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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 GAA confirm referees for Senior and Senior A county hurling finals

Laois GAA has announced their officials for the County Hurling Final Day on Sunday, October 20. Castletown’s Alan Doheny will referee his first Laois Shopping...

Manchester United striker makes young Laois boy’s dreams come through

This is a really sound gesture. Back at the start of this season, a young Manchester United fan from Laois made a banner for his...

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Tiernan Power Derrykearn, Abbeyleix, Laois Unexpectedly. Deeply regretted by his loving parents Tom and...

Former Laois manager takes role as Kerry U-20 football boss

Former Laois football manager John Sugrue has been appointed as boss of the Kerry U-20 footballers. The Park-Ratheniska clubman has taken over the role from...

The Harps see off 13-man Ballyfin to book Senior A final place

Ballyfin 0-11 The Harps 2-16 Laois Shopping Centre Senior 'A' Hurling Championship Semi Final  The Harps will face Rosenallis in this year's Senior A decider after...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as The Harps take on Ballyfin for a...

A place in the Senior ‘A’ hurling final against Rosenallis is up for grabs tonight when Ballyfin and The Harps clash in O’Moore Park. Rosenallis...

New TV crime drama starring Laois teenager set to begin tonight

This looks like it will be really, really good. Back in August, Virgin Media, formerly TV3, announced their new schedule for the end of the...

All of Saturday’s Laois GAA results and reports

It was a very busy and wet Saturday on the GAA front. We had two county finals down for decision, a host of semi finals...

Rosenallis down Colt to reach Senior A hurling final and keep double dreams alive

Rosenallis 3-15 Colt 0-9 Laois Shopping Centre SHC 'A' Semi Final Rosenallis's bid for a football and hurling championship double remains on track as they dismantled...

Dominant Delaney sees The Harps banish 2018 demons to claim Minor hurling glory

Abbeyleix Gaels 1-11 The Harps 3-13 Midlands Park Hotel Minor 'A' Hurling Championship Final  The Harps have avenged their county final loss from 12 months ago...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from the Minor hurling final and Senior ‘A’...

We're only got three more weekends of matches left in O'Moore Park and we have two big games to bring you this evening. The action...

Duggan and Murphy lead The Harps to U-13 ‘A’ hurling glory

The Harps 3-9 Rathdowney-Errill 1-0 Midlands Park Hotel U-13 'A' Hurling Championship Final  Justin Duggan and Eoin Murphy were the stars of the show as The...

14-man Rosenallis see off 12-man Clonaslee to claim Intermediate glory

Clonaslee 1-9 Rosenallis 0-14 Laois Shopping Centre IFC Final Rosenallis will play in the 2020 Laois senior football championship after they defeated their neighbours Clonaslee in...

O’Dempsey’s end Castletown’s winning streak and avenge 2018 Junior loss to claim glory

Brought to you in association with The Anvil Inn O'Dempsey's 3-8 Castletown 2-9 Laois Shopping Centre JFC Final Castletown's three year winning streak is over as they...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from the Laois JFC and IFC Finals

Brought to you in association with the Anvil Inn We're hurtling towards the end of the domestic GAA season and two more county finals are down for...

Meet the man behind the Laois football team with the longest winning streak in...

The last time the Castletown footballers lost a competitive game was July 29 2016 - over three years ago. Rathdowney defeated them in the Junior...

In Pictures: Scoil Bhride Clonaslee all set to cheer on their side in the...

County final fever will grip the county for the next month or so and we have two of them this weekend. On Saturday evening, the...

In Pictures: Serious style as Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington bring Debs season to an end

Colaiste Iosagain in Portarlington are always the last school in Laois to hold their debs and they stuck once again with their late September...

In Pictures: Rosenallis NS in full colour ahead of upcoming county final

County final fever will grip the county for the next month or so and we have two of them this weekend. On Saturday evening, the...

Castletown Community Sports Field set to host fundraising auction

Castletown Community Sports Field development are holding an Auction on Sunday the 29th September at 2pm in Castletown Community centre. This is been done to...

Laois player named in Ireland Women’s Rugby squad for first time

Arles woman Grace Miller has received a call-up to the Ireland Women's Rugby team for their November internationals. Younger sister of former international Alison, Grace's...

Two Laois hurlers receive All Star nominations

The GAA All-Star hurling nomination list has been announced – and two Laois men have made the cut. Abbeyleix and Laois keeper Enda Rowland has...

Book recalling hugely successful Laois football team of 1930s set to be launched

The Laois senior footballers have never won the Sam Maguire but they came extremely close to it on three occasions in the 1930s. From 1936...

Annual fundraiser in honour of late Portarlington teenager set for this Friday

The 7th Annual running of 'Make Kaelem's Day green Charity Golf day' takes place in Portarlington Golf club on Friday September 27, 2019. Kaelem Hainsworth...

Popular Rathdowney pageant set to take place this weekend

Director Michael Creagh and his cast of 35 children will present their brand new show this Saturday September 28 in Donaghmore Museum Rooms at...

In Pictures: Primary School students celebrate Park-Ratheniska-Timahoe Junior hurling success

Park-Ratheniska-Timahoe claimed their first ever adult title on Saturday evening when they defeated The Harps in the Junior decider.  Park-Ratheniska and Timahoe had soldiered for...

Laois club stripped of championship title but win appeal on player bans

Clonaslee-St Manman's have been stripped of the Junior 'C' hurling title after it emerged that they fielded two ineligible players. They defeated neighbours Rosenallis in...

In Pictures: Culture Night a huge success in Laois once again

This was a brilliant night with a huge crowd in attendance across the county. The 2019 edition of Culture Night took place last Friday all...

In Pictures: Meet the Laois baby with the extraordinary association with the number 19

This really is something that is very unique. Meet the Laois baby with the extraordinary connection to the number 19. Stradbally baby Jack Shirley was born...
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WATCH: Spine-tingling footage of 1996 All-Ireland Minor homecoming resurfaces

This is absolutely class. 20,000 people turned out in Portlaoise, a famine was ended, while Ciaran Mullooly and Jack Nolan looked extremely fresh faced! On September...

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