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Laois put London to the sword but results elsewhere prevent promotion from Division 4

Laois 6-6 London 2-8  National Football League Division 4 Round 7  The Laois senior footballers will remain in Division 4 for another year despite an emphatic...

LIVE BLOG: All the action from London while Laois ladies footballers also seek to...

In terms of inter-county National Football League action, this is a huge day for both the Laois men's and women's teams. Both county teams go...
Laois juniors 1973

Laois Football Memory: Momentous occasion in London as All Ireland junior football honours claimed...

Laois football teams have gone overseas on a handful of occasions in the county's history. In 1938 a group went by ship and played a...
Kolbe Special School

Kolbe: ‘We have waited too long … this time we are not going away’

You'd have wanted a heart of stone not to have been moved by the contributions made by two local parents to Wednesday night's public...
Kolbe Special School

New Kolbe school project will be back on track within weeks, if not days,...

Two Laois Government TDs have told a public meeting that the new-build Kolbe Special School project in Portlaoise will be back on track within...
Evan O'Carroll Laois footballers

Laois in must-win territory Division 4 battle goes down to the wire

NFL Division 4 - Laois v Leitrim In Carrick-on-Shannon at 2pm The Laois footballers begin a possible run of four successive weekends of competitive matches when...

Laois teams named for this weekend’s National League games

The Laois football team to play Leitrim in Sunday's crucial National League Division 4 game remains unchanged from the one that defeated Waterford two...

Panthers go for glory as National League Division 1 title up for grabs this...

The Portlaoise Panthers ladies team are in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght today for the semi-final of the Division 1 of the National...

€4 million contract signed for major road improvement on busy Portlaoise road

Laois County Council has signed a major €4 million contract to see a busy Portlaoise road upgraded. Council officials and elected representatives have appointed a...

Tricky trip to Belfast as Laois hurlers seek to extend proud Division 1 record

The National Hurling League has been getting plenty of bad press these past couple of years. Though it was always a secondary competition, it has...
Football General

Killeshin and Stradbally do battle for early-season silverware as Kelly Cup final down for...

Kelly Cup Final - Killeshin v Stradbally In Crettyard at 4.30pm The first Laois GAA silverware of the season will be decided in Crettyard this afternoon...
Abbeyleix Bog

#LoveLaois: Abbeyleix Bog Walk – a highly-recommended experience

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday on July 4, 2021 All through this blasted pandemic we've walked through various woods, hills and mountains - though...
Laois GAA County Board appointments

Two new additions to Laois GAA county board as coaching officer and football chairman...

There are new faces on the Laois GAA executive with the role of Coaching Officer formally filled at Monday night's county board meeting as...

Remember the Game: Portarlington in Towns Cup action in February 2000

Tullow 13 Portarlington 11 Towns Cup 2000 This time of year sees the Towns Cup dominate the local rugby scene. And this week we’re looking back at...
Ridge of Capard

#LoveLaois: The Ridge of Capard – boardwalk, the stony man and views for miles...

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on April 25, 2021. There have been many things over the past year worth complaining about but one collective...
Jobs in Laois

All the recent job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday

There are a number of jobs in Laois being advertised on LaoisToday at the moment. Below we have listed all of the roles advertised on...
Willie Ramsbottom Fianna Fail

Well-known Timahoe man enters the race to contest 2024 Local Elections as Fianna Fáil...

Well-known Timahoe man Willie Ramsbottom is to seek the Fianna Fáil nomination to contest the 2024 Local Elections for Laois County Council. Ramsbottom declared his...

Our School: Steeped in history but now a modern rural primary school – Scoil...

Back in the autumn of 2019, we started a regular feature on LaoisToday 'Our School', where we planned to visit the primary schools of...
Billy Sheehan Laois

Billy Sheehan: ‘We were very lucky to get that result’

The Laois footballers sit alone at the top of the NFL Division 4 table after three wins from three - but manager Billy Sheehan...
Evan O'Carroll Laois footballers

Nine Talking Points as Laois footballers maintain 100% record in Division 4

We experienced a humdinger of a battle in Dr Cullen Park this afternoon as the Laois footballers maintained their 100% start to their NFL...
Laois footballers

Kingston hits 1-10 as Laois battle hard to overcome tough Carlow challenge

Laois 1-17 Carlow 2-8 NFL Division 4 The Laois footballers maintained their 100% record in Division 4 of the National League - but only after surviving...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all of the action as Laois footballers take on Carlow in...

Laois v Carlow is one of the more underappreciated rivalries in the GAA - but in this part of the world it's a pretty...
Jobs in Laois

All the recent job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday

There are a number of jobs in Laois being advertised on LaoisToday at the moment. Below we have listed all of the roles advertised on...

Portlaoise councillors bid a fond farewell to Noel Tuohy

The goodwill that has been directed at Noel Tuohy, the now former local councillor, was evident again in the Laois County Council chamber this...
Naeem Iqbal Fianna Fail (1)

2019 independent Local Election candidate joins Fianna Fáil ranks

Naeem Iqbal, the Pakistani native who contested the last Local Elections in the Portlaoise area as an independent candidate, has joined Fianna Fáil and...

Slowly and surely the 2024 Local Elections are coming into focus

Is it too soon? Too early to be looking ahead to the 2024 Local Elections? Last week when it was confirmed that Marie Tuohy is...
Dan Shanahan Laois

Dan Shanahan: ‘I’d love to do it all again’ – Waterford great, now in...

In hurling terms, the Waterford side of the 2000s has that great unwanted tag: one of the best teams never to win an All...
John Sugrue

Stradbally and Park-Ratheniska off to winning ways in Kelly Cup

Park-Ratheniska 2-9 St Joseph's 0-14 Kelly Cup Group C Former Laois manager John Sugrue got his reign as Park-Ratheniska boss off to a winning start as...

Laois politician heading up Ireland’s response to devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria

Laois Minister Seán Fleming is overseeing Ireland’s response to the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria earlier this week. As Minister for International Development,...
Paul Delaney Irish Malting Barley awards

Laois farmer honoured with top prize at Irish Malting Barley awards ceremony in Guinness

Laois farmer Paul Delaney from outside Portlaoise has claimed the 2022 Irish Malting Barley Excellence award at a ceremony in the Guinness Storehouse in...