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In Pictures: McLoughlin leads his Laois Team to Leinster Gold in Masters Cross Country

The "new kid on the block" in Laois Masters Athletics, Paddy McLoughlin, led his Laois Over-50 team to Team Gold in sun-soaked Gowran on...

Bronze medal for Laois teenager at international Cross Country event

A team of Irish athletes took part in the Celtic Cross Country Championships in Stirling in Scotland yesterday and a young Laois teenager was...

European silver medal for Mulhare’s Ireland at Cross Country Championships

Mary Mulhare's Ireland have claimed a silver medal at the European Cross Country Championship in Portugal this afternoon. The Portlaoise native was part of the...

‘Some people might see it as a sacrifice but I don’t – It’s just...

Portlaoise Athletic Club's Mary Mulhare is on a roll at the moment and is showing no signs of stopping as she prepares to represent...

Cian leads the way as first gold for Kelly clan in Laois men’s cross...

The Kelly family name has been synonymous with Laois athletics over the years but there was a little bit of history made today when...

Mulhare rules the roost again while Ballyroan-Abbeyleix claim team prize on historic day for...

Mary Mulhare from Portlaoise Athletic Club claimed the Downey’s Autostop Laois senior ladies cross country title for an eighth time on Sunday morning in...

In Pictures: Great success for Laois Athletes at National Cross Country Championships

The rain cleared for a few hours to make way for fantastic racing at Sundays National Championships where Laois athletes excelled. None more so the...

In Pictures: Portlaoise Athletics Club make presentation to legendary Eileen Hayes

It is rare but wonderful when a person you might only meet once leaves a positive long-lasting impression. Their sense of interest in every...

In Pictures: Leinster senior and uneven cross county championship a huge success

A great group of Laois athletes travelled to Ferbane in Offaly on Saturday at the weekend to compete in Juvenile Uneven Ages (U-11 to...

In Pictures: Laois men win Leinster athletics title in style

The Leinster Novice (Junior & Even Ages) was held on the Bank Holiday Saturday last in Gowran, Kilkenny. Fortunately for athletes and spectators alike, it...

In Pictures: Busy day of action at Laois Cross Country intermediate and underage championships

Day 2 of the Downey's Suzuki Laois Cross Country Championships was held in Blackhill, Abbeyleix recently and hosted by Ballyroan, Abbeyleix and District Athletics...

In Pictures: Cross Country season up and running as Primary Schools set the pace

There's nothing like the onset of autumn on the local sporting scene to usher in the cross country athletics season. And so it was in...

Fitzpatrick and McDonald take top titles at Cross Country championships

Sandra Fitzpatrick from Portlaoise AC and Cian McDonald from Ballyroan-Abbeyleix claimed the top honours at in the Novice Races at Day 1 of the...

Primary schools gearing up for 4th annual Laois Athletics cross country races

All roads will lead to Emo GAA Field next Wednesday, September 25th, for the annual Downeys Suzuki Laois Athletics Primary Schools Cross Country races. This...

Laois Athletics announces partnership with new sponsor Downey’s Suzuki

Laois Athletics is delighted to announce a new sponsorship partner, with Downey's Suzuki coming on board just as the cross country season is about...

In Pictures: National medals galore for glorious St Abban’s athletes

What a glorious weekend it was for one Laois club at the National Senior Track and Field Championships. St Abban's came home with five medals,...

Oughaval AC athlete Canice invited to represent Ireland for Youth National Cup

One Laois athlete has made history for his club, Oughaval AC, by being invited to represent Ireland for the Youth National Cup. Canice Whearty from...

All Ireland glory for Laois twin athletes

It has been a sucessful weekend for Oughaval AC at the All Ireland Grade B Championships in Tullamore as the club took home three...

Laois athlete jets off to Azerbaijan for European Youth Olympics

The European Youth Olympics are set to get underway later this month and a Laois girl has just flown out to Bacu. Ava O'Connor from...

Laois runner Ava selected to represent Ireland at European Youth Olympic Festival

Yesterday, Tuesday June 25, Athletics Ireland announced its team that are travelling to Azerbaijan to take part in ‘Baku 2019’ XV Summer European Youth...

Women in Sport: Laois athlete Mary Mulhare on European championships, her biggest influences and...

Brought to you in association with The Heritage Hotel and Spa Mary Mulhare began her athletics career running on the track behind the Leisure Centre...

Laois athletes scoop huge medal haul at All-Ireland School’s Track & Field finals

There was plenty of Laois success in Tullamore yesterday at the All-Ireland School's Track & Field Finals. With the academic year now over for all...

St Abban’s AC travel to Finland for European Clubs Championships

On Saturday the 25th of May 2019, St. Abban’s AC in Monavea, Co. Laois took on the might of Europe in the European Club...

Medals galore for Laois athletes as Leinster School’s Track & Field finals

Laois athletes from seven different schools enjoyed success at the Leinster School's Track and Field finals at Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin over the...

Women in Sport: The Laois teenager constantly going for gold – it’s Ava O’Connor

Brought to you in association with The Heritage Hotel and Spa Killenard  Athleticism runs in Ava O'Connor's blood. On the O'Connor side, her grandfather Christy played...

Huge attendance at Laois secondary schools Track & Field championships

Boys and girls from secondary schools all over Laois competed in the Laois secondary schools Track & Fields championships in St Abban's yesterday. They took...

Laois woman Ava storms home with two gold medals at the national indoor championships

Laois woman Ava O'Connor had a highly successful weekend at the national indoor athletic championships, bringing home two gold medals in the 1500 metres...

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

Brought to you in association with The Heritage Hotel and Spa No shining medals adorn the walls of Olympian Anne Keenan-Buckey's house. No magnificent plaques or...

Laois athletics club gearing up for first ‘Fit For Life’ race

The evenings are getting longer and this athletics club have come up with the perfect activity. Ballyroan/Abbeyleix and District Athletics Club will hold Race 1...

Laois teenager part of Irish silver medalist relay team at Schools Cross Country Internationals

Laois teenager Ava O'Connor made Irish athletics history today as part of the silver medal winning SIAB Schools Cross Country Internationals mixed relay team. Ava was...
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