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Portlaoise produce a mammoth upset to advance in the Towns Cup

Portlaoise 28 Navan 10 Towns Cup Round 1 What a win for Portlaoise and what a day for Portlaoise Rugby Club as the magic of the...

Panthers come within a whisker of a massive upset but Limerick get over the...

Limerick Celtics 101 Portlaoise Panthers 96 Men's Division 1 22-23 Portlaoise Panthers came into this evening's game on the back of an impressive win at home...

Portlaoise make a losing return to the Leinster Senior League

Portlaoise 0 Arklow 3 Leinster Senior League Division 1A Portlaoise came into today's game on the back of a mightily impressive run of cup fixtures over...

All the latest rugby news and results as Portlaoise look ahead to the Towns...

Leinster Women's League Division 2A Naas 39 Portlaoise 19 Portlaoise travelled to Fournaughts on Sunday afternoon to play a Naas side in fine form. The women have...

Catch up with all the weekend’s soccer action as Mountmellick come out on top...

Women's Premier Division Mountmellick Utd 6 Portlaoise 0 The only thing worse than losing to your local rivals is getting a thumping - and six goals...
Portlaoise Panthers

Portlaoise Panthers back to winning ways

Limerick Celtics 71 Portlaoise Panthers 86 Women's Division 1 22-23 Portlaoise Panthers have picked up an invaluable win on the road, beating Limerick Celtics by 15...

Portarlington pick up a big win on the road while Portlaoise face relegation

Leinster League Division 2A New Ross 29 Portlaoise 17 With relegation all but official, Portlaoise made the trip to Wexford to face mid-table New Ross. It may...

Abbeyleix, Mountmellick and Emo the big winners on another busy weekend in the CCFL

Combined Counties Cup 2nd Round Abbeyleix Athletic 3 Clara Town A 3 (AET) Abbeyleix win 5-4 on penalties Abbeyleix twice came from behind to bring their Counties...
Portlaoise Panthers

A tough day in Ulster for the Portlaoise Panthers

Cavan Eagles 57 Portlaoise Panthers 47 Ladies Division 1 22-23 Portlaoise Panthers suffered a big defeat in today's all-important top-of-the-table clash away to Cavan Eagles. Having been...

Catch up with all the action on a disappointing weekend for Laois rugby

Leinster Women's League Division 2 Portlaoise 5 Naas 20 The scoreline definitely does not tell the full story of this game. Portlaoise were the better team in...

Mountmellick United do the double on a huge weekend of soccer in Laois

Paddy Cotter Cup 2nd Round Banagher Utd 2 St Aengus 3 St Aengus are a bona fide cup side this season – Banagher their latest conquest. The...

Cup dream ends for Portlaoise as Skerries win in extra time

Portlaoise AFC 1 Skerries Town FC 2 (AET) FAI Intermediate Cup Last 16 Portlaoise’s superb run in the FAI Intermediate Cup was brought to a halt...

Catch up with all the action from a difficult weekend of Laois Rugby

Leinster Women’s Division 2 PortDara Falcons 10 Balbriggan 3 Tries from Eve Kehoe and Ruth Downey were enough to secure a big home win for PortDara...

All the action from a huge weekend of cup soccer across Laois

Combined Counties Cup 1st Round St Aengus 3 Stradbally Town 2 Division 2’s St Aengus toppled Division 1 high-flyers, Stradbally Town on Sunday morning to advance...
Portlaoise AFC seniors

Fine cup form continues as Portlaoise get the better of UCD

Portlaoise AFC 3 UCD 1 (Metropolitan Cup Round 1) Portlaoise’s superb cup form this season continued on Friday night with a seismic victory over the visiting...

PortDara Falcons get 2023 off to the perfect start while Portlaoise come up short

Leinster Women's League Division 2 CYM 12 PortDara Falcons 42 PortDara Falcons scored six tries on Sunday sfternoon to beat CYM away in Terenure. The bonus-point victory...

A huge weekend of cup action as Laois soccer returns

Across the water, English football is this weekend focused on the legendary FA Cup, and here in the Midlands, the CCFL’s cup competitions also...

Portlaoise Panthers fall short in National Cup semi-final

Portlaoise Panthers 63 Phoenix Rockets 65 Division 1 National Cup Semi-Final Portlaoise Panthers Women’s season is fast coming off the rails as they fell to their...
David McDonald Unlocked

2022 Remembered: Inside story of life as a prison officer in Portlaoise makes for...

A book review from August where we looked at 'Unlocked', David McDonald's book about life as an officer in Portlaoise Prison. For the vast majority...

2022 Remembered: Laois Abroad: Meet the 96-year-old Laois great-grandmother who has lived in San...

The 'Laois Abroad' series began back in May with a look at Maureen Dowling, the Camross woman living in the USA.  The first instalment of...
Dympna Kelly Dunamase College New

2022 Remembered: Laois’s newest secondary school announce appointment of new principal

We wind the clocks back to May when Coláiste Dhún Másc announced the appointment of new principal, Dympna Kelly.  Laois’s newest secondary school have announced...
Emma Hooban and Leah Tarpey

2022 Remembered: Laois rugby stars discuss their ‘trip of a lifetime’ to Japan

Back in October, Irish rugby internationals Emma Hooban and Leah Tarpey discussed their summer tour to Japan.   The Irish women’s rugby team travelled to Japan...
Barry Walsh Fine Gael

2022 Remembered: Leading candidate emerges to fill Laois County Council seat left vacant by...

2022 began with Fine Gael's Barry Walsh emerging as the de facto replacement candidate for Mary Sweeney’s Laois County Council seat.  Ballyroan native Barry Walsh...

CCFL Christmas Team of the (Holiday) Season

As sport takes a break for the festive period, we at LaoisToday thought it would be a good time to reflect on the season...

Classy Clonaslee coast past Abbeyleix

Clonaslee United 3 Abbeyleix Athletic 1 CCFL Division 1 Clonaslee United eased past Abbeyleix Athletic on Sunday morning with a comfortable 3-1 home win. Bob Downey on...

Portlaoise duo part of Blackrock’s All Ireland League victory

Blackrock 27 Railway Union 7 AIL Women’s Division League Final Portlaoise women Emma Hooban and Eimear Corri lined out for Blackrock College to win the AIL...

Laois Rugby: The story of the season so far

Christmas is a time for reflection, so we at Laois Today have decided to look back on all the major rugby action from around...
Portlaoise Panthers

Portlaoise Panthers Ladies suffer their first defeat of the season

St Pauls Killarney 74 Portlaoise Panthers 59 Women's Division 1 22-23 Portlaoise came into today's game top of the Women's Division 1, with a 100% record...

Day to remember for Portlaoise CBS as senior side make a schools rugby double

Portlaoise CBS 18 Ardgillen CS 12 Leinster Schools Senior Rugby - Anne McInerney Cup Final The Portlaoise CBS senior rugby team made it a day to...
Portlaoise CBS Pat Rossiter Cup

Butler leads the way as Portlaoise CBS claim Leinster junior rugby success

Portlaoise CBS 12 Ardgillen CC 7 Leinster Junior Schools Rugby - Pat Rossiter Cup Final A terrific second-half performance helped Portlaoise CBS to a thrilling 12-7...