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Athletics: Laois Masters bring home gold, road races and cross country to resume –...

As with most sporting events and organisations, athletics has also endured delays and cancellations during the pandemic. Last Sunday, however, the later than usual All-Ireland...
Gary O'Reilly Paralympics

Fourth place finish for Gary O’Reilly as Paralympic adventure comes to an end

Gary O'Reilly's Paralympic adventure came to an end in the early hours of this morning when the Portlaoise man finished fourth in the H5...

Bronze medal for Portlaoise’s O’Reilly at first ever Paralympic Games

What an incredible achievement for Portlaoise's Gary O'Reilly! In the early hours of the morning on the other side of world, the Portlaoise man became...

‘Best day of my life’ – Portarlington’s Turner reflects on momentous Paralympics silver medal

Nicole Turner has described winning her first Paralympic medal as the 'best day of her life'. The Portarlington swimmer was a silver medallist in this...

Silver medal for Nicole Turner at 2020 Paralympics in Butterfly

Portarlington's Nicole Turner has won her first ever Paralympic medal. The teenager claimed silver in the Women's 50m S6 Butterfly this morning. Her time of 36.30...

Third Paralympic final for Nicole Turner as fast swim sets up real medal chance

Nicole Turner has qualified for her third Paralympic final of the Tokyo games - and is in with a real chance of a first...

Seventh place for Turner in second Paralympic final as preparations continue for her main...

Nicole Turner finished in seventh place in her second Paralympic final of the 2020 Tokyo games. The Portarlington swimmer's time of 1.41.62 was slightly slower...

Second Paralympic final for Nicole Turner following fantastic swim in 100m Breaststroke

Portarlington's Nicole Turner will compete in her second final at the 2020 Paralympics later this morning. The Laois teenager has reached the SB6 100m Breaststroke...

Eighth place and new Personal Best for Nicole Turner in Paralympic 50m Freestyle final

Nicole Turner swam a new Personal Best and finished in eighth place in the Paralympic 50m Freestyle S6 final in Tokyo this morning. After swimming...

Paralympic final for Nicole Turner following fantastic swim in first race

Portarlington's Nicole Turner will swim in a Paralympic final later this morning following a brilliant performance. Just before 2.30am Irish time, Nicole went in the...

New Irish Record for Laois swimmer in 100 meters Butterfly event at Tokyo Olympics

A Laois swimmer has swam a new Irish Record in an event at the Tokyo Olympics this afternoon. Portarlington's Shane Ryan went in the heats...

Laois athlete set to compete in European Athletics U-23 Championship final this afternoon

The European Athletics U-23 Championships are underway at present and a Laois athlete has qualified for a final. Ruby Millet of St Abban's will go...

Laois athletes enjoy return to action at the Leinster Track and Field Championships in...

Carlow IT was the venue for the long-awaited return to action of Leinster Athletics last weekend. This magnificent new venue hosted its first major championships,...

Laois athlete selected to run at European U-20 Championships in Estonia

Athletics Ireland announced their team for the European Athletics U-20 Championships - and a Laois athlete has been selected. This competition takes place in the...

Laois athletes perform well at National Track and Field Championships

Laois athletes enjoyed great success at the recent National Track and Feld championship. St Abban's AC had a range of athletes competing at a number...

Laois athlete qualifies to compete in prestigious Diamond League event

A Laois athlete has qualified to race in an upcoming Diamond League event. St Abban's' Nessa Millet will run in the 400 metres hurdles in...
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...

Star-studded line up confirmed as Laois athletics club hosts for series of webinars

A Laois athletics club have announced a series of webinars with star-studded guests to celebrate their tenth birthday. Ballyroan Abbeyleix & District AC are hosting...

The inspiring story of how a Laois man turned a life-changing accident into a...

On March 14 2014, Gary O'Reilly's life changed forever following a workplace accident which left him paralysed from the waist down. The Portlaoise man fell...

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 athlete chosen on two Athletics Ireland relay teams

Laois athlete Nessa Millet has been selected on two 2021 National relay squads. Millet has been chosen on both the National senior Women's 4x400m relay...

Annual Portlaoise AC St Stephen’s Day 5km in aid of Cuisle Centre going ahead...

The annual St Stephen's Day 5km event held by Portlaoise Atheltics Club is going ahead this year - but in a very different way. For...

Laois athlete awarded huge college scholarship in America

Laois teenager Ava O'Connor has been awarded a huge college scholarship in America. The Emo native, who runs for Tullamore Harriers, has been granted a...

Laois athletics set to make its long-awaited return this weekend

Laois Athletics makes a long awaited return to competitive action this coming Sunday, September 20. Like all sporting activities, athletics has also been locked down...

Juniors and Masters athletes have their day in Morton Stadium Santry

The much debated, and delayed, Track and Field National Championships continued over the weekend, with the Juniors (U20's) and Masters Championships Such was the demand...

Lucky 13th as Buggy claims another All Ireland gold

St Abban's athlete Saragh Buggy was on the winner's podium again at the National Track and Field championships in Santry on Saturday as she...

Medals galore as Laois athletes excel at National Track and Field Championships

Three Laois athletes emerged with medals following the first session of the National Track and Field Championships in Santry at the weekend. St Abban's scooped...

Government restrictions mean Laois athletes prohibited from attending National Track and Field Championships

The 2020 Irish Life Health National Senior and U23 Track and Field Championships are set to get underway this weekend - but athletes living...

Local man completes staggering feat of 500 marathons

This is incredible. A local man has completed his 500th marathon. Larry Rigney, who hails from Geashill in Offaly, just on the Laois border, completed the...

Laois athletics club call on artists to create mural for their clubhouse

Local athletics club St Abbans are calling on local artists to create a mural design for the wall of their clubhouse. The aim of the...