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First football team of the week for 2020 before restrictions ceased play

It all began with great excitement - before it was called to a halt within three days. The Laois senior football championships got underway last...
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Previewing Friday’s Laois club football championship action

Laois Shopping Centre SFC R1 – Arles-Killeen v Graiguecullen In MW Hire O’Moore Park at 7.15pm The second game of the 2020 championship sees two teams...

Barrowhouse up and running in junior championship as Killeshin record big win over Ballylinan

Barrowhouse 0-18 Errill 0-5 Laois JFC 'A' Round 1 Barrowhouse and Errill haven't met in too many GAA fixtures over the years but Barrowhouse made the...

Second half goals do the trick as The Rock down Annanough

Annanough 0-11 The Rock 3-9 Laois Shopping Centre IFC Round 1 The Rock have their first win in this year’s championship after a stunning victory over...

Late Whelan goal seals dramatic win for Ballyroan Abbey over St Joseph’s in Laois...

Ballyroan-Abbey 1-9 St Joseph's 0-11 Laois Shopping Centre SFC Round 1 A dramatic late goal from Diarmuid Whelan saw Ballyroan Abbey claim a one-point win over...

16 young players to watch out for in the Senior football championship

The most important competition in club football in Laois gets underway this week as the senior championship begins. There are a total of eight games...

Laois inter-county referee calls for ‘patience’ as officials set to implement new rules

The adult football championships got underway last night with the Junior B meeting between Spink and Slieve Bloom. That was also the first adult competitive...

Previewed and Profiled: Portlaoise still the team to beat as Senior football championship begins

The senior football championship gets underway this evening with champions Portlaoise still the team to beat. 16 teams line up to take part as the...

Late Dwyer point sees Spink and Slieve Bloom share spoils in Junior ‘B’ opener

Spink 1-9 Slieve Bloom 1-9 Laois Shopping Centre Junior 'B' Football Championship Round 1 Slieve Bloom had to settle for a share of the spoils in...

14 young players to watch out for in the Intermediate and Junior football championships

Brought to you in association with Telfords A few months ago – it didn’t look likely that we would see any championship action in 2020. However,...

Previewed and Profiled: Runners and riders line up for Intermediate football championship

The Intermediate football championship gets underway on Thursday with plenty at stake once again. Eight teams line up with six 'first' teams and the second...

Remembering the career of Bobby Miller – who made a huge contribrition to Laois...

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in March 2019, ahead of a decisive National Football League game between Laois and Carlow The Laois and Carlow...

County Final Memory: Ballyroan end 42-year wait in 1992 before reaching Leinster club final

Ballyroan 0-8 St Joseph’s 0-6 1992 Laois SFC Final Throughout the 1980s and into the early 1990s, few Laois football clubs suffered as much heartache as...

Former Laois manager takes the reins at football club ahead of championship

Sean Dempsey is set to be a very busy man over the next few months as he has taken charge of a second football...

Killeshin withdraw from Kelly Cup following contact with positive Coronavirus case

Killeshin have informed Laois GAA that they have decided to withdraw from the Kelly Cup. The decision means that they have fore-fitted their semi final...

Leinster Final Memory: Greatest day of all in 2003

If only all the days in Croke Park could be like this one. Sunday, July 20, 2003 is a day that will live long in...

Goals key as St Brigid’s get the better of St Paul’s

St Brigid's 2-12 St Paul's 0-9 Laois Ladies SFC Round 1 St Brigid’s got their 2020 championship campaign off to the perfect start as they defeated...

County Final Memory: The Heath get the better of Emo in 1974

The Heath 0-8 Emo 0-7 1974 Laois SFC Final "Pure grit is hard to beat," read the opening line of the Nationalist match report in 1974 after...

Looking back at Laois’s All Ireland minor final loss to a star-studded Tyrone team...

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on All Ireland final Sunday in 2018, as Tyrone faced up to Dublin in Croke Park, 20 years...

Commending one of Portlaoise GAA’s finest club men – the great Sonny Keogh

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in November 2018 In the run up to this weekend’s Leinster SFC quarter-final meeting, we decided to take a...
Arles-Kilcruise are one of four sides we preview for tonight's games

Second Laois GAA club suspends activity amid Coronavirus fears

Arles-Kilcruise have become the second Laois GAA club to suspend activities until further notice after players from their club came in contact with a...

Laois GAA club pause all activities for ten days following close contact with positive...

Killeshin GAA club have paused all activities for ten days, until Monday, July 27, following a close contact with a confirmed Coronavirus case. Killeshin's junior...

Two Laois GAA clubs caught up in Coronavirus situation after Carlow player tests positive

Two Laois GAA clubs have found themselves in the middle of a Covid-19 situation after playing practice matches against a team who have had...

Tommy ‘The Boy Wonder’ Murphy: ‘Even better to watch than Mick O’Connell’

A couple of weeks ago the team in Newstalk’s Off the Ball picked Laois’s ‘Sporting Mount Rushmore’ - the county’s four greatest sports people...

Former Laois footballer transfers to Munster club ahead of championship

Former Laois footballer Billy Sheehan has transferred to Clare football side Cratloe ahead of the upcoming club championships. The former Emo and Laois attacker has...

County Final Memory: Significant triumph for Spink in 1986

Spink 1-9 Rosenallis 1-8 1986 Laois JFC Final In the normal scheme of things, a Junior ‘B’ county final ranks well down the pecking order when...

Laois football boss could add to his panel after club championships

Laois senior football boss Mike Quirke says that it may be possible for him to add to his current Laois senior football panel if...

WATCH: Class footage of one of Laois’s greatest ever defenders

This is class. After previously producing videos on Ross Munnelly and Beano McDonald - the very talented Kilkenny-based sports photographer Maurice Walsh is back with...

Revised draws made for Leinster U-20 hurling, minor football and minor hurling championships

The draws for the revised Leinster U-20 hurling, minor football and hurling championships have been made this evening. Both of the minor teams could have...

County Final Memory: St Joseph’s come of age as they achieve big breakthrough in...

St Joseph's 1-7 Timahoe 0-7 1973 Laois SFC Final If ever there was a success waiting to happen it was the St Joseph's footballers in 1973. Having...