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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...

In Pictures: Laois rugby club’s drive to get more girls involved yields positive results

Portlaoise Rugby Club launched their ‘Give it a “try” for Girls campaign last week - and it proved to be a big hit with...

Laois rugby club unveil drive to get more girls involved

Portlaoise Rugby Club have launched details of their ‘Give it a “try” for Girls campaign. The purpose of this initiative is to encourage more girls,...

Young Portlaoise rugby player joins Italian club in bid to pursue professional dream

A young Laois man has upped sticks and moved to Italy to play rugby in a bid to carve out a professional career for...

Number of Laois rugby players in action across the country in AIL

While the local junior club rugby season has been paused because the country has moved to Level 3 restrictions, senior club games have been...
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

Portlaoise off to winning start as they beat Athy in tight battle

Portlaoise 8 Athy 7 Rugby - Leinster League Division 2A The local rugby season got underway today when Portlaoise made the relatively short trip to Athy...

Portarlington Rugby building for the future with optimism

For clubs all over Leinster, the unexpected premature end to the rugby season in March came as huge disappointment. This was certainly the case for...

Big season for Sean Masterson as he looks to make his mark with Connacht

The professional rugby season takes its first steps this weekend in the most unusual setting - two games in an empty Aviva Stadium as...

Towns Cup winner and former AIL player takes charge of Portlaoise ahead of new...

Donal Rigney has been appointed as the head coach of Portlaoise Rugby Club ahead of the 2020-21 season. Rigney, a former Towns Cup winner with...

Portlaoise Rugby Club elect new president ahead of upcoming season

Philip Bradley was voted in as the new President of Portlaoise Rugby Club at the well attended AGM held in Togher on Wednesday July...
Sean Masterson with his brother Eoghan after Sean's first Ireland U-20 cap against France earlier this month

Ireland cap still the aim for Masterson as rugby eyes a return to action

Getting capped for Ireland is still the ambition for Portlaoise man Eoghan Masterson as he prepares for his sixth professional season with Connacht. Though this...

Laois man scoops big job with British and Irish Lions ahead of 2021 Tour

The British & Irish Lions have announced two key appointments to its executive team - and a Laois man is one of them. Shane Whelan...

Portlaoise Rugby Club launch online lotto

Portlaoise Rugby Club have launched their online lotto as they seek to raise vital funds for the club on an ongoing basis. Though all sporting...

The story of the Laois man who played rugby for Ireland and was banned...

Only a handful of Laois men have played rugby for Ireland - one of them was Vicarstown native Noel Turley whose only cap came...

Laois lads to the fore for Cistercian Roscrea in Leinster Schools Plate success

Cistercian College Roscrea rounded off their 2019/20 rugby campaign with a comprehensive victory over The King’s Hospital School in the Leinster Rugby Senior Plate...

Leinster League Divison 1 glory for Portlaoise Rugby Club U-16s

Portlaoise 20 Longford 17 Leinster League Division 1 Portlaoise RFC U-16s won the Leinster Division 1 League when they overcame Longford RFC in a tight battle...
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

Portarlington force promotion playoff as Portlaoise miss out

Portarlington 26 Clane 12 Leinster League Division 3 Portarlington Rugby Club will face Garda in a playoff to see if they will be promoted to Division...
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

Dundalk next up for Portlaoise in Towns Cup after facile win over Enniscorthy

The Portlaoise Rugby team will entertain Dundalk in Togher in Round 2 of the Towns Cup following a facile 53-0 win away to Enniscorthy...

Portarlington rise to top of rugby league while Portlaoise suffer damaging defeat

RSCI 8 Portarlington 36 Leinster Rugby League Division 3 Portarlington are top of Division 3 of the Leinster rugby league following a bonus point win over...

Hosie Cup glory for Portlaoise Rugby Club after Clondalkin win

Portlaoise RFC 17 Clondalkin 5  Hosie Cup Final  Portlaoise RFC brought the 2019 season to the perfect conclusion as they defeated Clondalkin in Cill Dara this...

PortDara girls fall to strong Wicklow side in League Final

The PortDara Falcon U-18 Women's Rugby team took on Wicklow in the league final recently. All the great work in the early part of the...

Strong Laois involvement as Cistercian Roscrea seek league final success

There's strong Laois involvement on the Cistercian Roscrea senior rugby team who take on Gonzaga in the Leinster league final in Energia Park in...

Wins for both Laois men’s rugby clubs as Christmas break approaches

Storm Atiyah brought heavy rain and driving winds across the country yesterday but two Laois rugby clubs battled that and their respective opponents to...

Solution found as Athy Rugby Club saved from closure

Athy Rugby Club - who have had countless Laois players and members over their long history - have secured public liability insurance after a...

Portarlington remain in the hunt for Division 3 rugby honours while Portlaoise suffer Division...

There were mixed fortunes for our two local rugby teams who compete in the Leinster Rugby Leagues at the weekend. Portarlington scored a big win...

Portlaoise RFC edge past Edenderry to continue strong league campaign

Portlaoise RFC 19-13 Edenderry Leinster League Division 2A Portlaoise RFC took home three points after a six point win over Edenderry at the weekend, their fifth...

Portlaoise turn on the style to brush by Balbriggan to continue great start to...

Portlaoise 39 Balbriggan 3 Leinster Rugby Division 2A Portlaoise welcomed Balbriggan to Togher on Sunday knowing that a win would edge them closer to the top...