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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.

Second half comeback sees Laois U-16s maintain winning Fr Manning Cup start

Laois 2-11 Wicklow 2-3 Fr Manning Cup Group 4 Round 2 The Laois U-16 footballers have their second win in this year's Fr Manning Cup competition...

Shinty U-21 glory for Keyes’ Ireland against Scotland

Laois's James Keyes is celebrating as he and his teammates led Ireland to U-21 Shinty glory against Scotland in Abbotstown this afternoon. The Colt youngster...

Saturday night lights as Laois Divisional Football Competition comes to an end

After two exciting rounds of the Divisional Football Competition - it all comes to a conclusion tonight with another double header. Bill Delaney Park in...

Winning EuroMillions ticket sold in Laois claimed by family

It was a family reunion like no other today as a large family from the midlands held an impromptu family gathering in National Lottery...

Laois hurler named Joe McDonagh Cup Player of the Year

Congratulations to Paddy Purcell who has this morning been named Joe McDonagh Cup Player of the Year for 2019. The Rathdowney-Errill ace, who captained Laois...

Olympian Sonia O’Sullivan calls on Laois volunteers to organise a GOAL Mile

Irish running legend, Sonia O’Sullivan, is leading a call-out for volunteers in Laois to get involved and organise a GOAL Mile in their communities...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Laois hit by overnight crime spree as host of businesses, schools and homes hit

Laois was hit by a spate of robberies and attempted burglaries last night at a range of locations around the county. Three primary schools, three...

BREAKING: Laois players miss out as Hurling All-Stars announced

Laois's 34-year wait for a second hurling All-Star goes on as our two nominees missed out on a spot on the team for this...

Draw made for the 2020 O’Byrne Cup which will begin in 2019

The draw for the 2020 O'Byrne Cup, which will begin with two rounds in 2019, has been made. Ten of the 11 competing counties have...

Mountmellick Macra make donation to Parish Debt Campaign

Mountmellick Macra wish to sincerely thank all who supported their performances of the comedy 'Fortunes and Misfortunes', written by playwright Jimmy Keary, on October...

In Pictures: Laois’s first ever ‘Pumpkin Patch’ event a huge success

Clonad GAA hosted the first Laois Pumpkin Patch event over the Sunday and Monday of the October bank holiday weekend and it proved to...

Three Laois Community Projects in line for National Lottery Good Causes Awards

Representatives from three Laois community organisations, Cuisle Cancer Support, the Abbeyleix Bog Project and Laois Sports Partnership, have presented to the National Lottery Good...
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WATCH: Laois teenager stars in stunning Irish rendition of ‘Shallow’

This is spine-tingling. Borris-In-Ossory singer Cliona McDonald stars in the new video from Colaiste Lurgan in Galway which just went on their Youtube channel today. Recording...

Gardai appealing for information after car hits parked vehicle and left abandoned in garden

Portlaoise Gardaí are appealing to the public for their assistance relating to an alleged dangerous driving incident. This is believed to have occurred on Sunday...

New Portlaoise ring road set to officially open this Friday

After months and months of delays, traffic congestion and frustration - the brand new Portlaoise ring road will fully and officially open on Friday. Initially...

Facebook page set up to tell spooky Laois stories thriving as Halloween approaches

Who doesn't love a good scary story? Halloween is all about getting in touch with the ghoulish side of life and in that vein -...

All of this weekend’s Laois GAA fixtures with huge Leinster games ahead

The first weekend of November will be a busy one for many Laois GAA players with action in Laois and outside the county. Rathdowney-Errill and...

In Pictures: Portlaoise FET Centre celebrate at Awards Ceremony

Great celebrations took place at Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre, Tower Hill on 23rd October, where over two hundred people were present to...

In Pictures: Huge crowds attend eight annual Beat The Barge

Oughaval Athletic Club hosted its annual Beat the Barge 4k run in Vicarstown on this Bank Holiday Monday, October 28. Now in its eighth year, this...

Cuisle Centre Cancer Support set to appear on popular TV show

Two members of the Cuisle Centre Cancer Support are set to appear on our TV screens tomorrow afternoon. The Today Show with Maura and Daithi...

The Mahers make a brilliant start to the new season of Ireland’s Fittest Family

The race is on to win €15,000 - and the Laois family who are competing have made a brilliant start. Nicholas, Fionn, Cara and Meave...

London glory for Laois hurler after extra-extra time

Laois and Slieve Bloom hurler Ben Conroy is celebrating tonight after he helped his adopted club claim the London Senior hurling championship following a...

Portlaoise defeat Naas to reach Hosie Cup final in style

Portlaoise 39 Naas 13 Hosie Cup Semi Final  Portlaoise are through to the final of the Hosie Cup following a comprehensive 26 point win over Naas...

Nerney’s Foxrock-Cabinteely down Sarsfields to claim fifth Leinster title in a row

Sarsfields 1-7 Foxrock-Cabinteely 4-6 Leinster Ladies Senior Club Football Championship Final Dublin champions Foxrock-Cabinteely have claimed their fifth Leinster championship title in a row as they...

Corbet holds his nerve as West Laois take step closer to winning Divisional Football...

West 2-10 North 2-9 Laois Divisional Football Competition Round 2 West Laois are in pole position heading into the final round of games in the Laois...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from Round 2 of the Divisional Football Competition

After an exciting Round 1 last weekend, Round 2 of the Divisional Football Competition takes place tonight with another double header. Crettyard is the venue...

South Leinster Senior League glory for Portlaoise CBS

Portlaoise CBS 4-11 Gorey 0-11 South Leinster 'B' Schools Senior League Final  Portlaoise CBS' senior footballers have made a brilliant start to the new season as...

VENUE CHANGE – Friday Night Lights for Round 2 of Laois Divisional Football Competition

After an exciting Round 1 last weekend, Round 2 of the Divisional Football Competition takes place tonight with another double header. Crettyard was to the...

In Pictures: Huge crowd in attendance as Laois town gets ready to Lip Sync

Lights, camera, action - well not quite yet but if last night was anything to go by, this Lip Sync Battle may draw one...

New Laois manager Quirke admits surprise at Sugrue departure

Kerry native Mike Quirke was officially ratified as the new Laois senior football manager at last week's County Board meeting. The former All-Ireland winner though,...

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