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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.

Draws for next stages of Laois SFC and IFC made

The draws for the next stages of the IFC and SFC have been made tonight in O'Moore Park. The IFC quarter finals were already determined...
Jake Foster gets this pass away for Portarlington against Niall O'Rourke, Arles Killeen in the SFC at O'More Park. Picture: Alf Harvey/HRPhoto.ie

Portarlington sail past Ballyroan and into the quarter finals

Brought to you in association with The Anvil Inn Portarlington 2-23 Ballyroan-Abbey 0-10 Laois Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship Round 2 Portarlington booked their pace in the Laois SFC...
Big win for Killeshin tonight in the ACFL Division 1B promotion race

Deering is Killeshin’s hero to leave Kilcruise in relegation trouble

Arles-Kilcruise 1-16 Killeshin 2-15 Laois Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship Round 2 Qualifier Adam Deering was Killeshin's hero as he came off the bench to kick...
O'Moore Park

Live Blog: The final pair of Laois SFC Round 2 games

We've reached the end of another football week in Laois and by the end of this evening, a fourth team will have exited the...
The Salty dog stage

Salty Dog stage at Electric Picnic celebrating 10 years

This September, to mark its 10th anniversary, The Salty Dog will find itself centrepiece to a bustling and grimy port - a whole new...
Portlaoise began their SFC campaign with a big win

Portlaoise display title ambitions by dismantling O’Dempsey’s

Portlaoise 5-14 O'Dempsey's 1-14 Laois Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship Round 2 Portlaoise scored 1-8 without reply in a scintillating first half to blow O'Dempsey's out...
Alan Farrell was immense for Ballylinan this evening as they beat St Joseph's

Ballylinan win derby against St Joseph’s

Ballylinan 3-13 St Joseph's 2-7 Laois Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship Round 2 Ballylinan are into the quarter finals of the Laois SFC after a comprehensive...
Sean Moore was excellent for Ballyfin this afternoon

Ballyfin stun champions Stradbally and knock them out

Stradbally 3-8 Ballyfin Gaels 0-18 Laois Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship Round 2 Qualifier Stradbally's defence of the Jack Delaney Cup is over after they were...

Live Blog: Triple header of Laois SFC action

It is a beautiful afternoon here in O'Moore Park and we are here to bring you all of tonight's three Laois SFC games. County champions...
Olwyn O'Malley, Senator Grace O'Sullivan, Pat Malone, Pippa Hackett, Louise Heavin and Meabh Cody

Midland Green Party hold successful public event

The Midlands Greens hosted a very successful inaugural public event in the County Arms Hotel in Bill on Monday. Running alongside the Birr Vintage Week,...
Timahoe got the better of Annanough tonight

Timahoe get the better of Parish neighbours Annanough

Timahoe 1-15 Annanough 2-6 Laois Shopping Centre Intermediate Football Championship Round 2 Qualifiers Timahoe are through to the IFC quarter finals after seeing off Parish neighbours...
Representatives of the Laois Camogie U-12 clubs who have had their league sponsored by Specsavers

Laois Camogie team up with Specsavers Portlaoise for U-12 league

Specsavers Portlaoise have come on board to sponsor the Laois Camogie U-12 league this year. Ten teams have entered the competition for the first time...
An exciting new venture for the Midlands Schoolboys League

Midlands Soccer League announce new juvenile talent academy

The Midlands Schoolboy/Schoolgirls Soccer League has announced the creation of a new talent programme for kids aged between 5-10 years-old. They have teamed up with...

Fixture details confirmed for Senior and Senior A quarter finals

Laois GAA have confirmed the quarter final details for the Laois Senior and Senior A hurling quarter finals. Both games are double headers in O'Moore...
S Club Party are coming to the Electric Picnic and so too are 5ive

5ive and S Club Party (S Club 7) coming to Electric Picnic

Calling all 90s kids! Possibly two of the greatest pop acts from your generation are going to be in Stradbally in a few weeks...
The Ireland U-18 team who beat Great Britain in the European Basketball championships

Laois players shine as Ireland U-18 girls qualify for European quarter finals

Two basketballers from Portlaoise Panthers are shining for the Ireland U-18s who have qualified for the European Championship quarter finals. They made it four wins...
A big evening is planned in November as Stradbally GAA presents ... The OsKaRs

Stradbally GAA presents … The OsKaRs

Stradbally are the current county football champions but they are planning to host a very novel event this November. They are planning a spin on...
The Rosenallis team who will do battle with Errill tonight

Previews of all tonight’s Laois GAA action

There are six adult football games down for decision tonight. One Intermediate game, four Junior A games and the Junior B championship final. Here, we take...

Portlaoise Panthers player named on Ireland U-16 men’s European Championships squad

A young Portlaoise Panthers basketballer has been named on the Ireland U-16 men's European Championships squad for the competition which begins in Bulgaria tomorrow. Oisin...
Annanough and Barrowhouse will do battle in this IFC relegation decider

Wins for The Heath and Spink in tonight’s JFC action

Laois Shopping Centre JFC 'A' There were two JFC games down for decision tonight. In Group A, The Heath continued their 100% record with a narrow...

All this weeks Laois GAA fixtures

We are in the throngs of the championship and here are the fixtures for the next seven days. Tonight Laois Shopping Centre Junior Football Championship Group...
The Park-Ratheniska team which defeated Graiguecullen in the IFC this evening

Park-Ratheniska and Shanahoe to contest Ladies Intermediate final after wins

Ladies Football – Laois IFC Semi-finals Brought to you in association with Fifty Seven Boutique and Gift Emporium Park-Ratheniska and Shanahoe will contest the Ladies Intermediate football...
Ger Doolan was in brilliant form as Colt Gaels beat Clonaslee tonight

Gaels edge out Clonaslee in low scoring affair

Colt Gaels 1-8 Clonaslee-St Manman's 1-4 Laois Shopping Centre Senior A Hurling Championship Round 2 Colt Gaels ran out four point winners over Clonaslee-St Manman's in...
Players from 14 clubs will represent Laois at U-13 Leinster hurling blitzes

Trumera into IHC semi-final following strong second half

Trumera 1-11 Clough-Ballacolla 1-7 Laois Shopping Centre Intermediate Hurling Championship Round 2 Trumera are into the Intermediate hurling championship semi-finals following a four point win over...
A big win for Slieve Bloom over the weekend

Slieve Bloom reach IHC quarter final

Slieve Bloom 1-16 Portlaoise 2-8 Laois Shopping Centre Intermediate Hurling Championship Round 2 Slieve Bloom reached the quarter final of the Intermediate hurling finals following a...
One of the Emo Rounders teams who enjoyed success this year

Incredible success for Emo Rounders

The year 2017 has been without a doubt the most successful one for rounders in Emo. Having started 5 years ago in Emo National School,...

Delaney’s heroics help Clonad get the better of Park-Ratheniska

Clonad 3-12 Park-Ratheniska 2-10 Intermediate Hurling Championship Round 2 Qualifier Clonad advanced to the quarter finals of the Intermediate hurling championship following a five point win...
A big win for St Brigid's this afternoon

St Brigid’s win to blow Ladies Football championship wide open

St Brigid's 2-18 Timahoe 4-7 Ladies Senior Football Championship St Brigid's gave themselves a chance of reaching the Ladies Senior Football championship semi-finals by defeating Timahoe...
All tonight's Laois GAA results

All Friday night’s Laois GAA results

There were four games down for decision across the county tonight in both codes. In the Senior A Hurling Championship, The Harps had to withstand...
The Portarlington minor team have progressed to the final after beating Stradbally Parish Gaels tonight

Clinical Coffey stars as Portarlington advance to minor final

Portarlington 2-16 Stradbally Parish Gaels 1-6 Laois Shopping Centre Minor Football Championship Semi-Final Minor League winners Portarlington are one step away from completing a league and...