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Sporting Memories: John O’Sullivan on Castletown, Laois and his favourite moments

The story of Castletown hurling from the early 1990s to the mid 2000s is one of the great Laois sports stories of all time. Starting...

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

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on December 6, 2019. This week’s addition to our Women in Sports segment is golf ace Mary Doyle. Mary has...

Remember the Game: Sarsfields win first Laois ladies football senior title in 2008

Sarsfields 1-10 Timahoe 0-6 2008 Laois Ladies SFC Final The ladies footballers from Sarsfields may be the dominant force in Laois now - but a little...

Leinster Final Memory: Dublin deny Laois in ’85

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on June 18, 2018, ahead of the Leinster final that year. 1985 was a particularly busy time for Laois...

Laois footballer included on Sigerson Cup team of the year

Laois footballer Trevor Collins has been named on the Sigerson Cup team of the season following his impressive form in IT Carlow's run to...

Paralympic hopes put on hold for Portarlington swimmer Nicole Turner

Portarlington native Nicole Turner had her sights set not just on competing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics later this year but of also finishing...

Laois GAA €130 ticket April draw postponed because of Coronavirus restrictions

The Laois GAA €130 County Board ticket draw for April has been postponed because of the Coronavirus restrictions. The second of four monthly draws was...

Remembering the Ballylinan team that reached the 1987 Laois senior football final

Ahead of Ballylinan's Laois SFC final appearance in 2017, their first in 30 years, we looked back on the club's side that played in...

Portarlington predicted to win Laois senior football championship – by the experts on Instagram!

With no live GAA action to talk about or games to preview, we've entered the world of fantasy! God knows when we'll have another match...

Leinster Final Memory: Rising Offaly get the better of Laois in 1981

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on June 17, 2018, ahead of that year's Leinster football final Laois ended a 13-year wait for a Leinster...

Women in Sport: Irish international runner Avril Deegan

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on June 21, 2019. Like many people at the top of their game in the sporting world, Cullohill woman...

Leinster Final Memory: Heartbreak for Laois in 2005 as late Dublin point denies Micko’s...

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on June 22, 2018, ahead of that year's Leinster final.  Back in the mid 2000s, big games in Croke...

Why there just has to be a Laochra Gael on Laois legend Pat Critchley

Laochra Gael on TG4 is arguably the best and most enduring Irish sports documentary ever made. Now in its 18th series, it's hard to believe...

Laois GAA clubs urged to shut gates after groups spotted ‘kicking around’ on pitches

All GAA clubs in Laois have been urged to ensure that access to their club grounds is shut off until April 19. On Tuesday, Taoiseach...

Laois trainer scores winner on final day of horse racing for the foreseeable future

For sports enthusiasts - this is unquestionably the strangest period in their lives. There is no live sport virtually anywhere in the entire world -...

Women in Sport: From underdog to a guiding light in Irish women’s rugby, it’s...

In our Women in Sport interview series, this interview with Irish rugby legend Ailson Miller first appeared on LaoisToday a week after her international...

When the Laois hurlers beat All Ireland finalists Cork in the league in Borris-in-Ossory

In January, ahead of the Walsh Cup clash between Laois and Westmeath in Borris-in-Ossory, we looked back on the famous league win that Laois...

Women in Sport: All-Ireland winner and four-time All-Star – Laois football great Tracey Lawlor

As part of our Women in Sport interview series, this piece originally featured on LaoisToday in March 2019.  An All-Ireland winner, four All-Star awards, four...

Zach Tuohy features for Geelong as Australian Rules season gets underway in front of...

Sporting fixtures across the world have been cancelled due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus - but Australian Rules pressed ahead with the start...

The story of the Laois man who played rugby for Ireland and was banned...

Only a handful of Laois men have played rugby for Ireland - one of them was Vicarstown native Noel Turley whose only cap came...

Leinster Final Memory: Laois undone by Meath in 1991

After Laois won the Leinster football final in 1946, they endured a barren spell that wouldn't end until 2003. While they were competitive for the...

Laois lads to the fore for Cistercian Roscrea in Leinster Schools Plate success

Cistercian College Roscrea rounded off their 2019/20 rugby campaign with a comprehensive victory over The King’s Hospital School in the Leinster Rugby Senior Plate...

Women in Sport: From Portlaoise to the Seoul Olympics – it’s Anne Keenan-Buckley

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in April 2019. No shining medals adorn the walls of Olympian Anne Keenan-Buckey's house. No magnificent plaques or rosettes stream...

Laois minor football boss challenges all children to remain active during Coronavirus outbreak

Laois minor football manager Mark Bates has challenged all children to remain active each day during the Coronavirus outbreak. After Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced the...

Leinster Final Memory: Laois denied by Westmeath and Páidí in 2004

The Laois footballers were due to play Westmeath in the National Football League this weekend. We look back on the famous 2004 Leinster final...

In Pictures: Trains, boats and planes at The Heath Golf Club Captain’s Drive In

Over the years the members of The Heath Golf Club have become accustomed to their captains arriving for their inaugural Drive-Ins by various means...

Results of first Laois GAA €130 ticket board draw

A total of 20 clubs had winners in the first monthly Laois GAA €130 county board ticket draw held in the LOETB Centre of...

CANCELLED: 11th annual Tri-Laois event scheduled for April falls victim to Coronavirus

With colleges, schools and pre-schools closed from today, Friday, March 13, until March 29 and restrictions placed on public gatherings due to the outbreak...

Laois man selected to judge at 2020 Olympics

Denis Donoghue of Portlaoise Gymnastics Club and Gymnastics Ireland has been selected to judge at Tokyo 2020 Olympics. This is Denis's third time getting the...

Horse with strong Laois connections scoops €78,000 in Cheltenham

A horse with strong Laois connections scooped €78,000 at Cheltenham this afternoon. Ronald Pump finished second in the Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle today - the...
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