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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 football team named for crunch Offaly clash

Laois senior football manager John Sugrue has named his team to face Offaly in Round 6 of Division 3 of the National Football League...

In Pictures: Portlaoise College launch Couch to 5k event

Portlaoise College have launched a Couch to 5k walk/run with words of motivation and inspiration from two local sporting legends. Olympian Anne Keenan Buckley was...

Laois woman named director of International Wine Centre

A Laois woman has been announced as the new director of the International Wine Cente. Rosenallis native Mary Gorman-McAdams has been appointed by President Mary Ewing-Mulligan. The...

Former Knockbeg student gearing up for U-20 Six Nations Grand Slam

The Ireland U-20 rugby team have already wrapped up the Six Nations championship with one game to spare - and they will go for...

In Pictures: Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre host Open Morning

Applications are now being accepted for September courses in Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre – and a huge crowd came through the doors at their...

Seven-star Scoil Chriost Ri trounce Tuam to reach All-Ireland final

Scoil Criost Rí 7-11 Presentation College Tuam (Galway) 1-5 All Ireland Post Primary School Senior ‘A’ Championship Semi Final Scoil Chriost Ri have an All-Ireland final...

Your ultimate guide to all the St Patrick’s Day parades in Laois

It’s always a most enjoyable day and this year’s St Patrick’s day festivities around Laois will bring a bit of fun and joy to...

Gardai appeal for information after lawnmower stolen in Laois

Gardaí in Portlaoise are investigating the theft of a lawnmower in Laois. A Red Castle Garden TX102 ride on mower was taken from a private...

In Pictures: €3,400 raised for Oesophageal Cancer Fund in Portlaoise on Lollipop Day

This is a huge sum - fair play to all involved! The 2019 Lollipop Day Campaign was held nationwide on Friday March 1 and Saturday...

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Sheila Cash Dangenroe, Castletown, Laois / Offaly / Kildare The sudden death of baby...

In Pictures: Serious style at the Shanahoe Ladies GAA Dinner Dance

There was serious style on show at the Shanahoe Ladies GAA Dinner Dance over the weekend. Hundreds packed into the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel to celebrate...

Laois v Offaly league game set to clash with Ireland v Wales Six Nations...

GAA and rugby fans are set for a fixture dilemma this weekend. With St Patrick's Day on Sunday, the GAA has decided to play all...

Laois handballer Brennan one game away from All-Ireland Glory

Joe Brennan (Monavea) has qualified for the Men’s Emerald Master B All-Ireland Final after a resounding victory over Tim O’Shea of Limerick in his...

In Pictures: Former Mountrath CS student receives UCD scholarship for astounding Leaving Cert results

A former pupil of Mountrath Community School has been awarded an Ad Astra Academic Scholarship by University College Dublin. Christopher Carew, 19, from Portlaoise, was...

Laois’s Sliabh Liag gains nomination for the National Greyhound Racing Awards

A Laois dog has made the list of nominations for the 2018 National Greyhound Racing Awards. Sliabh Liag, who is trained by Timahoe native Karol Ramsbottom,...

Laois Minister says returning ‘ISIS bride’ may face charges if sufficient evidence

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan says that efforts will be made to bring so-called 'Irish ISIS bride' Lisa Smith home from Syria - but...

All of this week’s Laois GAA fixtures

St Patrick's weekend may lie ahead of us, but there is no slowing down on the GAA scene. The Laois senior footballers, Ladies footballers and...

Deaths in Laois – Monday, March 11, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Noel Fitzpatrick 20 The Green, Clara, Offaly / Clonaslee, Laois Noel died on March...
An exciting new venture for the Midlands Schoolboys League

All of this week’s CCFL soccer fixtures

With St Patrick's weekend ahead, there is a much reduced fixture list. All the fixtures are listed below as well as the league tables. SATURDAY, MARCH...

Abbeyleix defeat Bohemians, Strong on song for Mountmellick and all today’s soccer results

The number of Laois teams in CCFL soccer action today may have been down – but there was still a couple of hugely important...

REVEALED: Laois hurlers 2020 league opponents confirmed following today’s action

Brought to you in association with The Brewery, Rathdowney The Laois hurlers bowed out of the league last night after they were defeated in the...

Moment in Time: A day in school in Camross NS in 2001

These old school photographs never fail to disappoint. Alf Harvey’s trip to Camross NS in March 2001 certainly yielded some wonderful images. Smiling faces, games of...

Laois students to the fore at All-Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships

A number of Laois students were in action yesterday in the All-Ireland School's Cross Country championships. Pupils from Knockbeg College, Heywood CS, Colaiste Iosagain and...

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, March 10, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. John (Andy) Prior Ballyboden, Ballacolla, Laois Suddenly at his residence. Predeceased by his brother...

Good health news, mad taxi drivers and finding fivers – it’s all in our...

The world of Laois people on Twitter has done it again. Them people at food courts who leave a state behind them after eating and...
The Laois Ladies senior footballer championship has been delayed following an appeal

All of Saturday’s Laois GAA results

It was an extremely busy Saturday of GAA action with schools, colleges, club and inter-county games down for decision. It was an historic day for...

All-Ireland O’Connor Cup glory for Healy’s University of Limerick

Laois ladies co-captain and half back Anna Healy was part of history this afternoon as University of Limerick captured the O'Connor Cup. UL reached the...

Shanahan’s strike crucial as Knockbeg reach All-Ireland U-16 final

Brought to you in association with The Baba’s Barber Shop, Carlow Knockbeg College 1-15 Killorglin (Kerry) 2-8 Top Oil Leinster School’s U-16 All-Ireland ‘A’ Football Semi...

Knockbeg Army all set for All-Ireland ‘A’ U-16 football final

Brought to you in association with The Baba’s Barber Shop, Carlow Just three days after claiming Leinster glory, the Knockbeg Army will be out in...

Local GAA club running Fantasy Cheltenham Racing competition

The Cheltenham Racing Festival begins next Tuesday and one GAA club has come up with a novel way to keep you interested in the...

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