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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.
John O'Loughlin

Injury crisis strikes Laois as O’Loughlin ruled out

The Laois senior footballers are facing an injury crisis ahead of their opening Allianz Football League game on Saturday against Louth. John O’Loughlin picked up...
Cup journey ends early for Portlaoise

A tale of two penalties as Portlaoise bow out

Portlaoise 0 Dublin Bus 1 Portlaoise bowed out of the Metropolitan Cup in a game that was ultimately decided by two second half penalties. Their Dublin...
Laois team pictured ahead of the league opener against Kildare

Late Lawlor points get Laois over the line

Laois 2-11 Kildare 2-9 Laois made the perfect start to their Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 2 campaign as two late points from Emma...
UCD is one of the universities which Laois students attend

Mixed results for Laois schools in annual report

IT’s mixed news for Laois secondary school following the release of the Sunday Independent School League Tables. The study of over 700 post primary schools...
Ger Dunne's Portlaoise AFC need a favour from Ballyfermot tonight

Dunne hopeful Dillon will provide a spark on return

PORTLAOISE AFC manager Ger Dunne is hopeful returning striker Jody Dillon will help his side to cause a cup upset tomorrow. The Leinster Senior...

Popular priest honoured for services in Timahoe

FORMER Stradbally parish priest Fr Jim O’Connell was honoured for his services to the area at a ceremony in Timahoe hall last night. The popular...
Darren Maher in action against Sean Gardiner of Offaly

Blow for Laois as Maher steps down from panel

The Laois senior hurlers have been dealt a blow before the start of their Allianz Hurling League campaign with the news that experienced Clough-Ballacolla...
The victorious Clonaslee team after their win

Second half surge crucial for Clonaslee

Clonaslee CS 2-12 Dunshaughlin CS 0-6 A SECOND half surge for Clonaslee proved the difference as they lifted the Leinster Senior C Hurling title in...
Arron Moore celebrates after Dunedin Connollys win the British Championship

Laois man helping a Scottish GAA club on historic tilt at All-Ireland glory

THE All-Ireland Junior club football championship semi-final will have a strong Laois interest this Sunday as former St Joseph’s man Arron Moore will be...

Doogue expecting big things in 2017

LAOIS ladies manager Kevin Doogue is confident that 2017 will be a good year for football in the county after a number of years...