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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.

King, Bergin and Foyle aiming to play in Croke Park

The Laois senior hurlers decided to reappoint Rathdowney-Errill's Ross King as captain for the 2018 season. But manager Eamonn Kelly has also chosen to appoint...
Good news for diabetes suffers

Good news for children and teenagers with diabetes in Laois

Laois TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has welcomed the news of the HSE's decision to reimburse Freestyle Libre for children and...
Kevin Scully with his Merry Mill products

Robbery victim says convicts should have ‘social welfare payments’ taken

A Laois man who was the victim of a robbery on Monday evening says that those who have been convicted of committing burglaries should...
The number of carers in Laois is on the rise

Improvements to pension outcomes for homemakers and carers in Laois

There will be significant improvements to pension outcomes for homemakers and carers in Laois who were affected by rate band changes in 2012, according...
Sean Moore was magic again last night for Laois against Louth

Laois manager offers advice to cut Ballyfin forward Moore

Laois manager John Sugrue had the unpleasant task of having to cut members of his panel ahead of the National Football League which begins...
Mountrath Community School who lost out yesterday

Defeat for Mountrath CS as senior hurling campaign ends

Mountrath CS 1-7 St Mary’s CBS Enniscorthy 2-9 Top Oil Leinster Post Primary School Senior Hurling 'B' Quarter Final Mountrath's Senior 'B' hurling campaign came to...
John Sugrue reflects on his first OByrne Cup games in charge

Laois senior football panel confirmed for 2018

Laois senior football manager John Sugrue has named a 41-man panel for the upcoming National League campaign. The squad, which includes five players who are...
The Scoil Chriost Ri team which lost to Loreto Navan

Late goal denies Scoil Chriost Ri Leinster glory

Scoil Chriost Ri 0-9 Loreto Navan 1-7 Leinster Schools' Junior 'A' Final Scoil Chriost Ri's bid to add a Junior Leinster title to the senior one...
The Portlaoise CBS team who defeated Templeogue this afternoon

Heartbreak for Portlaoise CBS in soccer league final

Portlaoise CBS 0 Patrician Newbridge 2 Leinster U-19 ‘A’ League Final Portlaoise CBS were denied a Leinster League title yesterday after they went down 2-0 away...

Laois hurling manager provides injury update before Limerick clash

Laois manager Eamonn Kelly is set to be without a number of his panel for their first league game of the season. Laois travel to...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Appeal after robbery at Leisure Centre and GAA club in Portarlington

Gardai are appealing for information after a number of robberies in the last couple of days. On Saturday evening at 11.15pm last, the Leisure Centre...
Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise

Portlaoise Hospital Action Committee to meet expert tonight

The group behind the campaign to save the A&E services at Portlaoise Hospital are holding a key meeting this evening. They are due to hear...
Kevin Scully at The Merry Mill was broken into yesterday

Appeal launched following break in at local Laois business

The owners of the popular Laois business The Merry Mill were the victims of a break in yesterday. Kevin Scully, who is the owner, had...
Fixtures have been announced

A number of injury concerns for Laois footballers ahead of league opener

The Laois senior footballers will begin their Division 4 National League campaign at home to Limerick on Saturday evening. However, manager John Sugrue revealed that...
Laois manager Eamonn Kelly will be hoping some of the injuries heal up for next weekend

Laois hurling boss wants to see his side take a big scalp in 2018

Laois hurling manager Eamonn Kelly wants to see his side defeat one of the established counties in 2018. Laois have gone close in the past...
Laois Wicklow

Manager Sugrue provides update on returning star forward

Donie Kingston returned to the Laois senior football panel eight days ago but it seems we may have to wait a while before we...
An exciting new venture for the Midlands Schoolboys League

Stradbally Town the big winners as weather wipes out local soccer games

The weather caused mayhem in the local soccer fixtures this weekend as virtually all games were called off. Just four games involving Laois team tooks...
Will Donie Kingston be named in the Laois starting 15 for this weekend?

Kingston reveals brother Paul encouraged him to return to Laois

Donie Kingston has revealed that his brother Paul helped convince him to return to the Laois senior football panel. The Arles-Killeen forward had opted not...

UPDATED: Heavy overnight rain plays havoc with local sporting fixtures

Pitches around the country have taken a real battering since the start of 2018 and there is simply no let up. Yet another night of...

The Sunday Interview: Kevin Meaney reflects on 11 years with Laois following retirement

Kevin Meaney proudly wore the blue and white of Laois for 11 years but the towering midfielder has decided to hang up his inter-county...
Knockbeg College who lost out to Naas this afternoon

14-man Knockbeg bow out of Leinster championship

Kncokbeg College 1-9 Naas CBS 2-12 Top Oil Leinster Schools' Senior A Football Championship Quarter Final Knockbeg's dreams of reaching the Leinster final are over after...
McCann Park is the venue for tonight's JFC semi final replay

LIVE BLOG: Knockbeg College v Naas in Leinster Quarter Final

Thankfully there's no snow in Portarlington and we are all set in McCann Park for the Senior Schools Leinster Football Championship Quarter Final between...
Heavy snow left many roads in a bad state this morning

IN PICTURES: Heavy snow causes travel chaos this morning

Motorists in many parts of Laois faced serious disruption on roads following extremely heavy snowfall. Reports suggest the worst affected areas were around Stradbally and...
Micheal O'Muircheartaigh will be in Portarlington next week

Legendary GAA commentator set for Portarlington GAA Dinner Dance

There will be a GAA legend in attendance at the Portarlington Dinner Dance next week. 87-year-old commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh will be the guest speaker on...
The Knockbeg team that will take on Naas CBS tomorrow

Knockbeg gearing up for Leinster football quarter final

Knockbeg College are trying to reach their first Leinster senior 'A' schools final since 2007 and they can take a step closer to that...

Laois Ladies minor football panel named for 2018 season

St Paul's lead the way as the Laois Ladies minor football panel for 2018 has been named. They have six representatives with Park-Ratheniska, Sarsfields and...
Ross King and Stephen Attride have been named as captains for the Laois footballers and hurlers

Laois footballers and hurlers name captains for season ahead

It will be a case of more of the same for the Laois footballers and hurlers in 2018 as the respective management have decided...

Laois Ladies announce captain and confirm panel for 2018

The Laois Ladies footballers have named their panel for the 2018 campaign. Reigning senior club champions Sarsfields lead the way with nine representatives and one...
Trolly crisis

Trolley crisis highlights need to keep Portlaoise A&E open

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley says the current trolley crisis shows just how vital it is that Portlaoise Hospital A&E remains open and is...
Laois GAA

Big win for Mountrath CS to reach U-16 semi-final

Mountrath Community School 2-16 Wexford CBS 0-2 Top Oil Leinster Schools U-16 'C' South Leinster Football Championship Quarter Final Mountrath CS are into the semi finals...