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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...

Double delight for The Heath as they secure Minor Rounders All-Ireland Titles

It was double delight for The Heath Rounders teams as they turned in two stunning displays to claim the Minor men and Minor Mixed...

Laois trio to the fore as Irish Young Rider Eventing team win European Championship...

Team Ireland claimed a silver medal in the Young Rider Eventing European Championships on Sunday in Sweden - and three Laois youngsters were to...

Success for Laois greyhound trainer at second round of Derby in Shelbourne Park

The second round of the Boylesports Derby concluded at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night with a Laois trained greyhound featuring. After disappointing in...

Laois trainer enjoys Ballinrobe success for third winner of the season

The National Hunt season is beginning to kick into gear and a Laois trainer enjoyed success in Ballinrobe on Monday. The Dabbler, at odds of...

All you need to know as two Laois athletes all set to represent Ireland...

After the excitement of the Tokyo Olympics, the Paralympics is set to commence in the morning. The Laois athletes, swimmer Nicole Turner and handcyclist Gary...

Laois player selected on Leinster Hockey U-21/23 squad for upcoming competition

A Laois hockey player has been selected for Leinster in their upcoming Women’s National Development U-23/21 competition. Leinster are limited to six U-21 players in...

Hockey in Laois set to resume following Covid-19 enforced shut down

After a prolonged break following the Covid-19 Pandemic, hockey play is set to kick off once again at both underage and senior levels this...

Laois trainer set to chase Irish Greyhound Derby success this weekend

Timahoe native Karol Ramsbottom has strong claims of tasting success as the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby gets underway at Shelbourne Park on Friday night. Deadly...

The Heath U-13 girls rounders team crowned All-Ireland champions

The Heath U-13 girls’ rounders team were crowned All-Ireland champions following a faultless display in Longford on Saturday. In horrible conditions, the girls put in...

Laois Cricket club secure first Twenty20 cup since 1998

Laois Cricket team produced a stunning performance on Sunday to win their first Twenty20 cup title since 1998. The Laois side travelled to North Kildare...

In Pictures: U-12 All-Ireland Rounders glory for Emo as they edge The Heath in...

Emo 21 The Heath 5 All-Ireland U-12 Rounders Final  The first ever U-12 boys All-Ireland Rounders final was held at the weekend. Two neighbouring and highly successful...

Laois trainer shines at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium once again

The Boylesports Champion Stakes offered the chance for many of Ireland’s very best to shine at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night and some familiar...

WATCH: Laois greyhound trainer scores big success at Shelbourne Park

A Laois greyhound trainer was in the winners enclosure following a very prestigious race at the weekend. Timahoe native Karol Ramsbottom saw charge Deadly Destroyer...

Meet horse racing’s newest female star – and she’s from Laois!

There were joyous scenes in Fairyhouse yesterday as a young Laois jockey steered home her first winner in just her third ever race. Julie McDonald,...

Watch: Strong local connections as Laois trainer claims 50th win on Irish soil

There was history for a Laois trainer in Tipperary yesterday as he notched his 50th winner on Irish soil. Portarlington based Kieran Cotter saw his...

Laois Cricket Club awarded €5,000 to help further biodiversity

Laois Cricket Club have been presented with a cheque for €5,000 through the Texaco Support for Sport initiative. The grant will help to further biodiversity...

Laois teenager set to represent Ireland at MMA Youth World Championships

Portarlington teenager Nathan Flanagan, a third-year student at Mountmellick Community College, has been selected to compete for Ireland this summer in the International MMA...

Success for Laois trainer and Laois syndicate at weekend racing in Downpatrick

There was success for a Laois horse racing trainer and a Laois syndicate in Downpatrick at the weekend. Mountrath based Liam Cusack sprung something of...

Paralympic medal the target for Laois swimmer Turner as sights now firmly set on...

The Paralympic Games in Tokyo are now less than three months away and a Laois swimmer who will take part in them has her...

Dislocated shoulder, broken collarbone and a smashed leg – but this Laois woman is...

April Kent and her teammate Siobhan Herbst, of Wicklow, are aiming to become the first Irish people to compete at the World Cup of...

Turner in the medals again with new PB at European championships

Laois swimmer Nicole Turner has claimed her second bronze medal of the week at the World Para European swimming championships in Madeira. Having come third...
Paralympic swimmer Nicole Turner from Portarlington

Laois swimmer claims bronze at world Para European championships

Laois swimmer Nicole Turner has claimed a bronze medal at the World Para Swimming European Open Championships in Madeira this evening. The Portarlington girl came...

Lord Dudley brings up seventh winner of the year for Laois trainer in Roscommon

A Laois trainer celebrated his seventh winner of the season in Roscommon yesterday. Lord Dudley, trained by Portarlington-based Kieran Cotter, pleased favourite backers as he...

WATCH: Success for Laois trainer in Killarney with Snugsborough Hall

There was success for a Laois trainer on Day 2 of the Killarney Racing Festival. Snugsborough Hall, trained by Mountrath based Liam Cusack, won the...

Portlaoise man features strongly in paracycling World Cup as Paralympic bid continues

Portlaoise man Gary O’Reilly produced two stunning displays in the last week to record two fourth place finishes in the UCI Para-Cycling World Cup...
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...