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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.
Conor Meredith's wonder goal proved the difference the last time the sides met

Remembering some of the great Laois v Armagh games

Ahead of the National Football League Division 3 meeting between Laois and Armagh this afternoon, we have decided to take a look at some...
Cathal Connaughton, Eddie Allen, Liam Butler, Colin Grenna, Cian McDonald and Adam Holden celebrate with their medals

Laois U-17 Boys win bronze at All-Ireland cross country

Laois U-17 Boys followed up on their Leinster success, by winning the Bronze medals in the All-Ireland in Waterford. Cian McDonald (Ballyronan Abbeyleix & District...
Laois will be hoping to make it fourth time lucky on Saturday evening against Kerry

Five talking points ahead of the National Hurling League

Laois enter Division 1B this year with a clear aim of trying to retain that status for 2018. Laois face Kerry and Offaly in the...
Tonight's outcome could have a crucial baring on the remainder of the season

Stalemate suits neither side as Portlaoise remain second

Portlaoise 0 Inchicore Athletic 0 Leinster Senior League Division 1B St James' Gate were the big winners as Portlaoise AFC played out a goalless draw with...
Lee pictured with supporter Sean Molloy after last season's league win

My Club and I: Lee Salter (Crettyard United)

Lee Salter is the subject of this week’s ‘My Club and I’ interview. Lee is a player with Crettyard United soccer club who scored a...
The Heath will be hoping to make it back to back wins Picture: Alf Harvey/HRPhoto.ie

Clubs ready for new season as Laois GAA announce league fixtures

Laois GAA ACFL and ACHL fixtures 2017 The Heath will start the defence of their Division 1 title at home to newly promoted Ballyroan-Abbey when...
Bad news for works at the HP plant this morning

Massive jobs blow as HP announce plant closure

Workers at the Hewlett Packard plant in Leixlip were dealt a hammer-blow this morning as the company announced it is to close with the...
Tasty beverages coming your way soon as Ballykilcavan Brewery gets ready to launch

Stradbally based brewery gearing up to produce first bottle

A family owned business in Stradbally is getting ready to produce the first bottles of their home brewed beer this April. David and Lisa Walsh-Kemmis...
Stephen Maher was the main man for DJ Carey's Carlow IT side

Picky stars as Laois lads lead the way in Fitzgibbon Cup

Fitzgibbon Cup Roundup Stephen ‘Picky’ Maher hit 3-12 as DJ Carey’s Carlow IT reached the Fitzgibbon Cup quarter finals last night. They dismantled 13 man...
Eoin Lowry will be looking to set the game alight later today

Laois players set to feature in Sigerson Cup quarter finals

It is the clash of IT Carlow and University College Cork that will attract most interest from Laois supporters as the Sigerson Cup quarter...
Could will see The Notorious in Portarlington in the future?

Conor McGregor’s coach to open SBG Portarlington

Conor McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, will be in Portarlington next week to launch the new Straight Blast Gym facility. The UFC superstar’s mentor will be...
Exciting times ahead for Emo GAA as drawings are revealed

Emo GAA are building a stand … and a whole lot more

Emo GAA have announced plans to massively redevelop their club grounds. They are currently embarking on a new complex development programme. The two-storey building incorporates seating...
Lillis is a leader both on and off the pitch

Lillis calls on players and officials to attend CPA meeting

Kieran Lillis has called on Laois club players and officers to come to an information night for the newly formed Club Players Association on...
Sean pictured with Tony 'Barney' Maher holding the Jack Delaney Cup

Stradbally GAA save biggest cheer for local legend Seán

There was a lot of joyous roaring and shouting at the Stradbally GAA Dinner Dance last weekend but the biggest cheer of the night...
The Midlands Schoolboys League U-15 team who played in Manchester at the weekend

Strong Laois presence as MSL take on Manchester sides

There was a strong Laois presence in the Midlands Schoolboys League U-15 squad which travelled to Manchester last weekend. Eight of the 22 strong panel...
Brilliant wins for Portlaoise teams at the weekend

Wins for Portlaoise U-12s and U-14s in Midland League

U12 Boys Midland League Portlaoise 42 Tullamore 14 The Portlaoise boy's U-12 basketball team played host to Tullamore in the Midland Area League competition. Portlaoise started the...
Emo-Courtwood-The Rock are into the MFC final

Laois club football underway as Kelly Cup begins

GAA: Kelly Cup round up Club football in Laois got underway today as the annual pre-season tournament, the Kelly Cup, commenced. Holders Stradbally used this competition...
It's been a brilliant season for Raheen but they aren't finished yet

Raheen pull off giant killing after extra time

Raheen 5 Clara Town 3 Paddy Cotter Cup QF Raheen advanced to the semi-final of the Paddy Cotter Cup following an exhilarating 5-3 win over Clara...
Laura Nerney scored a brilliant goal for Laois this afternoon but it wasn't enough

Laois ladies edged out by Waterford

Laois 1-10 Waterford 2-9 Ladies National Football League Division 2 Laois suffered their first defeat of the Ladies National Football League as they went down by...
Portlaoise AFC are now just one win away from claiming the title

Late own goal denies Portlaoise three points

Portlaoise 2 Kilnamanagh 2 Leinster Senior League Division 1B Portlaoise were denied a win a vital away win when a late own goal forced them to...
Congratulations to Claire Melia on her selection

Kestrels strike late to get back on track

Kestrels 74 Team Kilkenny 72 Mens Division 1 Kestrels got back to winning ways this evening when they edged out Team Kilkenny in a tense affair...
The Courtwood team who won three county titles tonight

Three county titles for Courtwood GAA at Scór

Courtwood GAA were the big winners at the Laois Senior Scór in the Mountmellick Arts Centre tonight. They took home three county titles with Kyle,...

Portlaoise venue to host Super Bowl party

American Football has become increasingly popular in Ireland since Sky Sports began showing it live and one Portlaoise establishment is planning an American theme...

Laois Schools gets campaign off to a flying start

Laois Schools 6-10 Dublin North Schools 0-8 Leinster Schools Juvenile Hurling 'A' League Heywood’s Lee Maher helped himself to a hat-trick as Laois Schools junior hurlers...
The moment it all kicked off

Remembering one of the greatest GAA rows of all time – Laois v Louth...

Ahead of the opening round of the National Football League clash between Laois and Louth, we take a look back at the most famous...
Camross manager Arien Delaney is back for a fifth year in charge

County champions Borris-Kilcotton under new management

Senior hurling champions Borris-Kilcotton will look to regain the Bob O’Keeffe Cup under new management this year. Ken Hogan has returned to his home club,...
Chris Conway was in top form for Arles-Kilcruise as they scored a big victory over Crettyard tonight in the ACFL Division 1B

Laois football clubs reject new championship structure

Laois football clubs have unanimously rejected a new championship structure proposed by the county’s GAA Fixtures Review Committee. They had put forward that the 2018...
High rates cited as a reason for vacant properties in the town

High rates are ‘hemorrhaging’ business from Portlaoise

Some businesses in Laois are being charged rates of over €11,000 per year, something Cllr Willie Aird has described as "madness". A rates evaluation of...
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...

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