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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...

Young Laois rugby player called up to Ireland U-20s for upcoming Six Nations

Young Laois rugby player Will Reilly has been called up to the Irish U-20s squad for the upcoming Six Nations campaign. Reilly, who is from...
Tom Daly

Former Knockbeg College student called up to Ireland rugby squad for summer tests

Former Knockbeg College student Tom Daly has been rewarded for his excellent form with Connacht this season by being included in the Ireland rugby...
Will Reilly Ballyfin

Young Laois rugby player Will Reilly in the mix for Ireland U-20 selection

Young Laois rugby player Will Reilly has been involved with the Irish U-20 setup over the past couple of days as he bids to...
Emma Hooban with her dad Pat at full time after the big win

Laois player in line for Women’s Six Nations appearance this weekend

A Laois rugby player is in line for a Women's Six Nations appearance this weekend. Emma Hooban, from Portlaoise, has been named on the bench...
Emma Hooban with her dad Pat at full time after the big win

Laois player named in Ireland Women’s rugby squad for upcoming Six Nations

Ireland Women's rugby coach Adam Griggs has named a 35-player squad for the upcoming Six Nations championship - and a Laois player is among...
Portlaoise Rugby Club

Laois rugby club with plans for major redevelopment – including a potential home for...

Portlaoise Rugby Club has unveiled a major plan which could see their grounds developed into a multi-purpose sports facility to also cater for the...

Laois woman named on Ireland Rugby team of the decade

A Laois woman has been named on an Ireland Rugby team of the decade following a public vote. Killeen native Alison Miller was voted in...

A Laois club rugby selection to compete with the best

In the very enjoyable autobiography of former Irish rugby manager Eddie O'Sullivan, there's a fascinating passage where he describes his move from Youghal, his...

Laois rugby player focused on studies but open to move abroad if opportunity knocks

Portlaoise's Conor Kelly has done a lot in his short rugby career. After initially starting out with Portlaoise RFC, Kelly was handed a scholarship with...

Laois man appointed ‘kicking consultant’ with Welsh rugby club Cardiff Blues

A Laois man has been appointed as a 'kicking consultant' with Welsh Pro14 side Cardiff Blues. Portlaoise native Alan Kingsley holds a similar role with...

Weekend Read: Connacht, Covid and career memories – Tom Daly and Masterson brothers on...

This evening in Galway, Connacht will play Munster in the Pro12 a week on from their first win over Leinster in 19 years. Connacht sit...
Eoghan Masterson

Masterson to make 100th appearance for Connacht as they host Ulster

Portlaoise native Eoghan Masterson will reach a significant rugby career milestone this evening when he makes his 100th appearance for Connacht in the Guinness...

Big occasion for Masterson brothers as they’re both named to start for Connacht against...

Rugby's European Champions Cup gets underway this weekend and there will be a Laois involvement in Paris as the Masterson brothers from Portlaoise line...