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Historic moment for hockey as Laois secondary school record first league win

Dunamase College began their hockey journey almost five years ago now in 2018. The first group of students to play back then navigated the path...

Portlaoise College student claims silver medal at the World Kickboxing Championship

Earlier this month, 3rd Year Portlaoise College student, Ugne Kleinaityte claimed a silver medal at the WKC World Kickboxing Championship. The tournament, which sees the...

Second Laois martial artist stars at World Kickboxing Championship in Italy

Earlier this week, we brought you news that a Laois kickboxer had excelled at the World Championships - and now we have news of...
Shane Allison Kickboxing World (6)

In Pictures: Talented Laois teenager secures bronze medal at World Kickboxing Championships

A young Laois man is really making his mark in the world of martial arts - and he starred on the international stage recently. 16...
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In Pictures: Laois teenager crowned Irish Kickboxing national champion

A Laois teenager was crowned an Irish Kickboxing national champion at a competition in the West of Ireland recently. 15-year-old Sam Horan from Mountmellick travelled...
Richard Monk Cricket match

Memorial charity cricket match set to take place in Stradbally this weekend

The curtain will come down on the cricket season in Laois this weekend as a memorial charity match will be played. This will be the...
Leeside Lions AFL

Laois set to host Aussie Rules All Ireland finals this weekend

The All-Ireland finals of Aussie Rules are set to take place this weekend - and Laois will host the games. The showpiece events will be...
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Lanigan strikes again as Big Island gallops to glory in Galway for Laois connections

There was a big win for a Laois trainer and owners with strong Laois connections in Galway on Monday. The 4.40pm angloprinters.ie Handicap Hurdle went...
Liam Cusack Kilbeggan

Laois horse racing trainer and syndicate enjoy big win in Kilbeggan

A Laois horse racing trainer and a syndicate enjoyed a brilliant victory in Kilbeggan on Friday. Ballyglass Beauty galloped to glory in Westmeath in the...
Shantou Sisu

More success for Laois trainer and owner in Downpatrick with Shantou Sisu

There was a big win for a Laois trainer and an owner with strong Laois connections in Downpatrick on Monday. The 4.45pm Downpatrick Handicap Steeplechase...
Mountmellick Parks Tennis

In Pictures: Parks Tennis coaching programme goes down a treat in Mountmellick

Parks Tennis announced in April that their children’s tennis coaching programme would return to several venues across all provinces during Summer 2022. Laois County Council...
Nicole Turner

Portarlington’s Turner claims two bronze medals at World Para Swimming Championships

Nicole Turner continues to add to her growing medal collection as she won bronze medals in the 50m Butterfly S6 and 100m Breaststroke SB6 at...

In Pictures: Success for Laois Marlins at Leinster Division 1 Championships

Laois Marlins Swimming Club showed great results at the Leinster Division 1 Championships at the National Aquatic Centre recently. This gala is open to swimmers...
Laois MArlins

In Pictures: Laois Marlins host first Swim Gala since re-opening of Portlaoise Leisure Centre

Laois Marlins hosted their fist Swim Gala at Portlaoise Leisure Centre since the beginning of Covid-19 pandemic and after the facility re-opened. The gala took...
Clonaslee Badminton

Clonaslee Badminton Club aiming for Leinster glory in first season

Having only been set up last year as a social outlet due to Covid, Clonaslee Badminton Club are now closing in on success in...
Kieran Cotter

Magical start to new flat season for Laois trainer with four winners on the...

A Laois horse racing trainer has made a very good start to the flat season with four winners recorded already. Kieran Cotter, the Portarlington-based trainer,...

Laois teenager ranked the number one fencer in Ireland following memorable season

A Laois teenager is ranked as the best fencer in Ireland following a remarkable season. Aleksandra Wawrzonek is a Fifth year student in Portlaoise College...
Shane Allison Taekwondo

Laois teenager excels at European Taekwon-Do ITF Championships in Croatia

A Laois teenager is celebrating after enjoying a tremendous week at the European Taekwon-Do ITF Championships in Croatia. 16-year-old Shane Allison from Ballybrittas represented Ireland...
Portlaoise Volleyball

Second All-Ireland volleyball title of the year sealed by Laois secondary school

Portlaoise College boys, with the guidance of their coach Pawel Nowakiewicz, ended the year with yet another All-Ireland title. First, Senior Boys won the All-Ireland...
Mountrath CS All-IReland Volleyball Champions (2)

Magic Mountrath Community School claim Second Year All-Ireland Volleyball title

Mountrath Community School are All-Ireland Second Year Volleyball champions. The girls and their coach Katie Wallace won the All-Ireland title in the Sports Arena in...
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Laois man plays a role at the Winter European Youth Olympic Festival in Finland

The Winter Youth Olympic Festival took place in Finland last week and a Laois man was in attendance. Darragh Lyons travelled to Vuokatti to take...

In Pictures: Smiles galore as Abbeyleix Hockey celebrate Leinster glory

Under the watchful eye of Vinegar Hill, the Abbeyleix Hockey Club’s 6th class girls contested a Leinster final on Sunday. They marched into Enniscorthy to...
Portlaoise Hockey

Big weekend for Portlaoise Hockey as they prepare to contest Cup semi final

All roads lead to Loreto in Kilkenny this Saturday as Portlaoise Ladies Hockey team take on Genesis 4th Hockey Club in the Women’s Division...
Karol Ramsbottom Shelbourne Park

Success for Laois trainer on at recent meeting at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium

Shelbourne Park said goodbye to early starts in some style on Saturday with the second round of the RCETS Gold Cup providing some excellent...

In Pictures: All-Ireland volleyball glory for Laois secondary school

Almost eight years to the day that Portlaoise College won their first ever All-Ireland crown, a new batch of Volleyballers were making history of...
Karol Ramsbottom

Laois greyhound trainer claims a remarkable treble at Shelbourne Park Winter Racing Festival

Timahoe trainer Karol Ramsbottom enjoyed a superb treble at Shelbourne Park this weekend as the quickest greyhounds in the country were in action at...

In Pictures: All smiles as Laois Marlins return to the water for the first...

It was smiles galore as Laois Marlins returned to competitive swimming for the first time in 18 months. Not since March 2020, prior to Covid-19,...
Liam Cusack Arrycan Horse Racing

Successful weekend for Laois trainer and syndicate in Fairyhouse

A Laois horse racing trainer enjoyed a very successful weekend at meetings in Fairyhouse and Limerick. On Saturday, Liam Cusack's Arrycan was victorious in Fairyhouse. He...
Emo Rounders New

In Pictures: Rounders season comes to a close as Emo Boys and Girls claim...

The Community Games National Rounders Finals took place at the weekend in the University of Limerick and Emo had two rounders teams taking part. Emo...
Speedacus

Memorable Navan performance for Laois trainer as Curragh meeting on the horizon

A Laois trainer who enjoyed huge success in Navan last weekend will be hoping for more of the same in The Curragh this weekend. Portarlington...