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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.
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Laois hurler receives All-Star nomination for 2021 performances

Laois hurler Paddy Purcell has received an All-Star nomination. The Rathdowney-Errill man has been selected among the midfielders in the shortlist which was announced this...
Maryborough NS Tidy Up Team (6)

In Pictures: Community spirit to the fore as parents, volunteers and local businesses come...

The power of a community of people all working together can never be underestimated - as this story will testify. On the first Tuesday of...

Farmers set to descend upon Portlaoise as IFA announce protest

Farmers are set to flock to Portlaoise on Friday as the Irish Farmers Association has confirmed details of a planned protest. 'Save Irish Farming' is...
Harps Abbeyleix

Survival on the line as neighbours The Harps and Abbeyleix meet in SHC relegation...

Abbeyleix v The Harps Laois SHC Relegation Final – In O'Moore Park 7.30pm It is the final that nobody wants to be in - but Abbeyleix...
Stradbally Parish Gaels Minor 'B' Champions 2021

Maher, Darcy and Buggie to the fore as Stradbally Parish Gaels claim Minor ‘B’...

Stradbally Parish Gaels 1-18 Rosenallis 0-11 Laois MFC 'B' Final Stradbally Parish Gaels had ten points to spare over Rosenallis in the Minor 'B' football championship...
Portlaoise Comhaltas

Portlaoise Comhaltas head to Raheen ahead of resumption of music activities

Portlaoise Comhaltas branch visited Doogue's, Raheen to restart their music sessions on Sunday. This took place as a prelude to regular classes at the new...

Day 2 of Laois Athletics cross country championships set to take place this weekend

All roads lead to Cappakeel in Emo on Sunday October 10 for the second day of the Laois Athletics Cross Country Championships which is...
Speech and Language Therapy

Waiting time for essential children’s services greatly decreased in Laois after HSE employ agency...

The waiting times for children to access essential services in Laois have been greatly decreased after the HSE employed agency staff. Children in the Laois-Offaly...
Mountmellick Garda Station Defibrillator (1)

In Pictures: Laois Garda station receive brand new life-saving defibrillator

Gardai in Mountmellick were presented with a new life-saving Radian defibrillator recently. Ciaran O’Mahony of O’Mahony Safety Solutions, Mountmellick Voluntary Housing Committee and Mountmellick Credit...

All the latest golf results from around the county with some great pictures from...

It was another busy week on the golf front with plenty of action taking place across the county. We have results from Mountrath and The...
Historian Chris Keane has published a new book - 'The Crosbies of Cork, Kerry, Laois and Leinster'

Fascinating new history published on the Crosbies of Cork, Kerry, Laois and Leinster

Historian Chris Keane has just launched his third book with strong Laois historical connections, The Crosbies of Cork, Kerry, Laois and Leinster. It tells the...
Stradbally Parish Gaels Rosenallis 2

Battle of the three-in-a-rows as Rosenallis and Stradbally Parish Gaels clash in Minor ‘B’...

Rosenallis v Stradbally Parish Gaels Laois MFC ‘B’ Final – In the Centre of Excellence at 7pm The last juvenile final of 2021 takes place tonight...
Portarlington footpath

‘The end is in sight’ – Works on footpath upgrades in Laois town to...

'The end is in sight' - so says a Laois County Councillor following the news that upgrades on troublesome footpaths are set to commence. Sinn...
Emo Celtic

Emo Celtic looking sharp for new soccer season in new gear

The CCFL soccer season is up and running again and will hope it's not as severely disrupted as the past two seasons due to...
R430 Petition

Residents fear ‘bad accident inevitable’ unless steps taken to combat speed on Laois road

Residents living along a busy Laois road fear that a 'bad accident is inevitable' unless steps are taken to combat speeding. A petition has recently...

Laois woman to the fore as ‘StepTember’ challenge raises over €100,000 for DEBRA Ireland

A 10,000-steps-a-day challenge led by a top social media star who was inspired by a Laois woman has smashed the €100,000 barrier for a...
Nelson Larkins

Meet Portlaoise Panthers’ newest recruit as preparations for new season continue

After almost two years of shut down, the Basketball Ireland National League is set to get underway this weekend. Portlaoise Panthers are in Division 1...

All the latest Laois GAA fixtures as knock-out hurling action set to commence

After a busy week on the football front, attention switches back to hurling. Knock-out action in the top three grades will take place – along...

Key Laois projects included in new National Development Plan say Laois TDs

A number of key projects in Laois have been listed the in new National Development Plan, published by the Government today, say Laois TDs...

All of the latest Combined Counties Football League fixtures and results

The local soccer season is firmly underway with games involving Laois teams over the last few weeks. The CCFL is into week five and we...
Laois GAA

Draws made for Laois SFC quarter finals while IFC semi finals and SFC relegation...

The draws for the upcoming rounds of the Laois football championships have been made. Following the conclusion of the Round 3 games in this SFC...
Conor Goode Stradbally

First half goals do the trick for Stradbally as they defeat Killeshin to reach...

Stradbally 3-9 Killeshin 1-11 Laois SFC Round 3 Three first half goals proved crucial for Stradbally as they got the better of Killeshin in the third...

Magic Moore marvels as Ballyfin preserve Senior status for 2022 and doom The Heath...

Ballyfin 2-13 The Heath 0-7 Laois SFC Relegation Semi-final Sean Moore was the difference for Ballyfin once again as they breezed past The Heath in the...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all of the action from the Laois SFC as Ballyfin take...

Following yesterday's dramatic Laois SFC action, O'Moore Park hosts two more double headers today. First up is the relegation semi-final between Ballyfin and The Heath...

Extra time drama as Courtwood defeat Clonaslee-St Manman’s to reach the last eight

Courtwood 4-14 Clonaslee-St Manman's 2-17 (AET) Laois SFC Round 3 Courtwood are into the quarter finals of the Laois SFC following a dramatic encounter with Clonaslee...

Goals win games as Emo go past mis-firing Rosenallis to reach SFC quarter finals

Emo 3-5 Rosenallis 0-9 Laois SFC Round 3 Goals from Padraig Kirwan, Jack Owens and Paddy Hosey did the trick for Emo as they qualified for...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from Saturday’s Laois GAA games

It is another extremely busy Saturday of GAA action in Laois and we will bring you all of it as it happens for the...

Six Talking Points as Camross claim third ever Minor title in remarkable circumstances

Camross claimed just their third ever Laois Minor hurling title following a dramatic last gasp win over Abbeyleix in O’Moore Park on Friday evening. James...
Laois GAA

Previewing all of Saturday’s Laois GAA action with significant SFC, IFC and JFC games...

Emo v Rosenallis Laois SFC Round 3 – In O’Moore Park at 3.30pm Round 3 of the Laois SFC gets underway this afternoon as Emo and...

Laois County Council throws support behind Laois GAA club’s Green initiative

Laois County Council is supporting Park-Ratheniska GAA in the GAA Green Clubs pilot initiative which aims to develop good practice guidance for Clubs focusing...