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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...

In Pictures: Success for Laois Martial Arts at New Year’s Open

Laois Martial Arts had a busy start to their 2020 fight season. The team competed in the New Year's Open in Citywest in late...

Portlaoise Ladies Hockey all set for annual fundraiser

Portlaoise Ladies Hockey Club are holding their annual fundraising Comedy Night in Kavanagh’s Bar and Venue in Portlaoise on Saturday February 22 at 9.30pm,...

Fine win for Portlaoise Ladies Hockey in Leinster League

Portlaoise Ladies 1 Three Rock Rovers 3rd 0 Leinster Ladies Hockey League  Following on from their 5-0 win last weekend, Portlaoise Ladies Hockey club came away...

Laois girl wins bronze in International Agility Competition

Becky Mullally from Laois placed 3rd in the small dog category when she joined a team of junior dog agility athletes and their dogs...

In Pictures: Portarlington swimmer Shane Ryan honoured with Civic Reception

Portarlington swimmer Shane Ryan was honoured with a Civic Reception by Laois County Council recently. Ryan enjoyed a remarkable end to 2019 as he competed...

Big success in latest league match with Portlaoise Hockey

Portlaoise 5 Our Lady’s Templeogue 0 Ladies Leinster Hockey League Division 9 Even the arrival of Storm Ciara didn’t dampen the spirits of Portlaoise Ladies Hockey...

In Pictures: Fantastic Performances by Laois Marlins at the National Aquatic Centre

With the start of the Long Course racing season Laois Marlins Swim Club delivered a strong performance over the last two weekends in the...

Laois teenager looking for support as he heads to the Quarter Horse Youth World...

Cody Lacumbre is 18 years old and is based on his family’s ranch, popularly known as Fossey Mountain Springs in Timahoe, in Laois. The teenager...

Darts superstar Fallon Sherrock is coming to Portlaoise for charity event

Fallon Sherrock (25) made history last December when she became the first ever female darts player to win a round at the PDC World...

Brave performance sees Portlaoise fall short to Weston in hockey league

Portlaoise 0 Weston 1 Leinster Ladies Hockey League Division 9 Portlaoise Ladies Hockey Club travelled up to Lucan on Saturday to compete against Weston Hockey Club....

Laois priest’s horse ‘Total Recall’ wins big chase at Gowran Park

A horse with big Laois connections galloped to glory in Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase at Gowran this afternoon. 'Total Recall' won at odds of 16/1...

Big win for Portlaoise in Leinster hockey league

Portlaoise 2 Wicklow 1 Leinster Ladies Hockey League Division 9 Wicklow 1st, who lie in second place in the league table, proved to be tough opposition...

Huge Laois involvement as ‘My Club Colours’ romps home in Punchestown

A horse with huge Laois connections romped to victory over the weekend in Punchestown. 'My Club Colours', owned by Gaels Racing Club, triumphed at odds...

Laois swimmer nominated for Young Athlete of the Year and she needs your votes

Online publication Her.ie have released their nominees for Sport Woman of the Year, Young Athlete of the Year and Team of the Year. 2019 has...

In Pictures: Laois Marlins hold a hugely successful Winter Gala

Laois Marlins hosted a very successful winter Gala on the recently at Portlaoise Leisure Centre. A huge turn out of swimmers from neighboring clubs attended...