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Talking Sport Podcast: Reviewing all the football – and ‘non football’ – action from...

It was another busy weekend of Laois GAA action as the local football championships once again went centre stage. Six teams are now out of...
Greg O'Shea Laois

Rock of Dunamase, Glenbarrow, The Pantry, fishing and mountain biking – Love Island winner...

Greg O'Shea has had the most interesting few years. From playing rugby with Munster to winning Love Island and then going to the Olympics with...

The week that was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - New chapter for popular Polish lady as she takes ownership of Mountmellick shop When Ela Oczachowska arrived in Ireland as a 19-year-old, she...
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Talking Sport Podcast: Football action resumes with great wins for Clonaslee, Park-Ratheniska and Timahoe

The Thursday night Laois GAA action is becoming a bit of a thing - and it delivered in style again this week with three...
Talking Sport Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: Football Round 2 previews, emotional junior celebrations and no-nonsense referees

There are eight Laois senior football championship games down for decision over the coming days as well as four in the intermediate and a...
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Talking Sport Podcast: Looking back on all the weekend hurling action

It was another busy weekend of Laois GAA action as the local hurling championships once again went centre stage. The picture is becoming somewhat clearer...
Ballinakill Cookery School

Up and Coming: Meet the Laois mammy who turned her passion for cooking into...

The pandemic has taken so much away – but it has brought out the very best in some young Laois people. Our new series ‘Up...
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The week that was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - History made in Laois secondary school as student records first ever 625 Leaving Cert score History has been made in St Fergal’s College...
Talking Sport Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: Looking forward to this weekend’s huge hurling championship action

Hurling goes centre stage again this weekend with Round 2 of the Laois hurling championships across the top three grades. And we're back with our...
Talking Sport Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: Looking back on the opening round of the Laois club football...

What a busy weekend that was and in our latest LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast, we look back on all the local club GAA action. Following...
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The week that was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Silver medal for Nicole Turner at 2020 Paralympics After reaching two finals in her first two events, Nicole Turner made it third time...
Talking Sport Podcast Courtwood

Talking Sport Podcast: Courtwood shock Portlaoise, Crettyard and Mountmellick finish strong

Another midweek evening, another selection of Talking Points from an eventful schedule of Laois club championship action. And that's why we're back with our latest...
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Talking Sport Podcast: Park-Ratheniska impress, junior farce, Electric Picnic and Ireland soccer

With the local sporting action coming thick and fast, we're going into overdrive with our podcasts these days. In our latest Talking Sport episode, we...
Laois GAA

Talking Sport Podcast: Previewing the Laois Senior, Intermediate and Junior football championships

About a month later than usual, the top three grades of the Laois football championships are set to commence this week. Alan Hartnett and Steven...
Talking Sport Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: Paralympics, hurling championship and warm weather training

Apologies, first of all that this week's episode is a day late. The exploits of Nicole Turner and Gary O'Reilly at the Paralympics mean that...

Up and Coming: Meet the Durrow twins who turned a much loved hobby into...

The pandemic has taken so much away – but it has brought out the very best in some young Laois people. Our new series ‘Up...
Timahoe Round Tower Festival 2003

Moment in Time: The Timahoe Round Tower Festival in 2003

Alf Harvey's archives never fail to throw up some absolute classics. This week we take a trip back to 2003 and Timahoe's Round Tower Festival. And...
Vicarstown

#LoveLaois: Lovely Vicarstown – walking routes, bike hire and a Blueway route that is...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday on May 9 of this year. On the face of it, the small village of Vicarstown is like...

The week that was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Sale confirmed of old Parochial House and prime site in Portlaoise The sale of the old Parochial House and adjoining grounds in Portlaoise...
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Talking Sport Podcast: Previewing the 2021 Laois SHC, Premier IHC and IHC

About a month later than usual, the top four grades of the Laois hurling championships are set to commence this week. Hurling analyst Damien Carter...

Moment in Time: 1969 Beetle and fog in the Slieve Blooms as Laois Vintage...

Treacy's of The Heath has long been a welcome home for a variety of vintage car and tractor enthusiasts. Between the Laois Vintage Rally and...

Talking Sport Podcast: Laois’s newest Irish rugby international Will Reilly on journey so far,...

Following the last quiet weekend on the GAA front for the foreseeable future, we have a very special interview for Monday's edition of the...
Oaghaval Woods Stradbally

#LoveLaois: Oaghaval Woods near Stradbally – spectacular forestry, great trails, picnic area and on...

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday on May 2, 2021.  While we may not have the mountainous landscape of Kerry or Galway or quick access...

The week that was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Portarlington in dream land as they claim Laois SFC title for first time since 2001 Portarlington were crowned Laois senior football champions for...
Mark Doheny perfectly describes how Laois all deal with the sunshine

Sunny, warm and dry weather on the cards after weeks of misery

Sunny spells, warm temperatures and long dry periods - remember those? Well thankfully, after what feels like weeks of misery, the nice weather is coming...
Martin Murphy Podcast

LaoisToday Podcast: Martin Murphy on championship success, management career and looking to 2021

The special guest on this week's LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast is Portarlington senior football manager Martin Murphy. Murphy guided Portarlington to the 2020 SFC title...

Up and Coming: Meet the Killeen teenager who used lockdown to create his own...

The pandemic has taken so much away – but it has brought out the very best in some young Laois people. Our new series ‘Up...
LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast Portarlington

Talking Sport Podcast: Portarlington dominate but Laois ladies footballers reach the end of the...

What a busy weekend that was! Three county finals from 2020 and an All Ireland intermediate ladies football semi-final. And because there's so much to talk...

Talking Sport: Reflecting on a glorious weekend for The Harps and Clough-Ballacolla following hurling...

After a huge weekend of club action, we've split up our Talking Sport Podcast into two parts - hurling and football. This episode focuses solely...
Ridge of Capard

#LoveLaois: The Ridge of Capard – boardwalk, the stony man and views for miles...

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on April 25 of this year. There have been many things over the past year worth complaining about but...