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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.

Laois actor Byrne picked out by Hot Press as a rising star in 2017

Ballyroan native Emmet Byrne - who is currently starring alongside Amy Huberman in acclaimed RTE drama Striking Out - has been included in Hot...

Laois football clubs to discuss reducing SFC to eight teams

Laois GAA’s football clubs will meet next Monday night to discuss proposals that would reduce the local senior championship to eight teams in 2018. The...

Leinster glory for Scoil Chriost Ri Portlaoise

Scoil Chriost Ri Portlaoise 3-6 Colaiste Iosagain Stillorgan 1-7 SCOIL Chriost Ri Portlaoise were crowned Leinster Ladies SFC ‘A’ champions in Clane on Tuesday afternoon...

Former Portlaoise star included in Ireland U-20 rugby squad

Steven Miller Former Portlaoise rugby player Sean Masterson has been included in the Irish U-20 squad for the upcoming Six Nations. Masterson - who is...

Laois hotel listed in Ireland’s Top 25

There has been another boost for Laois hotel Castle Durrow after it was named in Trip Advisor’s list of Ireland’s Top 25 Hotels. The Laois...
The Laois U-17 Celtic Challenge panel has been named

Draws made for Kelly and Palmer Cup competitions

The draw for the Laois GAA pre-season competitions were made at Monday night’s January County Board meeting. Eleven teams will take part in the Kelly...
The Laois U-17 Celtic Challenge panel has been named

Eight ‘Gaels’ teams into 2017 Laois GAA championships

Steven Miller Laois GAA last night (Monday) agreed to allow a number of amalgamated teams compete in their championships in 2017. Last year saw the re-introduction...
The Midlands face Donegal in the Kennedy Cup this evening

Here are all of this week’s CCFL soccer fixtures

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 All games at 2pm unless stated; first-named team at home U-17 Premier Division Portlaoise v Edenderry Town; Hodson Bay v Willow Park U-17 Division 1 Abbeyleix...
Portarlington Kestrels will take part in the Midland Area Basketball Boards Annual Top 4 Tournament

Final quarter surge not enough for Kestrels in Belfast

Kestrels 86 UUJ Elks 94 Mens Division 1 Kestrels three-game winning streak was brought to an end on this afternoon as they went down by eight...

Thousands turn out for Ballyfin GAA run

Alan Hartnett An estimated 2,000 people braved the cold conditions on Sunday morning to take part in the Ballyfin GAA 6km run - through the...

Edenderry cling on for derby win

Portarlington 12 Edenderry 18 Alan Hartnett Edenderry emerged victorious from this Division 2A encounter with neighbours Portarlington but they had to withstand a tremendous late fightback...
The Laois U-17 Celtic Challenge panel has been named

Laois push Galway all the way in Walsh Cup

Galway 1-19 Laois 0-16 LAOIS’S interest in the Walsh Cup ended in Rathdowney on Sunday afternoon but not after a very good battle from Eamon...
Laois manager Eamonn Kelly

Kelly pleased with newcomers as Walsh Cup run ends

Laois hurling manager Eamonn Kelly says that a number of new players have put themselves in the frame for selection following an encouraging Walsh...

Portlaoise come up short in relegation battle in Mullingar

Portlaoise 21 Mullingar 26 Alan Hartnett A blistering final 20-minute display by Mullingar saw them claim a crucial win in the Leinster League Division 1B relegation...

All the results from the Laois Secondary Schools Cross Country finals

Almost 250 athletes from around the county took part in the Downeys Nissan Laois Secondary School Cross Country finals on Thursday afternoon. On a lovely...

Laois soccer star joins Waterford Utd ahead of 2017 season

Stradbally’s Garry Comerford has agreed terms with Waterford Utd ahead of the 2017 SSE Airtricity League First Division campaign. Comerford - who scored a crucial...

Top Laois honour for Minister Charlie Flanagan

Laois County Council is to bestow its highest honour on local TD and Government Minister Charlie Flanagan. The local authority is hosting an event on...
Gardai are seeking the public's help

Gardai appealing for information following attack in Portarlington

The gardaí are appealing for information after an assault on a 18-year-old man in Portarlington in the early hours of Sunday morning. The local man...
Laois manager Eamonn Kelly

Hurling boss Kelly looking for improvements ahead of Galway clash

Laois hurling manager Eamonn Kelly was happy with his side’s big win over DIT in the Walsh Cup in Rathdowney on Sunday but says...
Portlaoise and Portarlington both won their games in the Leinster League this afternoon but Port must still beat Newbridge on Tuesday to maintain their Division 2A status

Portlaoise ease relegation fears with big win over closest rivals

Portlaoise 27 Suttonians 5 Portlaoise boosted their survival hopes in Division 1B of the Leinster League in Togher on Sunday afternoon thanks to an impressive...

Laois hurlers make it two from two with big win over DIT

Laois 4-27 DIT 1-17 Laois eased to 19-point win over DIT in the second group game of the Walsh Cup in Rathdowney on Sunday afternoon....

Panthers push champions Glanmire all the way

Portlaoise Panthers 51 UCC Glanmire 55 Portlaoise Panthers new year began with a narrow loss away to last year’s champions UCC Glanmire on...

Moore on song again as Laois U-21s continue winning ways

Laois 2-15 Tipperary 1-11 The Laois U-21 footballers continued their unbeaten start to 2017 thanks to an impressive win over Tipperary at the Laois GAA...

Late penalty denies Laois place in O’Byrne Cup semi-final

Laois 1-16 Meath 2-13 A dramatic-time penalty from Meath full-forward Kevin Ross saw the Royals book their place in the semi-finals of the O’Byrne Cup,...

Creedon upbeat despite O’Byrne Cup exit

Despite watching his side give up a two-point lead late in the game, Laois manager Peter Creedon was upbeat after Saturday night’s O’Byrne Cup...

Tributes paid as top Laois engineer moves to Kildare

Laois County Council has lost one of its most experienced engineers after she took up an offer of promotion in Kildare. The move of Brenda...
The Midlands face Donegal in the Kennedy Cup this evening

Portlaoise AFC 2 Confey FC 0

Portlaoise AFC are now top of the Leinster Senior League Division 1B table following a 2-0 win over Confey in Rossleighen on Friday night. With...

Laois 2-17 Wicklow 1-8

Ruairi O’Connor helped himself to 1-6 as the Laois senior footballers continued their unbeaten start in the O’Byrne Cup thanks to a 2-17 to...

10 changes for Laois footballers for clash with Wicklow

Laois manager Peter Creedon has made 10 changes to his side for Wednesday’s trip to Greystones to play Wicklow in the O’Byrne Cup. Having used...

This week’s car deals in JK Autos

JK Autos based in The Heath, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, just two minutes off the M7 motorway (You will get directions to our garage here). All...