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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.
Laois manager Christy Walsh believes his team face a real battle against Meath

Minor hurling boss: Good displays count for nothing if we don’t beat Meath

Laois minor hurling boss Christy Walsh insists that his side's positive Leinster championship campaign to date will count for nothing if they don't beat...

Portarlington back on top after seven goal thriller

Portarlington 4-13 Portlaoise 3-12 ACFL Division 1B Portarlington moved back into top spot in Division 1B of the ACFL after coming out the right side of...
The Clonaslee Vocational School team who won the Leinster final today

Leinster hurling glory for Clonaslee Vocational School

Clonaslee Vocational School 3-15 Duiske College 1-14  Leinster Schools Senior 'C1' Hurling Final Clonaslee Vocational School were crowned Leinster champions today following a seven point win...
The Laois minor hurling team to take on Kilkenny in O'Moore Park

Laois minor hurling team named for Leinster championship quarter final

Laois minor Hurling manager Christy Walsh has kept faith with the same team who were narrowly edged out by Dublin two weeks' ago for...

These are the finalists in tonight’s inaugural Laois Business Awards

The inaugural Laois Business Awards take place tonight – with 28 nomineees from around the county shortlisted across nine different categories. There were a total of 87...

Appeal for information after house broken into in Portlaoise

Gardaí are appealing for information after a house was broken into in Portlaoise. The incident occurred at Castle Avenue in Kilminchy on Tuesday sometime between...
The Clough-Ballacolla GAA golf classic is on the horizon

Clough-Ballacolla GAA holding golf classic

Clough/Ballacolla GAA Annual Golf Classic will take place tomorrow in Rathdowney Golf Club. A team of four costs four costs €100 to enter and there...
Laois punters will be hoping Oscar Sam jumps to the front this afternoon

Cooper family aiming for Punchestown glory with Oscar Sam

The Cooper family from Camross, who are still celebrating their Grand National success with Our Duke, could be in for another good day today...
Gardai are appealing for information after a robbery at Cul na Mona

Appeal for witnesses after crime spree in Ballylinan

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after something of a crime spree took place in Ballylinan on Tuesday night. In total, seven cars and one house...
A garda was kicked in the eye at an incident at a checkpoint

Woman arrested after kicking garda in the eye

A woman was arrested after kicking a garda in the face following an incident at a checkpoint on the Dublin Road in Portlaoise last night. The...

Appeal for information after Mountrath GAA club burgled

Gardái are appealing for information after the shed at Mountrath GAA club was broken into between 10pm Monday night and 8am Tuesday morning. The lock...
Gardaí are investigating a number of incidences of rocks being thrown through windows

Calls not to leave items visible in vehicles after series of break-ins

Gardaí are calling on vehicle owners not to leave items visible in unattended cars after a number of vehicles were broken into in recent...
Portlaoise AFC U-19s are one of the sides in cup action this weekend

Host of Laois teams in CCFL cup final action

There is a host of Laois teams in CCFL cup finals and semi-finals this weekend as the season draws to a close. On Saturday, Clonaslee...
Portarlington Kestrels will take part in the Midland Area Basketball Boards Annual Top 4 Tournament

Exciting weekend of basketball ahead at Top 4 Finals

The Midland Area Basketball Boards Annual Top 4 Tournament will take place from this weekend from Friday to Sunday. Portlaoise Panthers are hosting the event...
Centra in Mountrath was broken into

Cigarettes and cash stolen from Centra in Mountrath

Gardaí are appealing for information following a burglary at the Centra shop in Mountrath. The incident took place on Main Street after 3am on Tuesday...
The victorious North Leinster team pictured with the cup

North Leinster glory for Mountrath as they win all-Laois hurling final

Mountrath CS 4-11 Heywood CC 2-8 North Leinster 'B' U-14 Hurling Final Mountrah CS were crowned North Leinster 'B' U-14 champions after beating Heywood by nine...
Laois GAA are hoping to form a Fr Manning Cup team

All your Laois GAA fixtures for the next week

The Laois senior and minor hurlers take on Meath this May bank holiday weekend and both will be hoping to continue the positive starts...
Deputy Brian Stanley

TD calls for Home Help Services to be expanded in Laois

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has called for Home Help Services in Laois to be urgently expanded as demand continues to grow. The Laois-Offaly TD...
Laois man Liam Delaney, far right, pictured at the Celtic Challenge launch recently

Laois Celtic Challenge hurling trials take place tonight

Laois U-17 Celtic Challenge Hurling Management will be holding a trial game tonight at 7pm in the Laois Training Centre. Clubs are invited to send...
Camross 2016 medal presentation

In pictures: Camross GAA honour 2016 juvenile winners

Camross GAA club held an Easter Hurling Camp - Camán Camross - last week and decided to combine their Juvenile Presentation 2016 with it. Ronan Maher,...
No money to fix the bridge in Camross or Mayo

No money available to repair damaged bridge in Camross

A crumbling bridge that was struck by a vehicle in Camross cannot be repaired because no funding is currently available. Part of the structure at...
Portlaoise's Gary Saunders will line up at centre back for the Laois U-17s tomorrow night against Louth

WATCH: Were the Laois minor footballers robbed on Saturday?

The Laois minor footballers lost in controversial circumstances to Louth in the first round of the Leinster Minor Football Championship on Saturday. And now, thanks...
Laois mammy Una takes a puff of some funny stuff in Amsterdam on The Facts Youtube video

WATCH: Laois mammy tries weed for the first time … with hilarious consequences

The Facts Youtube channel is one of Ireland’s finest internet exports – a place where the whole world can watch Irish comedians try various weird...
Gardai appealing for witnesses to the act of vandalism to contact them

Witnesses sought after weekend robberies in Portlaoise and Portarlington

Gardaí are appealing for information after two robberies were carried out in Laois over the weekend. Sometime between 5pm on Saturday and 7pm on Sunday,...
The Laois camogie team who beat Carlow

Laois reach All-Ireland U-16 camogie final

Laois 1-16 Carlow 2-2 All-Ireland U-16 'B' Camogie Semi-Final Laois reached the All-Ireland U-16 'B' Camogie final following an eleven point win over neighbours Carlow. Laois overcame...
There will be no playground in Borris-In-Ossory

‘No funds available’ for playground in Borris-In-Ossory

There are currently no funds available for Laois County Council to build a playground in Borris-In-Ossory, a recent meeting has heard. Cllr Brendan Phelan tabled...
The Laois minor hurling team to take on Kilkenny in O'Moore Park

Parlon transfer gives Laois minor hurlers a boost

The Laois minor hurlers have received a boost today with the news that Enda Parlon's inter-county transfer has been approved. The defender had played for...
Stradbally manager Martin Murphy's side beat O'Dempsey's last night

Depleted Stradbally strike late to stun O’Dempsey’s

Stradbally 2-11 O'Dempsey's 2-10 ACFL Division 1A Stradbally scored 1-1 in second half injury time to stun O'Dempsey's and claim a very valuable two points in...
Gareth Dillon's Portlaoise recorded a fine win over Graiguecullen

Two goal Portlaoise get the better of Graiguecullen

Portlaoise 2-9 Graiguecullen 0-6 ACFL Division 1A Two first half goals helped Portlaoise inflict a second straight defeat upon Graiguecullen in Tony Maher Park tonight. Malachy McNulty's...
Portlaoise Shamrocks reached the Division 1 Cup final

Wins for Portlaoise Shamrocks and O’Moores in latest CCFL action

Portlaoise Shamrocks advanced to the Michael Dolan Division 1 Cup final following a dramatic penalty shoot out victory over Camlin United on Saturday evening. The sides...

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