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In Pictures: U-12 All-Ireland Rounders glory for Emo as they edge The Heath in...

Emo 21 The Heath 5 All-Ireland U-12 Rounders Final  The first ever U-12 boys All-Ireland Rounders final was held at the weekend. Two neighbouring and highly successful...

Laois trainer shines at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium once again

The Boylesports Champion Stakes offered the chance for many of Ireland’s very best to shine at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night and some familiar...

WATCH: Laois greyhound trainer scores big success at Shelbourne Park

A Laois greyhound trainer was in the winners enclosure following a very prestigious race at the weekend. Timahoe native Karol Ramsbottom saw charge Deadly Destroyer...

Meet horse racing’s newest female star – and she’s from Laois!

There were joyous scenes in Fairyhouse yesterday as a young Laois jockey steered home her first winner in just her third ever race. Julie McDonald,...

Watch: Strong local connections as Laois trainer claims 50th win on Irish soil

There was history for a Laois trainer in Tipperary yesterday as he notched his 50th winner on Irish soil. Portarlington based Kieran Cotter saw his...

Laois Cricket Club awarded €5,000 to help further biodiversity

Laois Cricket Club have been presented with a cheque for €5,000 through the Texaco Support for Sport initiative. The grant will help to further biodiversity...

Laois teenager set to represent Ireland at MMA Youth World Championships

Portarlington teenager Nathan Flanagan, a third-year student at Mountmellick Community College, has been selected to compete for Ireland this summer in the International MMA...

Success for Laois trainer and Laois syndicate at weekend racing in Downpatrick

There was success for a Laois horse racing trainer and a Laois syndicate in Downpatrick at the weekend. Mountrath based Liam Cusack sprung something of...

Paralympic medal the target for Laois swimmer Turner as sights now firmly set on...

The Paralympic Games in Tokyo are now less than three months away and a Laois swimmer who will take part in them has her...

Dislocated shoulder, broken collarbone and a smashed leg – but this Laois woman is...

April Kent and her teammate Siobhan Herbst, of Wicklow, are aiming to become the first Irish people to compete at the World Cup of...

Turner in the medals again with new PB at European championships

Laois swimmer Nicole Turner has claimed her second bronze medal of the week at the World Para European swimming championships in Madeira. Having come third...
Paralympic swimmer Nicole Turner from Portarlington

Laois swimmer claims bronze at world Para European championships

Laois swimmer Nicole Turner has claimed a bronze medal at the World Para Swimming European Open Championships in Madeira this evening. The Portarlington girl came...

Lord Dudley brings up seventh winner of the year for Laois trainer in Roscommon

A Laois trainer celebrated his seventh winner of the season in Roscommon yesterday. Lord Dudley, trained by Portarlington-based Kieran Cotter, pleased favourite backers as he...

WATCH: Success for Laois trainer in Killarney with Snugsborough Hall

There was success for a Laois trainer on Day 2 of the Killarney Racing Festival. Snugsborough Hall, trained by Mountrath based Liam Cusack, won the...

Portlaoise man features strongly in paracycling World Cup as Paralympic bid continues

Portlaoise man Gary O’Reilly produced two stunning displays in the last week to record two fourth place finishes in the UCI Para-Cycling World Cup...
The Heath Golf Club and Athy Tennis Club welcomed back members this week

In Pictures: Local golf and tennis clubs return as restrictions eased

At last, at long, long last restrictions on sporting restrictions have been eased. This week underage sport was allowed to return as well as golf...

Success for Laois trainer and owner in Tramore with Shantou Sisu

There was a big win for a Laois trainer and an owner with strong Laois connections in Tramore yesterday. The 5.40pm Anne Valley Walk Handicap...

Strong Laois connection to winning Grand National horse Minella Times

The success of Minella Times in the Aintree Grand National last Saturday was another huge triumph for jockey Racheal Blackmore, trainer Henry De Bromhead...

Laois woman hoping to make history by becoming first Irish person to compete at...

History is in the making as two of Ireland’s top lady polo players bid to take centre stage for the first time at the...

Strong Laois connection as Acapella Bourgeois bids for Grand National glory

The most iconic horse race in the world takes place this afternoon - and there will be Laois interest in it. The Grand National in...

Weekend Read: Meet the Laois trainer hoping for Grand National glory this weekend

The Irish Grand National takes place in Fairyhouse on Easter Monday - and there is significant Laois interest. Mountrath based trainer Liam Cusack runs Snugsborough...

WATCH: ‘It was what dreams are made of’ – Remembering the great Laois horse...

The Irish Grand National will take place on Bank Holiday Monday in Fairyhouse this weekend. Back in 2017, there were wild celebrations in Coolrain when...

Laois-owned horse bolts up for second Dundalk success

A 28/1 winner in January, a Laois owned horse galloped to his second victory in his last three races in Dundalk last night. Never Mistabeat...

WATCH: Tuohy stars following injury comeback as Geelong collect first win of the season

The AFL season is well underway now and so too is Laois native Zach Tuohy's. Injury kept the Portlaoise man out of the 2020 defeated...
Zach Tuohy

Tuohy set for latest campaign as new Australian Rules season gets underway

Zach Tuohy will begin his 11th Australian Rules season tomorrow morning (Irish time) when Geelong begin their 2021 campaign away to Adelaide. With Covid under...

Plans for ‘hockey Centre of Excellence’ to be developed on grounds of Laois school

Two Laois hockey clubs have joined forces with a secondary school for what could be a very exciting venture. Abbeyleix Junior Hockey Club and Portlaoise...

Fundraiser launched to complete renovation works on ‘ball alley’ in Laois town

A fundraiser to enable a ball alley in a Laois town to be refurbished has been launched. At the end of 2020, the Rathdowney Ball...

Strong Laois connections as West Is Best wins in Clonmel

There was a big win for a Laois trainer and an owner with strong Laois connections in Clonmel yesterday. The 4.35pm Rosegreen Handicap Chase went...

Laois Cricket club benefit from Texaco Support For Sport funding

Laois Cricket club is one of 26 sports clubs from around the country who have been chosen to receive funding under the Texaco Support...
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Cheltenham Virtual Preview Night organised in aid of Midlands Simon Community

Cheltenham is just around the corner and a virtual preview night has been organised in aid of the Midlands Simon Community. The offers many services...