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Thursday, May 19, 2022

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Success for Laois athletes at Day 2 of Laois Schools Track and Field Championships

The South Leinster Secondary Schools Track and Field continued on Wednesday May 11, with Day 2 featuring the Intermediate and Senior age-groups. The standard is...
Some of the volunteers from St Abbans AC Open Sports

In Pictures: St Abban’s 25th Annual Open Sports day a huge success

The Bank Holiday Monday in May saw the return of the St Abban’s AC Open Sports, with a festival of athletics on show in...

In Pictures: Success for Laois athletes at recent Leinster Novice Road Races

Cian Kelly was the star of the show at the Leinster Novice Road Race held in Gowran recently. The course followed the traditional route with...

In Pictures: Knockbeg College and Colaiste Iosagáin lead the way after Day 1 of...

The South Leinster Secondary Schools Track and Field returned to action in glorious sunshine to the Carlow IT Sports Complex on Thursday last. Schools from...
Student Games

In Pictures: 47th Student Games a huge success for Laois athletics club

There was a fantastic buzz around the track in St Abban's on Good Friday evening with the return of the Student Games. Approximately 300 students...
St Abban's University

Success for Laois athletes at Intervarsities Track and Field Championships

St Abban’s athletes were spread among a variety of different colleges as they competed in the University Track and Field Championships held in IT...

Downey and Warjak lead the way at Laois Schools Track and Field Championships

On a blustery and sometimes wet day, Laois Secondary Schools athletes had a fine days competition on the new Carlow IT South Campus. Sprints, Middle...
Vicarstown playground

Vicarstown junior parkrun returns this Sunday with a ten-minute challenge for girls

Vicarstown junior parkrun is back up and running again, after the Covid pandemic break. Junior parkrun is a weekly timed 2k run, and there are about...

In Pictures: Success for Laois athletes at Leinster Junior, Senior and Master Indoor Championships

The Leinster Junior, Senior and Master Indoor Championships took place on Saturday March 26 at the Indoor Arena in Athlone. Among a number of fine...

In Pictures: Laois athletes excel at All-Ireland Juvenile Indoor Championships

A number of Laois athletes excelled over the weekend at the All-Ireland Juvenile Indoor Championships. The competition was held over two days in the Technological...
St Abban's new

In Pictures: Personal bests and championship medals as St Abban’s excel

The National Junior and U-23 Championships were held on Sunday 13 in the Technological University of the Shannon, Athlone. With several of the St Abban's...

In Pictures: Medals galore as Laois athletes excel at National Senior Championships

Training partners Ruby Millet and Saragh Buggy were the stars of the lateral jumps at the National Senior Championships where their class really shone...
St Abban's indoor

Laois athletes impress at the AAI Games as they prepare for National Championships

Last weekend saw the St Abban's Senior athletes in action at the AAI Indoor Games in Abbotstown. With National Senior Championships taking place in two...
Athletics

In Pictures: Great day for Laois Athletes as curtain comes down on 2021-22 cross...

Castlelyons, Fermoy was the venue for the final event of the cross country season, as the local St Nicholas AC hosted the National Masters,...
St Abban's athletes

In Pictures: Laois athletes excel at Leinster Juvenile Championships

The Technological University of the Shannon, previously Athlone IT was the destination for the Lenister Juvenile Day 1 and 2 Indoor Championships. After a very...
Ruby Millet Team Ireland in Glasgow

Laois athlete leaps to a new personal best for Team Ireland in Glasgow

Ruby Millet displayed her class across a number of events at last week’s Indoor University Championships when she took gold in the Combined Events. At...
South Leinster Cross Country (1)

Laois athletes advance as massive turnout at South Leinster Schools Cross Country

The South Leinster Secondary Schools Cross Country took place this week in Carlow - with a massive field of of almost 1,300 runners competing...
Ruby Millet St Abban's

Fine performances from Laois athletes at Irish University Indoor Track and Field Championships

St Abban’s athletes swapped their club singlets for their respective college colours over the weekend, representing their various colleges at the Irish University Indoor...

In Pictures: Laois Master Athletes have a great day at the All-Ireland Indoor Track...

The All-Ireland Indoors Track & Field took place in the TUS Arena in Athlone on Sunday last. This Masters competition is great fun and a...
Ballyroan Abbeyleix District

In Pictures: Records broken as Ballyroan 10 mile race and 5km run a huge...

The Ballyroan 10 mile and 5k on Sunday was the first event of out Covid-19 restrictions. The mood at Sunday's event was fantastic as all...
Laois Secondary Schools Cross Country Championship (10)

In Pictures: Laois secondary schools cross country championship a huge success

Emo Court was the venue for the Laois Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships which took place yesterday. After a two year absence, students really enjoyed...
Emo Court

Laois secondary schools cross country athletics set to resume after two year Covid absence

Athletics competition resumes in Laois Secondary Schools, after a two year break, with the Downeys Suzuki Laois Secondary Schools Cross Country on Wednesday January...
Jack Fenlon

Laois athlete in line for European Championships following two stunning runs in four days

A Laois athlete is in the running to represent Ireland at the European U-18 Championships following two stunning performances in four days. St Abban's athlete...
Ballyroan Run

Ballyroan all set to host 10 mile race and 5km fun run

The Ballyroan 10 Mile race and 5km fun run is set to take place this Sunday January 23. The race registration and number collection will...

In Pictures: Success for Laois athletes at recent Leinster Cross Country Championships

The Cow Park, Dunboyne was the location for the final installment of the Leinster Cross Country Championships 2021. The event gathers all ages with Juvenile,...

In Pictures: 60 athletes burn off the Christmas turkey as St Abban’s Stephen’s Day...

After its cancellation last year, the St Abban's St Stephen’s Day Road Race returned this year with one lap of the Tura Triangle for...
Ballyroan-Abbey 5k run

Cocoman and McDonald take top spots in Ballyroan-Abbey Christmas 5k

The Annual Ballyroan-Abbey GAA 5km race took place on St Stephen’s Day in ideal weather conditions with over 50 people taking part. Naas AC's Joe...
Laois Cross Country Finals (3)

Mulhare and Maher claim Laois cross country titles as Ballyroan-Abbeyleix and St Abban’s win...

Mary Mulhare (Portlaoise) won the Laois ladies senior cross country title for a ninth time in Abbeyleix on Sunday while Colin Maher (Ballyfin) won...
St Abban's Cross Country

In Pictures: Fine performances at All-Ireland Uneven and Novice Cross Country Championships

Remarkably, this Cross country season has seen excellent running conditions in each of the County, Leinster and National championships. This was continued in Gowran, Kilkenny,...
Ballyroan-Abbeyleix Athletics

New venue in Abbeyleix set to host Laois Cross Country championships next week

There will be a new venue for the Laois Senior Cross Country Championships on Sunday, December 19. Ballyroan-Abbeyleix Athletic Club will host the premier County...