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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.

Duff and Dunphy lead the way as Ballyfin prove too strong for Slieve Bloom

Ballyfin 1-18 Slieve Bloom 0-11 Premier IHC Round 2 A goal from Eanna Lyons with less than 30 seconds on the clock set Ballyfin on their...
Connie Conway and Mary Wheatley

‘I couldn’t give enough credit to Mary Wheatley … she was incredible’

The early days of Laois ladies football were a lot different to what we know now. Back in the early 1970s, there was very little...

Looking ahead to all of Saturday’s Laois club hurling championship action

With the Laois ladies football team being represented in the All Ireland intermediate final in Croke Park on Sunday, all of the club hurling...
St Conleth's Laois ladies (1)

St Conleth’s bursting with pride as all roads lead to Croker

Tomorrow is a proud day for any Laois club that has a representative on the ladies football panel heading for Croke Park for the...

Clough-Ballacolla impress to take another step towards minor hurling semi-final

Clough-Ballacolla 1-25 Abbeyleix 0-6 Laois MHC 'A' Round 5 Hurling in Clough-Ballacolla is on a real high these days and the club took a giant step...
Eddie Kelly and Pat Galvin

Proud dads a bag of nerves as All Ireland ladies final looms large on...

Tough and all as it is out on the pitch in a big championship match, it's not always a pleasant experience watching on from...

Laois community set to show their support as massive fundraiser planned for Camross man...

The renowned Camross community spirit will come to the fore on the weekend after next as they plan a massive fundraiser for Ciaran Moore...

Council should have their own tractor and hedgecutter, area meeting hears

Laois County Council should invest in their own tractor and hedgecutter, rather than relying on contractors. That was the view put forward by Cllr Ollie...
IntegriLeads Ladies Football

Backing ladies football in Laois – and preparing for All Ireland final

Mountrath-based business IntegriLeads is a real recent Laois business success story. Set up in 2019, they specialise in appointment setting for IT companies, arranging meetings...

In Pictures: Forest Fest in Emo goes down a treat as new three-day event...

All weekend the small picturesque village of Emo rocked to the soundtrack of Forest Fest, the new three-day music festival that attracted music fans...
Park-Ratheniska

Park-Ratheniska back at the top table for first senior campaign in 25 years

It's been 25 years since Park-Ratheniska played senior club football in Laois. Not since 1997, when they were in a group with Ballyroan, Timahoe and...
Courtwood

Now settled at senior, Courtwood look to kick on

Courtwood went further in the senior championship last season than they did in any year since 1990, their quarter-final appearance coming after a famous...

Ballyfin no longer a surprise package as they look to build on impressive championship...

No Laois club will ever take Ballyfin for granted again given their hugely impressive championship form over the past three seasons. Having surprisingly won the...
Annanough

Thrilling finish as Annanough salvage draw with Killeshin

Annanough 2-6 Killeshin 2-6 Laois JFC 'A' Group A Round 1 An Annanough goal three minutes into injury time rescued a vital draw in the opening...

Portlaoise finish strong to see off brave Emo challenge

Portlaoise 1-11 Emo 1-6 Laois SFC Round 1 It wasn't overly impressive but Portlaoise are through to the second round winners section of the Laois SFC...
Barrowhouse

Junior championship gets underway as second teams, small clubs and ‘hurlers’ set to battle...

The Laois Junior 'A' football championship has always been a real pick and mix of a competition. Its participants can be broken down into three...

Absences will take their toll but Emo still a hard championship nut to crack

The Emo footballers are coming off back-to-back semi-final appearances in the championship and two impressive seasons. In 2020 they were the form team of the...
Forest Fest

All systems go as Emo set to welcome thousands of music fans for first...

The small village of Emo, and in particular the community sports ground that hosts the local GAA and soccer clubs, has been utterly transformed...
Portlaoise GAA

Portlaoise looking to end their three-year famine by bringing Jack back to the Town...

Losing a county final hurts Portlaoise deeply and though the occurrences are few and far between, last year's mauling at the hands of Portarlington...
AIB

AIB decision to implement cashless branches deemed an ‘out and out disgrace’

The decision of AIB to move a number of their branches to cashless was branded an "out and out disgrace" at a municipal district...
Arles-Kilcruise v Mountmellick

Arles-Kilcruise hold on for hard-fought win over Mountmellick

Arles-Kilcruise 1-11 Mountmellick 2-7 Laois IFC Round 1 Arles-Kilcruise got their intermediate campaign off to a winning start in Annanough this evening thanks to a hard-fought...
Forest Fest Hospitality

Forest Fest Diary: Breakfast, big screen and cash or card at Emo festival

Forest Fest, a new three-day music festival in Emo, gets underway tomorrow evening and as the crowds set to flock to the small village,...
Billy O'Loughlin

Billy O’Loughlin steps down as Longford senior football manager

Laois man Billy O'Loughlin has stepped down as manager of the Longford senior football team after just one season in charge. The Arles-Killeen club man...
James Conway Arles-Kilcruise

Arles-Kilcruise hoping infusion of youth coupled with quality and experience can send them back...

The old dog for the hard road. The Arles-Kilcruise footballers bid farewell to senior club football at the end of the 2020 season, bringing the...
O'Dempsey's Main

O’Dempsey’s look to build on decent league form and break past quarter-final barrier

Back in the spring of this year, just as the leagues were getting underway, an episode of the LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast was dedicated...

Huge battle on the cards for Arles-Killeen as they seek to preserve proud senior...

Arles-Killeen couldn’t have asked for a tougher draw in the opening round of this year’s championship with defending champions Portarlington first up. To make their...
Killeshin

Killeshin seeking to capture the magic of 2019 though the odds seem stacked against...

Early in the second half of the 2019 Laois SFC final, Evan Lowry received a pass from Mark McDermott, took on the Portlaoise defence...
Portarlington

Portarlington hit by long list of absentees – but can they do a three-in-a-row...

For the best part of 20 years the Portarlington footballers were also-rans in the Laois championship. After winning the 2001 title, they dropped like a...
Clough-Ballacolla intermediate

Clough-Ballacolla impress with big intermediate win over Clonad

Clough-Ballacolla 5-23 Clonad 1-12 Laois IHC Round 1 Clough-Ballacolla's second team have been knocking on the door of the intermediate championship for the past couple of...
Colt-Shanahoe

Four red cards as Colt-Shanahoe see off Mountmellick in intermediate opener

Colt-Shanahoe 1-16 Mountmellick 1-10 Laois IHC Round 1 Colt-Shanahoe made a winning start to their intermediate hurling championship campaign this evening in Mountmellick in a game...