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From the Archives – Election Memories: The turbulent 80s but Laois-Offaly...

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday archives in the run up to the 2020 General Election. As this year is the 40th anniversary of...

Laois Hurling Memory: Offaly, the side netting and last-minute winner in...

Offaly 3-20 Laois 6-10 1981 Leinster SHC semi-final Imagine scoring 6-10 in a Leinster championship semi-final and not winning. Imagine being a point up with a minute...

County Final Memory: Portlaoise hurlers end famine in 1981

Portlaoise 2-13 Camross 4-5 1981 Laois SHC Final No matter what happened in the 1981 Laois senior hurling final, history was going to be made. Camross, having...

Laois Hurling Memory: Offaly, the side netting and last-minute winner in...

Offaly 3-20 Laois 6-10 1981 Leinster SHC semi-final Imagine scoring 6-10 in a Leinster championship semi-final and not winning. Imagine being a point up with a minute...

Leinster Final Memory: Rising Offaly get the better of Laois in...

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on June 17, 2018, ahead of that year's Leinster football final Laois ended a 13-year wait for a Leinster...

Election Memories: The turbulent 80s but Laois-Offaly resolutely remains Fianna Fáil...

So you think the political landscape is fragile, fractured and fragmented – well you clearly weren’t around in the 1980s. The 80s, the decade that...

Leinster Final Memory: Rising Offaly get the better of Laois in...

Laois ended a 13-year wait for a Leinster final appearance in 1981 when a fine side under the management of Tom Darcy saw off...