee Volunteer Award for her services to Community Games at a ceremony in Athlone yesterday. The...