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Draw made for semi finals of Laois senior football championship

The draw for the semi finals of the Laois Senior football championship has been made. Portarlington and Emo will meet in one semi-final, after Emo's...
Emo v Graiguecullen

Emo win a thriller to reach Laois SFC semi-final

Emo 1-12 Graiguecullen 0-12 Laois SFC Quarter-final Emo and Graiguecullen met for the third season running in the Laois senior football championship this evening in O'Moore...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Emo face Graiguecullen in last Laois SFC...

The last remaining Laois SFC semi-final place is up for grabs this evening in O’Moore Park when Emo and Graiguecullen meet for the second...
Traveller LOETB

LOETB plant Hazel Tree in Mountmellick to commemorate National Traveller Mental Health Day

A tree planting event took place in Mountmellick Further Education and Training Centre (FETC) to commemorate National Traveller Mental Health Day recently. The outdoor event...

Government confirm details for Covid-19 restriction changes from October 22

The government has confirmed the changes that will take place in regards to Covid-19 restrictions from Friday October 22. Firstly, the government will immediately begin...
Billy Dargan new

Tributes paid following the passing of ‘gentle soul who was a true Portlaoise legend’

Tributes have been paid following the sad passing of Portlaoise native Billy Dargan. Mr Dargan, from Harpurs Lane, passed peacefully at Portlaoise Regional Hospital on...
Aidan Mullins

Funding to be sought to construct new footpath near popular walking spot in Laois...

Laois County Council is to seek funding to construct a footpath near a popular walking spot in a Laois town. Sinn Fein Councillor Aidan Mullins...
Abbeyleix school

Solution found for Laois school to tackle major infrastructural problems

Abbeyleix Scoil Mhuire’s primary school building has been approved for a complete overhaul and retrofit. This work will solve the problems of the leaking roof,...
Court Square Stradbally

‘I’d prefer if you’d mind your own business’ – Laois Councillors clash as saga...

Laois Councillors Aisling Moran and Paschal McEvoy clashed once again over a housing development that is set to take place in Stradbally. At September's meeting...

Calls for HGVs to be encouraged to use new road in Portlaoise to take...

A Laois County Councillor has called for HGVs to be encouraged to use a new road that will take them away from encountering school...
Graiguecullen v Emo

Graiguecullen fancied to book semi-final place once again

Emo v Graiguecullen In O'Moore Park at 7.30pm The last remaining Laois SFC semi-final place is up for grabs this evening in O'Moore Park when Emo...

All of this week’s Laois GAA fixtures as junior and intermediate hurling finals down...

The Laois GAA action continues this weekend with another selection of big games. The delayed senior football quarter-final between Graiguecullen and Emo takes place in...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Bernie Casey (née Maher) Portlaoise, Laois/Robertstown, Kildare Casey (nee Maher), Bernie, Portlaoise, Co. Laois and late of...
Star Singer Anna Bergin

Young Laois woman to feature on new RTE singing game show

A talented young Laois woman will feature on RTE this Saturday as she goes in search of glory in a new reality singing competition...

Laois GAA chairman not seeking re-election ahead of county convention

Laois GAA chairman Peter O'Neill will not be seeking re-election at county convention this year, bringing an end to his four-year spell in the...
Insurance

Fall in personal insurance pay outs welcomed by Laois minister

Laois-Offaly TD Sean Fleming, Minister of State with responsibility for Insurance, has welcomed a new report which shows the value of average injury awards...
Portlaoise

Nationwide litter survey deems Portlaoise cleanest town and ahead of European norms

A nationwide litter survey has shown Portlaoise as the cleanest of 40 areas surveyed by An Taisce and cleaner than European norms. The results of...

Laois singer Emer Dunne set to officially launch new album ‘Hourglass’

The new studio album, ‘Hourglass’ from Laois singer Emer Dunne is set for release at an official event in the Mountmellick Community Arts Centre...
Durrow 2011 High Nelly

Moment in Time: Durrow’s High Nelly World Record effort in 2011

When they do things in Durrow, they tend to do them in style. There's no better community in Laois for organising quirky, large scale events...

Talking Sport Podcast: Cream beginning to come to the top as football championships power...

And just like that the senior football championship is down to five teams, intermediate to two and junior to four. The remaining senior quarter-final between...

Nine Talking Points following all of the weekend club GAA action

Portlaoise survive again Having previously made light work of most of their Laois opponents, Portlaoise are now having to battle to the bitter end with...
Death notices in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Monday, October 18, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Magdalena Rochford Abbey Court, Portlaoise, Laois Rochford (nee Bilakowska) Abbey Court, Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise, October 15th 2021....
People First Credit Union

People First to celebrate International Credit Union Day to commemorate achievements

This Thursday, October 21, People First Credit Union will be joining credit union members around the world to celebrate International Credit Union Day®, an...
St Conleth's

Extra time drama as St Conleth’s see off St Brigid’s to reach first ever...

St Brigid's 3-8 St Conleth's 2-14 (AET) Laois Ladies SFC Semi Final St Conleth's are through to their first ever Laois Ladies Senior football championship final...
Sarsfields

Sarsfields repel Portlaoise comeback to avenge 2020 loss and reach 2021 Ladies SFC final

Portlaoise 1-13 Sarsfields 1-14 Laois Ladies SFC Semi Final In today's first Ladies Football semi-final Sarsfields, who led for the entirety of the game, held on...

Bench power the difference as Portlaoise see off O’Dempsey’s in extra time

O'Dempsey's 1-12 Portlaoise 1-15 AET Laois SFC Quarter-final The strength of Portlaoise's bench was the difference as they came from behind to defeat O'Dempsey's in extra...
Ballyroan-Abbey Courtwood

Second half surge does the trick for Ballyroan-Abbey to reach first SFC semi final...

Ballyroan-Abbey 3-11 Courtwood 1-10 Laois SFC Quarter-final A strong second half performance saw Ballyroan-Abbey turn a half time deficit into a win to reach the SFC...
Park-Ratheniska

Park-Ratheniska hold strong to book intermediate final place

Park-Ratheniska 1-14 Arles-Kilcruise 0-13 Laois IFC Semi-final Rarely has a team coming straight up from junior been so impressive in the intermediate grade but Park-Ratheniska are...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all of the action from Sunday Senior football quarter finals

We're back in O'Moore Park once again this Sunday for another double header of football championship action. After Portarlington's win last night, two more teams...
Mountmellick

Goals key as Mountmellick see off Timahoe to reach intermediate final

Mountmellick 4-10 Timahoe 1-10 Laois IFC Semi-final Three first-half goals laid the foundation for Mountmellick as they got the better of Timahoe in Annanough today to...