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Laois students to the fore at All-Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships

A number of Laois students were in action yesterday in the All-Ireland School's Cross Country championships. Pupils from Knockbeg College, Heywood CS, Colaiste Iosagain and...

Full steam ahead for fifth St John’s 5km Fun Run in Monasterevin

The fifth St. John’s Fun Run takes place on March 10 at 1pm in Monasterevin. Registration takes place from 10-12 in St. John’s N.S., Drogheda...

Great days of athletics at Laois Novice Road Race and Rás na hÉireann

The Downeys Nissan Laois Athletics Novice Road Race Championships took place in Ballyfin on Sunday. In ideal conditions, slightly cool and no rain or wind,...

Laois athletes on their marks for first run of 2019 Road Race Championships

There's no stopping Laois athletes as they prepare for the first run of 2019 Road Race Championships this Sunday, February 24. The Cross Country season is...

Emo youngster wins prestigious Athletics Ireland Juvenile Award for 2018

Eighteen year old Emo Rath athlete Eoin Keenan was the Laois recipient of Athletics Ireland Juvenile Award for 2018. Eoin received his award at a...

Success for St Abban’s at National Senior Indoor Championships

The backbone of St Abban's exceptionally strong Senior Ladies team were on show in Abbotstown over the weekend where the female athletes gathered no...

Laois athletes set huge PBs at prestigious Armagh International Roadraces

Two Laois athletes took part in the prestigious Armagh International Roadraces on Thursday evening last. Cian Kelly, the 19 year old St Abbans runner set...

St Colman’s School Stradbally win first SVT Junior parkrun Shield

SVT Activity and Wellness Hub (based in Stradbally, Vicarstown and Timahoe) has presented a shield for Junior parkrun. Junior Parkrun is a 2k run along...

In Pictures: Heywood athletes run up a storm at the Leinster championships

Heywood athletics is well and truly on the rise, shown in part by each of the 11 students qualifying for the Leinster Schools championships. After...

Calling all primary schools to compete in SVT Junior parkrun Challenge

SVT Activity and Wellness Hub are delighted to announce an exciting new initiative at junior parkrun in Vicarstown for local primary schools. Vicarstown junior parkrun...

In Pictures: Laois Athletes light up Athlone Indoor Arena

Laois had an amazing weekend of athletics in the Athlone Indoor arena. Laois Athletics two recent Leinster Juvenile Star Award winners for 2018 put in...

In Pictures: Laois athletes enjoy great success at All-Irelands in Dundalk

Dundalk IT was the venue for the final cross country event of the 2018/2019 season. All Laois, Leinster and National Cross country championships are now...

In Pictures: Laois Athletics Indoor Track and Field Championships a huge success

Athletes, parents and supporters from all nine Athletic Clubs in the County travelled by the bus load to Nenagh at the weekend for the...

In Pictures: Laois Secondary Schools Cross Country another great success

The Laois Athletics Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships provided a great mornings entertainment and competition. Now in it’s 22nd year, the event is going from...

In Pictures: Emo-Rath Athletic Club Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Emo Rath Athletic Club is celebrating 10 years in existence. It is one of the ‘newer’ Athletic Clubs in the County, but in its...

Laois athletes scoop prestigious Leinster Star athletics awards

The Bridge House in Tullamore was the venue for the 2019 Athletics Leinster Star Awards at the weekend. These awards apply primarily to Track...

Laois Ladies claim All-Ireland Cross Country glory

Athletics in Laois is in a great place at the moment and this result further proves that. Navan Racecourse was the venue for the final...

National bronze medal for fantastic Laois athletes

The Irish Life National Senior, Junior and Even Ages took place at the National Sports Campus recently, where a great day of racing took...

In Pictures: St Abban’s do the double at Laois Senior Cross Country Championships

The splendid Emo Court Demesne was the setting for the most competitive event in the Laois athletics calendar. Top men and women from all the...

In Pictures: Cross Country season continues with glorious day in Abbeyleix

The cross-country season continued on Sunday, in glorious sunshine in Abbeyleix. Hosted by Ballyroan-Abbeyleix District, participants and spectators thoroughly enjoyed the 12 race programme, and also...

In Pictures: Cross Country season gets up and running with busy day of action...

The cross-country season got underway on Sunday last, with a fine dry but testing course in Tolerton. Hosted by St Abbans AC, on the lands of the...

Vicarstown parkrun celebrates 200 runs with special guests

Vicarstown parkrun celebrated it's 200th run on Saturday last, and over the last four years almost 1500 different runners have completed the 5k Grass...

Back-to-back National League titles for St Abban’s women

To win a national title once is incredible, but to go out and defend it the year after is remarkable. And that is the feat...

Glory days as St Abban’s enjoy incredible success at All Ireland Track and Fields

St Abban's Athletic Club have rubbed shoulders with the best in the country for well over half a century and they continued their proud...

Emo Rath’s Eoin bags another gold medal as Laois athletes excel

Emo Rath athlete Eoin Keenan brought the curtain down on his juvenile athletics career with another gold medal winning performance, this time in the...

Running from Injury: Exciting course aimed at therapists, runners and coaches

It's no secret we have a huge tradition of athletics here in Laois, and like any sport, it can result in performance debilitating injuries. Dr...

Summer League concludes in glorious sunshine in Vicarstown

The Laois Athletics Downeys Nissan Summer Athletics league concluded on Monday evening last. There was a very enjoyable programme of events in Vicarstown. Competition was held...

Glory for Kelly at prestigious Cork City Sports 1500m

There was glory for a young Laois man at the popular Cork City Sports athletics meeting last night. St Abban's runner Cian Kelly took the...

Success for Laois athletes at All-Ireland juvenile Track and Field championships

The All-Ireland Juvenile Track & Field Championships take place over two weekends, and last weekend saw some great performances from the best of the...

We have a national long jump champion in our midst

One Emo-Rath athlete has continued to excel in the long, triple and high jumps and is earmarked for even more success in the future. Eoin...
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