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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 man Liam Delaney, far right, pictured at the Celtic Challenge launch recently

Laois Celtic Challenge hurling trials take place tonight

Laois U-17 Celtic Challenge Hurling Management will be holding a trial game tonight at 7pm in the Laois Training Centre. Clubs are invited to send...
Camross 2016 medal presentation

In pictures: Camross GAA honour 2016 juvenile winners

Camross GAA club held an Easter Hurling Camp - Camán Camross - last week and decided to combine their Juvenile Presentation 2016 with it. Ronan Maher,...
No money to fix the bridge in Camross or Mayo

No money available to repair damaged bridge in Camross

A crumbling bridge that was struck by a vehicle in Camross cannot be repaired because no funding is currently available. Part of the structure at...
Portlaoise's Gary Saunders will line up at centre back for the Laois U-17s tomorrow night against Louth

WATCH: Were the Laois minor footballers robbed on Saturday?

The Laois minor footballers lost in controversial circumstances to Louth in the first round of the Leinster Minor Football Championship on Saturday. And now, thanks...
Laois mammy Una takes a puff of some funny stuff in Amsterdam on The Facts Youtube video

WATCH: Laois mammy tries weed for the first time … with hilarious consequences

The Facts Youtube channel is one of Ireland’s finest internet exports – a place where the whole world can watch Irish comedians try various weird...
Gardai appealing for witnesses to the act of vandalism to contact them

Witnesses sought after weekend robberies in Portlaoise and Portarlington

Gardaí are appealing for information after two robberies were carried out in Laois over the weekend. Sometime between 5pm on Saturday and 7pm on Sunday,...
The Laois camogie team who beat Carlow

Laois reach All-Ireland U-16 camogie final

Laois 1-16 Carlow 2-2 All-Ireland U-16 'B' Camogie Semi-Final Laois reached the All-Ireland U-16 'B' Camogie final following an eleven point win over neighbours Carlow. Laois overcame...
There will be no playground in Borris-In-Ossory

‘No funds available’ for playground in Borris-In-Ossory

There are currently no funds available for Laois County Council to build a playground in Borris-In-Ossory, a recent meeting has heard. Cllr Brendan Phelan tabled...
The Laois minor hurling team to take on Kilkenny in O'Moore Park

Parlon transfer gives Laois minor hurlers a boost

The Laois minor hurlers have received a boost today with the news that Enda Parlon's inter-county transfer has been approved. The defender had played for...
Stradbally manager Martin Murphy's side beat O'Dempsey's last night

Depleted Stradbally strike late to stun O’Dempsey’s

Stradbally 2-11 O'Dempsey's 2-10 ACFL Division 1A Stradbally scored 1-1 in second half injury time to stun O'Dempsey's and claim a very valuable two points in...
Gareth Dillon's Portlaoise recorded a fine win over Graiguecullen

Two goal Portlaoise get the better of Graiguecullen

Portlaoise 2-9 Graiguecullen 0-6 ACFL Division 1A Two first half goals helped Portlaoise inflict a second straight defeat upon Graiguecullen in Tony Maher Park tonight. Malachy McNulty's...
Portlaoise Shamrocks reached the Division 1 Cup final

Wins for Portlaoise Shamrocks and O’Moores in latest CCFL action

Portlaoise Shamrocks advanced to the Michael Dolan Division 1 Cup final following a dramatic penalty shoot out victory over Camlin United on Saturday evening. The sides...
Ciara Burke started for the Laois ladies today in their defeat to Westmeath

Laois Ladies suffer semi final defeat to Westmeath

Laois 1-10 Westmeath 2-18 Ladies National Football League Division 2 Semi Final Laois Ladies bid to reach the National Football League Division 2 final is over...
Slieve Bloom Mountains

Calls for better signage to stop visitors getting lost in the Slieve Blooms

A call has been made for Laois County Council to improve the sign posts around the Slieve Bloom mountains because 'several people are getting...
Ciaran Comerford was excellent for Laois in Newbridge today

Dubious officiating sees Laois minors suffer extra time loss to Louth

Laois 0-15 Louth 2-11 (AET) Leinster Minor Football Championship Round 1 Laois made a losing start to the Leinster minor championship as a missed penalty and...
Club Laois is back and it is better than ever

LIVE BLOG: Laois take on Louth in Leinster MFC

The Laois minor footballers are taking on Louth in an overcast O’Moore Park this afternoon. This is the second successive year that the teams have...
The Portlaoise U-17 hurling team who won the championship in 2000

Remember the Game: 2000 U-17 hurling win for Portlaoise

Portlaoise 4-5 Ballinakill 1-10 U-17 Hurling Championship Final 2000 Seventeen years ago last month, Portlaoise were crowned U-17 champions following a four point win over Ballinakill. Three...
Laois minor football manager Noel Delaney

Laois minor football manager anticipating tough Louth clash

Laois minor football manager Noel Delaney reckons that Louth will come to O'Moore Park today and try to claim a scalp. The O'Moore County have...
Laois GAA are hoping to form a Fr Manning Cup team

Back to back wins for Portlaoise as they put under strength Kilcruise to the...

Portlaoise 2-5 Arles-Kilcruise 0-8 ACFL Division 1B Portlaoise made it back to back wins in Division 1B of the ACFL as two Scott Lawless goals helped...
Alan Kinsella will once again captain the Laois minors in their crunch clash with Meath

Courtwood man named captain as Laois minor football team announced

Courtwood's Alan Kinsella has been named as captain of the Laois minor footballers for the coming year. Kinsella, son of All-Ireland referee Eddie, is in...
Laois Ladies manager Kevin Doogue is set to take down Westmeath

Laois Ladies out to end Westmeath losing streak

Laois Ladies manager Kevin Doogue says his side are determined to end their losing streak against Westmeath - which now extends to three games. The...
Dumping in Laois has become an epidemic one Cllr has claimed

Parts of Portarlington like ‘a third world country’

Parts of Portarlington have been described as being like 'a third world country' by a County Councillor. Sinn Féin Councillor Aidan Mullins made the claim...

Some of the mighty Laois club football heroes still playing into their 40s

We salute this crew of mighty men. Any player that can keep playing sport well into their 40s is not to be messed with and...
Billy Sheehan of St Jude's shares a joke with Jordan Briggs of Naomh Mearnóg during the Dublin County Senior Club Football Championship Round 1 match

Former Laois star on form in Dublin championship opener

Former Laois star Billy Sheehan was on the scoresheet as St Jude's made a winning start to the Dublin senior football championship last night. The...
The Abbeyleix granny purchased her Lotto ticket in Clelands

Laois winner of €250,000 Lotto prize revealed as Abbeyleix granny

A grandmother from Abbeyleix has come forward to claim the €250,000 Lotto Plus prize that she won last Saturday. The woman, who wishes to remain...
Deputy Brian Stanley

Stanley hits out at Flanagan over ‘misleading the public’

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has hit out at Fine Gael Minister Charlie Flanagan over comments he made about Sinn Féin’s position on water charges. Deputy...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Appeal for information after Cloneygowan shop robbed

Gardaí are appealing for information after a shop in Cloneygowan was burgled. A cigarette machine and a sum of cash were stolen after two masked...
Bridget & Eamon are heading stateside after the Laois comedian's creation was signed

Laois comedian’s TV show to be shown in the USA

Bridget & Eamon are heading to America - after the RTE TV show was picked up by a station over there. Amazon in America has...
Graiguecullen Health Centre which has had its physiotherapy facilities removed

Calls for HSE not to discontinue physiotherapy in Graiguecullen

The discontinuement of physiotherapy treatment at the health centre in Graiguecullen will cause 'great difficulties' for the people in South Laois who avail of...

Footpaths in Portarlington like ‘something you’d see in Syria’

The footpaths in Portarlington have deteriorated to such a bad state, they are like something from a war thorn region a county Councillor has...