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Laois GAA unveil details of new supporters club – Laois Gaels

Laois GAA have unveiled details of a brand new supporters club - Laois Gaels. Headed up by O'Dempsey's man Bryan Breen, the organisation takes the...
Martin Dempsey, Michael Dempsey, PJ Dempsey, Sean Dempsey, Betty Moore, Margaret Farrelly and Ann Smith

Laois family win prestigious GAA award for outstanding service

A Laois family has been named as the winners of a prestigious GAA award for outstanding service. Martin Dempsey, Michael Dempsey, PJ Dempsey, Sean Dempsey,...

Covid halts play – Leinster GAA announce cancellation of school’s GAA

There will be no GAA played at secondary schools level this academic year. Leinster GAA confirmed the news with a statement released this morning. They say...
And they're off ...

Cheltenham Virtual Preview Night organised in aid of Midlands Simon Community

Cheltenham is just around the corner and a virtual preview night has been organised in aid of the Midlands Simon Community. The offers many services...
Portlaoise Rugby Club

Laois rugby club with plans for major redevelopment – including a potential home for...

Portlaoise Rugby Club has unveiled a major plan which could see their grounds developed into a multi-purpose sports facility to also cater for the...

Annanough appoint joint managers as they bid to make immediate return to intermediate ranks

Annanough have appointed Andy Shortall and Donal Miller as joint managers ahead of the 2021 club season when they will be hoping to make...
Ballinakill hurlers have a new manager

45 players nominated for LaoisToday senior club hurling team of the year

Finalists Borris-Kilcotton and Clough-Ballacolla lead the way in our list of nominations for our 2020 Laois senior club hurling team of the year. While the...

Former Clare goalkeeper transfers to Killeshin ahead of 2021 season

The Killeshin footballers have been boosted ahead of the 2021 season with the news that a former Clare senior goalkeeper has transferred to the...

Former Laois footballer appointed new trainer of Wicklow GAA club

A former Laois and Stradbally footballer has been appointed as the trainer of a Wicklow club for 2021. Daragh McEvoy, who lives in Wicklow town...

Introducing the 2020 LaoisToday Senior football Team of the Year

We don't know who the 2020 champions will be - but we have chosen our team of the year from the games that did...

Second place for Laois athlete at Indoor Micro Meet

There isn't much live sport to report on these days - but there was some over the weekend involving a Laois athlete. St Abban's AC's...

Laois woman named on Ireland Rugby team of the decade

A Laois woman has been named on an Ireland Rugby team of the decade following a public vote. Killeen native Alison Miller was voted in...

‘We had great days in the Laois jersey and I loved every minute of...

It's hard to believe but it's 20 years ago this year since the Laois ladies footballers won the All Ireland final in thrilling fashion...
Trumera celebrate after winning the 2004 Laois intermediate hurling final

County Final Memory: Trumera defeat Colt to claim intermediate honours in 2004

Trumera 1-9 Colt 0-7 2004 Laois IHC Final Whatever it is about the Laois intermediate hurling title, the rule seems to be that you've to lose...

Laois football manager lends his voice to the calls for getting children back playing...

Laois senior football manager Mike Quirke has called for every effort to be made to get children and teenagers back playing sport. Since the end...

Family launch search for perpetual cup in memory of Laois man

A Laois family have launched a search to locate a trophy that is very special to them. The Hearns family, from Raheen, donated a Perpetual...

Mountmellick turn to former star as they seek intermediate football glory in 2021

The Mountmellick footballers will have former championship-winning captain Gordon Lalor in charge for the 2021 season as they seek to return to the senior...

45 players nominated for LaoisToday 2020 senior football Team of the Year

The 2020 edition of the Laois senior football championship has yet to be completed. Last year, we made it down to the semi final stages...

13 transfers granted by Laois GAA ahead of 2021 season

Laois GAA recently approved 13 internal club transfers ahead of the 2021 season. All transfer forms had to be submitted by January 31 with objections...
Paralympic swimmer Nicole Turner from Portarlington

Laois paralympian ‘hopeful’ Tokyo Games will go ahead as she takes second year out...

On March 24 last year, Nicole Turner's world came crashing down when it was announced that the Tokyo Paralympics would not be going ahead...
Laois GAA refused an application from Ballinakill and Ballypickas to play together as a senior hurling team in 2021

New hurling amalgamation refused for 2021 as decision on increasing senior hurling championship also...

An application by Ballinakill and Ballypickas to enter a combined team in the Laois senior hurling championship in 2021 has been refused by Laois...

Laois GAA end tradition of media attending County Board meetings as decision taken to...

Laois GAA's County Board meetings will no longer be open to the media, following a decision made recently to hold them 'in camera'. The decision...
We've picked out five great Laois GAA people who we'd love to see feature on Laochra Gael

Five Laois GAA greats we’d love to see featured on Laochra Gael

On the last two Thursday nights the TG4 programme Laochra Gael has again produced the goods in terms of a GAA documentary. Last week it...
Stradbally 1997

County Final Memory: Stradbally strike late to end 56-year wait in 1997

Stradbally 2-10 Portlaoise 0-10 1997 Laois SFC Final For one of the county's most traditional and successful clubs, Stradbally had to endure an almost 60-year wait...
John Desmond Laois Camogie

Laois camogie manager sets out plans for 2021 when action resumes

Laois camogie manager John Desmond has set out his plans for the 2021 season. The Cork native, who took the job a year ago prior...
Mikey Hyland of Shanahoe Ladies wins Ladies Volunteer of the year

Laois man to be honoured for national award at live virtual ceremony this evening

The Laois man who won a national volunteering award is to be honoured at a live virtual ceremony this evening. Mikey Hyland was recently named...

Laois woman signs for Women’s National League side ahead of new season

A 20-year-old Laois woman has signed for a Women's National League side for the 2021-2022 season. Gillian Keenan, who hails from Emo, put pen to...

All-Star added to Laois U-20 management while minor football boss reappointed

2003 All-Star winning goalkeeper Fergal Byron has been appointed as a selector with the Laois U-20 footballers. Byron, who also hold the role of Coaching...

New Laois GAA hurling chairman confirmed for 2021 season

Mattie Collier from Camross will serve as chairman of the Laois Hurling Steering Group for 2021, taking over from Clough-Ballacolla's Tom Clear who was...

Laois GAA set to host three free coaching webinars in February

Starting this Thursday, Laois GAA are set to host three free coaching webinars. Two of them will be run by Games Development Officers while one...