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Luke Rigney Shannon

2022 Remembered: Laois duo play their part as Shannon return to club rugby’s top...

Two young Laois rugby players helped Shannon gain promotion to Division 1A of the AIL back in May.  There was joyous scenes in Shannon rugby club...
Shine Emo Court

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

Rewind the clocks back to May for the Shine 2022 festival at Emo Court.  What a day! The crowds flocked to Emo Court in their thousands...
John O'Loughlin

2022 Remembered: End of an era as O’Loughlin calls time on inter-county career

A tribute from back in May to mark the end of John O'Loughlin's time as an inter-county player.  Long-serving Laois footballer John O’Loughlin has announced his inter-county...
Cosby NS Main

2022 Remembered: Significant day in Stradbally as new Cosby National School is officially opened

A big day for Stradbally as Cosby National School opened their new premises back in April. It was a momentous day today in the picturesque...

2022 Remembered: In Pictures: A selection of great images from a magical day for...

Revisit a stunning day for Laois as the ladies football team lifted the All Ireland Intermediate Championship back in August.  What a day that was! From...
Alan Kinsella and Ronan McEvoy 1

2022 Remembered: Three Laois Gardaí among new recruits as 70 further members sworn in

A solid Laois involvement as An Garda Síochana welcomed their new recruits in March.  Three young Laois men were among the 70 new recruits sworn...

2022 Remember: County Final Memory: Looking back on Clonaslee’s intermediate hurling triumph in their...

We revisited the famous 1997 Intermediate Hurling final back in September, remembering the clash between two proud Laois teams, Clonaslee and Colt. Clonaslee 1-14 Colt...
NCT Portlaoise

2022 Remembered: Portlaoise NCT centre has the highest first-attempt pass rate in Ireland

April saw Portlaoise named as the NCT centre with the highest first-attempt pass rate.  The NCT centre in Portlaoise has the highest first-attempt pass rate...
Hennessy Auctioneers Ballyroan

2022 Remembered: Average price of farmland in Laois creeps up again

The news came down in March that farmland prices in Laois were once again on the rise.  The average price of farmland in Laois increased...
Portlaoise 2005 All Ireland Club Football Final

2022 Remembered: In Pictures: Remembering Portlaoise’s 2005 bid for All Ireland club football glory

With the club championship finals were on the tip of everyone's tongue back in February, Laois Today took a fond look back at Portlaoise's...
The Heath 1993

2022 Remembered: County Final Memory: Magical scenes as The Heath claim senior honours in...

In September we looked back at one of the greatest Laois county football finals in history, the 1993 clash between The Heath and Ballyroan.  The...
Portarlington v O'Dempsey's

2022 Remembered: Memories of ’63 as countdown on to dream county final and a...

Portarlington faced O'Dempsey's in the Laois Senior Football Championship Final in early October and before the game, Laois Today took a look at the...

2022 Remembered: In Pictures: All systems go as Barrowhouse brace themselves for County Final...

A look back at how Barrowhouse prepared for their Junior Football Championship 'A' final against Portlaoise in October.  It’s a glorious Sunday morning in the...
Death notices Laois

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, December 24, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Mary (May) Poole (née Redmond) Rosenallis, Laois May (Mary) Poole nee Redmond, Rosenallis, Co. Laois passed peacefully...

2022 Remembered: Clough-Ballacolla to the Power of Four as county finals come thick and...

A look back at the dominance of Clough-Ballacolla as they prepared for a mammoth four Laois hurling championship finals in September. They could lose all...

2022 Remembered: All systems go as Emo set to welcome thousands of music fans...

Thousands of music lovers descended on Emo in July for the inaugural Forest Fest – a new three-day music festival here in Laois. The small...
Charlie Flanagan Greenfield Globa

2022 Remembered: Flanagan intends to contest next General Election, though uncertainty abounds over how...

In April, experienced Laois TD, Charlie Flanagan announced his intentions to contest the next general election and extend his more than three decades as...
Ballyroan-Abbey U-20 football winners 2022

2022 Remembered: Ballyroan-Abbey putting the building blocks in place for senior success

Ballyroan-Abbey won their second U-20 title in a row in November, adding to their incredible run of success that saw them win two of...

Mountrath set to host the Laois hurlers in competitive game for first time in...

The Laois hurlers are going to have a busy month of January - with Walsh Cup games against Wexford, Kilkenny and Offaly on successive...

Dunphy commits again as Laois senior hurling panel takes shape ahead of 2023 season

Long-serving Laois hurler Willie Dunphy has committed to the county cause again for the 2023 season while the likes of Rathdowney-Errill duo Ross King...

Laois GAA to consider installing all weather pitch and stand in Centre of Excellence

Laois GAA are to consider installing a synthetic all-weather pitch, improved floodlighting and the construction of a stand in the Centre of Excellence in...

Unpredictable power outages in Killenard area continues to cause frustration

Residents in Killenard have been left continuously frustrated over unpredictable power outages in the area. The issue was a raised at a recent meeting in...

Proposed change to senior football championship would see new ‘B’ grade and different relegation...

A proposed change to the Laois senior football championship for 2023 could see the introduction of a new 'B' grade for the eight teams...
Forest Fleadh Emo 2023

Paul Brady to headline Forest Fleadh at Emo’s Forest Fest

Forest Fest, the indie boutique festival in Emo, which will be held in July 2023, has added a folk and trad programme, 'The Forest...

Panthers seeking to sign off for Christmas in style as ladies make the trip...

The Portlaoise Panthers men's and women's teams are both back in action today as they look to sign off for Christmas in style. The ladies...
Forest Fest

Forest Fest give details of their day-by-day line-up for 2023 Emo event

The new three-day Forest Fest in Emo was one of the big success stories of the local entertainment scene in 2022 and they are...

Labour Party to begin process of selecting replacement as the hugely popular Noel Tuohy...

The Labour Party are hoping to have a replacement for Portlaoise councillor Noel Tuohy in situ for the February meeting of Laois County Council. Cllr...
Laois senior footballers

Portarlington duo return, goalkeeper changes and plenty of new faces – how the Laois...

Portarlington’s Colm Murphy and Robbie Pigott have returned to the Laois senior football panel ahead of the 2023 season. A hugely influential figure during Portarlington’s...

End of an era as long-serving Laois forward Ross Munnelly announces inter-county retirement

Laois's longest serving footballer has announced his retirement from the inter-county game. In 2023, Ross Munnelly will not represent the Laois senior footballers - ending...

Two Laois schools added to Safe Routes to School programme

Two Laois primary schools have been included in Round 2 of the Safe Routes to School programme announced by Hildegarde Naughton, Minister of State...