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Saturday, December 4, 2021

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Defeat for Portlaoise in Leinster rugby league as Palmerston prove too strong

Portlaoise 10 De La Salle Palmerston 43 Leinster Rugby League Division 2A Portlaoise dropped to seventh place in Division 2A of the Leinster League after shipping...
Portlaoise RFC U-14s

McGuinness the main man as Portlaoise Rugby U-14s win in Naas

Portlaoise RFC 55 Naas RFC 14 Leinster U-14 Rugby League Round 3 On a fine morning in Kildare, Portlaoise U-14s continued their good run of form...
Portlaoise RFC U-14

Portlaoise RFC U-14s come out on top in tough encounter with Navan RFC

Portlaoise RFC 10 Navan RFC 5  Leinster U-14 League Round 2 On an ideal morning for rugby, a dominant performance by the pack gave a great...
Portlaoise Rugby

Defeat for Portlaoise Rugby teams to Kildare opposition in weekend encounters

Portlaoise 10 Coolmine 17 Leinster League Division 2A Round 3 Portlaoise's trip to the Showgrounds in Athy on Sunday proved to be a very frustrating outing....

Three Laois rugby players selected for Ireland U-18 and U-19 squads

Three Laois rugby players have been selected on Ireland U-18 and U-19 squads. The Ireland U-19, U-18 Clubs and U-18 Schools squads, have been assembling...
Portlaoise

Big wins for Portlaoise Rugby U-16 and U-17 teams as season continues

Portlaoise 29 Dundalk 7 Leinster U-17 League  There was a second win in a row for Portlaoise in the Leinster League when they played host to...

Laois lads involved as AIL rugby season gets up and running

There were a number of Laois rugby players involved in the All Ireland League over the past couple of weekends as the new season...
Portlaoise Rugby

Wins for Portlaoise Rugby men and women’s teams as season continues

Portlaoise 37 Coolmine 26 Leinster League Division 2A Round 3 Portlaoise men's rugby team put in one of its best performances in quite while to get...
Eimear Corri, Emma Hooban, Robyn Mullen, Niamh Griffen, Geena Behan

Laois girls collide as Blackrock and Wicklow meet in Women’s Rugby AIL

There was plenty of Laois involvement as Wicklow and Blackrock met in the Women's Rugby AIL over the weekend. Stradbally native and former Portlaoise and...

Defeat for Portlaoise Rugby U-18s in second league game of the season

Naas 43 Portlaoise 18 U-18 Leinster League Round 2 The Portlaoise rugby U-18 team continued their Leinster League campaign when they travelled to take on a...
Portlaoise Rugby

Victories for Portlaoise Rugby seniors and U-18s as new season begins

Portlaoise 18 Wexford Wanderers 13 Leinster League Division 2A Round 1 Portlaoise senior rugby team got their 2021/22 season off to a winning start in Togher...
Róisín Fingelton-McWey, Geena Behan, Niamh Griffin and Eimear Corri

Portlaoise quartet to the fore as Blackrock lift rugby’s Paul Flood Trophy

Four former Portlaoise RFC U-18 players played in harmony to help Blackrock RFC lift the Paul Flood Trophy on Sunday. Róisín Fingelton-McWey, Geena Behan, Niamh...
Portlaoise RFC ladies who defeated Naas on Sunday to advance to the Paul Cusack Cup final

Portlaoise Rugby Club set to host ‘Give it a Try’ women’s evening after huge...

Women’s rugby in Portlaoise is on the rise again and 2020 saw Portlaoise RFC celebrate 20 years of women’s rugby in Togher. As part of...
Portlaoise RFC ladies who defeated Naas on Sunday to advance to the Paul Cusack Cup final

Fantastic Portlaoise Ladies team defeat Naas to reach Paul Cusack Cup final

Portlaoise Ladies RFC 8 Naas 5  Paul Cusack Cup Semi Final  Portlaoise RFC Women’s team travelled to Forenaughts in high spirits on Sunday morning to take...
Leinster Rugby U-18s and Portlaoise RFC U-17s

Laois natives star in Leinster win over Munster while Portlaoise Rugby U-17s make winning...

Three Laois based rugby players starred as Leinster thrashed Munster to claim the U-18 Interprovincial title on Saturday. Portarlington RFC's Alannah Fitzpatrick, Portlaoise's Koren Dunne...
Portlaoise Ladies Rugby

Portlaoise Ladies RFC hold on to make winning start in Paul Cusack Cup

Portlaoise 12 Clondalkin 7 Paul Cusack Cup The Portlaoise Senior Women’s team finally kicked off the 2021/22 season with a five-point victory over Clondalkin RFC in...

Three debutantes but no victory as Portlaoise RFC get campaign underway

Portlaoise 8 Edenderry 29  Leinster League Division 2 Cup  Portlaoise Rugby Club got the new season underway in Togher on Friday evening but without much success. After...

Laois player selected on first ever Ireland Women’s Rugby League squad

Women's Rugby League is a sport that is very much in its infancy here - but a young Laois player is already making waves. Anna...

History made at Portlaoise Rugby Club AGM as first ever female club captain elected

It was an historic day at the Portlaoise Rugby Club AGM on Wednesday August 18 as a woman was elected Captain of the Rugby...

Laois rugby player Reilly delighted to sign for Connacht Academy

A Laois rugby player, who was recently capped at international level, has signed a contract with the Connacht Academy. Will Reilly, who has previously played...

Seven Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad

Seven Laois based players have been named on the Leinster Rugby U-18 Girls squad ahead of the start of the interprovincial series Saturday on...

Four Laois players feature at first ever Women’s Rugby League championship

On August 7 the first ever Women's Rugby League championships took place in Galway. Rugby League of Ireland marked International Women's Day this year with...

‘A great day out’ as Portlaoise Rugby Club’s annual golf classic a huge success

Portlaoise Rugby Club held their annual golf classic in Portlaoise Golf Club on Saturday last, August 7. Member of Portlaoise Rugby Club, Declan Kelly, was...
Ken Owens Laois GAA

Laois hurlers bromance with Lions rugby player continues as Ken Owens offered honorary membership...

A Welsh rugby player, currently in South Africa with the Lions Rugby team, has been given honorary membership of the Laois Gaels supporters club...

Big Laois representation as North Midlands clash with Midlands in Leinster Rugby’s Shane Horgan...

The U-17 Leinster Rugby Shane Horgan Cup got underway on Wednesday and there was a big Laois representation as North Midlands clashed with Midlands...
Matthew Whelan Ken Owens

WATCH: Lions rugby star sends best wishes and congratulations to Laois hurlers and Matthew...

A double header of TV on Saturday for many local sports fans involved sitting down to watch the Lions rugby first test match against...

Laois man on the Lions Tour: ‘It’s such a wonderful experience’

Old habits die hard and while you can take the man from Laois, it's hard to take Laois from the man. For anyone whose interested...

Host of Laois players named on Leinster Rugby underage squads for new season

Seven Laois players have been named on four Leinster Rugby squads. Clonad native Fionn McWey has been named on the U-20 squad for the interprovincial...

Debut for Reilly as Ireland U-20s make perfect start to Six Nations Championship

Ballyfin teenager Will Reilly was a second half substitute as the Ireland U-20s made a perfect start to the Six Nations this afternoon. It has...
Portlaoise and Portarlington both won their games in the Leinster League this afternoon but Port must still beat Newbridge on Tuesday to maintain their Division 2A status

Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad

Ten Laois based players have been named on the Leinster Rugby U-18 Girls squad for the coming season. Port-Dara Falcons, an amalgamation of Portarlington and...