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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...

‘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...

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...
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...

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...

‘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...

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...

Former Laois minor and U-20 footballer transfers from one side of the county to...

A former Laois minor and U-20 footballer has had his application to transfer from one side of the county to the other accepted. Rob Tyrrell...
The Harps team that won the 2000 Laois Junior 'A' football final

County Final Memory: The Harps defeat Abbeyleix to claim junior football honours in 2000

The Harps 1-5 Abbeyleix 0-4 2000 Laois JFC 'A' Final The Harps and Abbeyleix have had an on-off relationship with football over the years but in...

WATCH: Brilliant highlight footage of Laois’s win over mighty Meath in ’92

Footage of a brilliant day in the history of Laois GAA from 29 years ago has surfaced online. In the summer of 1992, the Laois...

Laois U-20 boss Kinsella calls on GAA to ensure championship is included in restructured...

Laois U-20 football manager Eddie Kinsella has called on the GAA to ensure their championship is included in the redrafted fixture plan for 2021. The...

Laois footballer Begley hoping to finish inter-county career on a positive note

Laois footballer Colm Begley says he would like to finish his inter-county career on a positive note after an injury hit couple of seasons. A...

Three Laois intermediate clubs reappoint managers for 2021 season

Three Laois intermediate football clubs have confirmed their managers for the 2021 season. Former Laois manager Sean Dempsey is set to be very busy whenever...

Annanough appoint joint managers as they bid to make immediate return to intermediate ranks

Annanough have appointed Andy Shortall and Donal Miller as joint managers ahead of the 2021 club season when they will be hoping to make...

Former Clare goalkeeper transfers to Killeshin ahead of 2021 season

The Killeshin footballers have been boosted ahead of the 2021 season with the news that a former Clare senior goalkeeper has transferred to the...

Former Laois footballer appointed new trainer of Wicklow GAA club

A former Laois and Stradbally footballer has been appointed as the trainer of a Wicklow club for 2021. Daragh McEvoy, who lives in Wicklow town...

Introducing the 2020 LaoisToday Senior football Team of the Year

We don't know who the 2020 champions will be - but we have chosen our team of the year from the games that did...

Mountmellick turn to former star as they seek intermediate football glory in 2021

The Mountmellick footballers will have former championship-winning captain Gordon Lalor in charge for the 2021 season as they seek to return to the senior...

45 players nominated for LaoisToday 2020 senior football Team of the Year

The 2020 edition of the Laois senior football championship has yet to be completed. Last year, we made it down to the semi final stages...
We've picked out five great Laois GAA people who we'd love to see feature on Laochra Gael

Five Laois GAA greats we’d love to see featured on Laochra Gael

On the last two Thursday nights the TG4 programme Laochra Gael has again produced the goods in terms of a GAA documentary. Last week it...
Stradbally 1997

County Final Memory: Stradbally strike late to end 56-year wait in 1997

Stradbally 2-10 Portlaoise 0-10 1997 Laois SFC Final For one of the county's most traditional and successful clubs, Stradbally had to endure an almost 60-year wait...

All-Star added to Laois U-20 management while minor football boss reappointed

2003 All-Star winning goalkeeper Fergal Byron has been appointed as a selector with the Laois U-20 footballers. Byron, who also hold the role of Coaching...

From a Leinster final, to being dropped and coming back again – the story...

At 19-years-of-age, Finbarr Crowley made his senior inter-county debut in 2018 and started for Laois in a Leinster final against Dublin. But less than a...

UPDATED: Laois senior football clubs confirm managers for 2021

All 16 Laois senior football clubs have confirmed their managers for the 2021 season. 6 of the 16 clubs have appointed new managers from the...

Courtwood turn to intermediate championship-winning manager for 2021 season

Eddie Kinsella will manage the Courtwood footballers once again in 2021, following his ratification by the club's virtual AGM at the weekend. Kinsella managed his...