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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...

Athletics hopeful of autumn return as big events in the pipeline

With the country in lockdown, it has been an age since there has been any athletics action. But the athletics community at all levels are...

Laois students honoured with Prestigious Athletics Awards while another qualifies for Irish Cross Country...

Students from Portlaoise, Vicarstown and Ballylinan have excelled in the field of athletics recently. Canice Whearty is a 6th year student in Knockbeg College and...

Medals galore for Laois duo at National Indoor Championships

The National Indoor Championships took place in Abbotstown over the weekend where Laois took home three medals. Two athletes from St Abban's tasted glory at...

In Pictures: Laois Novice Road Race Championships get underway

Vicarstown was the venue on Sunday last for the Downey's Suzuki Laois Novice Road Race Championships. Hosted by Oughaval AC, the race took place under...

Laois athletes shine at All-Ireland Juvenile Grade B Cross County

Avondale House, Rathdrum Co. Wicklow was the venue on Saturday 8th for the All-Ireland Grade B. This event brings the curtain down on the 2019...

Knockbeg students compete well at South Leinster Cross Country Championships

The South Leinster Schools Cross Country Championships proved to be a mixed bag for Knockbeg Colleges athletes. Held in Carlow Hurling Club, they didn't have...

Medals galore for Laois athletes at National Junior and U-23 Indoor Championships

The Irish Life Health National Junior and U-23 Championships took place in Athlone on Saturday. For many athletes it marks their first opportunity to get...

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,...