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We're around the grounds tonight as the JFC quarter finals are down for decision

Ranked and filed: The top 10 Laois GAA club grounds

This week sees the beginning of the Laois GAA club season in earnest. On Sunday there is the opening round of games in Division...

This week’s properties from Matt Dunne Auctioneers

This week's properties from Matt Dunne Auctioneers include a stunning mature bungalow on the outskirts of Portarlington and and an end-of-terrace home in one...
Athlone Institute of Technology will host the Laois Indoor Championships tomorrow

Laois clubs set to battle it out for gold in Athlone this weekend

A large contingent from the nine athletic clubs in Laois will converge on the International Indoor Athletic Track at Athlone Institute of Technology for...
Members of the Portlaoise RFC team with members of Leinster Rugby squad

Portlaoise RFC minis meet their heroes in Cardiff

The Portlaoise RFC minis have recently returned from a fantastic trip to Wales where they got to spend time with the Leinster Rugby heroes. The...
Some of the final boarders all packed up at Knockbeg College on the last day pictured with Fr. MIchael Murphy and Principal Mr. Cyril Hughes. From left, back: Philip Cantwell, Wexford; Andrew O'Regan, Waterford; Pádraig Doyle, Wexford and Liam Gahan, Wexford. Front: Seán Daly, Crettyard; Jonathan Fitzpatrick, Kilkenny; Mark Holt, Wicklow and James Griffin, Tullow. Picture: Alf Harvey.

20 things you’ll remember if you went to Knockbeg College

Knockbeg College boys secondary school has been home to thousands of Laois lads since it first opened in 1793. Originally a boarding school only, it...
Congratulations to the Colaiste Ísogáin lads on a brilliant victory

Glory for Íosagáin in South Leinster decider

Colaiste Íosagáin 0-12 Gorey CS 1-6 South Leinster Junior Football Final Colaiste Íosagáin were crowned South Leinster Junior football champions this afternoon following a three point...
Nominations sought for Laois manager job

Creedon thrilled with character of his players

Laois picked up their first league points under Peter Creedon after Sunday’s dramatic late win over Armagh. Speaking afterwards, the former Tipperary boss paid credit...
Donie Kingston renewed acquaintances with Charlie Vernon today

Depleted Laois pull off remarkable comeback win

Laois 2-11 Armagh 0-16 Allianz Football League Division 3 Laois registered their first win in Division 3 of the Allianz football league after an incredible comeback win. The...

Eight great pics from the Little Black Dress night in Mountrath

The Mountrath Ladies Football Club held a very successful Little Black Dress fundraiser night in the Pub in Mountrath on Friday.  Thanks to Lisa Doyle...

Kerry have inside track on Laois, reckons Kelly

The management teams of Laois and Kerry will certainly know the opposition very well on Sunday. The sides meet in the opening round of...

Farm machinery show in Punchestown always a big hit

Always a firm favourite with local farmers, the FTMA farm machinery show in Punchestown at the moment is running until tomorrow, Saturday, February 11. While...
Laois hurling manager Eamonn Kelly

We want to maintain our status, says hurling boss Kelly

Laois hurling manager Eamonn Kelly says the target for his side is stay in Division 1B of the Allianz Hurling League. Laois travel to Tralee...

Community spirit as Bridge Street centre goes from strength to strength

Fingleton White  Fingleton White provides engineering services to the energy industry throughout Ireland and the UK. It operates across multiple sectors including gas, CHP, biofuels,...
Portlaoise U-16 team which reached the Dublin Cup final

Portlaoise advance to Dublin Cup final

U-16 Dublin Cup Portlaoise 76 KUBS 49 Portlaoise U-16 Boys got the better of KUBS to reach the final of the Dublin Cup. This game was always going...
The Portlaoise girls team who had a great win in Dublin

Panthers win to keep league title ambitions alive

U15 Girls Dublin League Portlaoise Panthers 38 Liffey Celtics 24 Portlaoise Panthers u15 girls took to the floor in Colaiste Bhride Clondalkin on Sunday in what was...

20 things you’ll remember if you went to school in the Brigidine in Mountrath

The Brigidine Convent in Mountrath no longer operates a girls secondary school as it amalgamated with Ballyfin College and Mountrath Vocational School in 2010...

My Club and I: Maeve O’Sullivan (Portlaoise Panthers)

Maeve O'Sullivan is the subject of this week's 'My Club and I' interview. Maeve is a player, a coach and PRO with the Portlaoise...

New theatre group seeks actors of all abilities

A new theatre and performance-art group is in the process of being established in Portlaoise. Kiki Theatre and Performance Group is a non-profit organisation...

Port man to cycle along the Rocky mountains in aid of Laois Hospice

A Portarlington trainer is in training to cycle 4,500km along the Rocky Mountains which he hopes will raise at least €10,000 for Laois Hospice....
Sheila Stack wife of the late Chief Officer Brian Stack with the bronze bust after being unveiled at the Prison Service College, Portlaoise by Minister for Justice Equality and Defence Alan Shatter TD. Picture: Alf Harvey/hrphoto.ie

‘The State has let him down’ – Stack widow on murder of Brian Stack

The widow of Portlaoise Prison Chief Officer Brian Stack, who was murdered by the IRA 33 years ago, claims the State has let him...

Garda retires after 34 years to take up sheriff role

Tributes were paid recently to garda Jerry Dillon on his retirement after 34 years of service with An Garda Síochanna to take up the...

It’s go Grease Lightning for Coláiste Iosagáin

Students from Coláiste Iosagáin will take to the stage for their production of ‘Grease’ on January 18, following months of rehearsals. The Portarlington...

Printmaking workshop at Dunamaise Arts Centre

A printmaking workshop will run at the Dunamaise Arts Centre for the next five weeks, taking its inspiration from the Printmakers Exhibition. Suitable for...

Laois Rose fundraises for Chernobyl trip

Laois Rose Kate Hyland is volunteering at a children’s mental asylum in Belarus and is seeking support from the public for a fundraising table...

Chriost Ri’s Anna scoops scholarship for maximum Leaving Cert points

Scoil Chriost Ri graduate Anna Healy who achieved the maximum points possible in her Leaving Cert last June, has been presented with the Stryker...

Portlaoise scholar Evan scoops double maths awards

Naughton scholar Evan Bracken from Portlaoise continues to notch up awards for his Leaving Cert grades. The St Mary’s CBS graduate, now an engineering...

Fifty new houses planned in Killeshin

Planning permission is being sought for fifty additional houses in the ‘Quakers Village’ housing estate in Killeshin village. The new houses would consist of...

Laois schools to share IT grant worth €500,000

In excess of half a million euro has been made available to 71 schools in Laois to develop information and communications technology. The announcement...

1916 explored in printmakers’ exhibition

A new exhibition of work by the Printmakers Council of Ireland and the UK which explores the 1916 Rising is now running at the...

Bursary prize on offer for midlands musicians

Applications are now being sought from young singers and musicians from the midlands who are pursuing a career in professional performance in the classical...