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In Pictures: Laois team secures All-Ireland success

The 32 year wait was ended as the Laois Rings Team won the All-Ireland competition in the Green Isle Hotel, Dublin, on Friday April 13...

Laois set to host European Kettlebell Championships next weekend

Laois is set to host the largest European Kettlebell Marathon championships to date from Friday May 25 to Sunday May 27. Portlaoise will be hosting...

In Pictures: Midland Utd hold Powerchair football session in Camross

Members of Midland Utd Powerchair football team held an open training session in Camross Community Centre recently. Camross native Seán Cuddy is part of the...

The Heath begin quest for fourth All-Ireland title with a win

The Heath men’s rounders team started their quest for four in a row All Ireland titles with an impressive victory over newcomers Sean Connolly’s...

The Heath Ladies Rounders team make winning start

The Heath ladies announced their comeback to the rounders scene with an emphatic victory over Clonaslee on The Heath on Sunday morning. The foundations were...

Well-known Laois man’s horse claims big prize in Tramore

The Portarlington colours were victorious in Waterford at the weekend as Augusta Gold claimed the bumper in Tramore. The horse, owned by Kieran Leavy and...
Zach Tuohy celebrates after his first Geelong game

150 not out as Tuohy in line for landmark Australian Rules appearance

Laois man Zach Tuohy will hit another significant landmark in his Australian Rules career this weekend when he makes his 150th AFL appearance. He has...
Totall Recall will be for Aintree Grand National glory

Disappointment for Total Recall in Aintree Grand National

There was disappointment for Total Recall - the horse part-owned by Portlaoise Parish Priest Monsignor John Byrne - in the Randox Aintree Grand National...

In Pictures: Glory for Laois kickboxers at Dutch Open

Laois Kickboxers, Chloe Shortall and Caitlin Knight, returned to Ireland victorious after success at a tournament in The Netherlands recently. The pair represented Mountmellick based...
Totall Recall will be for Aintree Grand National glory

Horse with Laois connections favourite for Aintree Grand National

Laois will have a keen interest in the Aintree Grand National this Saturday when Total Recall, a horse owned by the Monsignor John Byrne’s...
Abbeyleix winning hockey team

Abbeyleix crowned West Leinster hockey champions after play-off success

Abbeyleix U-16 girls came out on top in the West Leinster Hockey play off on Sunday April 8 at the Harriers club in Tullamore. Eight...

In Pictures: Wonderful occasion as thousands attend Tri Laois

There was 350 competitors, an army of stewards and marshals totalling almost 100 and many more spectators at the Portlaoise Leisure Centre today for...

Swimmer with strong Laois links sets new national record

Olympian Shane Ryan - a man with strong Portarlington connections - set a new Irish record at the Irish Open swimming championship in the...

Huge crowd to descend on Portlaoise for annual triathlon on Saturday

350 cyclists and runners will descend on Portlaoise tomorrow for the Trilogy Triathlon Club Laois’s Annual Triathlon. The event, which is now in its tenth year...

In Pictures: St Abban’s ladies athletics team Civic Reception

St Abban’s ladies team received their well-deserved civic reception in Laois County Council on Thursday March 22. They won their National Premier Division title on a...
Zach Tuohy celebrates after his first Geelong game

Portlaoise man Tuohy set to make Australian Football League record

The Australian Football League returns this weekend and a Laois man is poised to become a record holder. Geelong defender Zach Tuohy’s run of 115...

Laois girl to the fore as Kilkenny school go for All Ireland hockey glory

The top schoolgirls hockey competition in the country will take place over the next two days in Kilkenny College - and a Laois girl...
Laois players among the Irish Wheelchair representatives

In Pictures: Laois lads on Irish Wheelchair Rugby team going for World Cup glory

The Irish Wheelchair Rugby Team is travelling to Switzerland in two weeks’ time to take part in the World Wheelchair Rugby Championship qualifiers -...

Portlaoise Ladies hockey team crowned Leinster champions

There was glory for Portlaoise Ladies hockey club recently as they were crowned Leinster League champions. They were named Division 10 champions with two game...

Double disappointment for Laois horses in Cheltenham Gold Cup

There was disappointment for the two horses with Laois connections in this afternoon's Gold Cup in Cheltenham. Our Duke, which is owned by the Cooper...
The Cooper Family are hoping for success for Our Duke today

Owners of Our Duke gearing up for ‘dream’ day

The owners of Our Duke say that they can't believe their dreams of having a horse run up the Cheltenham hill are about to...
The 2017 Cheltenham festival gets underway tomorrow

Cheltenham 2018: Your race-by-race guide to Day 4 of the festival

Where did that week go? Here we are on the final day of the 2018 edition of the Cheltenham Festival and it promises to be...
Noel Fehily celebrates after winning the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase on Special Tiara during the Cheltenham Racing Festival

Total Recall aims for Gold Cup glory for Laois priest’s syndicate

Laois will have double reason to cheer during the Cheltenham Gold Cup when Total Recall, a horse owned by the Monsignor John Byrne’s family...

Our Duke installed as bookies favourite as Gold Cup draws closer

Laois horse, Our Duke, has been backed in as the bookies' favourite for tomorrow's prestigious Timico Gold Cup in Cheltenham. Having initially traded at 16/1,...
Noel Fehily celebrates after winning the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase on Special Tiara during the Cheltenham Racing Festival

Cheltenham 2018: Your race-by-race guide to Day 3 of the festival

This Cheltenham Festival is simply flying by - just like they all do. We are now beyond the half way point and have reached Ladies...
Altior on his way to winning the Supreme Novices Hurdlre in Cheltenham in 2016

Laois-bred horse claims massive Cheltenham Champion Chase

We have three horses with Laois connections racing in Cheltenham this week and one of them has struck gold today. Altior, who was unbeaten in...
There are seven more races on the card for day two of Cheltenham

Cheltenham 2018: Your race-by-race guide to Day 2 of the festival

Day 1 at Cheltenham was certainly one for favourite backers. With the exception of Getabird in the Supreme, all the other big races went the...
And they're off ...

Cheltenham 2018: Your race-by-race guide to Day 1 of the festival

The Cheltenham horse racing festival gets underway today and all anyone can talk about is the ground. For the first time in decades, it will...
Kayaking and Canoeing in Laois

Canoeing and kayaking programme coming to Vicarstown

“Paddles Up” is a canoeing/kayaking programme aimed at getting people out and onto the water. Part-funded by Waterways Ireland, the programme was developed in Leirtim,...

Kavanagh’s all set for annual Cheltenham Preview Night

It is the highlight of the year for horse racing fans - and it is less than a week away. The Cheltenham Festival begins on...
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