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Deaths in Laois – Saturday, November 12, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Patrick Laffan Ballycoolan, Stradbally, Laois Suddenly, in his 96th year. Patrick passed away peacefully, in the loving...
Sean Duffy RIP

Sadness at death of Sean Duffy, highly-regarded former Midlands Health administrator

The death has occurred of Sean Duffy from Monasterervin, a highly-regarded figure in the health system for a long number of years. Mr Duffy had...

Deaths in Laois – Friday, November 11, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Joseph Patrick (Pat) Murphy Portlaoise, Laois / Graiguecullen, Carlow Joseph Patrick (Pat) Murphy, Bellingham, Portlaoise and formerly...
Knock National School Cumann na mBunscol

Classy Carter leads the way as Knock knock Maryborough

Knock 9-7 Maryborough 4-3 Girls Division 4 Championship Final The brilliant Aoibheann Carter hit a phenomenal tally of 6-7 to help Knock NS to an impressive...

McDonald leads the way as The Rock get the better of Abbeyleix

The Rock 4-7 Abbeyleix 3-3 Girls Division 2 Shield Final Maeve McDonald helped herself to 3-3 as The Rock got the better of Abbeyleix in a...

Gaelscoil Phortlaoise hold off brave Rath challenge to claim Division 6 boys championship glory

Gaelscoil Phortlaoise 6-8 Rath NS 3-4 Boys Division 6 Championship Final A good start to the second half propelled Gaelscoil Phortlaoise to an impressive win over...
Noel Casey RIP

Sadness at death of well-known Laois builder Noel Casey

The death has occurred of Noel Casey from Rathmore, Stradbally, a man known far and wide in the building industry over a long number...

In Pictures: Brilliant selection of images from Day 1 of the Laois Cumann na...

The Laois Cumann na mBunscol finals are routinely the most exciting days of the year in O'Moore Park. And so it was again all throughout...

In Pictures: Laois athletes enjoy brilliant success at Leinster Cross Country championships

Mountain View provided a fantastic setting for Day 2 of the Leinster Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country Championships which took place on Saturday last. Conditions...
Death notices in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, November 10, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Joseph Patrick (Pat) Murphy Portlaoise, Laois / Graiguecullen, Carlow Joseph Patrick (Pat) Murphy, Bellingham, Portlaoise and formerly...
Office of Public Works

Laois TD calls for further investigation as report shows OPW spending on renting buildings

The Public Accounts Committee has been called upon to further examine findings of an internal Office of Public Works (OPW) report revealing that hundreds...
SOLAS

SOLAS – Clothes swap and Farmer’s Market this weekend

After a record-breaking week of food sales at SOLAS last weekend, the Eco Garden centre is expected a bumper crowd again this weekend with...
Laois in London in 2018

London calling for Laois senior footballers as provisional National League fixtures released

The Laois senior footballers will be heading back to London in 2023 after the provisional National League fixtures were released. Billy Sheehan's charges are due...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Pascal Coss Manor Lane, Mountmellick, Laois The sad and sudden death has occurred of Pascal Coss, Witham,...
Downey's Kia

Open Weekend in Downey’s Kia and Suzuki showrooms

It's that time of year when people start considering a new car - and if you're in the market, then Downey's Kia and Suzuki...
Housing

‘It Takes a Village’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Toolkit launched in Graiguecullen

Co-operative Housing Ireland and Soar recently launched their ‘It Takes a Village’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Toolkit at Saint Fiacc’s Hall, in Graiguecullen. The Toolkit...

Ging inspires Portlaoise RFC U-15 to victory while U-18s also continue fine start to...

Cill Dara 29 Portlaoise 37 Leinster U-15 Rugby League On a bright, windy day, Portlaoise U-15s took on the challenge of Cill Dara in what turned...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Pat Horan Manor Road, Mountmellick, Laois Died peacefully in his 76th year. Predeceased by his father William...

Courtwood-Emo see off Mountmellick Parish Gaels to book U-20 semi-final place

Courtwood-Emo 5-14 Mountmellick Parish Gaels 0-2 Laois U-20 'A' FC Group B Round 3 Courtwood-Emo are safely through to the Laois U-20 'A' football championship semi-finals...
GAA General

All of this week’s local GAA fixtures as Laois hurling teams face away trips...

The attention switches back to Leinster club hurling action this weekend - with Laois senior champions Clough-Ballacolla eventually set to get their campaign up...
Imelda Healy RIP

Sadness in Laois secondary school as much loved teacher passes away

There was deep sadness in Mountrath over the weekend following the passing of a much loved teacher. Ms Imelda Healy, who was originally from Ballyraggett...

Business Briefing: A Laois company leading the telecommunications sector, latest news and supports

Laois Chamber CEO, Caroline Hofman, caught up with Laois Chamber member Fergal Lawlor, Founder and CEO of Alpha Wireless, located in Ballybrittas. Tell us a...
_Talking Sport Podcast Leinster Club

Talking Sport Podcast: Portarlington off to Croker, U-20 competitions continue and Ladies Minor concludes

The latest edition of the Talking Sport Podcast is here and as is usually the case, we have plenty to talk about. The big game...
Death notices in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Monday, November 7, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Aidan Brennan Kilminchy, Portlaoise, Laois/Enniscorthy, Wexford BRENNAN Aidan. late of Kilminchy, Portlaoise, Co Laois and formerly of...

Weekly 25 card drive returns to Vicarstown after almost three-year absence

One of the many victims of the Covid-19 pandemic was the sheer volume of indoor activities that went by the wayside. But with life eventually...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, November 6, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Aidan Brennan Kilminchy, Portlaoise, Laois/Enniscorthy, Wexford BRENNAN Aidan. late of Kilminchy, Portlaoise, Co Laois and formerly of...
Hurling General

Goals prove key as Camross edge out Abbeyleix to book place in U-20 ‘A’...

Camross 3-10 Abbeyleix 1-13 Laois U-20 ‘A’ HC Semi-Final Last year's U-20 'A' hurling champions, Abbeyleix, were hoping to claim back-to-back titles at this grade again...

LIVE BLOG: Follow the action from Saturday’s club U-20 hurling championship semi-finals

We may be well into November but it's still a relatively busy weekend of local club GAA action here in Laois. And U-20 hurling goes...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, November 5, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Paddy Quinlan Fort George House, Ballaghmore, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois, R32 FD25 Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at...
Laois GAA

Na Fianna Óg hold off O’Dempsey’s late comeback to maintain 100% record in U-20...

Na Fianna Óg 4-17 O'Dempsey's 4-15 Laois U-20 'B’ FC Group A Round 3 This was a crucial night of U-20 football in both 'A' and...