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Hurling

Wexford too strong as Laois fall to 19 point defeat in Cheddar’s first game...

Brought to you in association with Telfords Laois 0-10 Wexford 4-17 National Hurling League Round 1  Seamas Cheddar Plunkett's second coming as Laois manager got off to...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois face Wexford in Round 1 of...

Brought to you in association with Telfords And we're finally back! Our first Live Blog is here and will bring you all the action between...
Cheddar Plunkett interview

All you need to know as the Laois hurlers get league campaign underway against...

Brought to you in association with Telfords The Laois hurlers get their 2021 Allianz Hurling League campaign underway this afternoon when they travel to face...
The Crettyard team that won the Laois intermediate football title in 1984

County Final Memory: Intermediate football triumph for Crettyard in 1984

Crettyard 1-9 The Rock 0-5 1984 Laois IFC Final For a small club Crettyard have been senior for most of their history. After the Fairymount and Tolerton...
Cheddar Plunkett interview

Laois hurling team named for this weekend’s clash with Wexford

Brought to you in association with Telfords A senior debut for David Dooley from Rosenallis and a return to the Laois jersey for Cha Dwyer...
Laois senior hurling backroom team

Cheddar on backroom team, breakthrough players and style of play as new campaign awaits

Brought to you in association with Telfords Managing an inter-county team is a considerable job, one laced with many intricate parts and multiple layers. And for...

Laois ladies football club launch fundraiser where you could win a calf

Fancy owning your own calf? Well, that could become a reality if you enter a rather unique fundraiser by a Laois ladies football club. Killeshin...

Second Laois GAA County Board draw held as over €31,000 in prize money given...

A total of 23 clubs had winners in the second monthly Laois GAA €130 county board ticket draw held on Friday night. The draw was...
Club

Laois GAA set to confirm 2021 club schedule in the coming week

Laois GAA secretary Niall Handy says that he hopes to be in a position to confirm their plans for the 2021 adult club season...
Hurling

How the Laois hurling team is shaping up ahead of a hectic league campaign

Brought to you in association with Telfords This Sunday the Laois hurlers will belatedly begin their 2021 season with a trip to Wexford Park to...
Laois kitmen

In Pictures: Laois business renew sponsorship agreement with senior footballers and hurlers for another...

The Laois GAA kitmen will once again be driving in style this year as Downey's Auto Stop in Portlaoise has kindly donated two brand...
GAA rules

EXPLAINED: GAA confirm details of rule changes in football and hurling ahead of 2021...

Ahead of the first competitive GAA action of 2021 this weekend, the GAA have released a comprehensive explanation of the new rules that players,...
James Young has been appointed as manager of the Mountmellick hurlers for the 2021 season

Mountmellick appoint Laois hurling great as manager for 2021 season

The Mountmellick hurlers have appointed former Laois player James Young as manager for the 2021 season. Young was in charge of his native Clonaslee last...

Know Your Sport – Laois basketball club launch quiz fundraiser to test your sporting...

A Laois basketball club have launched a quiz fundraiser aimed at testing your sporting knowledge. Portlaoise Panthers Basketball Club have introduced 'Know Your Sport' -...
Will Reilly Ballyfin

Young Laois rugby player Will Reilly in the mix for Ireland U-20 selection

Young Laois rugby player Will Reilly has been involved with the Irish U-20 setup over the past couple of days as he bids to...
Cheddar Plunkett interview

Cheddar Plunkett only interested in looking forward as latest challenge with Laois hurlers awaits

'Never go back' is a phrase you'll see referenced to sports teams all over the world though like most things there are probably as...

Laois GAA outline schedule to complete outstanding 2020 underage fixtures – with games on...

Laois GAA have outlined a fixture schedule for the outstanding 2020 juvenile GAA competitions - which they hope to play off in June before...

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

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday in April 2020. The story of Castletown hurling from the early 1990s to the mid 2000s is one of...
Colt - 1996 Laois junior hurling champions

County Final Memory: Colt get the betters of neighbours Trumera for 1996 junior hurling...

Colt 3-9 Trumera 1-6 1996 Laois JHC ‘A’ final The 1996 Laois JHC ‘A’ final threw up a novel pairing and a local derby all in...
Laois captain Chris Conway celebrates his late point to leave the scores level in the 2004 Leinster final

From Leinster final hero to a hospital bed – the hard-luck story of a...

There have been many hard luck stories for Laois GAA players and teams over the years but few have experienced going from an incredible...
The first Laois GAA County Board draw was held on Friday night

First Laois GAA County Board draw held as over €31,000 in prize money given...

A total of 20 clubs had winners in the first monthly Laois GAA €130 county board ticket draw held on Friday night. Despite the circumstances...
GAA return

Adult sports training to be allowed from early May with games to return in...

Adult team training for non-elite sports players is expected to be allowed to return from Monday, May 10, under eased restrictions to be announced...
The Heath Golf Club and Athy Tennis Club welcomed back members this week

In Pictures: Local golf and tennis clubs return as restrictions eased

At last, at long, long last restrictions on sporting restrictions have been eased. This week underage sport was allowed to return as well as golf...
Laois GAA coaching

‘This is the most exciting project I have … there is a lot of...

Laois GAA Games Manager Mike Henchy says there has been considerable interest from clubs in the new full-time coaching roles that are being created...
Trilogy Triathlon Club

Trilogy Triathlon Club launch 100km ‘We Care’ challenge for month of June.

Trilogy Triathlon Club are launching a nationwide campaign this week as they work in conjunction with Pop Up Races and Eventmaster to host their...

Laois hurlers to feature twice on live TV as TG4 announce league schedule

The Laois hurlers will be shown live on TG4 for their two of their National Hurling League games. The Irish-language station today announced the games...
GAA coaching equipment

Excitement as underage sport resumes but importance of fun and safe environment is highlighted

From this week underage sport around the country is allowed to resume and all over the past number of days you'll have noticed social...

GAA plans to go ahead with Feile football and hurling – but with some...

This year is the 50th anniversary of the first ever Feile football, hurling and camogie competitions and plans are afoot for the competition to...
GAA Ban Cormac Moore

Weekend Read: Laois historian on the removal of the GAA ban 50 years ago...

Though the rule is gone 50 years ago this month, the infamous GAA Ban is still remembered in the association. Introduced in the early 1900s...

Nine factors to be considered in planning this year’s Laois GAA club schedule

With every announcement in relation to the 2021 GAA season - be it training dates, inter-county league fixtures or championship draws - there's an...