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Portarlington on the lookout for a new boss after three-in-row winning manager steps down

Portarlington GAA club are on the lookout for a new senior football manager following the decision of Martin Murphy to step down after four...
Martin McDonald

Laois County Council set to honour legendary local athlete Martin McDonald

Legendary Laois athlete Martin McDonald is set to be honoured by Laois County Council for his recent success in the world masters mountain running...
Football General

U-20 ‘B’ football championship final places up for grabs with semi-finals down for decision

There are now only three Laois GAA club games left to be played in the 2022 season. Following the U-20 'A' final on Friday evening,...

Ballyroan-Abbey putting the building blocks in place for senior success

There’s no guarantee that underage success will translate to senior level but the young footballers and of Ballyroan-Abbey and their mentors are really putting...
Portlaoise Musical Society Music on Leith (6)

In Pictures: Portlaoise Musical Society bring the house down with stunning Irish premiere of...

What a show! All this week in the Dunamaise Arts Centre, the Portlaoise Musical Society are performing to a full house with their brilliant production...

Laois County Council urged to CPO vacant properties that have ‘never been lived in’

In the midst of a housing crisis, the image of vacant homes in the centre of Portlaoise is something that has angered local councillors...

Laois GAA report surplus of over €370,000 in latest annual accounts

Laois GAA have reported a surplus of €376,037 in their annual accounts that will be presented to the clubs of the county at convention...
Martin Byrne Laois GAA

Top Laois GAA administrator stepping down from his role after 13 years

One of Laois GAA’s longest-serving administrators and a key man on the top table is stepping down from his position after 13 years.  Treasurer Martin...

Laois men appointed managers of senior clubs in Kildare and Wicklow

Two recent club football managers in Laois have been appointed to roles outside the county for the 2023 season. Eddie Kinsella, who was over both...

‘The Laois teams in Leinster have always been the most problematic’

Leinster Club SFC Semi-final - Portarlington v Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin) In Croke Park at 7pm (Live on RTE) Former Dublin and Kilmacud Crokes player Mark Vaughan...

Last hurling silverware of 2022 up for grabs as Na Fianna and Park-Ratheniska/Timahoe do...

Laois U-20 'B' HC Final - Na Fianna v Park-Ratheniska/Timahoe In the Laois GAA Centre of Excellence at 3pm Another long Laois hurling season will come...

Nine considerations for Laois GAA Fixture review forum as attention turns to 2023

This coming Monday evening, Laois GAA are holding a forum in the county board offices where clubs are invited to attend and air their...
Laois ladies

All Ireland ladies football winners set to be honoured by Laois County Council

The Laois ladies football team that memorably claimed All Ireland honours in Croke Park this year are set to be honoured by Laois County...
Good news for Portlaoise as 45 minutes free parking approved

Free Saturday parking agreed in Portlaoise throughout month of December

There will be free parking available in Portlaoise town centre on the four Saturdays in December in the leadup to Christmas. It was announced at...
John Conway RIP

Death occurs of John Conway, legendary figure in Laois GAA circles

The death has occurred of John Conway from Arles, widely regarded as one of the best Laois footballers of all time and a man...

Laffan to consider his future involvement as Ballacolla journey comes to an end for...

Clough-Ballacolla manager Declan Laffan is to decide in the coming weeks if he'll stay involved with the club again in 2023 and if he...

Clough-Ballacolla bow out as Kilmacud Crokes make the most of crucial first-half period

Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin) 2-18 Clough-Ballacolla 1-12 Leinster Club SHC Quarter-final Clough-Ballacolla's 2022 season came to an end in Parnell Park this afternoon as they were knocked...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from the Leinster Club SHC as Clough-Ballacolla take...

The Leinster club hurling championship gets underway this weekend, meaning Laois champions Clough-Ballacolla are in action once again. They’re in Parnell Park to take on...
Clough-Ballacolla Senior Hurling Winners (48)

Clough-Ballacolla to do battle with Kilmacud Crokes again as they bid to repeat Leinster...

Leinster Club SHC - Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin) v Clough-Ballacolla  In Parnell Park at 2.30pm It's been six weeks since Clough-Ballacolla swatted Camross aside to win their...

Massey Ferguson remains Laois’s most popular tractor brand

The total number of tractors taxed in Laois in 2021 increased to over 3,000, according to figures released recently in the Irish Bulletin of...

Laois County Council urged to increase serviced sites offerings, particularly in Portlaoise area

Laois County Council should greatly increase the number of serviced sites offered for sale. That was the view expressed by a number of councillors at...
LaoisToday Senior Football Team of the Year 2022

Portarlington lead the way once again on LaoisToday senior football Team of the Year

Portarlington lead the way once again on the LaoisToday Laois senior football Team of the Year. The three-in-a-row champions have eight players included though their...

In Pictures: John and Sally McKenna visit Portlaoise to support local food producers Laois...

Renowned food writers John and Sally McKenna were in Portlaoise on Sunday morning for an event in The Pantry Cafe and Walled Garden to...
Portlaoise Panthers

Cup joy on the double for Portlaoise Panthers as men and women march on...

After five weeks of league games, basketball attention turned to national cup action this weekend. And for Portlaoise Panthers, it was another successful weekend as...
Laois Chamber Awards

In Pictures: Excellent selection of images from Laois Chamber awards as Midland Steel claim...

Nearly 300 people were in attendance at the Laois Business Awards 2022 on Friday night, which were hosted by Laois Chamber Alliance. Midland Steel were...
Colm Murphy Portarlington

Carlow champions Palatine stand in Portarlington’s way in bid to book Croke Park date

Leinster Club SFC - Palatine (Carlow) v Portarlington In Dr Cullen Park at 3pm Portarlington's Leinster club odyssey continues this afternoon in Dr Cullen Park when...

Brilliant Byron goal seals Minor ‘B’ ladies football triumph for St Conleth’s

St Conleth's 4-9 Ballyroan 2-14 Laois Ladies MFC 'B' Final A bullet of a goal from Aoibhe Byron in the final minute of extra time finally...
Sarsfields ladies minor football final

Dominant second half performance sees Sarsfields claim ladies minor football title

Sarsfields 1-5 Timahoe 0-6 Laois Ladies MFC 'A' Final A dominant second-half performance from Sarsfields saw them get the better of reigning champions Timahoe in the...

Ballyroan-Abbey at their ease as they see off Mountmellick Parish Gaels to book U-20...

Ballyroan-Abbey 3-15 Mountmellick Parish Gaels 0-3 Laois U-20 'A' FC Round 2 Champions Ballyroan-Abbey are safely through to the semi-finals of this year's Laois U-20 'A'...

From the Archives – Referendum Watch: How Laois-Offaly voted in the 1986 Divorce Referendum

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in the lead up the referendum that year on the 8th Amendment.  In less than a month, the...