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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.

In Pictures: National medals galore for glorious St Abban’s athletes

What a glorious weekend it was for one Laois club at the National Senior Track and Field Championships. St Abban's came home with five medals,...

Body and Soul line up announced for Electric Picnic

On this day next month, we will be gearing up for one of our favourite events of the year. The Electric Picnic will kick off...

Deaths in Laois – Monday, July 29, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Ann Christine Meagher Carrigaline, Cork / Laois Meagher (Carrigaline and late of St. Luke’s...

Draw made for Round 2 of the Laois Senior Football Championship

Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly Builders The draw for Round 2 of the Laois senior football championship has been made. Following Round 1...
Arles-Killeen have a new manager

Kingston edges O’Carroll as 14-man Killeen see off Crettyard

Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly Builders Arles-Killeen 1-13 Crettyard 1-11 Laois Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship Round 1  Donie Kingston and Evan O'Carroll, two...

Draw made for Round 2 of the Laois Intermediate and Junior Football Championships

Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly Builders The draw for Round 2 of the Laois intermediate and junior football championships has been made. Following...

Veteran Doogue saves Graiguecullen’s blushes as late strike sees them beat Ballyfin

Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly Builders Graiguecullen 2-11 Ballyfin 0-7 Laois Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship Round 1  Graiguecullen defeated Ballyfin by ten points...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from Sunday’s SFC Round 2 double header

Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly Builders We're back in O'Moore Park this evening for the final installment of this week's Laois senior...

Five red cards as The Rock see off St Joseph’s in Round 1 of...

Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly Builders The Rock 2-9 St Joseph's 0-8 Laois Shopping Centre Intermediate Football Championship Round 1 A game that was...

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, July 28, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Nuala Coffey (née Fitzgerald) Lisín Bishopswood Road, Portarlington, Laois / Ballybrittas, Laois Formerly Old...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from tonight’s SFC Round 1 double-header

Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly Builders We're back in O'Moore Park once again for another two games in the Laois senior football...

Three-goal Killeshin power past Stradbally challenge

Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly Builders Killeshin 3-14 Stradbally 2-6 Laois Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship Round 1 Killeshin advanced to the Round 2...

LIVE BLOG: Follow the action as Stradbally and Killeshin face off in their opening...

Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly Builders The Laois senior football championship began this week and the second game down for decision in...
The Laois Ladies senior footballer championship has been delayed following an appeal

All of Thursday’s Laois GAA results

Championship season is now well underway and it was another very busy evening on the GAA front. Last year's Junior 'B' champions Castletown made a...

In Pictures: Golf presentations in The Heath, Portarlington and Mountrath

Three Laois golf clubs held presentations in recent weeks. The Heath, Portarlington and Mountrath are all featured as they each submitted pictures to us. The Heath...

All of Wednesday night’s Laois GAA results and reports

It was a very busy night on the GAA front as there were games on both the hurling and football front. Portlaoise advance to Round...

Peters late goal sees Castletown defeat Fitzpatrick-inspired Park-Ratheniska-Timahoe in Minor ‘B’ league final

Castletown 2-17 Park-Ratheniska-Tiamhoe 3-12 Midlands Park Hotel Minor 'B' Hurling League Final Jim Peters late strike broke Park-Ratheniska-Timahoe hearts as Castletown claimed Minor 'B' league hurling...

14-man Portlaoise defeat Ballylinan to get championship defence up and running

Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly Builders Portlaoise 2-18 Ballylinan 0-11 Laois Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship Round 1 Portlaoise had to play for 35...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Portlaoise take on Ballylinan in SFC Round...

The Laois senior football championship gets underway this evening in O'Moore Park. Reigning champions Portlaoise are about to start the defence of their title. The Town's...

LISTEN: Ones to Watch, Golden Oldies and who we think will win the senior,...

The football championships get underway this evening and our latest Podcast is here to guide you through it all. The action begins tonight as reigning...

All of Tuesday night’s Laois GAA results

There were seven games down for decision tonight as the Junior 'B' and Junior 'C' hurling championships got underway. The pick of the Round 1...

Laois publican thrilled with Lowry win a month after visit

Shane Lowry's stunning victory was celebrated across the country over the weekend - and they raised a glass to him in one Laois pub...

Legend of Laois Community Games ties the knot at the weekend

They say you are only as old as you feel - and these two are certainly testament to that. The weekend gone by saw the...

All of this week’s Laois GAA fixtures as senior and intermediate football championships begin

TUESDAY JULY 23 All Games 7.30pm unless stated LAOIS SHOPPING CENTRE JUNIOR “B” HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP Round 1(Extra time if necessary) Mountmellick v Portlaoise St Fintans Mountrath v Camross Ballinakill...

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Mary (Molly) Lawlor (née Brennan) 13 Brockley Park, Stradbally, Laois Mary (Molly) passed away,...

LISTEN: Snapchat predictions, Laois U-20 footballers and Shane Lowry – it’s all on our...

We're back with another Podcast to reflect on another busy weekend for sport. After the great craic of being joined by three Laois senior hurlers...

Draw made for Round 2 of Intermediate and Junior hurling championships

The Round 2 draws for the Intermediate and Junior hurling championships have been made. The victors of the Round 2 Winners Section games in both...

Gardai appeal for information following robbery of truck and digger in Portlaoise

Gardai are appealing for witnesses and the public assistance following an incident at Tullamoy, Stradbally, Laois on last night. It happened shortly after 11pm whereby...

Three youths ‘interviewed’ by Gardai following ‘harassment’ of Laois couple

Gardai in Mountmellick say they have interviewed three youths following our story on a Laois couple who say their lives have been made 'a...

U-20 boss O’Loughlin says rule change needed if he is to stay in charge

Brought to you in association with Crettyard Stone Laois U-20 football manager Billy O'Loughlin says that unless the GAA changes the rule which prevents players...

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