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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...

19 caps for Ireland, the Barbarians and a junior hurling title with Clonaslee –...

The career of Clonaslee's Gerry Culliton is one of the great Laois sports stories. Not long after Gerry Culliton finished his school days in Cistercian...

Portlaoise defeat Naas to reach Hosie Cup final in style

Portlaoise 39 Naas 13 Hosie Cup Semi Final  Portlaoise are through to the final of the Hosie Cup following a comprehensive 26 point win over Naas...

Bonus for Portlaoise rugby as they claim second successive league win

Portlaoise 34 Wexford Wanderers 11 Rugby - Leinster League Division 2A Despite trailing at half time, Portlaoise came back to record a bonus point win over visitors...

Portlaoise man helps Leinster ‘A’ to Celtic Cup rugby success

Portlaoise man Conor Kelly was out-half on the Leinster 'A' rugby side that won the Celtic Cup at the weekend, a competition for the...

First win of the season for Portlaoise rugby while Portarlington win again

Portlaoise 25 Newbridge 18 Rugby - Leinster League Division 2A After opening their league season with two losses, Portlaoise got their first win of the season...

Women in Sport: From Portlaoise to Connacht, meet rugby star Tara Buggie

This week's Women in Sport segment focuses on Portlaoise women, Tara Buggie who has gone from strength to strength in her rugby career in...

Strong Laois representation in first weekend of All Ireland League rugby season

There was a number of Laois players involved on the opening weekend of the top two divisions of the Energia All Ireland League. Laois players...

Connacht rugby debut for young Laois man Masterson

Sean Masterson, a product of the Portlaoise rugby club youth system, made his senior Connacht debut at the weekend in their big win over...

St Marys CBS all set for new rugby season

School rugby in Laois is coming off the back of a tremendous year with many teams competing for the first time and of course...

Laois player named in Ireland Women’s Rugby squad for first time

Arles woman Grace Miller has received a call-up to the Ireland Women's Rugby team for their November internationals. Younger sister of former international Alison, Grace's...

Portlaoise pick up second Hosie Cup win over Newbridge

Portlaoise 29 Newbridge 19 Rugby - Hosie Cup Portlaoise's good pre-season form continued on Saturday evening when they ran in four tries to get the better...

Winning start for Portlaoise rugby as they see off Athy in Hosie Cup

Portlaoise 27 Athy 0 Rugby - Hosie Cup The Portlaoise rugby team got their season off to a good start on Sunday afternoon when they proved...

Four Laois men feature for Leinster and Connacht rugby sides this weekend

Four Laois men have been selected for the Leinster and Connacht 'A' teams for this year's Celtic Cup. Two Laois men take to the field for...

Miller sisters set to clash as Leinster meet Connacht in Interprovincial Championship

Well this certainly isn't something you'd see every day. Two members of a legendary Laois sporting family are set to come head-to-head (hopefully just figuratively)...

Two Laois men line out for the Leinster Rugby U18 side in Edinburgh

Today saw two Laois men line out for the Leinster U18 clubs side in Edinburgh. Fionn McWey from Clonad and Rosenallis's David Dooley represented their...

In Pictures: Portlaoise Rugby Club host annual juvenile awards evening

Portlaoise Rugby Club held their annual awards evening in Togher recently. Former Portlaoise RFC youth player and current Connacht player Eoghan Masterson presented prizes from...

Leinster glory for Mountrath Community School who claim first ever rugby title

Mountrath CS 17 Ballymakenny (Louth) 12 Leinster Rugby Development Junior League Final History has been made in Energia Park in Dublin this afternoon as Mountrath Community...

In Pictures: Portlaoise RFC U-16s upset the odds to claim Leinster glory

Portlaoise 26 Tullow 22 Leinster U-16 Plate Final Portlaoise U-16s travelled to Donnybrook on Monday May 6 to play Tullow in the Leinster Plate Final and...

PortDara Falcons swoop to claim Paul Cusack Cup glory

PortDara Falcons 24 Dublin University 5 Paul Cusack Cup Final All roads led to Donnybrook as PortDara Falcons took on Trinity ladies in the Paul...

Former Portlaoise rugby player makes headlines Down Under

A former Portlaoise rugby player made headlines on the other side of the world for his exploits on the playing field. Bryan Croke, son of...

Laois man Reilly earns first Irish rugby cap defeating England

Wednesday April 24 was a tremendous day for young William Reilly, who earned his first ever Irish cap as part of the Ireland Under-18...

Laois youngster named on Ireland U-18 rugby squad for games against England

This is a huge achievement for a young man who is really going places. Ballyfin native Will Reilly has been selected on a 24-man Ireland...
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