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Steven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he's happiest when he's telling stories or kicking a point.

County Final Memory: Significant triumph for Spink in 1986

Spink 1-9 Rosenallis 1-8 1986 Laois JFC Final In the normal scheme of things, a Junior ‘B’ county final ranks well down the pecking order when...
Laois ladies football (1)

Wicklow stand in Laois’s way of All Ireland ladies football semi-final place

All Ireland Ladies IFC quarter-final - Laois v Wicklow In Kinnegad at 4pm The Laois ladies football team make the familiar trip to Kinnegad this afternoon for...
Aisling Quigley interview

Talking Sport Podcast: Aisling Quigley interview – making a ladies football comeback and Doing...

Given all that she's been through it would have been very easy for Aisling Quigley to assume that she'd never play for the Laois...

Park-Ratheniska hold on to clinch promotion from ACFL Division 1B

Park-Ratheniska 0-15 Timahoe 0-14 ACFL Division 2 (Promotion Section) Park-Ratheniska have secured promotion from Division 2 of the Laois club football league following a hard-fought win...
Simmons Mill

Roundabout sought at landmark Laois junction Simmons Mill

Calls have been made for a roundabout to be installed at the busy landmark Laois junction Simmons Mill. The junction is at the intersection of...
Football general

Stradbally hit 3-17 against Killeshin to seal promotion

Stradbally 3-17 Killeshin 2-10 ACFL Division 1B (Winners Section) An impressive Stradbally performance away to Killeshin saw them clinch promotion back to the top division of...
Gaelscoil Thromaire

Momentous day as Gaelscoil Thromaire is officially opened

The Minister for Education, a Minister of State, two TDs, a bishop and the parish priest were all in Trumera this afternoon for a...
Cheddar Plunkett

Laois GAA set to meet next week with hurling manager’s position up in the...

Who will be in charge of the Laois senior hurling team in 2023 remains up in the air following a meeting between county board...
Football general

Portlaoise and Emo record wins in ACFL Division 1A relegation battle

Portlaoise 1-12 Ballyroan-Abbey 0-7 ACFL Division 1A (Relegation Phase) A first-half goal from Kieran Lillis helped Portlaoise take a massive step towards Division 1A safety as...
Laois County Council Paschal McEvoy

Local council chairman’s role decided by draw as Fine Gael candidate defies party pact

The AGM of the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District took place in the Laois County Council chamber this afternoon where the only real item of note...
Eddie Kinsella

Kinsella opts out of U-20 manager’s role after three years at the helm

Outgoing Laois U-20 football manager Eddie Kinsella won't be putting his name forward for the role for the 2023 season. Kinsella spent three years over...

County Final Memory: Mountrath beat neighbours Trumera to claim intermediate hurling honours in 2001

This piece originally appeared in our County Final Memory series on August 20, 2020. Mountrath 1-12 Trumera 1-9 2001 Laois IHC Final All across Laois there are...
Football general

Buster with the winner as Clonaslee-St Manman’s strike late to beat Arles-Kilcruise

Clonaslee-St Manman's 3-8 Arles-Kilcruise 3-7 ACFL Division 1B (Relegation) A cracker of a goal from full-back Ger 'Buster' Dunne helped Clonaslee-St Manman's to a thrilling win...
Ollie Clooney media

‘Support local media – support what’s good’ says Laois councillor

It's not often that the media come in for praise at a public meeting. More often than not they're being blamed for something. But at a...
Laois GAA transfers

London, America, Canada, Clare – Laois players on the move as transfers confirmed

A number of Laois GAA players have been granted transfers in recent weeks. With international travel now an option again, going to America for the...
Modular Housing Laois County Council

Laois County Council should ‘fast track … modular accommodation to address the housing crisis’

With the influx of Ukranian refugees and the unprecedented increases in housing waiting lists, emergency and direct provision accommodation, Laois County Council should identify...
Laois County Council

Council Briefs: CCTV request, Cycle to Work unfairness and Portlaoise footpaths

Council should take over electricity cost of community CCTV  There's not a month goes by where the various issues with CCTV don't raise their head...
M7 Motorway Cllr PJ Kelly

Calls for motorway lights to be re-instated – and electric school buses to become...

A Laois county councillor has called for lighting to be re-instated on the M7/M8 motorway at the entrance and exit lanes where they are...
Laois Kildare 1996

Laois Football Memory: Turley double sees Laois get the better of Kildare in 1996

Laois 3-9 Kildare 0-13 1996 Leinster SFC Quarter-final When Laois GAA people look back on old Laois-Kildare games, the 2003 Leinster football final stands out like...
Eddie Kinsella

Laois GAA seeking applications for U-20 football manager’s role but Kinsella could seek another...

Laois GAA are seeking applications for the U-20 football manager's role for the 2023 season - though outgoing manager Eddie Kinsella may yet seek...
Deaths in Laois

Sadness in Rathdowney at passing of former school principal Michael Dillane

There is sadness in Rathdowney this week at the death of Michael Dillane, the former highly-regarded principal of St Fergal's College. Originally from Ballylongford in...
Aidan Mullins Laois County Council

‘I’ve better things to be doing than listening to this bullshit’

A Laois County Councillor walked out of a meeting in County Hall this afternoon when he told his fellow elected members “they should be...
John O'Loughlin

End of an era as O’Loughlin calls time on inter-county career

Long-serving Laois footballer John O’Loughlin has announced his inter-county retirement. O’Loughlin has represented Laois in each of the last 15 seasons, first making his debut...
Laois County Council Togher

Further land sold by Laois County Council at Togher as two companies seek to...

Laois County Council have sold a further 3.78 hectares at the Junction 17 National Enterprise Park at Togher in Portlaoise with two businesses paying...

Wholesale change to Laois football team for Tailteann Cup clash with Westmeath

The Laois football team to take on Westmeath in the opening round of the Tailteann Cup shows seven changes from the side knocked out...
Colm Begley

Long-serving Laois footballer Begley calls time on county career

Long-serving Laois footballer Colm Begley has officially announced his retirement from the county game, ending an association that stretches back 17 years to 2005. Though...
Woodenbridge

Warm welcome for Woodenbridge restoration work though councillors not pleased over snub

There was widespread delight at a recent meeting of the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District with the news that the famous Woodenbridge between Ballacolla and Durrow...
Shine Emo Court

In Pictures: A selection of images from Shine 2022 at Emo Court

What a day! The crowds flocked to Emo Court in their thousands on Saturday for Shine 2022, the inaugural one-day trade-fair style event that had...

Emo GAA crowned champions of Ireland’s Fittest Club Competition

Emo GAA club have been crowned the inaugural winners of the Fittest Club competition hosted today in Emo Court at the Shine 2022 event...
Shine Emo Court

Your A-Z list of exhibitors at Saturday’s Shine event in Emo Court

A couple of years after the idea was first mentioned and after months of planning and a hectic week of preparations, the inaugural Shine...