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Siún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.

St Colmans NS Stradbally hold coffee morning in aid of Laois Hospice

On October 1st, St Colmans NS in Stradbally held a coffee morning in aid of Laois Hospice. Laois Hospice Foundation has helped to provide a...

From primary school coaching to All Ireland minor finals – Oliver Phelan on his...

A surge of hope and optimism has come over Ballyfin GAA this year, fuelled by the neccessary success it takes to get a relatively...

A look ahead to the intermediate and junior county camogie finals this weekend

This weekend marks the penultimate stages of the Laois adult camogie championship. Four teams battle it out in the junior and intermediate finals in O'Moore...

The rise and rise of Portlaoise camogie highlighted with first ever appearance in adult...

Laois camogie has seen a significant and welcome number of relatively new clubs competing at different age groups over the past decade - Portlaoise...

‘Absolutely elated’ – St Brigid’s camogie club passionate to grasp first adult championship trophy...

2004 - Destiny's Child was in full swing, 'Mean Girls' had just been released and low-waist jeans were regularly seen on the red carpet. 2004...

Our guide to the game: Old rivals Sarsfields and Timahoe contest for the ultimate...

The mid 2000s saw these two teams dominate the Laois LGFA club scene. Timahoe blazed a trail, collecting county final medals before Sarsfields extinguished...

Looking ahead to the Laois ladies football intermediate and junior championship finals

Brought to you in association with the Manhattan Mixer The curtain closes on the ladies football championships as the junior, intermediate and senior finals all...

In Pictures: Irish history comes alive in Rathdowney

Irish history came alive in Rathdowney recently as the Stone Age was taught in a new and exciting way to children at Rathdowney library. On...

In Pictures: Abbeyleix Golf Club hosts Soccer Club Classic

Abbeyleix Soccer Club saw a huge turn out for their Juvenile Soccer Classic at Abbeyleix Golf Club. The crowds impressed and were impressed by the...

My pick for the Picnic: The Scottish maestro with a massive heart – Gerry...

One act that I hoped and prayed would be announced amongst the masses for this year's Electric Picnic was Gerry Cinnamon. July 17 marked the...

League champions St Conleth’s secure a championship semi-final place

St Conleth's 6-19 St Brigid's 4-8  Laois LGFA senior championship round 3 League champions St Conleth's have stormed into the championship semi-finals after consecutively seeing off...

Thirty-three Laois pubs have closed in the last 13 years, but numbers of pubs...

Thirty-three Laois pubs have closed their doors in the 13 years. This is according to a new survey from Drinks Industry Ireland. However the survey also...

In Pictures: Nature lovers having a wild time in Abbeyleix

Wednesday August 22 saw young nature lovers rejoice during a show and tell like no other in Abbeyleix library. The enthusiastic and entertaining conservationist, Dale...

Portlaoise hockey ladies get the sticks out for new season… and are looking for...

September is an exciting month for Portlaoise Ladies Hockey Club as the club returns to training and as the 2019/2020 season kicks off. The...

All square as Spink and Killeshin must do battle another day

Brought to you in association with Kinsella Financial Killeshin 2-12 Spink 1-15 Laois Shopping Centre JFC Round 3 It was a game which Killeshin will feel they...

Good Week, Bad Week: All-weather pitches, acts of kindness and American dreams

As part of our now well-established running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’. To see who has had a good or bad week,...

Four Laois men feature for Leinster and Connacht rugby sides this weekend

Four Laois men have been selected for the Leinster and Connacht 'A' teams for this year's Celtic Cup. Two Laois men take to the field for...

Two Laois acts among stellar lineup for new stage at Electric Picnic

Two Laois music acts are amongst the stellar lineup announced for the new ‘Made By Music’ stage at this year's Electric Picnic. Portlaoise men Kean...

Text message scam looking to access bank accounts doing the rounds

An Garda Síochána at the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau wish to alert the Public to an ongoing Text Message Scam focused on gaining...

Laois secondary school welcomes 144 new first years through their doors

Thursday August 23 saw 144 young boys and girls starting their secondary school journeys at Portlaoise College. Students were greeted by their Year Head Mr...

Laois TD warns that Garda resources will be downgraded as new reforms announced

A Laois TD has said the new reforms announced for An Garda Síochana will result in the downgrading of Garda resources in Laois and...

Adopted Laois man all set for Rose of Tralee Escort duties

An adopted son of Laois is dusting himself off and putting his best foot forward for his Rose of Tralee Escort duties. Swapping the hills...

Two huge fundraisers underway for Laois Alzheimer’s Society

Two tremendous fundraisers are underway for the Laois Alzheimer's Society next month. A golf competition and vintage road run will be held, with all funds...

Three Laois martial arts kickboxers are heading to the European championships

Three Laois boys and girls will all be representing Ireland at the World Association of Kickboxing Organisations (WAKO) European Kickboxing championships next week. Laois martial...

Errill footballers earn their third final win in four years as they collect junior...

Errill 3-12 Mountmellick 1-6 Junior B Football Championship Final  The footballing men of Errill have collected their third crown in four years after a 12 point...

LIVE BLOG: Mountmellick and Errill face off in Junior ‘B’ county final

Tonight marks the second of the county finals down for decision this week as the footballers of Mountmellick and Errill face off in this...

Laois U20 captain Whelan picks up prestigious award

Laois U20 captain Diarmuid Whelan has been bestowed with the prestigious honour of being recognised as one of the top 20 U20 football players...

Laois Rose Sarah all set for TV appearance and the Dome Stage

Not only is Laois Rose Sarah Bergin lovely and fair, she's on her way to the Kingdom for this year's international Rose of Tralee...

‘Magical’ day for Laois family at All-Ireland finals in Croke Park

One Laois family had not one, but two representatives, at GAA HQ last Sunday during the All-Ireland final between Tipperary and Kilkenny. Ross and Jack...

A huge weekend on the Laois LGFA club calendar in store

There are a total of six adult Laois LGFA games down for decision this weekend. Sunday sees a total of five games being played off...

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