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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.
Ballinakill hurlers have a new manager

Two games in less than 24 hours for Clonad hurlers

There is a significant fixture headache on the horizon for a number of Clonad hurlers. Next weekend, some of them will be expected to play...
All the riders on the Mark Attride Memorial Cycle at the finish line

Over €10,000 raised following Mark Attride Memorial Cycle

More than €10,000 has been raised for two worthy charities following the Mark Attride Memorial Cycle which took place last weekend. All the proceeds raised...
Members of the Laois RISSC who are planning their next trip

Laois RISSC planning trip to next World Cup qualifier

The Laois branch of the Republic of Ireland Soccer Supporters Club is planning its next trip to the AVIVA Stadium. Just last week the group,...
Students from Clonaslee with their Junior Cert results

In Pictures: All smiles in Clonaslee and Portarlington for Junior Cert results

Today is Junior Certificate results day and once again our photographers were out and about. On a day when over 1,000 Laois students collected their...
Portlaoise AFC give their title ambitions a shot in the arm with big win

WATCH: Portlaoise AFC striker scores screamer against Irish Defence Forces

Portlaoise AFC striker Jason Murphy was their top scorer as his side finished last season as Leinster Senior League Division 1B champions. And the sharpshooter...
Loyalty Tickets for Electric Picnic are now Sold out

BREAKING: Electric Picnic Loyalty Scheme tickets SOLD OUT

Electric Picnic Loyalty Scheme tickets for the 2018 festival have sold out - less than a week after they went on sale. The Electric Picnic...
The results of the Junior Cert will be out today

Over 1,000 Laois students collect Junior Cert results today

More than 1,000 Laois students will receive their Junior Certificate results at schools across the county today. Figures sent out by the State Examinations Commission...
The report has recommended that a second club in Portlaoise be set up

Portlaoise GAA looking to build stand and floodlights

Portlaoise GAA are seeking planning permission for stand and new floodlights at their grounds in Rathleague. The new application is an update on a previous...
Beat the Barge takes place in Vicarstown this weekend

Annual Canal Fest and Beat the Barge set for Vicarstown

The annual Canal Fest and Beat the Barge Family Fun Run will take place in Vicarstown this Saturday. The event takes place along the canal...
Rosenallis will face The Harps in a playoff

Playoff required to select Laois representatives in Leinster IHC

LaoisToday understands that a playoff will take place to determine who Laois's representatives in the Leinster Intermediate hurling championship will be. The issue has arisen...
The houses are planned for Killeen

20 new houses planned for Killeen

A planning application has been made to build 20 new houses in Killeen. Mr J McDonald has sought permission to erect four different types of...

Sadness following sudden death of Graiguecullen man

Tributes have been paid to a Graiguecullen man who passed away suddenly on Monday morning. Harry Forbes passed away unexpectedly at his home. Beloved husband of...
Laois GAA are hoping to form a Fr Manning Cup team

All this week’s Laois GAA fixtures

It really is getting down to the big stuff now. After last week's hurling action, the focus switches back to football this week. We have semi-finals...
The Midlands face Donegal in the Kennedy Cup this evening

All of this weeks CCFL fixtures

The soccer season is well up and running now. We're into week four of games now and here are all the fixtures. SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16 All games...
Laois Primary School Cross Country Championships

Laois Primary School Cross Country on Wednesday

The Laois Primary School Cross Country Championships will take place on Wednesday. The competition is being hosted in O'Dempsey's GAA in Killenard. The first race is...
St Vincent de Paul Stradbally are holding an event to raise much needed funds

SVP Stradbally holding event to raise vital funds

Calling all ladies! St Vincent de Paul Stradbally are holding a very exciting event which may just capture your fancy. On Sunday October 8 SVP...
Ballinakill hurlers have a new manager

Three goal Camross book camogie final spot

Camross 3-13 The Harps 1-7 Senior Camogie Championship Semi Final Camross will contest the Laois senior camogie championship final after a twelve point win over The...
Ballyroan-Abbey joint captains Shaun Fitzpatrick and Michael O'Connor receive the U-14 cup from Brian Allen. Pic: Dave Maher

All Saturday’s Laois GAA results from an action packed day

The games began at 10.30am this morning and continued right up until a few hours ago. It was a crazy busy day of action around...
The Ballyroan-Abbey team who won the U-14 championship

Ballyroan-Abbey avenge Feile defeat to Portlaoise by claiming championship

Ballyroan-Abbey 3-7 Portlaoise 1-7 Midland Park U-14 Football Championship  Final Ballyroan-Abbey turned the tables on Portlaoise in O'Moore Park to claim the U-14 football championship title...

Graiguecullen complete Feile and Championship double

Graiguecullen 2-11 Na Fianna Óg 2-6 Midlands Park Hotel U-14 B Football Championship Final Graigueucllen completed a Feile and championship double in O'Moore Park this morning...
Calls for the bottle bank to be re-erected in Stradbally

New bottle banks erected in Stradbally

The community in Stradbally has reacted well to the erecting of new bottle banks in the town. The previous bottle bank was at the Market...
Timahoe GAA are holding a Race Night

Timahoe GAA holding Race Night to raise funds

Timahoe GAA are hosting a Race Night on Saturday September 16. The event, which is sponsored by the Tower Inn, also takes place there. The first...
Martin McDonald who claimed silver at the World Mountain Running Championships

Silver medal for Laois athlete at World Mountain Running Championships

There was an incredible achievement for one Laois athlete last weekend at the World Mountain Running Championships. Martin McDonald, from the Ballyroan, Abbeyleix and District...
Members of the Laois GAA Talent Academy with People First Credit Union who will sponsor them for another year

Laois GAA announce trial details for a number of squads

Laois GAA have announced details of upcoming trials for a number of their development squads. In football, they will soon be inviting players at U-13...
Some of the tickets for next year's Electric Picnic have already sold out

Electric Picnic Family Camping tickets SOLD OUT

And so, the inevitable has happened. Less than four hours after they went on sale, some of the tickets for Electric Picnic 2018 have already...
Age is only a number - as this Stradbally man proves

WATCH: 82-year-old Stradbally man in top form at Electric Picnic

The Electric Picnic really is for everyone and this video certainly proves that. Stradbally native Dick Dillon, at the tender age of 82, can be...
Early morning queue in Portlaoise for Electric Picnic 2018 tickets

Large queue forms in search for Electric Picnic 2018 tickets

Laois people's love of all things Electric Picnic knows no bounds - as is being demonstrated by the large group of people who are...

10 Laois players named on provisional Midlands Kennedy Cup squad

Ten Laois based players have made the provisional Midlands Schoolboys League squad for next year's Kennedy Cup. After extensive trials were carried out over the...
Want to get tickets to next year's Electric Picnic? The prices are here

Prices revealed as tickets for EP 2018 go on sale

We've only just finished partying in Stradbally but tickets for next year's Electric Picnic go on sale from 9am today. And once again the kind...

World Suicide Prevention Day walk in Stradbally

This Sunday is World Suicide Prevention Day and Teac Tom have organised a walk to mark the day. The event will take place at 2.30pm...

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