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Former Laois hurling manager discusses ‘downsides’ of amalgamations

Former Laois hurling boss Seamus 'Cheddar' Plunkett has questioned just how positive club amalgamations are in Laois. Speaking recently on the Joe.ie GAA Hour with...

Remember the Game: Knockbeg College see off Portlaoise CBS in 2010 2nd Year final

Knockbeg College 1-7 Portlaoise CBS 1-2 'Laois Secondary Schools 2nd Year Football Final 2010' Knockbeg College and Portlaoise CBS faced off in the 2nd year final...

March of the Vikings coming to Timahoe

Registration has just opened for the inaugural Timahoe Heritage Festival run, which will follow the route taken by marauding Vikings 1,100 years ago. Themed 'The...

Portlaoise camogie club player’s poem scoops prize

Cara Phelan from Portlaoise camogie club entered a recent Liberty Insurance Ireland competition. The prize was to attend the Women in Sport event in Fallon...

Remember the Game: St Fergal’s Rathdowney reach Vocational Schools final in 2004

St Fergal's Rathdowney 3-13 Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown 3-7 2004 Leinster SHC Vocational Schools 'A' Semi Final  15 years ago St Fergal's Rathdowney faced Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown...

More than one in seven Laois people have a disability

A total of 11,393 people with one or more disabilities and 3,581 carers live in Laois. These figures were presented by Independent senator John Dolan,...

Warning over farm deaths as spring calving gets underway

With spring calving now underway on many Irish farms, IFA Health and Safety Executive William Shortall has encouraged farmers to be extremely vigilant on...

Remember the Game: Knockbeg College edged out in 2009 U-16 South Leinster final

Patrician College Newbridge 2-7 Knockbeg College 1-6 South Leinster Schools Junior A Football Final 2009 Ten years ago Knockbeg College faced Patrician College, Newbridge in the...

Portlaoise College all set for Lip Sync fundraiser

Portlaoise College are hosting a Lip Sync Battle which will take place this Friday, February 8. The event is being held to raise funds to...

Laois student off to New Zealand on top Ag Science scholarship

A Laois Agricultural Science student has been awarded a prestigious overseas travel bursary. Andrew Mansfield from Rathdowney was among six others to receive the Agricultural...

Remember the Game: How Portlaoise RFC toppled Garda in 2004

Portlaoise 15 Garda 13 'Greencore Leinster League Division 1 2004' 15 years ago, Portlaoise continued their good start to the year with a good victory over...

Work begins in Portlaoise on new kidney dialysis clinic

Construction work is about to begin on a kidney dialysis clinic in Portlaoise that will cater for 60 patients from across the midlands. Ground clearance...
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Laois road deaths highest in midlands last year

Laois had the highest number of crash deaths in the midlands in 2018, when six people were killed in road accidents. The figures, which come...

Remember the Game: Mountmellick United see off Gallen back in 2004

Mountmellick 4 Gallen United 1 Combined Counties Football League 2004 15 years ago, a Mountmellick United side began the New Year in the best possible way...

Laois entrants sought as 2019 Junk Kouture competition launched

This week, registration for this years Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture competition opens for all students wishing to enter. With all secondary schools back open...

Remember The Game: How St Joseph’s-Barrowhouse toppled the Town in 2015 U-21 final

St. Joseph's-Barrowhouse 2-10 Portlaoise 1-5 2015 Laois Shopping Centre U21 FC 'A' Final St Joseph's-Barrowhouse saw off Portlaoise to claim the U-21 'A' title three years...

Portlaoise Rugby Club planning Mega Social Night

A Mega Social Night has been planned for later this month by Portlaoise RFC. The event will take place in Lilly's Portlaoise on December 28...

In Pictures: Down Syndrome Centre Midlands host successful table quiz

A recent table quiz for the Midlands Down Syndrome Centre was a huge success with major funds raised. Eamon Whelan was the driving force behind...

Remember The Game: How Trumera almost won a Leinster title in 2004

Trumera 0-8 Galmoy 0-14 'Leinster Junior Hurling Championship Final' A Trumera comeback came too late as they crashed out of the All-Ireland series losing out to...

Explained: How the new Gaelic football rules will work

The 2019 campaign for the Laois footballers gets underway tonight as they face Meath in the first round of the O'Byrne Cup. The match will...

Laois Republic of Ireland Supporters Club holding table quiz for Cuisle Centre

The Laois Republic of Ireland Supporters Club are planning an Annual Charity Night on Friday the 7th of December. The event is in Aid of...

In Pictures: Very successful careers day at Portlaoise College

Up to thirty professionals from Portlaoise offered the first year students in Portlaoise College an insight into different career paths recently. The students were able...

In Pictures: Christmas comes early to Timahoe NS

Christmas came early at Timahoe NS this week when Parents Association Chairperson Margaret Buggy arrived to the school to present seven brand new ipads. This...

The Wizard of Oz set to come to Portlaoise College

After many hours of auditions, rehearsals and recitations, Portlaoise College students are ready to put the classic ' The Wizard of Oz ' on...

Remember the Game: Portlaoise triumph in 2007 U-21 decider played in 2008

Portlaoise 0-9 The Heath Gaels 0-7 2007 Laois U-21 FC Final Portlaoise made it nine U-21 football titles in 12 years with an exciting final victory...

Remember the Game: Looking back on when Portlaoise last defeated Kilmacud Crokes

Portlaoise 0-14 Kilmacud Crokes 0-8 AIB Leinster Club SFC Semi final 2004 14 years ago, Portlaoise faced Kilmacud Crokes in the Leinster Semi Final - the...

Remember the Game: Late Delaney goal sees the Gaels topple the Town

Stradbally Parish Gaels 2-6 Portlaoise 1-7 Laois U-21 FC Quarter Final Replay 2008 A Portlaoise U-21 team with Zach Tuohy, Kieran Lillis, Conor Boyle, Brian Glynn...

Looking back on the mighty Portlaoise hurling team of 1998

20 years from the last time the Portlaoise hurlers reached a provincial decider, Eamonn Fennelly's men are on the cusp of doing so again. Although...

Remember The Game: Courtwood triumph over Portlaoise in 2003 Minor ‘B’ final

Courtwood 4-5 Portlaoise 1-7 2003 Laois Minor 'B' Football Final In this weekend's Remember The Game, we take a look back at the Minor B football...

Remember the Game: Gaels blow O’Dempsey’s away in 2004 U-14 decider

Stradbally Parish Gaels 4-10 O'Dempsey's 1-2 2004 Laois U-14 'A' Football Final A powerful Stradbally Parish Gaels team dispatched O'Dempseys on a huge scoreline to claim...

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