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Beano McDonald, Billy Sheehan, Chris Conway

Brian ‘Beano’ McDonald confirmed as part of Sheehan’s new Laois management team

One of Laois's greatest ever footballers has been confirmed as part of the new management team for the Laois seniors. Laois GAA have announced that...
Portlaoise Rugby

Wins for Portlaoise Rugby men and women’s teams as season continues

Portlaoise 37 Coolmine 26 Leinster League Division 2A Round 3 Portlaoise men's rugby team put in one of its best performances in quite while to get...
Talking Sport Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: Down to semi finals and finals as hurling action hots up

It was another weekend of fierce action on the hurling front with games of huge significance in the top four grades. We had quarter final...
Laois Senior Footballers

REVEALED: Former Laois captain set to be part of new senior football management team

A former Laois captain is set to be unveiled as part of the new management team for the senior footballers. LaoisToday understands that Chris Conway...
Eimear Corri, Emma Hooban, Robyn Mullen, Niamh Griffen, Geena Behan

Laois girls collide as Blackrock and Wicklow meet in Women’s Rugby AIL

There was plenty of Laois involvement as Wicklow and Blackrock met in the Women's Rugby AIL over the weekend. Stradbally native and former Portlaoise and...
Death notices in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Monday, October 11, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Vera Finlay Mountrath rd., Portlaoise, Laois FINLAY, Vera Mary Elizabeth (Portlaoise), October 10, 2021, after a long...
Heywood

Heywood Community School accepting applications for 2022 school year

Heywood Community School will commence accepting applications for admission on October 18th. A Virtual Tour and Presentation for incoming First Years for 2022/2023 is available...
Sean O'Sullivan RIP

Death occurs of Seán O’Sullivan, former principal of Pike-of-Rushall NS

The death has occurred of Seán O'Sullivan, the former long-serving and highly-respected principal of Pike-of-Rushall National School. Originally from Lispole in West Kerry, Seán came...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, October 10, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Margaret Cullen (née Doyle) Harpur's Lane, Portlaoise, Laois Beloved wife of Frank and much loved mother of...
Jobs in Laois

All the recent job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday

There are a number of jobs in Laois being advertised on LaoisToday at the moment. Below we have listed all of the roles advertised on...

The week that was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Former player set to be appointed as new Laois football manager A former Laois footballer is set to be appointed as the new...
Who will become the next Laois manager?

BREAKING: Former player set to be appointed as new Laois football manager

A former Laois footballer is set to be appointed as the new senior boss for the 2022 season. LaoisToday understands that Billy Sheehan is to...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Friday, October 8, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Eilish Hughes San Francisco and Borris Road Portlaoise Eilish died peacefully on 7th October, (age 83) in San...
Stradbally Road Portlaoise

Masterplan Proposals for Lands at Stradbally Road, Portlaoise 

Laois County Council invites you to take part in a consultation to help shape the development of a Masterplan for lands at Stradbally Road,...
Talking Sport Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: All about hurling as knock-out stages set to commence

And it’s back to hurling championship action this weekend with the knock-out stages finally set to commence. In the Senior, Camross and Castletown will meet...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, October 7, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Agnes Walsh (née Coss) Barnashrone, Mountmellick, Laois Walsh (nee Coss) Barnashrone, Mountmellick. October 6th 2021. Peacefully surrounded...
People First Credit Union Mental Health

People First Credit Union launch €8,000 Mental Health Fund

As we move out of Covid, now more than ever People First Credit Union wants to support our members and our local community, which...
Garda New

Two men arrested following terrifying ordeal for elderly men while Gardai also seize €62,000...

Two men were arrested and one has been charged following a terrifying ordeal that was inflected upon an elderly Laois man earlier this year. Back...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Patrick (Pat) Dowling Ballycarroll, Portlaoise, Laois / Athy, Kildare Formerly of Levitstown, Maganey and Athy. Retired farmer,...
Hidden Whispers

In Pictures: Laois book launched with all proceeds going to Irish Motor Neurone Disease...

A Laois book from which all proceeds will go to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association was launched recently. The new book contains affirmations and...

11 clubs represented on latest LaoisToday football Team of the Week

The third Team of the Week from Round 3 SFC and IFC action from 2021 is here. We had six senior games, three intermediate games...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Thomas (Tom) Hopkins Late of Ruane, Knock, Mayo / Laois Thomas (Tom) Hopkins; Littleover Derby, England and...
Talking Sport Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: Down to quarter-finals in Laois SFC, relegation scrap, intermediate and junior...

Another week, another jam-packed schedule of Laois GAA club championship action. The season ended for six senior and three intermediate teams over the weekend while...

Older people urged to protect themselves against flu this winter by taking up free...

The HSE is asking people to come forward and get their free flu vaccine is if is recommended for them. They say that the flu...

Defeat for Portlaoise Rugby U-18s in second league game of the season

Naas 43 Portlaoise 18 U-18 Leinster League Round 2 The Portlaoise rugby U-18 team continued their Leinster League campaign when they travelled to take on a...
Laois County Council

Report finds Laois County Council ‘improved performance’ despite Covid-19 challenges

Laois County Council improved its performance across a range of indicators during 2020, despite Covid-19 challenges and while providing additional innovations and services during...
Death notices in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Monday, October 4, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Joan Bland (née Foran) New Park, Portlaoise, Laois / Mountmellick, Laois Joan formerly 5, Emmett Tce, Mountmellick,...
Portlaoise CBS

Portlaoise CBS now accepting applications for first years for 2022-23 school term

Portlaoise CBS are now accepting applications for first year students for the 2022-23 school year. Closing date for applications is November 19 at 1pm. Applications are...

Mountmellick Community School holding virtual Open Evening on Thursday, October 7

If you’re interested in sending your child to Mountmellick Community School in September 2022, then their virtual Open Evening on Thursday, October 7, is...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, October 3, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Richard (Frank) Archbold Lucan, Dublin/Portlaoise, Laois Archbold Richard (Frank), (Lucan, Co. Dublin and formerly of Portlaoise) October...