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In Pictures: 20th National Athletics Title for Buggy while Kealy claims her first

The National Athletics Championships took place over the weekend and once again St Abban’s AC athletes were to the fore across the jumps and...

In Pictures: Busy weekend at all grades and internationally for St Abban’s and St...

It was another incredibly busy weekend for the athletes of St Abban’s AC competing up and down the grades and even internationally. National Juvenile B...
Laois Novice Men and Women Main

Individual gold for Bracken and McEvoy as Oughaval and St Abban’s claim team honours...

Vicarstown was a sea of yellow on Sunday morning as local athletic club, Oughaval AC, hosted the Laois Athletics Championship Novice Road Race.  The races...

Athletics: Successful National Championships for St Abban’s with Fenlon to the fore

National Title and Championship Record for Jack Fenlon The National U-20 and U-23 Championships kicked off the domestic Indoor season with plenty of St Abban’s...

In Pictures: Hundreds brave the wild weather to take part in Great Heath Run

The Great Heath Run has had to endure tough weather conditions over the years - and they got another dog of a day on...
Laois Secondary Schools South Leinster Cross Country Championship (6)

In Pictures: All the results from the Laois secondary schools Cross Country championships

The Laois Schools cross country championships took place in Knockbeg College on a bitterly cold but sunny Wednesday this week. In all, eight races took...

A busy period for St Abban’s AC kickstarts tonight with their ‘Couch to 5k’

The St Abban’s Athletics Club AGM will take place on Monday, January 15. The AGM will begin at 8pm and will be held in the...

In Pictures: Successful running of St Abban’s AC’s annual St Stephen’s Day road race

The St Abban’s AC annual St Stephen’s Day Road race took place again this year, with over 50 athletes competing across two races on...

In Pictures: All Smiles in Timahoe as Noel Ramsbottom Memorial Run proves a big...

There was great excitement in Timahoe due to the second running of the newly established Noel Ramsbottom memorial 5KM run held over Christmas. Noel, who...

In Pictures: Wonderful selection of images from Laois Cross Country finals in Barrowhouse

The 2023 Laois Athletic Cross Country activity came to a conclusion in Barrowhouse on Sunday morning when the county senior championships, for both men...

First senior Laois cross country title for Jack Fenlon while Mary Mulhare claims women’s...

Jack Fenlon from St Abban's became the latest winner of the Laois senior men's cross country title when he claimed gold this morning in...

An impressive year for Emo Rath Athletics Club with nine national medals

After winning nine National medals last year Emo Rath A.C. thought things couldn’t get any better this year, but they did, going one better...

Previewing the men’s and women’s Laois Cross Country Championships

The final event of this season’s Laois Cross Country Championships will be staged this Sunday, December 17. Barrowhouse is the venue for the two feature...
Cross Country Championships

Talking Sport Podcast: Looking ahead to the 60th anniversary of the Laois Cross Country...

The 60th running of the Laois Senior Cross Country Championships will take place on Sunday, December 17, in Barrowhouse. It is a historic milestone for...

In Pictures: Laois athletes excel at National Juvenile Cross Country Championships

There was a big Laois presence once again at the National Juvenile Cross Country Championships which were held in Navan Racecourse on Sunday. After a...

Laois teenagers star as Ireland claim silver in Combined Events international competition

Two Laois teenagers performed extremely well as Ireland claimed a silver medal in the Combined Events international competition at the weekend. Portlaoise AC's Dan Downey...
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In Pictures: Huge crowd at Laois Masters, Junior and Juvenile Development Cross Country

The picturesque setting of Emo Court was the venue for the Laois Masters, Junior and Development Races on Sunday. Despite the consistent rain in recent...
Mary Mulhare Main

Laois athlete include as Irish Cross Country team selected for European Championships

Portlaoise's Mary Mulhare has been selected on the Irish Women's Senior Cross Country team to compete in the European Championships next month. She is part...
Mary Mulhare

Mulhare shines as Laois athletes descend upon Gowran for All-Ireland Cross Country Championships

Mary Mulhare stole the show as Laois athletes were well represented at the All Ireland Cross Country Championships in Gowran yesterday. The Portlaoise AC athlete...
Dick Mullins who finished 8 overall in the M75 category and earned a silver team medal

Silver for Dick in team event at British and Irish Masters Cross Country Championships

St Abban's athlete Dick Mullins enjoyed an excellent run at the British & Irish Masters Cross Country Championships in Glasgow on Saturday afternoon. In a...

St Abban’s and St Michael’s well represented at Leinster Cross Country Championships

The athletics clubs of St Abban's and St Michael's were well represented at the Leinster Senior, U-23, and Juvenile Cross Country Championships, held in...

St Abban’s athletes hard at work as Cross Country season heats up

Autumn Open International Cross-Country St Abban's had five athletes make the journey to the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown for this year’s edition of the...

In Pictures: Abbeyleix hosts Laois Intermediate and Juvenile Cross Country Championships

The Laois Intermediate and Juvenile Cross Country Championships took place in Abbeyleix on Sunday, October 8. The town was awash with blue and yellow as...

Portlaoise Athletics Club building from the ground up

Portlaoise Athletics Club has a strong and proud history in the town. With over 100 juvenile members, the club is continuing to go from strength...

In Pictures: Big turnout and great success at Day 1 of Laois Cross Country...

Day 1 of the Laois Cross Country championships took place in the familiar setting of Bernard’s Field, Tolerton on Sunday last. Athletes were greeted by...

International success for Laois athletes at World Masters and British And Irish Junior Mountain...

Ballyroan's Martin McDonald enjoyed victory at the World Masters Mountain Running Championships in Madeira last week. McDonald retained his World Title in the over 65...

In Pictures: Portlaoise AC make special presentation to the incredible Dan Downey

Laois teenager Dan Downey was honoured by his club, Portlaoise AC, at an event on Thursday evening. Downey enjoyed a simply outstanding year on the...

St Abban’s preparing for return of cross country season

Crettyard-based athletics club, St Abban's are busily preparing for the return of the cross country season this week. The Club Cross Country took place last...

In Pictures: McEvoy and Archer take the honours under glorious sunshine in the Luggacurren...

The 30th running of the Luggacurren 10k took place on Sunday, 10th September. As always there was a great turnout of participants from far...
Dan Downey AAA Championships

WATCH: Laois teenager excels on the international stage to claim AAA Championship gold

A Laois teenager excelled on the international stage at the weekend to claim a gold medal for Ireland. Dan Downey, of Portlaoise Athletics Club, competed...