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Moment in Time: Throwback to Camross Juvenile awards in 2004

That time of the week again. We dug up some golden oldies take by alf Harvey in the year 2004. This week we look through some...

Moment in Time: Reeling in the years to 2004 and the St Fergal’s debs...

That time of the week again, yes this week's Moment in Time is sure to a cringeworthy one for many - but will also...

Moment in Time: Kilcavan get the better of St Joseph’s in 2004 junior final

On Saturday evening they'll do battle for the Laois JFC 'A' title - St Joseph's second team taking on a Kilcavan side going for...

First Laois Rose remembers ‘magical’ 2004 experience

Brought to you in association with Manhattan Mixer Anne Marie Hogan was crowned the first Laois Rose in 2004. Thirteen years on, Anne Marie is still...

‘Lovely and fair’ – we profile all the Laois Rose winners since 2004

Brought to you in association with the Manhattan Mixer and Soho late venue This Sunday night sees the 15th hosting of the Laois Rose selection...

County Final Memory: Clonad claim famous success in 1992

Clonad 0-16 Portlaoise 2-7 1992 Laois SHC Final From 1976 to 1991 only two clubs won the Laois senior hurling championship: Camross and Portlaoise. In 1992, however,...

County Final Memory: The Heath get the better of Emo in 1974

The Heath 0-8 Emo 0-7 1974 Laois SFC Final "Pure grit is hard to beat," read the opening line of the Nationalist match report in 1974 after...

Looking back at Laois’s All Ireland minor final loss to a star-studded Tyrone team...

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on All Ireland final Sunday in 2018, as Tyrone faced up to Dublin in Croke Park, 20 years...

Commending one of Portlaoise GAA’s finest club men – the great Sonny Keogh

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in November 2018 In the run up to this weekend’s Leinster SFC quarter-final meeting, we decided to take a...

County Final Memory: Significant triumph for Spink in 1986

Spink 1-9 Rosenallis 1-8 1986 Laois JFC Final In the normal scheme of things, a Junior ‘B’ county final ranks well down the pecking order when...

WATCH: Class footage of one of Laois’s greatest ever defenders

This is class. After previously producing videos on Ross Munnelly and Beano McDonald - the very talented Kilkenny-based sports photographer Maurice Walsh is back with...

My Life in Politics: Caroline Dwane-Stanley on visiting Long Kesh, local government issues and...

Sinn Féin's rise at a national level has been mirrored somewhat in Laois. The party won their first Dáil seat in the 1997 General Election...

Weekend Read: From catastrophe to a crowning glory and all the drama in between...

Following Liverpool's Premier League title success this week, we asked two local long-suffering Liverpool supporters to write a piece on what it meant to...

Laois Hurling Memory: Our only senior All-Ireland title from 105 years ago

Laois 6-2 Cork 4-1  All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final 1915  One of the most famous All Ireland Hurling Finals in GAA history took place 105 years...

County Final Memory: Emo’s greatest day in 1972

Emo 2-11 Graiguecullen 3-4 1972 Laois SFC Final Emo GAA club have a proud tradition but despite coming close over the years their 1972 Laois senior...

Burnt out cars, boy-racers, rubbish and anti-social behaviour – chaos on the Slieve Bloom...

Burnt-out cars, disgusting littering and despicable anti-social behaviour have blighted part of the Slieve Bloom Mountains recently. So says Independent Cllr James Kelly who outlined...

Laois man appointed principal of high-profile Limerick secondary school

Portlaoise native Diarmuid Mullins has been appointed as principal of the highly-regarded Crescent College in Limerick. Mullins has taught English and History in the co-ed...

Moment in Time: Electric Picnic celebrating its 10th Birthday in 2013

2013 saw the Electric Picnic celebrate ten magical years of music and memories at Stradbally Hall. It was an occasion not be missed, as all...

Sporting Memories: Padraig Clancy on 2003, how Gaelic football has changed and hopes for...

Brought to you in association with Laois Library Service Timahoe footballer Padraig Clancy is next up in our Sporting Memories series. Clancy made his first championship...

Laois Hurling Memory: 43 years of hurt ended with brilliant win over Offaly in...

Laois 0-29 Offaly 0-21 2015 Leinster SHC Quarter-final More than any other county, the Laois hurlers have suffered disproportionately over the years at the hands of...

Laois’s Mount Rushmore – Off the Ball’s unenviable task of picking our four greatest...

How? Just how could you pick this? Pick Laois's best four sports people of all time. Well that's what Off the Ball, Newstalk's hugely popular...

Laois Football Memory: A beautiful day in Navan – remembering Laois’s win over mighty...

At the time Meath were the bluebloods of Gaelic football; they were revered, feared and respected and had not only scaled the peak once...

Moment in Time: Huge turnout for the Festival of the Mountain in 2005

Following the announcement that one of Laois's oldest festivals, the Festival of the Mountain, has been cancelled for this year, this week's Moment in Time...

Laois Football Memory: The incredibly dramatic Laois-Offaly football clash in 2003

Laois 1-12 Offaly 1-12 2003 Leinster SFC Quarter-final The 2003 inter-county football season will never be forgotten in Laois. A first Leinster title in 57 years, a...

My Life in Politics: Seamus McDonald on early memories, busy life as a councillor...

Seamus McDonald is Fianna Fáil’s longest-serving county councillor in Laois, the Rosenallis man first having been elected in 1985. Indeed only current Cathaoirleach Willie Aird of Fine...

Remember the Game: Clough-Ballacolla win Laois U-21 hurling final in 2005

Clough-Ballacolla 2-9 Ballinakill 0-6 2004 Laois U-21 HC Final Not for the first time, an U-21 championship went overtime and into the following year. On St Patrick's...

New faces, departures and a crazy count – reflections on the 2019 Local Elections  

A year on, we look back at the drama of last year's Local Elections in Laois. This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday on the...

Women on maternity leave ‘being penalised’ says local senator

Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has said there is an urgent need for legislation to alter the new temporary wage support scheme from Revenue. According to the...

Laois Hurling Memory: The battle of Birr, a last-minute winner and relegating Offaly

Laois 2-13 Offaly 2-12 2004 National Hurling League Big Laois hurling wins over Offaly have unfortunately been few and far between over the years. But there have...

Leinster Final Memory: Another year, another tear as Dubs defeat Laois in 2007

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on June 23, 2018, ahead of that year's Leinster senior football final. In 2007, the Laois senior footballers reached...