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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.
Kennedy Cup

Midlands reach Kennedy Cup Bowl semi final with Donegal win

The Midlands Schoolboys League have progressed to the semi-final of the Kennedy Cup Bowl following a 1-0 victory over Donegal this afternoon. The team, which...
Following a house fire, gardai found the drugs in the house

Gardaí find €500,000 worth of cannabis after house fire

Gardaí have seized cannabis valued at half a million euro and cocaine worth €20,000 after they were called to the scene of a house...

Laois family to feature on RTE’s Missing You over death of brother

A pair of Laois siblings are set to appear on an RTE program tonight to discuss the tragic passing of their younger brother. Romy and...
Laois is still a no wind zone after latest vote in the County Council

Government announce stricter wind turbine rules – but don’t increase set back distance

The Government have announced a raft of new restrictions for wind turbine constructions but have decided not to increase the minimum set back distance. 500...
The Midlands face Donegal in the Kennedy Cup this evening

Midlands finish second in Kennedy Cup group to set up Donegal clash

The Midlands Schoolboys League will take on Donegal this evening in the Shield quarter final at the Kennedy Cup. The Midlands knew that they would...
John Bolton, pictured on his bike before setting off on his journey

Laois man begins epic Rocky Mountain cycle for charity

A Portarlington man has begun an incredible 4,500km cycle through the Rocky Mountains in a bid to raise funds for Laois Hospice. John Bolton, who captained...
Winners galore - huge numbers competed at the Laois Community Games finals on Sunday

RESULTS: Full list of winners from Laois Community Games finals

The Laois Community Games finals took place in St Abban's Atheltics ground on Sunday. Hundreds of children from all over the county, aged from U-8...
O'Moore FC celebrate LFA Junior Shield success

O’Moore FC become first Laois team to win LFA Shield

O'Moore FC 3 Howth Celtic 2 LFA Junior Shield Final The last piece of silverware for the 2016-17 domestic season was up for grabs on Saturday...
Cannabis has been seized

Gardaí make cannabis seizure worth €80,000

Gardaí have discovered a grow house and seized in excess of 100 cannabis plants during an operation in Offaly. As part of ongoing investigations targeting...
St Abban's athlete Sarah Buggy has been called into the Irish Squad for the European Cup

St Abban’s star named in Irish team for European Cup

Triple Jumper Sarah Buggy has been named in the Irish squad for the European Athletics Team Championships First League in the Finnish university town of...
The Midlands are launching a goalkeeping academy

Second stalemate leaves Midlands in battle for second place

The Midlands Schoolboys League have drawn their first two matches in Group 1 of the Kennedy Cup. These stalemates mean that they can no longer...
Liam Kealy had a fine game for Joseph's this afternoon

Injury time points salvage draw for St Joseph’s

St Joseph's 2-11 Graiguecullen 1-14 ACFL Division 1A St Joseph's wait to confirm their league final place will go on for another week after they required...
Laois GAA are hoping to form a Fr Manning Cup team

ACFL Division 2 round-up: Wins for Timahoe, St Joseph’s and Mountmellick

There were wins for Timahoe, St Joseph's and Mountmellick in tonight’s ACFL Division 2 games. These, along with Rosenallis's decision to give Ballyfin a walkover, gives us...
Emo-Courtwood-The Rock are into the MFC final

Here’s all Saturday’s Laois GAA results

The bulk of the action in Laois today took place in Division 2 of the ACFL where three games were down for decision. There were...
The late Billy Hennessy, former Heath GAA president, who passed away aged 91 yesterday

Tributes paid to former Heath GAA President

Tributes have been paid to former Heath GAA President Billy Hennessy who recently passed away. The Heath suspended all club activity in the wake of...
Shanahoe Gaels took on Windgap of Kilkenny in the the Leinster Hurling Division 3 league final today

Late rally sees Windgap defeat Shanahoe Gaels in Leinster League final

Shanahoe Gaels 0-7 Windgap 1-10 Leinster Senior League Division 3 Final A late rally saw Shanahoe Gaels edged out by Windgap in the Leinster Senior Division 3...
Orla Hennessy and Oisin Hooney pictured together after their success in John West National Feile Skills Competition

All-Ireland Feile Skills Competition glory for Laois pair

Two Laois footballers have won honours at this morning's John West National Feile Skills Competition which took place in Abbotstown. St Joseph's Oisin Hooney claimed first...
The Laois camogie team who took on Meath in the All-Ireland Intermediate championship today

Laois Camogie suffer opening round defeat to Meath

Laois 1-8 Meath 4-15 All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship Group B The Laois Camogie team made a losing start to their All-Ireland Intermediate championship campaign as they...
The Midlands squad who have reached the Bowl final at the Kennedy Cup

Nine Laois players Kennedy Cup bound with the MSL

Nine players from Laois clubs will represent the Midlands Schoolboys League at the Kennedy Cup which begins on Monday. Portlaoise AFC lead the way with...
Raheen FC pictured at the CCFL Awards night

Laois clubs win big at CCFL Awards night

Several Laois clubs were honoured at the CCFL Awards night which took place in the Bridge House Hotel in Tullamore recently. Raheen FC and Portlaoise...
Knockbeg student Oisin Chelmiah was named Irish Champion for Microsoft Office PowerPoint last month

Knockbeg student representing Ireland at MOS Four Nations Championship

A Knockbeg College student is set to represent Ireland at the  Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Four Nations Championship this month. Oisin Chelmiah, from Arles in...
Orla Hennessy will represent Laois today at the John West National Skills Competition

Two Laois players heading to John West National Skills Competition

Laois are sending two footballers forward to compete in the John West National Skills Competition which takes place in Abbotstown this morning. Orla Hennessy will represent...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Gardai appealing for witnesses after stabbing incident

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and information following a stabbing incident in Carlow town yesterday. At around 2.45pm yesterday, Gardaí were called to the scene of...
Laois celebrate after winning the Leinster intermediate camogie final in Birr

Laois Camogie gearing up for All-Ireland campaign

The Laois Camogie team will be hoping to build on their Leinster Intermediate championship success when they begin their All-Ireland this afternoon. Owen Drennan's side...
The future of the Laois GAA football leagues is to be examined by an external group

ACFL Division 1B round-up: Wins for Portarlington, Portlaoise and Emo

There were wins for Portarlington, Portlaoise and Emo in tonight’s ACFL Division 1B games. These, along with the draw between Killeshin and Arles-Kilcruise, gives us a...
Robbie Kehoe was in action for O'Dempsey's tonight

O’Dempsey’s complete league double over The Heath

The Heath 0-13 O'Dempsey's 1-12 ACFL Division 1A A first half goal from Eoin Finlay proved decisive as O'Dempsey's completed a league double over The Heath...

Remember the Game: 2000 Feile football win for Graiguecullen

Graiguecullen 1-7 St Joseph's 0-5 2000 Feile Football Final Graiguecullen captured the first Laois Feile football title of the 21st century following a five point win...
Stradbally Town kept their chances of survival in the CCFL Division 1 alive with a draw this morning

Call for new members to attend Stradbally Town AGM

Stradbally Town AFC will hold their Annual General Meeting on Thursday June 8 in Napper Tandy's Function Room at 8.30pm. All current members are asked...
Fergal Conway in action against Colm Begley during the Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final

Classy Kildare prove far too strong for Laois

Brought to you in association with DS Sports Laois 1-7 Kildare 1-21 Leinster Senior Football Championship Quarter Final Laois's Leinster Championship campaign is over after they were...
Laois ladies footballer Aileen O Loughlin

Laois Ladies off the mark with fine win over Kildare

Laois 2-13 Kildare 2-8 TG4 LGFA Leinster Championship Round 2 Laois Ladies had outstanding performances from two teenagers to help them record their first Leinster Championship win...