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Nicole Turner

Portarlington’s Turner claims two bronze medals at World Para Swimming Championships

Nicole Turner continues to add to her growing medal collection as she won bronze medals in the 50m Butterfly S6 and 100m Breaststroke SB6 at...

In Pictures: Success for Laois Marlins at Leinster Division 1 Championships

Laois Marlins Swimming Club showed great results at the Leinster Division 1 Championships at the National Aquatic Centre recently. This gala is open to swimmers...
Laois MArlins

In Pictures: Laois Marlins host first Swim Gala since re-opening of Portlaoise Leisure Centre

Laois Marlins hosted their fist Swim Gala at Portlaoise Leisure Centre since the beginning of Covid-19 pandemic and after the facility re-opened. The gala took...
Clonaslee Badminton

Clonaslee Badminton Club aiming for Leinster glory in first season

Having only been set up last year as a social outlet due to Covid, Clonaslee Badminton Club are now closing in on success in...
Kieran Cotter

Magical start to new flat season for Laois trainer with four winners on the...

A Laois horse racing trainer has made a very good start to the flat season with four winners recorded already. Kieran Cotter, the Portarlington-based trainer,...

Laois teenager ranked the number one fencer in Ireland following memorable season

A Laois teenager is ranked as the best fencer in Ireland following a remarkable season. Aleksandra Wawrzonek is a Fifth year student in Portlaoise College...
Shane Allison Taekwondo

Laois teenager excels at European Taekwon-Do ITF Championships in Croatia

A Laois teenager is celebrating after enjoying a tremendous week at the European Taekwon-Do ITF Championships in Croatia. 16-year-old Shane Allison from Ballybrittas represented Ireland...
Portlaoise Volleyball

Second All-Ireland volleyball title of the year sealed by Laois secondary school

Portlaoise College boys, with the guidance of their coach Pawel Nowakiewicz, ended the year with yet another All-Ireland title. First, Senior Boys won the All-Ireland...
Mountrath CS All-IReland Volleyball Champions (2)

Magic Mountrath Community School claim Second Year All-Ireland Volleyball title

Mountrath Community School are All-Ireland Second Year Volleyball champions. The girls and their coach Katie Wallace won the All-Ireland title in the Sports Arena in...
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Laois man plays a role at the Winter European Youth Olympic Festival in Finland

The Winter Youth Olympic Festival took place in Finland last week and a Laois man was in attendance. Darragh Lyons travelled to Vuokatti to take...

In Pictures: Smiles galore as Abbeyleix Hockey celebrate Leinster glory

Under the watchful eye of Vinegar Hill, the Abbeyleix Hockey Club’s 6th class girls contested a Leinster final on Sunday. They marched into Enniscorthy to...
Portlaoise Hockey

Big weekend for Portlaoise Hockey as they prepare to contest Cup semi final

All roads lead to Loreto in Kilkenny this Saturday as Portlaoise Ladies Hockey team take on Genesis 4th Hockey Club in the Women’s Division...
Karol Ramsbottom Shelbourne Park

Success for Laois trainer on at recent meeting at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium

Shelbourne Park said goodbye to early starts in some style on Saturday with the second round of the RCETS Gold Cup providing some excellent...

In Pictures: All-Ireland volleyball glory for Laois secondary school

Almost eight years to the day that Portlaoise College won their first ever All-Ireland crown, a new batch of Volleyballers were making history of...
Karol Ramsbottom

Laois greyhound trainer claims a remarkable treble at Shelbourne Park Winter Racing Festival

Timahoe trainer Karol Ramsbottom enjoyed a superb treble at Shelbourne Park this weekend as the quickest greyhounds in the country were in action at...

In Pictures: All smiles as Laois Marlins return to the water for the first...

It was smiles galore as Laois Marlins returned to competitive swimming for the first time in 18 months. Not since March 2020, prior to Covid-19,...
Liam Cusack Arrycan Horse Racing

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...