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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.

Knockbeg Army all set for All-Ireland ‘A’ U-16 football final

Brought to you in association with The Baba’s Barber Shop, Carlow Just three days after claiming Leinster glory, the Knockbeg Army will be out in...

Local GAA club running Fantasy Cheltenham Racing competition

The Cheltenham Racing Festival begins next Tuesday and one GAA club has come up with a novel way to keep you interested in the...

Top restaurants in Laois announced at Irish Restaurant Awards

The best places to eat and drink in Laois were chosen at an awards ceremony in the Killashee Hotel, Kildare. Establishments in Portlaoise, Portarlington, Emo,...

All of this week’s CCFL fixtures

All of this weekend's CCFL fixtures as the season continues. SATURDAY MARCH 9 All games at 2.30 unless stated Under 17 Premier Division St Francis v Mullingar Ath;...

Dunne, Burke and Byrne lead Knockbeg College to Leinster U-16 ‘A’ glory

Knockbeg College 3-10 Martist Athlone 4-6 Top Oil Leinster School's U-16 Leinster 'A' Football Final What a team and what a win. Knockbeg College are the best...

One objection remains to new Supermac’s project in Portlaoise

The new 'Barack Obama-style' plaza planned for Portlaoise is still awaiting the decision of An Bord Pleanala over whether or not it can proceed. LaoisToday...

Knockbeg Army all set for Leinster ‘A’ U-16 football final

The Knockbeg Army will be out in full force this afternoon as they will go for Leinster U-16 'A' football championship glory. The final will...

In Pictures: Award winning young Laois scientist returns to hero’s welcome

12-years-old Aisling Ramsbottom is the toast of her school at Timahoe NS today as she returned from the Intel Mini Scientist National Finals as...

Local community group hit out over erection of 5G mast in town

A local community group has hit out at the erection of a mast in their village. Durrow Community Forum (DDF) took to Facebook to release...

Surprise as Laois woman leaves US Multi-National role

There is surprise this morning with the news that Laois's leading businesswoman is departing her role with one of the world's biggest corporations. Louise Phelan,...

All of this week’s Laois GAA fixtures

After a very busy weekend last week, we have a far quieter one on the horizon. The Laois football, Ladies football and camogie teams are...

REVEALED: Glanbia Cheese plant to proceed in Laois after objection withdrawn

The path is now clear for Glanbia and Leprino Foods to build a €130m mozarella cheese factory in Portlaoise after an objection to the new...

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. John Purcell Tunduff, Abbeyleix, Laois Predeceased by his wife Kathleen (nee Breen). Deeply regretted...

Life of extraordinary Emo priest remembered following sad passing

A priest with a simply extraordinary life was laid to rest late last week. Fr Jack Rodgers, a St Patrick's Missionary Kiltegan priest who was...

BREAKING: Laois Senior Hurlers win home advantage for Limerick clash

The Laois senior hurlers will have home advantage for their clash with Limerick in the National League quarter finals. Laois GAA PRO Pat O'Sullivan revealed...

Labour select candidate to contest European Elections

The Labour Party have selected their candidate to run in the Ireland South Constituency in this summer's European Elections - which Laois is now...

Caution urged on Laois roads as snow begins to melt

The snow is slowly beginning to melt away this morning but conditions on our roads are slippery to say the least. AA Roadwatch is reporting...

Sugrue hoping for end to ‘rollercoaster’ for remainder of National League

Brought to you in association with Ballykilcavan Brewery The Laois senior footballers recorded their third win of their National League campaign on Saturday night at...

Deaths in Laois – Monday, March 4, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Fiona O'Neill Clonaheen, Rosenallis, Laois / Portlaoise, Laois O'Neill, Teach Halla, Clonaheen, Rosenallis, Co....

All of Sunday’s GAA results as snow plays havoc

A number of GAA games fell victim to the bad weather around the county today and Laois was no different. The Ladies games were worst...

A giant-killing for Abbeyleix, promotion for Stradbally and all today’s soccer results

The number of Laois teams in CCFL soccer action today may have been down – but there was still a couple of hugely important...

BREAKING: N80 closed in Laois as Gardai release warning

The snow continues to fall and one of Laois's busiest roads has been closed. The N80 between Portlaoise and Stradbally has been closed by Gardai...

In Pictures: Snowy scenes as Laois turns white once again

Just over a year after Laois turned white, it has happened all over again. Snow associated with Storm Freya arrived and it is still pelting...

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, March 3, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Matthew (Matt) Bergin Kilbreedy, Rathdowney, Laois Bergin (Chicago, U.S.A) and formerly Kilbreedy, Rathdowney, Co....

Tributes flow in for Ross Munnelly following 100th league appearance

Brought to you in association with Ballykilcavan Brewery 16 years ago yesterday, Ross Munnelly played his first ever senior game for the Laois footballers in...

Nine Talking Points as Laois win to keep promotion hopes alive

Brought to you in association with Ballykilcavan Brewery The Laois senior footballers are back in the hunt for promotion from Division 3 after a comeback...

Super second half sees Laois record brilliant Longford win

Brought to you in association with Ballykilcavan Brewery Laois 0-14 Longford 0-12 Allianz National Football League Division 3 Round 5 A super second half display against a...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois face Longford

Brought to you in association with Ballykilcavan Brewery Laois take on Longford in Round 5 of their Allianz Football League Division 3 campaign this evening. Laois senior...

Your guide to Laois’s Round 5 Allianz Football League clash v Longford

Brought to you in association with Ballykilcavan Brewery Laois take on Longford in Round 5 of their Allianz Football League Division 3 campaign this evening. Here we...

Defeat for Portlaoise CBS to Tullamore in South Leinster final

Portlaoise CBS 1-4 Colasite Choilm Tullamore 2-16 Top Oil School's Senior 'B' South Leinster Football Championship Final Portlaoise CBS' South Leinster campaign is over after they...

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