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LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois take on Offaly in the O’Byrne...

Laois take on Offaly in Round 1 O'Byrne Cup in McCann Park, Portarlington at 2pm. During the week, Laois manager Mike Quirke confirmed that Donie...

New government funding to support community mental health initiatives in Laois

Sports and community organisations in Laois are set to benefit from new Government funding for community mental health initiatives - according to Laois/Offaly TD...

Boost for Laois Tourism as Binninea walk included in the first phase of the...

Laois/Offaly TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flangan has said that the inclusion of Binninea Walk in the expanded Walks Scheme will...

Tickets for Electric Picnic 2020 set to go back on sale on Monday

Electric Picnic organisers have announced that tickets to the 2020 festival will go back on sale on Monday. They also announced an increase in the...

Fr Paddy: The gift of generosity this Christmas

Generosity is a wonderful gift. To have a big heart is a blessing that is to be open and compassionate in love to the...

Laois boss looking to blood new faces as O’Byrne Cup gets underway

The 2020 season will get underway 24 days before the year actually begins as the O'Byrne Cup gets underway this afternoon. The Laois footballers face...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, December 7, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Anita BRENNAN (née Kealy) Arles, Ballickmoyler, Carlow / Laois Anita Brennan (née Kealy), Arles, Ballickmoyler,...

In Pictures: Laois Credit Union welcome Kenyan delegation

Mountmellick Credit Union Ltd hosted a delegation from the Kenyan Credit Union movement recently. The Irish credit union movement is one of the most popular...

Newly formed Laois Community Sports Hub to host public meeting

Laois Sports Partnership will be hosting a Rathdowney-Errill Activity Hub Workshop on Monday, December 16. The workshop will take place in Rathdowney Community Centre at...

Courtwood-Emo crowned U-20 football champions following extra time win over Portarlington

Courtwood-Emo 1-15 Portarlington 0-16 (AET) Laois Shopping Centre U-20 'A' Football Championship  Courtwood-Emo are the final winners of a championship in Laois for 2020 as they...
We're live in Stradbally for the meeting of Westmeath and Laois in the O'Byrne Cup

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Courtwood-Emo and Portarlington clash in the U-20...

Portarlington take on Courtwood-Emo in the U-20 Championship final in Stradbally tonight at 7:45pm. Following on from strong performances from both sides in their semi-finals,...

Solution found as Athy Rugby Club saved from closure

Athy Rugby Club - who have had countless Laois players and members over their long history - have secured public liability insurance after a...

Garda appeal for missing Laois teenager

Gardaí wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 16 year-old, Gearóid Morrissey, who is missing from Mountmellick. Gearóid was last seen...

Gardai renew appeal for statue after beheading in Tipperary

This is outrageous! Can anyone help find the statue's head? Gardaí in Thurles are renewing their appeal for any information in relation to the criminal damage...

Mountrath hold off Naas to advance to Leinster ‘B’ schools semi-final

Mountrath CS 2-15 Naas CBS 2-13 Leinster B Senior Hurling quarter-final  Mountrath CS shook off Naas CBS this afternoon in an entertaining yet heated game. Both sides...

Laois teenager highlights period poverty on World Children’s Day

Laois teenager Carly Fagan, 14, took to the stage at the Printworks, Dublin Castle on World Children’s Day recently to take part in Child...

Women in Sport: Portlaoise, Irish and European Golf ace Mary Doyle

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise. This week's addition to our Women in Sports segment is golf ace Mary Doyle. Mary has...

League of Ireland looking for Laois players to take on Women’s National League trials...

Laois players are being encouraged to go along to the Women's National League trials tonight and if you think you have what it takes...

Green light for new homes but only after divisive vote

It took a divisive vote to clear the way for six new houses planned for Mountmellick. While the vote itself was divisive it was also...

Previewing tonight’s U-20 football final between Courtwood-Emo and Portarlington

Portarlington take on Courtwood-Emo in the U-20 Championship final in Stradbally tonight at 7:45pm. Following on from strong performances from both sides in their semi-finals,...

Long serving Laois stalwarts Munnelly, Timmons and Begley back for another season

Ross Munnelly, Mark Timmons and Colm Begley will don the Laois jersey for the footballers in 2020 once again. New Laois manager Mike Quirke confirmed...

Deaths in Laois – Friday, December 6, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Elizabeth (Lil) Buggie (née O'Keeffe) Garrons, Stradbally, Laois Peacefully surrounded by her loving family...

Laois man organising fundraising quiz for volunteering trip to Zambia

A young man Laois is holding a fundraising table quiz tonight ahead of a trip to Zambia in the summer of 2020. The quiz will...

Keith Barry set to bring new show ‘INSANITY’ to Laois in 2020

Keith Barry, the world’s leading TV hypnotist, mentalist and brain hacker, is set to bring his brand new show 'INSANITY', to Laois early next...

Plenty of new faces as Laois football team named for O’Byrne Cup opener

New Laois football manager Mike Quirke has named five debutants in the Laois team to face Offaly in the opening round of the O'Byrne...

In Pictures: Laois GAA 5th/6th class Town League a great success

Over the past months 5th/6th students from Portlaoise and surrounding areas have taken part in the town league. The competition which is in its third...

My Club & I: Portarlington’s Colin Slevin ahead of Laois U-20 football final

The Laois U-20 ‘A’ football championship final is on this Friday night at 7.45pm in Stradbally. Portarlington will take on Courtwood-Emo in the final and...

Former Town Commissioner and one of county’s oldest citizens both pass away

The deaths have taken place of one of the county’s most senior citizens in his 102nd year and also of a former Mountmellick Town...

Minister for Education promises to push on with new Kolbe School following visit

Minister for Education Joe McHugh visited Kolbe Special School in Portlaoise yesterday. Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan, Minister of Education Joe McHugh, Sinn Fein TD...

Laois secretary hits out at ‘physical and online’ abuse of officials and referees

Laois GAA County Secretary Niall Handy has hit out at the amount of abuse - physical, verbal and online - in his end of...
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