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Laois footballers learn their fate as first draws for new Tailteann Cup made

The draw for the Preliminary Round and Round 1 of the brand new Tailteann Cup have been made. 17 teams take part in the competition...
Gardaí

Garda detectives charge man after two youths the victim of robbery in Portlaoise

Gardai have charged a man in his 30s after two youths were the victims of a robbery recently. The incident occurred early on Friday May...
Donaghmore

€273,048 for Community Groups in Laois under the Community Activities Fund

€273,048 has been approved in funding for 131 community groups in Laois under the Community Activities Fund. The Community Activities Fund (CAF) provides funding to...
Laois minor hurlers

Talking Sport Podcast: Leinster minor final preview, senior struggles and final day league drama

With the Laois minor hurlers in Leinster final action, we look forward to their big showdown with Offaly in O'Moore Park. Alan gives us a...

Success for Laois athletes at Day 2 of Laois Schools Track and Field Championships

The South Leinster Secondary Schools Track and Field continued on Wednesday May 11, with Day 2 featuring the Intermediate and Senior age-groups. The standard is...
Death notices in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Monday, May 16, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Mary Dunne (née Doherty) Hillcrest, Clonaghadoo, Mountmellick, Laois, R35 DT68/Newbridge, Kildare Mary died peacefully at The Regional...
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JOB VACANCY: Exciting Opportunities for Accounting Trainees in the Abbey Quarter, Kilkenny

O’Neill Foley is recruiting Graduate Trainee Chartered Accountants and Trainee Accounting Technicians to join our growing team. O’Neill Foley is a professional training firm, we...
Laois Celtic Challenge team new

Celtic Challenge final ahead for Laois hurlers following fine win over Roscommon

Laois 3-20 Roscommon 0-14  Corn William Robinson Celtic Challenge Semi Final Laois kept up their fantastic form in the minor hurling grade with an impressive win...

From the Archives: Talking Music: Brian O’Mahoney on touring Germany, supporting Shane McGowan and...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in May 2020.  Brian O'Mahoney is a well-known local musician who has played in a number of bands,...
Jobs in Laois

All the recent job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday

There are a number of jobs in Laois being advertised on LaoisToday at the moment. Below we have listed all of the roles advertised on...

Moment in Time: Brilliant photos from the Stradbally Steam Rally in 2001

It's a real Hardy Annual. They come from all over the country for the Stradbally Steam Rally, one of the many local and diverse...
50 Best Irish Walks Laois

Two Laois routes feature in new book ’50 best Irish Walks’

There is a wide selection of great walking routes in Laois - and two of them have been included in a new book that...

PROFILED: Meet the 34 Laois hurlers hoping to bring Leinster minor glory home on...

The Laois minor hurlers will go in search of their first Leinster title since the 1960s at home to Offaly tomorrow night. The game was...
Cheddar Plunkett

Injuries mount up as Cheddar turns focus to relegation decider with Westmeath

Cha Dwyer and Mark Dowling are the latest Laois hurlers to be added to a lengthy injury list - and likely to miss next...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, May 15, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Mary Dunne (née Doherty) Hillcrest, Clonaghadoo, Mountmellick, Laois, R35 DT68/Newbridge, Kildare Mary died peacefully at The Regional...
Clonad Leinster Senior League Winners

Cormack and McCormack to the fore as Clonad claim Leinster hurling league glory

Clonad 6-13 St Laurence’s (Kildare) 2-10 Leinster Hurling League Division 5 League final Clonad collected their first piece of silverware in nine years as they...
Laois hurlers

Galway on top to see off brave Laois effort

Galway 2-37 Laois 0-21 Leinster SHC Round 4 The Laois hurlers went down to their fourth successive defeat in the Leinster championship this evening as Galway...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as the Laois hurlers take on Galway in...

After a two-week break, the Laois senior hurlers are back in action this evening when they welcome Galway to O’Moore Park in the latest...
Toothache

Andrew McDonald: Avoiding toothache needn’t be a pain in the … mouth

Of all body pains, there’s nothing quite like a toothache. Maybe it’s that your mouth is so close to your brain that an oral...

The week that was: Our most viewed stories of the past seven days

1 - Brilliant Ben does it again as Laois minor hurlers defeat Kilkenny to reach Leinster final The Laois minor hurlers beat Kilkenny for the...
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In Pictures: Paralympic hero Nicole Turner honoured by Laois County Council

The Paralympic success of Portarlington's Nicole Turner was an incredible moment in 2021. And she was formally honoured by Laois County Council on Thursday night. Joined...

Bike Week: A celebration and promotion of cycling takes place from May 14 to...

‘Bike Week’ is a celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling and takes place from Saturday, May 14, to Sunday, May 22. Cycling...
The giver is bigger than the receiver

Fr Paddy: Without counting the cost …

There is story in the Gospel about a leper coming to Jesus on his knees and pleading with him, saying, ‘If you want to,...
Laois hurlers

Galway come to town as resilient Laois hurlers go again

Leinster SHC - Laois v Galway In O'Moore Park at 5pm After a two-week break, the Laois senior hurlers are back in action this evening when...
Laois Hunt Point to Point

With good weather forecast, the Laois Point to Point in Stradbally this Sunday promises...

How about a trip to the races in Stradbally next Sunday? Laois Foxhounds hold their second spring Point-to-Point this Sunday, May 15, on the grounds...
Laois footballers

Four simple ways the GAA could help make the Tailteann Cup a success

The draw for the first ever Tailteann Cup will be made on Monday on RTE’s Morning Ireland programme with the Laois footballers among the...
Martleys

Martley’s of Portlaoise providing complimentary Shuttle Bus to Shine 2022 in Emo

Momentum is really growing ahead of Shine 2022 - a new one-day festival in Emo Court that will showcase over 100 Laois businesses and...
Death notices Laois

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, May 14, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Margaret (Peggy) Brennan (née Nicholson) Doonane, Crettyard, Laois / Crettyard, Carlow Margaret (Peggy) Brennan (née Nicholson) of “St. Joseph’s”,...

Electric Room Teen Events bring premier teen disco to Portlaoise this Friday, May 20

Electric Room Teen Events is proud to bring to Portlaoise a premier teen disco event for 14-16 year olds. Friday, May 20, at 8-11.30pm the...
Hurling general

All square as neighbours Trumera and Colt-Shanahoe finish level

Trumera 1-14 Colt-Shanahoe 1-14 ACHL Division 2 Neigbours Trumera and Colt-Shanahoe met for the first time in a competitive game this evening in ACHL Division 2...