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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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Portarlington pick up a big win on the road while Portlaoise face relegation

Leinster League Division 2A New Ross 29 Portlaoise 17 With relegation all but official, Portlaoise made the trip to Wexford to face mid-table New Ross. It may...
Portlaoise RFC U-15 boys and U-14 girls

More success as Portlaoise RFC U-15 boys and U-14 girls teams continue winning ways

Portlaoise RFC 44 New Ross 19 U-15 Leinster Premier League It might have been cold in Togher last Saturday but New Ross certainly turned up the...

Catch up with all the action on a disappointing weekend for Laois rugby

Leinster Women's League Division 2 Portlaoise 5 Naas 20 The scoreline definitely does not tell the full story of this game. Portlaoise were the better team in...
Emma Hooban and Eimear Corri

Two Laois players set to feature as Leinster take on Ulster in Interpro rugby...

Round 3 of the Women's Inter-provincial Rugby championship is set to take place this weekend. Connacht host Munster on Saturday at 1pm where a win...
Portlaoise RFC U-15s v Arklow 4

Classy Cunningham leads the way as Portlaoise RFC U-15s win the battle at Boyne

Boyne RFC 7 Portlaoise RFC 54 U-15 Leinster Rugby Premier League On a cold Sunday morning in Drogheda, Portlaoise turned in their best performance of the...

Catch up with all the action from a difficult weekend of Laois Rugby

Leinster Women’s Division 2 PortDara Falcons 10 Balbriggan 3 Tries from Eve Kehoe and Ruth Downey were enough to secure a big home win for PortDara...
Portlaoise RFC U-15s v Arklow 4

Maestro Moynihan leads the way as Portlaoise RFC U-15s continue winning ways into the...

Arklow RFC 0 Portlaoise RFC 33 U15 Leinster Premier League The team bus might have missed the motorway exit but the players had the sat nav...
Portlaoise RFC U-14 Girls Leinster Cup Champions

Powerful Portlaoise RFC girls team claim Leinster U-14 Cup in style

Portlaoise RFC 34 Greystones 20 Leinster Rugby U-14 Girls Cup Final  A strong Portlaoise panel of almost 40 girls descended on Carlow, for the rearranged Leinster...

PortDara Falcons get 2023 off to the perfect start while Portlaoise come up short

Leinster Women's League Division 2 CYM 12 PortDara Falcons 42 PortDara Falcons scored six tries on Sunday sfternoon to beat CYM away in Terenure. The bonus-point victory...
John Delany North Midlands award

Portlaoise man honoured for lifetime contribution to Leinster and Ireland rugby

The lifetime contribution made by Portlaoise man John Delany to rugby both locally and nationally was recognised with a special award this week. Johnny, as...
Luke Rigney Shannon

2022 Remembered: Laois duo play their part as Shannon return to club rugby’s top...

Two young Laois rugby players helped Shannon gain promotion to Division 1A of the AIL back in May.  There was joyous scenes in Shannon rugby club...
Emma Hooban and Leah Tarpey

2022 Remembered: Laois rugby stars discuss their ‘trip of a lifetime’ to Japan

Back in October, Irish rugby internationals Emma Hooban and Leah Tarpey discussed their summer tour to Japan.   The Irish women’s rugby team travelled to Japan...
Jack Deegan Cistercian Roscrea

2022 Remembered: WATCH: Laois teenager kicks last-minute winner as Cistercian Roscrea knock out Clongowes...

A look back to March where Laois's latest rugby prospect, Jack Deegan took centre-stage in the Leinster Junior Cup.  A young Laois rugby player landed...

Portlaoise duo part of Blackrock’s All Ireland League victory

Blackrock 27 Railway Union 7 AIL Women’s Division League Final Portlaoise women Emma Hooban and Eimear Corri lined out for Blackrock College to win the AIL...

Laois Rugby: The story of the season so far

Christmas is a time for reflection, so we at Laois Today have decided to look back on all the major rugby action from around...

Day to remember for Portlaoise CBS as senior side make a schools rugby double

Portlaoise CBS 18 Ardgillen CS 12 Leinster Schools Senior Rugby - Anne McInerney Cup Final The Portlaoise CBS senior rugby team made it a day to...
Portlaoise CBS Pat Rossiter Cup

Butler leads the way as Portlaoise CBS claim Leinster junior rugby success

Portlaoise CBS 12 Ardgillen CC 7 Leinster Junior Schools Rugby - Pat Rossiter Cup Final A terrific second-half performance helped Portlaoise CBS to a thrilling 12-7...

Disappointment for Mountrath CS in schools rugby final in Donnybrook

St Colmcille's 21 Mountrath CS 15 Junior Rugby Development Final There was disappointment for Mountrath CS in their junior rugby development final played in Donnybrook this...
Mountrath CS Junior Rugby Team (3)

Leinster rugby final ahead for Mountrath Community School following fine win over New Ross

Mountrath Community School 50 New Ross CBS 15 Leinster Junior School's Rugby Semi Final  Mountrath Community School will go in search of Leinster Junior rugby glory...
Portlaoise CBS Senior Rugby Pat Rossitter Cup Arklow CBS (2)

Portlaoise CBS senior rugby team defeat Arklow to progress to Pat Rossiter Cup Final

Portlaoise CBS 26 Arklow CBS 24 Pat Rossiter Cup Semi Final  The Portlaoise CBS senior rugby team travelled to Arklow Rugby Club to play Arklow CBS...

Laois Rugby Christmas XV

Laois rugby is in a very healthy place as we come to the end of 2022, so we at Laois Today have put together...

Catch up with all the action on a bumper weekend of Laois rugby

Catch up with all the action on a bumper weekend of Laois rugby This was a weekend all about the women of Laois rugby. PortDara...
Tyrone Elliot Portlaoise RFC Women

South-African born coach appointed as new head of Portlaoise RFC Women’s senior team

Portlaoise RFC have announced the appointment of Tyrone Elliott as the new coach of the Women’s Senior Team. The club have struggled in the Leinster...
Portarlington Rugby

Laois Rugby Roundup: A mixed day on the road for Portarlington and Portlaoise

Laois Rugby Roundup Leinster League Division 2B Birr 19 Portarlington 22 (Riverside, Birr) Portarlington produced three tries in a dominant second-half display to come away with a...
Portlaoise RFC

A tough week for Laois rugby as Portlaoise men’s seniors and PortDara Falcons both...

Portlaoise 8 Newbridge 17  Leinster League Division 2A Portlaoise men’s seniors fell to a sixth consecutive defeat on Thursday night, losing at home to Newbridge. A Jack...
Portlaoise RFC U14 U15 and U18

Victories for Portlaoise RFC U-15s, U-18s and U-14 girls in latest Leinster action

Portlaoise 44 North Meath 5 Leinster U-18 Rugby League  After a nervous opening 20 minutes for Portlaoise it was Dara Phelan who took leadership and got...
Portlaoise RFC Senior

Laois rugby roundup: Missed opportunity for Portlaoise and all-Laois clash in Women’s AIL

It was another difficult weekend for Portlaoise Rugby Club, as the Senior men’s team had victory snatched away, the Second XVs lost at home,...

Ging inspires Portlaoise RFC U-15 to victory while U-18s also continue fine start to...

Cill Dara 29 Portlaoise 37 Leinster U-15 Rugby League On a bright, windy day, Portlaoise U-15s took on the challenge of Cill Dara in what turned...
Portarlington Rugby

Tough weekend for Laois rugby teams as Portlaoise and Portarlington both lose

A tough weekend for the men’s senior teams in Laois as both Portlaoise and Portarlington lost on the road. The much-anticipated derby between PortDara...

Leinster U-18 cup rugby glory for Portlaoise

Portlaoise 15 Seapoint 3 Leinster U-18 Rugby Cup Final Portlaoise were made to work all the way to get their hands on a much treasured Leinster...