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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.

Busy weekend of GAA games as season gets up and running

The county's senior hurling, camogie and ladies football teams are all in action this weekend as well as a number of local club and...

Any amount of news from the Durrow-Cullohill area

Thanks to Daniel Dunne and www.durrow.ie for supplying us with this bulletin. If any other communities would like to see their local news appearing on...

Stradbally group are looking for new members

The Active Retirement Group in Stradbally are looking for new members - and are holding their AGM this week. The Active Retirement Group organize a...

Two Laois men are urging GAA to allow 17-year-olds play on adult teams

Two Laois men are leading the charge on the GAA to allow 17-year-olds play adult hurling and football. Since last year, players have to be...

Borris-Kilcotton honour their championship-winning heroes

There was very much a celebratory mood in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel on Friday night as Borris-Kilcotton held their dinner dance to present the...

Mixed weekend for Laois lads in AIL rugby

There was no local rugby of note at the weekend but there was still a significant Laois involvement in the All Ireland League. Liam Hyland...

Laois Abroad: Watching out for snakes on the sites in Sydney

George Cooper from Coolrain features this week in ‘Laois Abroad’. Son of George and Jane Cooper, he’s the youngest in the family behind sisters...

Slieve Bloom celebrate 2016 success in style

The Slieve Bloom GAA Dinner Dance was held in the Killeshin Hotel on Saturday night as the club celebrated their 2016 Laois JHC 'A'...
Portlaoise Shamrocks reached the Division 1 Cup final

All the weekend CCFL soccer results and how the tables look

FAI U-17 Cup 4th Round Willow Park 0 Edenderry Town 3 U-17 Premier Division Edenderry Town 1 Hodson Bay 5 U-17 Division 1 Mucklagh 2 Abbeyleix Ath 2 T &...
Laois manager Eamonn Kelly

Kelly disappointed as Laois fail to fight back

Laois manager Eamonn Kelly was disappointed his side didn't respond to Kerry's two quick-fire goals in Sunday's 3-14 to 0-19 loss in the opening...
Stephen Maher is one of the Laois injury concerns ahead of the weekend

Laois hurlers stunned by Kerry in Tralee

Kerry 3-14 Laois 0-19 Allianz Hurling League Division 1B Steven Miller, in Austin Stack Park  The Laois senior hurlers fell to a disappointing loss to Kerry in Tralee...

Portlaoise cake sale raises over €1000 for school library

Portlaoise Educate Together NS had their annual Valentine's cake sale on Friday last with all proceeds going towards the school's library. This year's fundraiser didn't disappoint...

The Sunday Interview: Meet the man behind the Mountmellick business exporting recycled plastic around...

When Gary Cobbe set up his own plastics recycling business - Irish Polymer Extrusions (IPE) - in 2013 the workload was heavy and the...

Laois hurlers name team for league opener

The Laois senior hurling team to play Kerry in the opening round of the Allianz Hurling League on Sunday has been named. In the first...

Portlaoise Panthers claim thrilling win in Waterford

Portlaoise Panthers 63 WIT Wildcats 58 Womens Superleague Basketball Portlaoise Panthers kept their womens Superleague playoff hopes alive thanks to a thrilling 63-58 away win over the...
Portarlington Kestrels will take part in the Midland Area Basketball Boards Annual Top 4 Tournament

Teasley leads the way as Kestrels claim big win

Portarlington Kestrels 96 Dublin Lions 56 Mens National Basketball League Division 1 American Chris Teasley shot 28 points as the Portarlington Kestrels kept in touch for a...

‘Nobody who lives in Laois should have to travel to work’

A business networking event held in Portlaoise on Friday morning heard how there is a need for a “skills audit” in the county. Seamus Delaney,...
Crettyard United draw to blow title race wide open

Salter double sends Crettyard Utd through to last eight of Leinster Junior Cup

Crettyard Utd recorded a famous 2-0 win away to Dublin side Crumlin on Saturday afternoon to book their place in the quarter-final of the...
A big win for Graiguecullen tonight

Stradbally and Graigue win in Kelly Cup

County champions Stradbally booked their place in the last four of the Kelly Cup thanks to a 1-11 to 1-8 win over Ballylinan tonight. A...
Ciaran Comerford was excellent for Laois in Newbridge today

Comerford scores 2-7 as Laois minor footballers hammer Wexford

Laois 4-15 Wexford 0-6 Leinster Minor Football League Ciaran Comerford helped himself to a whopping 2-7 as the Laois minor footballers proved much too strong for...
Liam Kealy had a fine game for Joseph's this afternoon

Wins for St Joseph’s, Emo and Killeshin in Kelly Cup

St Joseph's booked their place in the semi-final of the Kelly Cup thanks to a 4-5 to 1-8 win over Arles-Kilcruise on Saturday afternoon. Emo...

A Laois club are represented in the All Ireland Scor final today

The All Ireland Scor na nOg finals are taking place in Belfast today and Laois are represented in the quiz final by the Annanough...
Our man Jack has been elected into a new role

Local locksmith elected chairman of national body

Portlaoise-based locksmith Jack Nolan was recently elected Chairman of the Irish Locksmiths Organisation at their annual general meeting in Naas. Jack is this year celebrating...

Robert Sheehan enjoys karaoke and hot water bottle on visit home to Portlaoise

Celebrity actor Robert Sheehan has spoken to LaoisToday this afternoon in an exclusive interview in Portlaoise. Sheehan is home for a short break and met...

Busy weekend ahead for Laois soccer clubs

Crettyard United's Leinster Junior Cup last 16 clash away to Crumlin United on Saturday is the stand out fixture on what will be a busy...
We're live blogging all the action from across the county tonight

These are the Laois GAA fixtures for the next month

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 Leinster Minor Football League Round 1 Ferns Training Centre: Wexford v Laois at 2.30pm Laois Shopping Centre Kelly Cup Crettyard: Crettyard Gaels v Emo at...
Will Donie Kingston be named in the Laois starting 15 for this weekend?

Laois make three changes for trip to Armagh

Peter Creedon has made three personnel changes and a host of positional switches for Sunday's Allianz Football League game away to Armagh. Portlaoise's Kieran Lillis,...

Mountrath ladies set for their Little Black Dress night

Red carpet, champagne on arrival and ladies in little black dresses. The Pub in Mountrath will have glamour like never before this Friday night, February...

Laois hurlers name a new captain ahead of league opener

Rathdowney-Errill's Ross King has been named the new Laois senior hurling captain ahead of Sunday's Allianz League Division 1B clash against Kerry. King, who made...

Laois GAA are recruiting for new referees again

How do you fancy being a key part of a big GAA game on a regular occasion? Think you can be the next Maurice Deegan?...