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Championship Diary: Kavanagh and Maher leading the way in hurling scoring charts

Ahead of this weekend's senior hurling semi-finals and relegation playoff action, two of Laois's finest hurlers are engaged in a different type of battle. Rathdowney-Errill...

The Heath senior men’s rounders team go in search of an All-Ireland final place

The Heath senior men’s rounders team go in search of a place in the All-Ireland final as they take on Carrickmacross from Monaghan this...

Dual star Maher on putting injury trouble behind her as she seeks double glory

Two weeks ago - Laura Marie Maher achieved something which she was probably starting to think would never happen. The Rosenallis native lifted her first...

Manager Quirke hoping for ‘fair play’ from clubs as Laois footballers recommence training

Laois senior football manager Mike Quirke is hoping that clubs will cooperate with him as his side recommence training collectively tonight. Laois were permitted to...

All the latest GAA fixtures as mixed week of action ahead

After the drama of the football championships last weekend, the action continues this week with games in hurling, football and ladies football. We will find...

Gardai make arrests and issue warning as teenagers targeted to become ‘money mules’

30 people have been arrested so far as part of An Garda Síochána's Operation Ransom where €1.5 million has been stolen from bank accounts. Operation...

Two Laois schools to benefit from books to celebrate Culture Night

Children in two Laois primary schools, St Fintan’s boys National School in Mountrath and Scoil Bhride National school in Portlaoise, will receive a gift...

Laois defender keen to return for delayed inter-county season

Laois senior football manager Mike Quirke was handed a boost as Portarlington star Paddy O’Sullivan is hopeful of being home in time for inter...

County final gear, TV appearance and school uniforms – how local sportswear company continues...

There's few people around the county that aren't aware of DS Sports, the sportswear company set up by former Laois footballer Darren Strong from...

All the latest GAA fixtures as attention switches to football

After the drama from the hurling at the weekend, focus turns back to the Football championship in the upcoming week. There are quarter final places...

Seven goal Portlaoise AFC U-16s seal the SFAI Regional cup glory

Sketchers U-16 SFAI Regional Cup final BBC United 1-7 Portlaoise Portlaoise were crowned U-16 SFAI Regional Cup champions as they ran in seven goals in a...

Applications for the National Lottery Good Cause awards open

The National Lottery has encouraged Laois sports clubs, community organisations and projects to enter the National Lottery Good Cause awards where there is a...

Jamie Dowling: Shining a light on suicide in men on World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is world suicide prevention day and I decided to pen a piece about one of the greatest problems in this world - suicide...

Virtual Walk to raise funds for local suicide support charity Teac Tom on Sunday

This Sunday, September 13, Teac Tom - a local suicide support group for people affected by suicide - needs your help. All clubs in Laois...

O’Moore’s camogie boss McGill keen to see coverage of women’s sport continue to grow

There has been a big push over the last year with the 20x20 initiative to try and change the level of coverage that women’s...

Laois principals overwhelmingly happy with new Leaving Cert system

Secondary school principals across Laois have paid tribute to their Leaving Cert students  after over 1,000 Laois pupils received their calculated grades yesterday morning. This...

Towerhill Rovers march to cup final and Abbeyleix claim Shield glory

The semi-finals of the John Farrell Combined Counties Cups were played yesterday with mixed fortunes for the Laois sides involved. Portlaoise outfit Towerhill Rovers overcame...

Covid-19 and no Electric Picnic a ‘double blow’ to businesses in Stradbally

Today, Friday September 4th, should've been the first day of Electric Picnic 2020. However, due to Coronavirus, Stradbally, which has been a hive of activity...

Kilcavan defeat The Heath to give themselves a chance of Junior progression

Kilcavan 0-10 The Heath 0-7 Laois Shopping Centre JFC "A" Round 1 Kilcavan bounced back to winning ways with a hard fought victory over The Heath...

All the latest local CCFL soccer fixtures

The games are back in full flow after the partial lockdown and we are now down to the business end of the season. On Friday...

‘Tough playing with no fans’ says Laois hurler Lennon after famous Rosenallis win

In the last week since the partial lockdown was lifted and GAA games got back under way, players right across the county have gotten...

New Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme starts today

As of today, the new Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) replaces the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme. (TWSS) The EWSS will allow employers to seek wage...

Towerhill Rovers and Mountmellick Utd progress to Combined Counties Cup semi finals

The quarter finals of the John Farrell Combined County Cups were played yesterday and there was added Laois interest as Towerhill Rovers and Mountmellick...

Laois physio and expat team up to bring Santa’s Little Helpers to life

Local physio Darren Conroy and Laois emigrant Chrissie Lynch Navarre have set up a volunteer group here in Laois called Santa's Helpers. The aim of...

Public meeting called about proposed new waste plant in Portlaoise

A public meeting to discuss plans by Bord na Móna to construct an anaerobic digester waste facility at its Cúil na Móna site at...

In Pictures: Stradbally fire service presented with commemorative medals

The Stradbally fire service were presented with 1916-2016 commemorative medals last Monday night to celebrate 100 years of service. The presentation took place in Stradbally...

Mountmellick set to host the rounders All Ireland Finals

Next Saturday the 7th September Mountmellick will welcome the cream of the crop as the club will host the rounders All Ireland finals for...

Two Laois teams getting set for the All-Ireland finals

The Heath senior men and mixed rounders teams remain on course for An All-Ireland double after producing two stunning performances against Limekiln of Dublin...

Our preview ahead of the All-Ireland Rounders semi-finals featuring The Heath

The Heath rounders teams travel to Mostrim in Longford on Saturday in a bid to book their places in the All-Ireland final, which will...

The Heath continue their march towards three All-Irelands in a row

The Heath senior mixed rounders team continued their march towards winning three All-Ireland titles in a row with an impressive victory over Laois rivals...