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Six-in-a-row for Laois trainer as filly scoops €24,000 in the Curragh

A Laois trainer pulled off an incredible six-in-a-row success and scooped the top prize of €24,000 at The Curragh yesterday. A Step Too Far, trained...

Dundalk success for Laois trainer ahead of big Curragh race

A Laois trainer bagged his tenth winner of the flat season in Dundalk on Friday night. Ahyoka, at odds of 15/2, won the DundalkStadium.com Handicap,...

The Heath senior men’s rounders team go in search of an All-Ireland final place

The Heath senior men’s rounders team go in search of a place in the All-Ireland final as they take on Carrickmacross from Monaghan this...

Stunning five-in-a-row success for Laois owned horse and trainer

"Even the great Kerry team didn't mange that". Those were the words of Laois trainer Kieran Cotter after his incredible mare galloped to victory yesterday...

Four in a row for Laois trainer as Curragh comes into focus

A Laois trainer brought up a remarkable four-in-a-row success over the weekend. A Step Too Far was victorious on her fourth successive start for Portarlington...

Injury means Tuohy’s landmark 200th appearance is delayed as Geelong produce lovely tribute video

Zach Tuohy will have to wait another week at least to make his landmark 200th AFL appearance but his club Geelong have produced an...

WATCH: Hat-trick for Laois trainer following second Bellewstown success in 24 hours

A Step Too Far came up trumps for her Laois trainer yesterday afternoon as she completed a hat-trick of wins. Kieran Cotter's mare galloped to...

New members welcome as Portlaoise Ladies hockey team get ready for new season

Portlaoise Ladies Hockey Club are excited to return to training as the 2020/2021 season kicks off. The first training session of the season will take...

Success for Laois trainer in Bellewstown as horse seeks hat-trick today

Laois horse racing trainer Kieran Cotter enjoyed his sixth winner of the season in Bellewstown on Wednesday. The Portarlington based flat racing trainer tasted success...

Zach Tuohy set to break Tadhg Kennelly’s AFL record as he also nears significant...

Portlaoise man Zach Tuohy is set to overtake Tadhg Kennelly and go second on the list of most appearances by an Irish player in...

Laois trainer launches ‘Celtic Racing Club’ in bid to give people the chance to...

Laois horse racing trainer Kieran Cotter has launched Celtic Racing Club - aimed at attracting people into the sport who would not have the...

Fifth winner of the season for Laois trainer following Naas success

Laois man Kieran Cotter was back in the winners enclosure yesterday for the fifth time this season. The Portarlington based trainer tasted victory in the...

Weekend Read: Inside the yard of the Laois trainer making huge strides in horse...

Kieran Cotter's rise in the horse racing game in the last 18 months has been nothing short of meteoric. The flat racing trainer - who...

Tuohy facing unusual situation as Australian Rules season carries on

With professional sport across the world coming back in various forms, Laois man Zach Tuohy is facing an unusual month with his club Geelong...

Winning streak continues as Laois trainer scores another victory

For the third time since horse racing resumed in Ireland after the Coronavirus shutdown, a Laois trainer was celebrating victory yesterday. Kieran Cotter's Inflection Point...

Success in the Curragh as Laois trainer claims thrilling win

This weekend would normally have been a huge occasion at the Curragh racecourse but given the times we are in the fact that racing...

Laois golf club set to host programme to encourage women to take up the...

The Heath’s Golf Club's Get Into Golf Programme for Women will commence in early July with an information evening being held on June 25...

Laois trained horse gallops to victory in The Curragh as racing resumes

Sport is slowly starting to emerge from the Coronavirus shutdown and a Laois trained horse enjoyed victory at the weekend. Horse racing is taking place...

Tuohy back in action as AFL resumes Down Under

With Australia escaping the worst of the Coronavirus pandemic, the country has been re-opening in recent weeks with sports fixtures taking place over the...

Women in Sport: Nine-time world champion and Irish kettlebell lifter Maggie Grehan Magee

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on August 9 2019. After a prolonged break, we’re back with another Women in Sport segment. This time we’ve turned...

Paralympic hopes put on hold for Portarlington swimmer Nicole Turner

Portarlington native Nicole Turner had her sights set not just on competing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics later this year but of also finishing...

Women in Sport: Irish international runner Avril Deegan

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on June 21, 2019. Like many people at the top of their game in the sporting world, Cullohill woman...

Laois trainer scores winner on final day of horse racing for the foreseeable future

For sports enthusiasts - this is unquestionably the strangest period in their lives. There is no live sport virtually anywhere in the entire world -...

Zach Tuohy features for Geelong as Australian Rules season gets underway in front of...

Sporting fixtures across the world have been cancelled due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus - but Australian Rules pressed ahead with the start...

CANCELLED: 11th annual Tri-Laois event scheduled for April falls victim to Coronavirus

With colleges, schools and pre-schools closed from today, Friday, March 13, until March 29 and restrictions placed on public gatherings due to the outbreak...

Laois man selected to judge at 2020 Olympics

Denis Donoghue of Portlaoise Gymnastics Club and Gymnastics Ireland has been selected to judge at Tokyo 2020 Olympics. This is Denis's third time getting the...

Horse with strong Laois connections scoops €78,000 in Cheltenham

A horse with strong Laois connections scooped €78,000 at Cheltenham this afternoon. Ronald Pump finished second in the Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle today - the...

In Pictures: Laois Marlins hold another successful Valentine’s Swim Gala

Laois Marlins hosted their Valentines annual Swim Gala at Portlaoise Leisure Centre on February 15, which proved to be a very successful and enjoyable...

Inland Fisheries Ireland call for women in Laois to try fishing

Inland Fisheries Ireland invite women to ‘Try Fishing’ pilot programme. Fisheries Ireland will be running a number of events to give women in Laois and...

In Pictures: Medals galore as Laois Martial Arts travel West for the Mugendo Open

Laois Martial Arts were on the road again, this time to The Mugendo Open in Co Sligo. The team competed in both Light Contact and...