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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 manager Christy Walsh believes his team face a real battle against Meath

Minor hurling boss: Offaly will go into the game as favourites

Laois minor hurling manager Christy Walsh believes his team are firm underdogs ahead of their Leinster Minor Hurling Championship Round 1 clash with Offaly...
Trilogy Annual Triathlon will take place in Portlaoise

Hundreds to take to streets of Portlaoise for Trilogy Annual Triathlon

350 cyclists and runners will takeover Portlaoise tomorrow for the Trilogy Triathlon Club Laois's Annual Triathlon. The event, which is now in its tenth year, is...
HamsanswicH will rock BARE in the Woods this summer

Kiesza and HamsandwicH to rock BARE in the Woods this summer

BARE in the Woods 2017 has announced more block rockin' beats for this summer's rapidly expanding festival at Garryhinch Woods in Portarlington. Joining headliners House...
Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan made the comments about Portlaoise Hospital last night

Minister believes Census results show need for greater services in Laois

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan believes that today's Census results prove that Laois needs greater state investment in public services. The Fine Gael TD...
The Timahoe Ladies team who were crowned Feile champions last night

Timahoe Ladies crowned Laois Feile champions for the first time

Timahoe 3-6 Portlaoise 2-2 Laois Ladies Feile Final Timahoe Ladies were crowned Feile football champions for the first time in their history after they defeated Portlaoise...
Portlaoise AFC are now just one win away from claiming the title

Portlaoise AFC thump league leaders to blow title race open

Portlaoise AFC 4 St James Gate 0 Leinster Senior League Division 1B Portlaoise AFC produced a truly incredible performance to thump league leaders St James Gate...
The victorious Rosenallis team who won the Laois Feile 'A' hurling title at the weekend

Feile joy for Rosenallis and Clonaslee-St Manman’s

Rosenallis and Clonaslee will represent Laois at the Feile na nGael hurling tournament this summer. This is the only All-Ireland competition at club level for...
Some of the boats which will appear in Vicarstown over the weekend

Century old boats set to moor in Vicarstown this weekend

A number of boats, some of which are over 100 years old, will travel down the canal in Vicarstown this weekend. From Friday onwards, a flotilla...
Portarlington referee Clive Wardrop with his wife Anne-Marie receiving his referee of the year award

Portarlington whistler named Leinster rugby referee of the year

There was a Laois person amongst the winners at the Leinster Rugby awards last weekend. Referee Clive Wardrop, from Portarlington, was named as Leinster rugby...
An exciting new venture for the Midlands Schoolboys League

Here are all of this week’s CCFL soccer fixtures

There's another busy Sunday of CCFL action ahead for Laois teams as the season moves into the closing stages. Rosenallis will look to become the...
Colm Begley (Laois Senior Footballer), Nikki Wallace (Brand Manager GAIN Equine Nutrition), Eoin O'Riordan (Dairy Advisor Glanbia Ingredients Ireland), Martin Keane (Vice Chairman Glanbia Plc), Kieran Leavy (Assistant Treasurer Laois GAA), Laura Magee (Sponsorship, Sales & Hospitality Punchestown Racecourse), Martin Byrne (Treasurer Laois GAA), John Kealy (Ruminant Sales Manager GAIN Animal Nutrition) at the launch of the Laois GAA Race day in Punchestown

Laois GAA launch their Punchestown Race Day fundraiser

Laois GAA are urging supporters to get behind their Punchestown Race Day fundraiser on April 25. For €125, your ticket will get you admission, race...

Leinster final glory for Colaiste Iosagáin

Colaiste Iosagain, Portarlington 1-19 St MacDara's CC 2-7 Leinster Colleges JFC 'B' Final Colaiste Iosagain have been crowned Leinster Junior 'B' football champions this afternoon following a...
Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise

Boost for Portlaoise Hospital as key positions filled

There has been a significant boost for the stricken Portlaoise Hospital with the news that several key positions have been filled. Minister for Foreign Affairs...
Dunnes Stores in Portlaoise looking to expand

Dunnes Stores looking to expand Portlaoise shop

Dunnes Stores is seeking to boost its operations at their outlet on the Mountmellick Road in Portlaoise. According to Midlands 103, the supermarket giant is looking...
The Laois minor hurling panel has been named

Laois minor hurling panel confirmed ahead of championship opener

The Laois minor hurling panel has been confirmed ahead of their Leinster championship round one clash against Offaly. Christy Walsh's men will go into the...
The Raheen FC side that reached the Division 2 Cup final today

Raheen pull off almighty shock to reach Paddy Cotter Cup final

Raheen FC stole the show today as they defeated a team three Divisions above them to reach the Paddy Cotter Cup final. This was the...
Donal Kingston in action against Shane Nally and James Lawlor in Laois's defeat

14-man Laois relegated to Division 4 after narrow defeat to Offaly

Laois 4-11 Offaly 3-15 Allianz National Football League Division 3 Laois have been relegated to Division 4 of the National Football League after they were beaten...
Nominations sought for Laois manager job

Creedon: What Kevin Meaney did was inexcusable

Peter Creedon was left tearing his hair out once again as Laois ran into disciplinary problems for a fifth time this season. His team were...
Emo-Courtwood-The Rock are into the MFC final

Graiguecullen and St Joseph’s in pole position in Division 1A

Graiguecullen 0-12 The Heath 1-5 ACFL Division 1A Pádraig Clancy made it three wins from three ACFL Division 1A games in charge of Graiguecullen following a...
O'Dempsey's got back to winning ways last night

O’Dempsey’s get back on track against Ballyroan-Abbey

O'Dempsey's 2-7 Ballyroan-Abbey 2-4 ACFL Division 1A O'Dempsey's recovered from a set back against St Joseph's last weekend to pick up their second win of the...
Wins for Killeshin, Ballylinan and Portarlington in tonight's ACFL Division 1B action

Killeshin maintain 100% record in feisty affair while Annanough, Ballylinan and Portarlington also win

Killeshin 2-13 Emo 1-9 ACFL Division 1B Killeshin overcame being reduced to 14 men with a quarter of the game remaining to beat hosts Emo by...
David Conway believes that Laois will get the better of Offaly tomorrow

Conway: A win against Offaly would set us up for Championship

Laois face Offaly in a must-win game tomorrow in O’Connor Park and one of their key players is confident that Peter Creedon’s men can...
Leinster rugby ticket winner announced

Winner of LaoisToday Leinster v Wasps ticket giveaway announced

Congratulations to Mary Conroy from Mountrath who is the lucky winner of our Champions Cup quarter-final ticket giveaway. Mary's husband Fergal and their son Gavin, 11,...
The Laois handball pair who were beaten on Wednesday night

Defeat for Laois duo in Leinster handball final

There was disappointment for Tómas Lennon and Pauric Buggy who were defeated in their Leinster 40x20 Junior Final Wednesday night. The lads had been playing some...
Check out the fresh faces here! Portlaoise beat Killeshin-Crettyard in the 2009 Feile football final

Remember the Game: 2009 Feile football win for Portlaoise

Portlaoise 5-12 Killeshin-Crettyard 0-5 Portlaoise thumped Killeshin-Crettyard to win the Feile final in 2009 by 22 points. There were a number of players on show who...

Three Laois players named on Rising Stars Hurling Team 2017

Three Laois players have made the Rising Stars Hurling Team for 2017 it has been announced this afternoon. Abbeyleix's Enda Rowland, Camross' Dwane Palmer and...
Colm Begley is named to start Laois' crunch Division 3 game against Offaly

No change to Laois team for do-or-die clash with Offaly

Laois manager Peter Creedon has named an unchanged team for his sides’ must win clash away to Offaly on Sunday afternoon. Donie Kingston, who was originally...
Secondary strike action caused commuter chaos this morning

Commuter chaos in Laois as secondary strike causes mayhem

There has been chaos for Laois commuters this morning as almost all Irish rail services have been cancelled. For those who managed to make it...
Laois will be hoping to make it fourth time lucky on Saturday evening against Kerry

Laois hurlers unchanged for relegation playoff

Laois manager Eamonn Kelly has selected the same 15 who narrowly went down to Wexford last week for their relegation playoff tomorrow night. After such...
The Laois team before the game in 2003 - try your luck in our quiz!

Test your memory with our Laois and Offaly football quiz

Laois and Offaly contest a winner takes all Division 3 game in O'Connor Park on Sunday. But what is your knowledge of the two sides...