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World-record breaking attempts to come to Laois this Saturday

On Saturday September 22, world record attempts and efforts to break world records will be taking place in Laois. A super kettlebell marathon is coming...

In Pictures: Irish clay pigeon shooting captain honoured in Errill

A Rathdowney man was honoured for his role as the Irish international clay shooting captain last Friday night in Ray's Bar, Errill. Paddy Peters was...

Turner earns silver medal at the European swimming championships

Portarlington teenager Nicole Turner has won a silver medal in the women’s 50 meter butterfly tonight in the European Para Swimming Championships in Dublin. Sixteen...

Gold for Laois man at World Handball Championships

Portlaoise man Paddy Donovan became the Men’s 50+ World Handball Singles champion yesterday in America. The Monavea Handball Club man claimed glory after a gripping...

Laois teen Nicole ready to rock European swimming championships

Portarlington teenager Nicole Turner is getting ready for one of her biggest competitions yet on home soil - the World Para swimming European championships. Sixteen...

After 33 years, Laois Cricket Club is moving to a new home

For the past 33 years cricketers and spectators alike in Laois have travelled to Togher outside Portlaoise, where the Laois Cricket Club has made...

Ryan earns bronze at European Swimming finals

An Irish swimmer with Laois connections claimed a dazzling bronze medal at the European Swimming championships in Glasgow at the weekend. Ryan was born in...

Rosenallis man takes on first ever MMA challenge this weekend

One Rosenallis man has stepped out of his comfort zone to complete strenuous and, at times, excruciating training over the last six months to compete in...

Laois to host to the All-Ireland Rounders semi-finals for the first time

Laois will be the host county for the senior Rounders All-Ireland semi-finals in Rathleague, Portlaoise, on Sunday, July 29. Of course, there is an added...
Zach Tuohy celebrates after his first Geelong game

WATCH: Tuohy kicks the winner for Geelong Cats in crucial game against Melbourne

Geelong Cats fans are praising the luck of the Irish after Portlaoise man Zach Tuohy kicked the match winner today. The siren to signal the...

Heath Rounders Set for All Ireland Semi-Final

The Heath senior Women and senior Mixed rounders teams booked their place in the All Ireland semi finals with impressive wins against Adamstown of...

Laois girl selected on Team Ireland for European Para Swimming Championships

A young swimmer from Portarlington has been selected to take part on the Ireland team for the European Para Swimming Championships. The competition takes place...

In Pictures: Big success for Cullohill Handball Club at Feile Na nGael

Cullohill Handball continue to achieve great success on the provincial and National Stage, after a successful Leinster Championships campaign the juvenile teams went to...

Double All-Ireland Feile Rounders glory for Emo

Emo U-14 Boys and Girls travelled to The Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence near Ballyhaunis in Mayo to compete in the All-Ireland Féile na...

In Pictures: Clough-Ballacolla win All-Ireland Féile na nGael Handball title

A team of five boys from Clough-Ballacolla handball club were crowned Division One winners of the One Wall John West Féile na nGael Handball...

Three Laois athletes will represent Leinster in the Special Olympics Ireland Games

Three Laois athletes will represent their county and province in the Special Olympics Ireland Games. Tomás White from Portlaoise, Sean Conlon from Stradbally and Ballyfin's...

Laois Martial Arts secure 10 medals in All-Ireland kickboxing championships

Eight kickboxers from Laois Martial Arts took part in the All-Ireland kickboxing championships on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April. All winning competitors automatically secure...

Two from three for The Heath rounders club in a bumper Sunday meeting

The Heath rounders teams welcomed Erne Eagles from Cavan and Greenhills to The Heath for a quadruple header on Sunday afternoon. The game of the...
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In Pictures: Laois team secures All-Ireland success

The 32 year wait was ended as the Laois Rings Team won the All-Ireland competition in the Green Isle Hotel, Dublin, on Friday April 13...

Laois set to host European Kettlebell Championships next weekend

Laois is set to host the largest European Kettlebell Marathon championships to date from Friday May 25 to Sunday May 27. Portlaoise will be hosting...

In Pictures: Midland Utd hold Powerchair football session in Camross

Members of Midland Utd Powerchair football team held an open training session in Camross Community Centre recently. Camross native Seán Cuddy is part of the...

The Heath begin quest for fourth All-Ireland title with a win

The Heath men’s rounders team started their quest for four in a row All Ireland titles with an impressive victory over newcomers Sean Connolly’s...

The Heath Ladies Rounders team make winning start

The Heath ladies announced their comeback to the rounders scene with an emphatic victory over Clonaslee on The Heath on Sunday morning. The foundations were...

Well-known Laois man’s horse claims big prize in Tramore

The Portarlington colours were victorious in Waterford at the weekend as Augusta Gold claimed the bumper in Tramore. The horse, owned by Kieran Leavy and...
Zach Tuohy celebrates after his first Geelong game

150 not out as Tuohy in line for landmark Australian Rules appearance

Laois man Zach Tuohy will hit another significant landmark in his Australian Rules career this weekend when he makes his 150th AFL appearance. He has...
Totall Recall will be for Aintree Grand National glory

Disappointment for Total Recall in Aintree Grand National

There was disappointment for Total Recall - the horse part-owned by Portlaoise Parish Priest Monsignor John Byrne - in the Randox Aintree Grand National...

In Pictures: Glory for Laois kickboxers at Dutch Open

Laois Kickboxers, Chloe Shortall and Caitlin Knight, returned to Ireland victorious after success at a tournament in The Netherlands recently. The pair represented Mountmellick based...
Totall Recall will be for Aintree Grand National glory

Horse with Laois connections favourite for Aintree Grand National

Laois will have a keen interest in the Aintree Grand National this Saturday when Total Recall, a horse owned by the Monsignor John Byrne’s...
Abbeyleix winning hockey team

Abbeyleix crowned West Leinster hockey champions after play-off success

Abbeyleix U-16 girls came out on top in the West Leinster Hockey play off on Sunday April 8 at the Harriers club in Tullamore. Eight...

In Pictures: Wonderful occasion as thousands attend Tri Laois

There was 350 competitors, an army of stewards and marshals totalling almost 100 and many more spectators at the Portlaoise Leisure Centre today for...
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