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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.
Organisers hoping big crowds will be in attendance again at Barrowhouse 5k

Third annual Barrowhouse 5k set to draw big crowds

The annual Barrowhouse 5k in aid of Shanganamore N.S will take place on Wednesday April 26. Now in its third successive year the race has...
Alan Kinsella will once again captain the Laois minors in their crunch clash with Meath

Laois minor football panel confirmed ahead of championship opener

The Laois minor football panel has been confirmed ahead of their Leinster championship round one clash against Louth. Noel Delaney's men will go into the game...
Portlaoise AFC are now just one win away from claiming the title

Portlaoise AFC win again to keep title hopes alive

Portlaoise AFC 4 Greenhills/Greenpark FC 1 Leinster Senior League Division 1B Portlaoise AFC won for the first time in seven years away to Greenhills/Greenpark FC this morning...
Emo-Courtwood-The Rock are into the MFC final

Arles-Killeen end losing streak with win over Ballyroan-Abbey

Arles-Killeen 0-15 Ballyroan-Abbey 1-8 ACFL Division 1A Arles-Killeen ended a four game losing streak with a fine home victory over Ballyroan-Abbey last night. Seven points from Laois...
Adam Campion was influential for St Joseph's tonight but he is soon off to the USA

Five wins in a row for 14-man St Joseph’s

St Joseph's 1-12 Portlaoise 0-10 ACFL Division 1A St Joseph's made it five straight wins in the ACFL Division 1A as they overcame a numerical disadvantage...
Evin Keane was on the score sheet as The Heath beat Stradbally

The Heath inflict third straight defeat on Stradbally

The Heath 1-13 Stradbally 0-13 ACFL Division 1A The Heath inflicted a third straight defeat upon Stradbally and gave their chances of regaining their league title...
The Laois Minor Hurling team who face Dublin in the Leinster championship today

Valiant Laois minor hurlers just edged out by 14 man Dublin

Laois 1-8 Dublin 1-11 Leinster Minor Hurling Championship Round 2 The Laois minor hurlers missed the chance to advance straight to the semi-finals of the Leinster...
Crettyard United draw to blow title race wide open

Crettyard United stalemate blows title race wide open

Crettyard United 0 New Oak Boys 0 Nationalist Premier Division The top two in the Carlow Premier Division played out a scoreless draw last night to blow...
St. Fergal's Rathdowney

Remember the Game: 2001 Leinster hurling triumph for St Fergal’s

St Fergal's Rathdowney 1-12  St Rynagh's CC Banagher 3-5 Leinster Vocational Schools' 'A' Hurling Final Replay Sixteen years ago this month, St Fergal's Rathdowney were crowned...
Laois manager Christy Walsh believes his team face a real battle against Meath

Laois minor hurlers set for tough encounter with ‘All-Ireland contenders’

Laois minor hurling boss Christy Walsh is expecting a tough encounter this weekend when his side take on reigning champions Dublin in Round 2...
Harry Arter is one of those who makes the cut on Paul Cahillanes best 11

Portlaoise AFC star names the best 11 that he’s ever played with

Portlaoise AFC star Paul Cahillane took the Junior Soccer Portal's 'My Best #11' challenge this week. Cahillane has come in for some serious praise for his...
Laois minor hurler Ciarán Comerford has been named the Electric Ireland Minor Hurler of the Week

Comerford voted Electric Ireland GAA Minor Hurler of the Week

Laois minor hurler Ciarán Comerford has been voted the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Hurling Player of the Week. The Harps sharpshooter hit six points from...
Ger Dunne's Portlaoise AFC need a favour from Ballyfermot tonight

Celbridge Town walkover boosts Portlaoise AFC’s title hopes

Portlaoise AFC's title ambitions received a massive boost last night following their walkover from Celbridge Town. This was the Kildare outfit's third fixture concession of...
Vicarstown man John Scully has been recognised for the success of parkrun

Scully the toast of Vicarstown with parkrun success

Anyone who has ever had any association with athletics in Laois will have come across John Scully. The Vicarstown man is the current chairman of...
Tyrone manager Mickey Harte will be in Portarlington next week

All-Ireland winning manager to speak at Portarlington Enterprise Town event

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte will speak at an event in Portarlington next Saturday to promote the Town. The former All-Ireland football winning boss will be...

Kestrels and Panthers players named in basketball teams of the year

Christopher Teasley of Kestrels from Portarlington and Necole Sterling and Clare Melia of Portlaoise Panthers have been honoured for their fine seasons with their respective...
Donal Walsh Foundation

Portlaoise College students raising money for Donal Walsh Foundation

A charity has moved to clear up confusion surrounding the collection of funds for the Donal Walsh Foundation in Portlaoise. Yesterday, Elma Walsh, mother of...
Portlaoise AFC are now just one win away from claiming the title

WATCH: All the goals as Portlaoise AFC thump league leaders

Portlaoise AFC had a massive win over St James Gate in Rossleighan Park last week. Goals from Colm Poole, Paul Cahillane, Aaron Rafter and Jason...
Laois minor hurler Ciarán Comerford has been named the Electric Ireland Minor Hurler of the Week

Laois minor hurler nominated for Player of the Week award

Laois minor hurler Ciarán Comerford has been shortlisted for the Electric Ireland Player of the Week award. The Harps sharpshooter hit six points from play...
An exciting new venture for the Midlands Schoolboys League

Here are all of this week’s CCFL soccer fixtures

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12 All Games at 6.45 unless stated Under 19 Premier Division: Tullamore Town v Ballymahon Division 1 Saturday: Melville Celtic v Camlin Utd; 6.30 Division 2: Horseleap Utd v...
LJ Cuddy, left, helps team-mate Tadgh Lowry with his helmet, representing Camross at the Go Games in Croke Park

All the Laois action from Day 2 of the GAA Go Games in Croke...

There was some fantastic hurling and football played on the hallowed turf of Croke Park as U-8s from all over the country descended on...

Knockbeg College student named in Ireland U-18 rugby team to face England

Knockbeg College student Martin Moloney has been selected in the Ireland U-18 Schools team to face England tomorrow. Moloney, a Kildare native, follows in the...
Members of Rosenallis GAA who took part in the Lip Sync over the weekend

WATCH: ‘Blues Brothers’ bring the house down at Rosenallis Lip Sync

Around 400 people attended the Rosenallis Lip Sync in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel at the weekend and they were treated to an incredible performances...

Drugs and Stolen Cars Units seize caravan in Portlaoise

Members of the Drugs Unit and the Stolen Cars Unit have seized a caravan in Portlaoise on suspicion of it being stolen. The two units...
Annanough team members raise the cup after a great day at the GAA Go Games in Croke Park

All the Laois action from Day 1 of the GAA Go Games in Croke...

There was some fantastic hurling and football played on the hallowed turf of Croke Park as U-8s from all over the country descended on...
The Cumann na mBunscol final fixtures are here

Laois Cumann na mBunscol hurling panel named

Laois Cumann na mBunscol have embarked on a new venture in an attempt to improve football and hurling in the county. For the first time,...
Quad bike stolen from Mountrath

Appeal for witnesses after quad bike taken in Mountrath

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a quad bike was stolen from Mountrath last week. The bike, worth an estimated €7,000, was taken on April...
Streets of Kilkenny 5k will take place on Thursday

Laois people urged to attend first ever Streets of Kilkenny race

Laois runners and athletics enthusiasts are being urged to attend the inaugural Streets of Kilkenny 5k race this Thursday. The event, which is organised by Kilkenny...

Timahoe Ladies announce fun run to raise funds for charity

The Timahoe Ladies will hold a fun run on Easter Monday in order to raise funds for two worthy charities. The Cuisle Centre and Suicide...
Ger Dunne's Portlaoise AFC need a favour from Ballyfermot tonight

Portlaoise AFC boss: I hope Cahillane doesn’t play for Laois again so he can...

Portlaoise AFC manager Ger Dunne hopes that Paul Cahillane never plays for Laois again - because he is leading his team to promotion in...