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Three Laois martial arts kickboxers are heading to the European championships

Three Laois boys and girls will all be representing Ireland at the World Association of Kickboxing Organisations (WAKO) European Kickboxing championships next week. Laois martial...

National championships honour for two friends from Laois Marlins swim club

The Irish Age division one swimming championships, otherwise known as the Irish national swimming championships, takes place at the end of July every year. ...

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

Brought to you in association with The Heritage Hotel and Spa Killenard  After a prolonged break, we're back with another Women in Sport segment. This time...

Weekend Read: Zach Tuohy on his AFL title hopes, aiming for history and his...

Just as our own All-Ireland series in both hurling and football codes reach their crescendo over the coming weeks, so too does Aussie Rules...

In Pictures: Laois Archery host successful national championship

Laois Archery had the enormous honour of hosting this year's IFAF Nationals on their outdoor course in Clonkeen last weekend. The two-day competition attracted over...

In Pictures: Captain’s Day tournament at Athy Tennis Club

Athy Tennis Club ran its annual Captains Day tennis tournament on Saturday, July 20, in aid of "Make A Wish Ireland" charity. Fifty players took...

Laois Marlins compete in top swim Meet in Irish calendar

The Irish Age group division two championships is one of the top Swim meets in the Irish calendar for young swimmers. This Championship takes place...

Three Laois men on their marks for the European Dragon boat championship

Three Laois men have worked tirelessly to represent their club and country in the European Dragon Boat club crew championship in Seville. Michael Renehan from...

Laois Archery to host Irish Field Archery Federation National Championships

Over the final weekend of July, Laois will welcome archers from across the country as Laois Archery hosts the 2019 Irish Field Archery Federation...

In Pictures: Laois duo claim gold at European Ultimate Frisbee Championships

This sport sounds bizarre but two Laois women won't care about that as they were part of an Ireland team which claimed a European...

In Pictures: Athy Tennis club President’s Day Tournament a big success

Athy Tennis Club ran their annual President's Day tennis tournament on recently. The weather was perfect on June 15 and all the participants enjoyed good...

In Pictures: Laois Marlins feature well at Leinster Division 1 Swimming Championships

Laois Marlins Swimming Club achieved super results at the Leinster Division 1 Championships on the June Bank Holiday Weekend. The Leinster Championship is a three...

Women in Sport: Irish international runner Avril Deegan

Brought to you in association with The Heritage Hotel and Spa Killenard  Like many people at the top of their game in the sporting world,...
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WATCH: Paddy Power visit Laois trainer ahead of Royal Ascot race

A Laois trainer and his family will be hoping for glory at one of the most famous flat horse racing tracks in the world...

In Pictures: From kickboxing in Laois to Hungary

Three incredible Laois kickboxers set their sights on Hungary in last month. Laois Martial Arts Kickboxers; Edward Comerford, Caitlin Knight and Chloe Shortall made...

Turner takes home gold at the Swimming World Series in Berlin

Laois Paralympian Nicole Turner has brought home a haul of three medals back to Portarlington with her after the final leg of the Para...

In Pictures: All-Ireland Rounders success for Emo

Last Monday June 3, saw the All-Ireland U-13 Boys’ and U13 Girls’ rounders championships take place in The Heath GAA. Teams came from all over...

In Pictures: Laois Martial Arts win big at All-Irelands

Laois Martial Arts had a busy few weeks taking part in the All Irelands over two separate weekends in April and May. The event...

Women in Sport: WATCH – Irish Paralympian Nicole Turner on her dreams for Toyko...

Brought to you in association with The Heritage Hotel and Spa Killenard  For this week's Women in Sport, we decided to change it up a...

Athy Tennis Club hold Pizza Tournament and present prizes

Athy Tennis Club held a Pizza Tournament recently and had players from Portarlington, Rathangan and Athy. It was a fantastic night of competitive tennis, pizza...

In Pictures: Laois Marlins soar to success at Aerlingus Gala

The Laois Marlins Swim Club had skeleton squad attend the Aerlingus Short Course Gala on May 25 and 26. Though the squad was small, it...

In Pictures: Laois Marlins take impressive medal haul at the Wexford Summer Gala

The Laois Marlins Swimming Club was out in force once again at the Wexford Summer Gala. This is a level 3 Gala, which is perfect...

In Pictures: Laois Marlins Dominate at Leinster Division 2 Championships

The Laois Marlins Swimming Club was in top form at the Leinster Division 2 Championships May Bank Holiday Weekend, at the National Aquatic Centre...

In Pictures: Laois Martial Arts prove they are Elite in latest challenge

Laois Martial Arts travelled to Wexford for their latest challenge to the B Elite Open. The event is held every year and is a...

In Pictures: Laois Marlins enjoy successful Kilkenny Spring Gala

Laois Marlins Swimming Club members were out in force on Easter Saturday at the Kilkenny Spring Gala. This was a fun gala, and it focused...

The Heath rounders teams continue winning ways

The Heath’s senior mixed and men’s rounders teams kept up their winning start to the season with impressive victories against Sporting Limerick and Adamstown...

Two horses with Laois connections win big on Day 2 at Punchestown

The Punchestown Horse racing festival is on to Day 2 and it has been a great day for Laois. Two of the first three races...

Meet the Laois teenager balancing the Leaving Cert with an international swimming career

Portlaoise's Sean Scannell has to be one of the busiest teenagers in the entire country. The 17-year-old is getting ready to sit his Leaving Cert...
Zach Tuohy celebrates after his first Geelong game

Zach is back as Geelong put down an early season marker

Zach Tuohy has made a winning return to the Aussie Rules top flight this weekend. It’s still early days but his Geelong team sit alone...

Horses with Laois connections feature in Irish Grand National

Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins are celebrating Grand National success this afternoon after favourite Burrows Saint galloped to victory in Fairyhouse. However, two horses with...
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