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Remember The Game: Laois battle out tough draw 2003 with Down in Munnelly debut

Laois 0-17 Down 2-11 2003 Division 1 Football League In the latest Remember The Game we look back on a match from a period of Laois...

In Pictures: Local enterprise seminar from Gerry Duffy a huge success

Renowned inspirational and business speaker Gerry Duffy spoke in Laois last week as part of Local Enterprise Week where he delivered a seminar entitled...

Laois school participate in prestigious music event

Students from Ballacolla NS had the honour of participating in the prestigious musical event Peace Proms 2020 in Waterford Institute of Technology Arena recently. The...

Laois TikTok-er partners with the Rape Crisis Centre to launch Consent Campaign

In a bid to reach the most critical demographic and support in consent education, the Rape Crisis Centre has announced that they are venturing...

Strong Laois representation as Ladies Football College finals weekend set to begin

The Ladies football colleges semi finals are set to take place in the next few days with the fixtures being getting this Friday. The O'Connor...

Scoil Chriost Rí 1st and 2nd year basketballers do the double

The incredible season for Scoil Chriost Ri basketballers continues when their 1st and 2nd Year A teams won the Regional Championship Double at the...

Laois students honoured with Prestigious Athletics Awards while another qualifies for Irish Cross Country...

Students from Portlaoise, Vicarstown and Ballylinan have excelled in the field of athletics recently. Canice Whearty is a 6th year student in Knockbeg College and...

In Pictures: Laois Marlins hold another successful Valentine’s Swim Gala

Laois Marlins hosted their Valentines annual Swim Gala at Portlaoise Leisure Centre on February 15, which proved to be a very successful and enjoyable...

All systems go for The Heath Golf Club Fashion Show

The Heath golf club is hosting a Fashion Show Extravaganza which will be held in the clubhouse on Tuesday March 24 at 7.30pm. It will...

Your full guide to all of this weekend’s local sports fixtures in Laois

We have a busy weekend on the sporting front ahead with games in GAA, soccer, rugby and basketball involving Laois teams. The action gets underway...

Charity fight night in aid of Holy Family to take place this Weekend

A major fight night is set to take place this Saturday night in aid of the Holy Family Star unit. The Star Unit is a...

Go red for the women of Laois this February

This February the Irish Heart Foundation is calling on the people of Laois to go Red in support of the women of Laois The Irish...

Remember The Game: Laois footballers overcome Tipperary in 2010 Division 2 league clash

Laois 1-13 Tipperary 1-11 National Football League Division 2 - 2010 This week's Remember The Game looks back on a Laois victory over Tipperary in Division...

Band with strong Laois presence riding high in the iTunes charts

Drops of Greens - a band with strong Laois connections - are featuring highly in the iTunes charts in the last week with their...

Camross woman named as Laois Camogie volunteer of the year for 2019

The Laois Camogie Volunteer of the Year for 2019 has been named as Laetitia Lyons Delaney. Laetitia will receive her award at a ceremony held...

Two neighbouring GAA clubs join forces to form new underage amalgamation

Neighbouring Laois clubs Ballinakill and Ballypickas have joined forces for the 2020 GAA season at juvenile level. The amalgamation will go from the U-7 grade...

Scoil Chroist Rí reach another All-Ireland basketball final as Portlaoise CBS bow out

It was an eventful week in basketball for Portlaoise's neighbouring schools. The Scoil Chriost Ri U-19 basketball team claimed All Ireland Cup glory two weeks...

Portlaoise College students set to make life-changing trip to Gambia

In the early hours of Thursday morning, a group of TY and 5th year students from Portlaoise College are setting out on a life-changing...

Large crowd in attendance as Laois Arthouse Gallery hosts opening of ‘Visible n Invisible’

There was a large crowd in attendance in Stradbally for the Laois arthouse gallery's opening of their brand new exhibition 'Visible n Invisible'. The exhibition...

In Pictures: Mountrath CS launch first ever TY Musical

Mountrath CS Transition Year launched their first ever Transition Year Musical recently. This year's Transition Year group launched 'Grease the Musical' to a packed school...

In Pictures: Dunamaise Arts Centre Gallery hosts Irish Prison Service Art Exhibition

Dunamaise Arts Centre is currently hosting a range of different art done by the Irish Prison Service. The IPS Art Exhibitions of creative works by...

Applications open for Mick Dowling memorial fund

A memorial fund for community groups has been established in memory of the late Mick Dowling, who passed away in October. The Mick Dowling Memorial...

Free talk offered for Laois parents of Leaving Cert students with disability or special...

A free talk for parents who have children with special needs will be held in Portlaoise on Monday. The event will focus on helping parents...

Four Laois projects set to compete in the BT Young Scientist finals

The BT Young Scientist competition finals begin today and Laois have four projects represented across two schools. The BT Young Scientist competition in Europe's oldest...

Portlaoise Camera Club set to return for 2020 classes

The Portlaoise camera club will be returning for its first classes of 2020 on Wednesday January 15. The club offers people of Beginner/Intermediate level at...

PortDara girls fall to strong Wicklow side in League Final

The PortDara Falcon U-18 Women's Rugby team took on Wicklow in the league final recently. All the great work in the early part of the...

New legislation on gift vouchers ‘good news’ for consumers ahead of Christmas

New Government legislation on gift vouchers has been heralded as 'good news' for Laois consumers ahead of Christmas. Under the new laws, gift vouchers will...

In Pictures: Laois Martial Arts reflect on and celebrate another great year

Laois Martial Arts is Laois's number 1 Kickboxing club, for both Light Contact Kickboxing and Point Fighting. The Mountmellick based club was established in 2007...

In Pictures: Portlaoise College host annual Christmas fair

Portlaoise College hosted its annual Christmas fair in the school Foyer recently. Visitors were greeted at the door by the students who had everything on...

Portarlington Tidy Towns team up with Jamestown Cladding to complete ‘Operation Daffodil’

The Dublin Road Business Park and the Jamestown Cladding in Portarlington have teamed up with the local Tidy Towns group to complete the second...