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Fixtures details confirmed as Laois ladies and Laois Camogie set to resume competitive action...

The Laois ladies and Laois Camogie teams are set to resume competitive action on the weekend of May 22/23. The initial plan for the National...

Games, games, games – advice for coaches of young players as restrictions on underage...

One of the first restrictions set to be eased at the end of this month is that underage sports training is allowed to resume. And...

A magic win over Monaghan and an early career defeat among O’Loughlin’s defining memories

Given that John O'Loughlin has played for Laois for so long and has been an ever present on the county senior football team since...
The Ballypickas team that won the Laois Junior hurling final in 1994

County Final Memory: Ballypickas claim junior hurling honours in 1994

Ballypickas 1-7 Kyle 0-5 1994 Laois JHC ‘A’ Final Ballypickas and Kyle are two of the smallest hurling clubs in Laois but they’re two clubs with...

Laois footballer nominated for prestigious Gaelic Players Association academic award

The Gaelic Players Association launched their inaugural GPA Excellence Awards recently. These brand new awards have been split into six different categories. The nominations for each...

‘It’s a complete and utter disaster when you have Dublin in your province’

Being in a province with the Dublin footballers is "a complete and utter disaster" according to former Laois player Peter O'Leary who believes the...

Laois GAA club set to resume popular bingo game – but with a twist

A Laois GAA club have announced the resumption of their popular bingo game - but with a twist. Due to Covid-19, Portarlington GAA have decided...

Blow for club and county as key forward ruled out for season with injury

There has been a pre-season blow for the Laois hurlers and Rathdowney-Errill as a key forward is set to be out for the 2021...

What the new GAA schedule is likely to mean for Laois

After weeks of speculation, the GAA revealed their new calendar for the 2021 season yesterday. All conditional on the Covid-19 situation of course, the calendar...

Restructured league, no backdoor and club activity – 2021 GAA calendar will see action...

The GAA have announced the fixture calendar for both football and hurling at inter-county level - and given an indication for when they believe...

GAA ‘hopeful’ for a return to club training for adults in May

The GAA are 'hopeful' that adult club players will be permitted to return to training in May. All club activity has been suspended at adult...

Laois ladies footballers learn national league fate as fixtures and structure confirmed for 2021...

Taoiseach Micheal Martin gave elite inter-county GAA the green light to resume from April 19 - and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association are first...

Mike Quirke: ‘Collective sessions were never on our agenda’

Collective training sessions haven't been considered by the Laois senior footballers during this latest lockdown, according to manager Mike Quirke. The Kerry man was speaking...

#LoveLaois: Remembering nine magical days for Laois teams in Croke Park

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in August 2020. As a county, we're obviously not Kerry or Kilkenny or Dublin. We don't have countless All...

Laois Hurling Memory: Offaly, the side netting and last-minute winner in 1981

Offaly 3-20 Laois 6-10 1981 Leinster SHC semi-final Imagine scoring 6-10 in a Leinster championship semi-final and not winning. Imagine being a point up with a minute...

The 11 stages of every GAA club player’s life and career

A Star of the Future, a Young Lad or a Former Great? People dedicate their lives to their GAA team and the beauty of it...
Annanough 1978

County Final Memory: Annanough return to top tier with intermediate football success in 1978

Annanough 2-9 Park 1-4 1978 Laois IFC Final Annanough and Park-Ratheniska have a strong rivalry, one that included senior county final battles in the 1950s and...
John O'Loughlin

Time out nor retirement never appealed to long-serving O’Loughlin

Given the demands of inter-county GAA, it's a rare thing for someone to have a long career without some kind of break along the...

WATCH: Laois football manager Mike Quirke on 2021 season, the Dubs and his coaching...

Mike Quirke has had the most unusual two seasons as Laois senior football manager. He was no length in the job in 2020 when the...

Laois camogie unveil new sponsors for 2021 season

Laois camogie have unveiled details of two new sponsors for the 2021 season. Aylward Heavy Haulage will have their name on the front of the...

How a warm-weather training camp in Spain led to one of Laois’s greatest days...

Footage of the Laois footballer's Leinster championship win over Meath in 1992 surfaced online recently.  Meath had been in four of the previous five All...

Young hurlers also to be catered for under new Laois GAA athletic development plan

Young Laois hurlers that aren't on the county senior or U-20 panels but who may have the potential to make it in the coming...

Laois Gaels and DCU to deliver webinar on combining college life with sport

Laois Gaels, Laois Coaching and Games and DCU are teaming up to provide a webinar this evening. The focus of the webinar, which gets underway...

‘2003 was a brilliant year for Laois but it was a heartbreaking year for...

The 2003 season for the Laois footballers will always be remembered for the Leinster final success but it was a year that had numerous...
Killeshin 1993

County Final Memory: Killeshin deny The Rock to claim intermediate football title in 1993

Killeshin 0-7 The Rock 0-6 1993 Laois IFC Final Intermediate football in Laois is generally not known for its high scoring and that was certainly the...

Well-known Laois man’s photograph of huge GAA fan wins national award

A well-known Laois man's photograph of a huge Laois GAA fan has won a national award. Graiguecullen's Paul Dargan and his photo of the legendary...

Laois GAA unveil details of new Athletic Development Programme to keep players in the...

Laois GAA have unveiled details of a new Athletic Development Programme aimed at football players aged from 18 to 24. The programme will provide strength...

‘Mars bars’ rather than barbells as Laois success of late 90s ‘cyclical’ rather than...

You'll travel a long way in life before you meet someone who isn't nostalgic in some shape or form. And when you talk to a...

Three Laois junior football clubs confirm managers for 2021 season

Three Laois junior football clubs have confirmed their managers for the 2021 season. One of them, Park-Ratheniska, will be hoping that they will be intermediate...

Laois GAA clubs urged to attend virtual meeting in relation to roll-out of new...

A new structure in Laois GAA could see clubs have their own full-time coaches from next year - with the salary part-funded by Laois...