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Huge weekend of soccer ahead as three Laois teams are in Semi-Final action

Paddy Cotter Cup Semi Final St Aengus v Clara Town Mountrath side St Aengus are the last Laois team left standing in the Paddy Cotter...
Laois Minor Footballers 2023

Strong second half the difference as Offaly inflict first Leinster defeat upon Laois minors

Laois 0-9 Offaly 2-10  Leinster Minor Football Championship Round 2 The Laois minor footballers were beaten by Offaly in Tullamore in Round 2 of the Leinster...

CCFL: Rosenallis fight back against Portlaoise to climb to second place in Division 1

Division 1 Portlaoise 3 Rosenallis A 5 Rosenallis are up to second in Division 1 thanks to four second-half goals in Rossleighan Park. Portlaoise took the lead...

ACFL Division 4: Kilcavan and The Rock secure impressive home wins while Portlaoise go...

ACFL Division 4 Round 2 Kilcavan 3-13 Barrowhouse 0-8 Kilcavan recovered well from their Round 1 defeat away to Portlaoise with a dominant victory over Barrowhouse...
Portlaoise AFC 2023

Amazing achievement as Portlaoise AFC defeat Usher Celtic to reach FAI Cup Round 1

Portlaoise AFC 2 Usher Celtic 1  FAI Cup Preliminary Round  Shamrock Rovers, Dundalk or Derry City could be making their way to Portlaoise this summer! That is...
Soccer

CCFL Roundup: Rosenallis upset Coolraine while Portlaoise vs Clonaslee is abandoned

Senior Division Mountmellick Utd A 2 Mullingar Town 6 Veteran striker, Mark Grennan scored twice, including a penalty, but Mountmellick United 'A' fell to yet another...

Laois camogie Minors have one foot in the Semi Finals following a big win...

Laois 4-11 Carlow 2-7 All Ireland Minor B Camogie Championship The Laois Minor Camogie team have all but guaranteed themselves a spot in the All Ireland...

Weekend Read: Chef Sam Moody on his background, working in Ballyfin Demesne and his...

Sam Moody is all about connection: connection with the community; connection with the customers; connection with the producers; and connection with the soil. The English-born...
Park-Ratheniska

ACFL Division 2: Big wins on the road for Park-Ratheniska and The Heath

Park Ratheniska 2-10 Emo 0-7 ACFL Division 2 Round 1 1-3 each from Mark Delaney and Noah Fingleton helped Park Ratheniska to a comprehensive win away...

Portlaoise Panthers end their season with a defeat in the League Trophy Final

Portlaoise Panthers 69 Phoenix Rockets 89 League Trophy Final The Portlaoise Panthers have fallen at the final hurdle of the League Trophy, losing out to a...
Sam Moody Abbeyleix restaurant

Renowned Michelin Star Chef set to open new restaurant in Laois

Sam Moody is stepping down as as Executive Head Chef at Ballyfin Demesne to open his own restaurant in Laois. The English-born chef won a...
Soccer

Rosenallis and Clonaslee through to Division 1 Cup semi-finals

Division 1 Cup - Quarter Finals Rosenallis A 2 Moydow FC 1 Rosenallis are through to the Division 1 Cup semi-finals, having come from behind to...

The double is still on as Portlaoise Panthers through to another final

Portlaoise Panthers 52 McEvoy's Cavan Eagles 49 League Trophy Semi Final Jack Dooley's Portlaoise Panthers have once again overcome difficult opposition to make their second final...
Laois ladies footballers

Laois Ladies rattle past Roscommon to set up Division 2 league final with Armagh

Laois 2-9 Roscommon 1-5 Ladies National Football League Division 2 Round 7 The Laois Ladies will compete in the Division 2 League football final following victory...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, March 26, 2023

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Eileen Hyde (née Morrissey) Gougane Glosha Johnstown Road, Rathdowney, Laois Eileen Hyde (nee Morrissey), Gougane, Glosha, Johnstown...
Football General

ACFL Division 3: Wins for Ballyroan-Abbey, Portarlington and Timahoe

ACFL Division 3 Round 1 Arles-Killeen 1-11 Timahoe 3-10 Arles-Killeen had played themselves into a nice lead heading into half time before Ruiarí O'Connor scored two...

ACFL Division 4: Portlaoise overcome Kilcavan while Barrowhouse and Killeshin get off to a...

ACFL Division 4 Round 1 Portlaoise 1-15 Kilcavan 1-11 Portlaoise welcomed Kilcavan to Rathleague on Saturday evening as the sides got their ACFL Division 4 campaign...

Portlaoise Panthers still on the hunt for double-glory

Portlaoise Panthers 75 Moy Tolka Rovers 50 National League Trophy Quarter Final One week on from winning the National League Division 1 title and securing promotion...

Portlaoise Panthers Coach Jack Dooley on building for the Super League and chasing the...

Last weekend, Jack Dooley masterminded the Portlaoise Panthers to the Division 1 League title - gaining promotion to the Women’s Super League in the...

Late penalty costs Coláiste Íosagáin Portarlington a place in the North Leinster Final

Coláiste Íosagáin Portarlington 0-14 St Joseph's CBS Drogheda 1-14 North Leinster Junior Football ‘B’ Semi Final Coláiste Íosagáin Portarlington have missed out on a place in...
Soccer

There were three games in the CCFL today, each one a goal-fest

Division 1 Despite not playing this weekend, Abbeyleix Athletic were the big winners in the CCFL today, as Division 1 stood alone. Abbeyleix had a fantastic...

Laois Minors win in Kildare as the camogie All-Ireland heats up

Laois 1-14 Kildare 1-6 Camogie Minor ‘B’ All-Ireland Championship The Laois Minor camogie team bounced back from the disappointment of week one with a fine win...

Portlaoise Panthers are through to the final of the National League Playoffs after a...

Portlaoise Panthers 80 McEvoy's Cavan Eagles 71 National League Playoffs Semi Final What a game it was in the National Basketball Arena as the Portlaoise Panthers...

Portarlington come unstuck against 14-man Tullamore in huge winner-take-all final

Tullamore 18 Portarlington 14 Metro League 9 Final and Anderson Cup Round 2 Portarlington RFC’s Second XV came up short in a tantalising winner-take-all clash in...
Portlaoise Panthers

A difficult weekend for the Portlaoise Panthers as both the men’s and women’s teams...

Portlaoise Panthers 63 Phoenix Rockets 67 Women's Division 1 22-23 Having lost away to the Dublin Lions last week, Portlaoise Panthers lost again today, this time...

Abbeyleix topple Gallen while Maryborough put NINE on Emo Rangers

Unrelenting weather conditions meant that only three of the scheduled nine games involving Laois teams went ahead this weekend. Luckily, there was still plenty of...

The Laois Minor camogie team have been beaten in Rathdowney

Laois 1-8 Roscommon 2-8 Camogie Minor 'B' All-Ireland Championship The Laois Minor camogie team begun their All Ireland campaign with a shock home-defeat at the hands...

Portlaoise forced to settle for a draw as the injuries continue to mount

Portlaoise AFC 1 Castleknock Cetic 1 Leinster Senior League Portlaoise AFC left two points on the field Wednesday night when they were forced to settle for...

Coláiste Íosagáin Portarlington dominate their North Leinster Junior Football quarter final

Coláiste Íosagáin Portarlington 6-14 Dunshaughlin Community College 1-2 North Leinster Junior Football ‘B’ Quarter Final Coláiste Íosagáin Portarlington have made it safely through to the North...

Promotion hopes still alive for PortDara Falcons

PortDara Falcons 27 Naas 5 Leinster Women's League Division 2 The final game Division 2 of the Leinster Women's League has been played, with PortDara Falcons...