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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...
Paralympic swimmer Nicole Turner from Portarlington

Laois paralympian ‘hopeful’ Tokyo Games will go ahead as she takes second year out...

On March 24 last year, Nicole Turner's world came crashing down when it was announced that the Tokyo Paralympics would not be going ahead...

Laois man’s horse ‘Song Of Earth’ scoops big win in Gowran Park

On Gowran Park's big day, a Laois man has enjoyed a big winner. In brutally heavy conditions, Song Of Earth toughed it out to win...

Handball World Champion Paddy Donovan on 40 year career, greatest achievement and hopes for...

Handballer Paddy Donovan will go down as one of Laois’s most decorated sportsperson as his medal haul is simply incredible. A world champion, four-time world...

New Laois horse racing syndicate enters the winners enclosure with Dundalk success

Horse racing is a thriving sport in Laois at present with trainers and owners wracking up wins galore - and another Laois syndicate entered...

Big Laois involvement as Slade Runner romps to first ever win in Dundalk

There was a huge Laois involvement as a horse called Slade Runner romped to its first ever win in Dundalk last night. Winless in 14...

First winner of 2021 for Laois trainer as foundations laid for stable extension

A Laois trainer tasted success for the first time in 2021 on Friday evening in Dundalk. St George's Head won the Floodlit Friday Nights At...

Watch: Well-known Laois man’s horse claims big prize in Fairyhouse

We could have a Laois horse in Cheltenham this year as Augusta Gold pulled off a remarkable win in Fairyhouse yesterday. The 10/1 shot, owned...

Laois Martial Arts adjusting and moving forward

Laois Martial Arts continues to adjust and move forward during the challenges of COVID-19. The club which is based in Mountmellick, continues to work within...

Prestigious racing award for Laois trainer following remarkable 2020

A Laois horse racing trainer was the winner of a prestigious award at a virtual ceremony last night. Portarlington based Kieran Cotter was deemed a...

New two-year deal for Tuohy as he extends Australian stay

Zach Tuohy will play at least two more seasons in the Australian Football League after signing a new contract with the Geelong Cats that...

Second nomination for Laois trainer as he scores 15th winner of the year

Just a week after a Laois trainer received a nomination for a Horse Racing Ireland Award, he has been nominated for another gong. Portarlington based...

Laois trainer nominated for 2020 Horse Racing Ireland Award

A total of 34 nominations have been made for the 2020 Horse Racing Ireland Awards - and a Laois trainer is among them. These will...

Laois man receives inaugural Leinster Hockey Volunteer of the Month Award

A Laois man has received the inaugural Leinster Hockey Volunteer of the Month Award. Nominations were received from clubs throughout the province which recognised volunteers...

Heartbreak for Tuohy as Richmond come from behind to win AFL Grand Final

There was heartbreak for Laois man Zach Tuohy this morning as his Geelong side were defeated by Richmond in Brisbane’s in the AFL Grand...

High praise for Laois Cricket Club as they win Leinster honours

There was high praise for Laois Cricket Club recently as they claimed Leinster honours. Their grounds in Stradbally won Best Grounds Award as announced by...