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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.
Donal Walsh Foundation

Portlaoise College students raising money for Donal Walsh Foundation

A charity has moved to clear up confusion surrounding the collection of funds for the Donal Walsh Foundation in Portlaoise. Yesterday, Elma Walsh, mother of...
Portlaoise AFC are now just one win away from claiming the title

WATCH: All the goals as Portlaoise AFC thump league leaders

Portlaoise AFC had a massive win over St James Gate in Rossleighan Park last week. Goals from Colm Poole, Paul Cahillane, Aaron Rafter and Jason...
Laois minor hurler Ciarán Comerford has been named the Electric Ireland Minor Hurler of the Week

Laois minor hurler nominated for Player of the Week award

Laois minor hurler Ciarán Comerford has been shortlisted for the Electric Ireland Player of the Week award. The Harps sharpshooter hit six points from play...
An exciting new venture for the Midlands Schoolboys League

Here are all of this week’s CCFL soccer fixtures

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12 All Games at 6.45 unless stated Under 19 Premier Division: Tullamore Town v Ballymahon Division 1 Saturday: Melville Celtic v Camlin Utd; 6.30 Division 2: Horseleap Utd v...
LJ Cuddy, left, helps team-mate Tadgh Lowry with his helmet, representing Camross at the Go Games in Croke Park

All the Laois action from Day 2 of the GAA Go Games in Croke...

There was some fantastic hurling and football played on the hallowed turf of Croke Park as U-8s from all over the country descended on...

Knockbeg College student named in Ireland U-18 rugby team to face England

Knockbeg College student Martin Moloney has been selected in the Ireland U-18 Schools team to face England tomorrow. Moloney, a Kildare native, follows in the...
Members of Rosenallis GAA who took part in the Lip Sync over the weekend

WATCH: ‘Blues Brothers’ bring the house down at Rosenallis Lip Sync

Around 400 people attended the Rosenallis Lip Sync in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel at the weekend and they were treated to an incredible performances...

Drugs and Stolen Cars Units seize caravan in Portlaoise

Members of the Drugs Unit and the Stolen Cars Unit have seized a caravan in Portlaoise on suspicion of it being stolen. The two units...
Annanough team members raise the cup after a great day at the GAA Go Games in Croke Park

All the Laois action from Day 1 of the GAA Go Games in Croke...

There was some fantastic hurling and football played on the hallowed turf of Croke Park as U-8s from all over the country descended on...
The Cumann na mBunscol final fixtures are here

Laois Cumann na mBunscol hurling panel named

Laois Cumann na mBunscol have embarked on a new venture in an attempt to improve football and hurling in the county. For the first time,...
Quad bike stolen from Mountrath

Appeal for witnesses after quad bike taken in Mountrath

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a quad bike was stolen from Mountrath last week. The bike, worth an estimated €7,000, was taken on April...
Streets of Kilkenny 5k will take place on Thursday

Laois people urged to attend first ever Streets of Kilkenny race

Laois runners and athletics enthusiasts are being urged to attend the inaugural Streets of Kilkenny 5k race this Thursday. The event, which is organised by Kilkenny...

Timahoe Ladies announce fun run to raise funds for charity

The Timahoe Ladies will hold a fun run on Easter Monday in order to raise funds for two worthy charities. The Cuisle Centre and Suicide...
Ger Dunne's Portlaoise AFC need a favour from Ballyfermot tonight

Portlaoise AFC boss: I hope Cahillane doesn’t play for Laois again so he can...

Portlaoise AFC manager Ger Dunne hopes that Paul Cahillane never plays for Laois again - because he is leading his team to promotion in...
The Raheen FC side that reached the Division 2 Cup final today

Raheen fairytale continues as they reach second cup final

Raheen FC reached their second cup final in one week as they beat FC Killoe 2-1 away this afternoon to reach the Division 2...
Laois GAA are hoping to form a Fr Manning Cup team

St Joseph’s maintain 100% start and end Graiguecullen’s

St Joseph's 0-12 Graiguecullen 0-9 ACFL Division 1 These two came into this game with the only remaining 100% records in the competition - so something...
The Portlaoise team who were crowned U-14 Feile champions this afternoon

DJ the hero as Portlaoise claim Feile glory

Portlaoise 1-4 Ballyroan-Abbey 0-4 U-14 'A' Football Feile Final DJ White kicked 1-2 for Portlaoise as they claimed the U-14 'A' Feile football title in O'Moore...
The renaissance in Padraig McMahon's career has been incredible

Four goal Ballyroan-Abbey gain first league win

Ballyroan-Abbey 4-10 Stradbally 0-16 ACFL Division 1 Pat Ryan's Ballyroan-Abbey gained their first league win of the season against Stradbally in Bill Delaney Park this afternoon. They...
The victorious Graiguecullen team who won the B Feile today

Harte’s saves help Graiguecullen lift the title

Graiguecullen 4-3 Clonaslee-St Manman's 1-2 U-14 'B' Football Feile Final Graiguecullen will also represent Laois at the All-Ireland football Feile this summer after their keeper Conor...
Hughie Emerson in action against Paddy Reynolds of Meath in 1997

20 years since Hughie’s hat-trick shocked Derry to their core

Can you believe that it has been two decades since Hughie Emerson bagged that incredible second half hat-trick against Derry? Well it has. On this...
The Stradbally Parish Gaels U-17 team who won the championship final against Portlaoise

Remember the Game: 1999 U-17 football win for Stradbally Parish Gaels

Stradbally Parish Gaels 1-9 Portlaoise 1-7 U-17 Football Championship Final Replay 1999 These two met at the end of 1999 but Peter O'Sullivan's late point ensured...
Laois Schools came home from the World Irish Dancing Championships with over 50 medals and four Globes

An army of Laois dancers set to compete at World Irish Dancing Championships

70 Irish dancers from Laois are heading to the Waterfront Theatre in Belfast from Saturday to compete in the An Comhdhail World Irish Dance Championships. 35...
Laois manager Christy Walsh believes his team face a real battle against Meath

Minor hurling boss: Offaly will go into the game as favourites

Laois minor hurling manager Christy Walsh believes his team are firm underdogs ahead of their Leinster Minor Hurling Championship Round 1 clash with Offaly...
Trilogy Annual Triathlon will take place in Portlaoise

Hundreds to take to streets of Portlaoise for Trilogy Annual Triathlon

350 cyclists and runners will takeover Portlaoise tomorrow for the Trilogy Triathlon Club Laois's Annual Triathlon. The event, which is now in its tenth year, is...
HamsanswicH will rock BARE in the Woods this summer

Kiesza and HamsandwicH to rock BARE in the Woods this summer

BARE in the Woods 2017 has announced more block rockin' beats for this summer's rapidly expanding festival at Garryhinch Woods in Portarlington. Joining headliners House...
Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan made the comments about Portlaoise Hospital last night

Minister believes Census results show need for greater services in Laois

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan believes that today's Census results prove that Laois needs greater state investment in public services. The Fine Gael TD...
The Timahoe Ladies team who were crowned Feile champions last night

Timahoe Ladies crowned Laois Feile champions for the first time

Timahoe 3-6 Portlaoise 2-2 Laois Ladies Feile Final Timahoe Ladies were crowned Feile football champions for the first time in their history after they defeated Portlaoise...
Portlaoise AFC are now just one win away from claiming the title

Portlaoise AFC thump league leaders to blow title race open

Portlaoise AFC 4 St James Gate 0 Leinster Senior League Division 1B Portlaoise AFC produced a truly incredible performance to thump league leaders St James Gate...
The victorious Rosenallis team who won the Laois Feile 'A' hurling title at the weekend

Feile joy for Rosenallis and Clonaslee-St Manman’s

Rosenallis and Clonaslee will represent Laois at the Feile na nGael hurling tournament this summer. This is the only All-Ireland competition at club level for...
Some of the boats which will appear in Vicarstown over the weekend

Century old boats set to moor in Vicarstown this weekend

A number of boats, some of which are over 100 years old, will travel down the canal in Vicarstown this weekend. From Friday onwards, a flotilla...