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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.
Ballyroan-Abbey

Ballyroan-Abbey too strong for 14-man Rosenallis in SFC opener

Ballyroan-Abbey 4-12 Rosenallis 0-13  Laois Senior Football Championship Round 1  Ballyroan-Abbey proved too strong for Rosenallis in the final game of a busy Saturday of action...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action for a bumper Saturday of Laois GAA games

It is the first weekend of football championship action in Laois and a huge day of games lies ahead. The action gets underway at 4.30pm...
Clonaslee St Manman's

After a positive league campaign and some new additions, can Clonaslee-St Manman’s make an...

Clonaslee-St Manman's begin their second successive Senior football campaign this evening in O'Moore Park. A tough assignment lays before them with many people's favourites Graiguecullen...

Youthful exuberance hoping to push Ballyroan-Abbey one more step up the ladder

A series of very good underage teams is typically the basis for success at adult level, and that is what Ballyroan-Abbey will be hoping...

After a 68 year Senior stay was ended last year, can The Heath bounce...

The Heath were a Senior football team for almost seven decades but that was brought to an end in dramatic circumstances last year. But save...
Kilcavan Junior A

Ryle the hero as Kilcavan edge past The Harps in Junior A opener

Kilcavan 1-5 The Harps 0-7 Junior A Football Championship Group D Round 1  Cian Ryle was Kilcavan's hero as his last minute strike earned them a...

Stacked with county talent and second favourites with the bookies, can Graiguecullen end their...

This year marks 57 years since Graiguecullen last brought the Jack Delaney Cup back to the Carlow border. 1965 was their 12th title and at...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Emo take on Portlaoise in Round 1...

The opening round of the Laois Senior Football Championship continues in O'Moore Park this evening as Emo face Portlaoise. The game throws in at 6.30pm...

All systems go as Rosenallis prepare for third season at the top table

Rosenallis are an incredible club. For a small place, they are unquestionably the best dual club in the county. They compete at the top table...

After a relegation scare in 2021, Ballylinan are hoping for much better this year

Ballylinan flirted with danger last year but managed to save themselves right at the death and stay senior for another year. The Kildare border club...
O'Dempsey's General

Finlays on fire as O’Dempsey’s brush Killeshin aside to get 2022 SFC underway

O'Dempsey's 4-19 Killeshin 0-11 Laois Senior Football Championship Round 1  O'Dempsey's are the first team through to the winner's section of Round 2 of the SFC...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from the opening Senior and Intermediate football championship...

After weeks of build up, the Laois Senior and Intermediate football championships will get underway this evening. There are three games down for decision at...
Mountmellick IFC

After a disappointing league campaign, can Mountmellick regroup for championship?

Mountmellick are gearing up for their fifth season in the second tier of club football in Laois. They were relegated in dramatic circumstances in 2017...
Ballybrophy Train Station

New car park and improvement works at Laois train station set to be completed

The major ongoing improvement works at Ballybrophy Train Station are due to be fully completed by August. So says Fine Gael Councillor Conor Bergin who...

With Kelly Cup and Division 1 already in the bag – can St Joseph’s...

It is 22 years since St Joseph's claimed the Jack Delaney Cup - and 20 since they last made the final. But their early season...
Laois County Council General

New Croí Cónaithe fund will ‘help refurbish vacant properties, increase home ownership and revitalise...

A new Government fund called Croí Cónaithe will support bringing vacant and underused buildings in Laois towns and villages back into residential use, a...
Crettyard

After a disappointing 2021, can Crettyard bounce back to Senior at the third time...

After reaching the Intermediate final in 2020, last year was certainly a disappointing one for Crettyard. Relegated from senior in 2019 after a 14-year stay,...
Portlaoise Hospital

Assurances over the future of Portlaoise Hospital given following Dail discussion

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has confirmed that there are no plans to downgrade Portlaoise Hospital's A&E Department. The Minister was questioned on the subject...
St Fiacc's National School

Laois primary school granted planning permission for four new classrooms

St. Fiacc’s National School in Graiguecullen has been granted planning permission for four new general classrooms. The planning permission approved by Laois County Council is...
Online Trading funding

New funding for two Laois retailers to grow and enhance online capability confirmed

New funding has been announced for two Laois retail businesses to expand their online offering and presence to customers at home and abroad. Fine Gael...
Laois Traveller Action Group

Laois Traveller Pride event set to take place later this week

Laois Traveller Action Group (LTAG) have announced that they will be hosting a celebration to coincide with ‘Traveller Pride Week’. This is a week long...
Stradbally Parish Gaels Minors

Wins for Stradbally Parish Gaels, Mountmellick Parish Gaels and Portarlington in Minor football plus...

Stradbally Parish Gaels 1-15 Na Fianna Og 1-6 Minor 'A' Football Championship Round 2 Stradbally Parish Gaels made it two wins from two games as they...

Business Briefing: An internationally renowned waste disposal company, recent news and upcoming events

Laois Chamber CEO, Caroline Hofman, caught up with Laois Chamber member Roger McDermott, General Manager with Enva. They are a Corporate Member of Laois Chamber...
Solar Panel

Rooftop solar panels could produce 35% of all Laois’ household electricity new research shows

New research has shown the significant potential for Laois from the use of rooftop solar panels. The study by MaREI, the Science Foundation Ireland Research...
Laois County Council Housing

Plight of those seeking to buy a house in Laois raised by TD in...

The plight of those seeking to buy a house in Laois was raised in the Dail recently by Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley. According to...
Aaron Gaughan and Lee Cleere Clough-Ballacolla Castletown

County champions Clough-Ballacolla off to a flyer as they dispatch Castletown in Round 1

Clough-Ballacolla 3-24 Castletown 0-14 Laois Senior Hurling Championship Group A Round 1  County champions Clough-Ballacolla began their quest for three in a row with a routine...
Borris-Kilcotton Ballinakill Noah Quinlan Cha Dwyer

Borris-Kilcotton strike late to see off brilliant Ballinakill in Senior hurling opener

Borris-Kilcotton 0-21 Ballinakill 0-18 Laois Senior Hurling Championship Group B Round 1  Borris-Kilcotton are off to a winning start in the 2022 SHC as they battled...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from Saturday’s hurling championship games

The weather is starting to hot up and so too is the hurling action with a plethora of games down for decision today. We have...
Vicarstown tennis court

Laois village set to host first ever tennis summer camp on new court

The SVT Activity and Wellness Hub is set to add another string to it's bow this summer. The Stradbally, Vicarstown and Timahoe based group is...
Dylan Carroll Donnchadh Hartnett

Rathdowney-Errill continue good 2022 form as they ease past Rosenallis in SHC Round 1

Rathdowney-Errill 2-26 Rosenallis 3-13 Laois Senior Hurling Championship Group B Round 1 There was just a point between them when they met in the quarter finals...