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Deep sadness following the passing ‘incredibly caring’ Laois woman

There is deep sadness in Laois today following the passing of Áine Purcell. Mrs Purcell, who is from Ballyfin, passed away peacefully on Tuesday May...

Road repair in Ballyfin, tree trimming in Clonaslee and flooding in...

Road repair, tree trimming and flooding were three issues that arose at the recent meeting of the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district. Fianna Fail Councillor Seamus McDonald...

Measures requested as vehicles forced to ‘reverse up to 1km’ if...

Urgent safety measures are being requested after a Laois County Council meeting heard how cars are being forced to reverse up to 1km if...

Sadness at death of highly-respected Raef Scott, a former teacher in...

There is widespread sadness at the sudden death of Raef Scott from Ballyfin, a highly-regarded former teacher in Ballyfin College. Late of Brindle Lodge, Esker,...

From the rambling house to Zoom dancing, infectious enthusiasm of Maureen...

This Wednesday is St Patrick's Day and one Laois woman is going to extraordinary lengths to bring the occasion alive not just for herself...

Laois teenager making waves with Burnley in the U-18 Premier League

A Laois teenager is mixing it with the likes of Man United, Man City and Liverpool in the U-18 Premier League. Ruairi Behan, who hails...

Positive news for Laois village as work underway for high speed...

Work is underway to ensure Ballyfin homes and businesses will be connected under the Government’s plan for high speed broadband. So says Fine Gael Councillor...

County Final Memory: Ballyfin see off Ballyroan to claim their first...

Ballyfin 1-9 Ballyroan 0-6 1995 Laois JFC 'A' Final At some stage in 2021 the Ballyfin footballers will play in the 2020 Laois senior football championship...

Whenever it happens a famine will be ended in the 2020...

On Monday night just gone, the draws for the Laois senior football championship semi-finals were made pitting favourites Portarlington against Ballyfin and Emo against...

Property Watch: From €280,000 to €450,000 – five homes currently for...

There's a selection of fine properties currently on the market in the Rosenallis and Ballyfin areas of Laois. Close to the Slieve Bloom mountains, in...

WATCH: Laois teenager’s remarkable act to feature in new TV ad

This is remarkable. A Laois teenager's amazing act of kindness towards his grandfather is set to feature in a new TV ad. 17-year-old Eoin Connolly, who...

Mercurial Moore the difference as Ballyfin reach second ever senior semi...

Ballyfin 0-11 The Heath 0-9 Laois SFC Quarter-Final The Ballyfin footballers are through to their second successive, and ever, Laois senior football championship semi final following...

O’Neill and Kerfah on form as Graiguecullen claim Laois Ladies Junior...

Ballyfin 2-6 Graiguecullen 2-13 Junior Ladies Football Final Kelly O'Neill fired 1-6 and corner back Sara Kerfah was everywhere as Graiguecullen claimed the Laois Ladies Junior...

Ballyfin save their status as Colt-Shanahoe to face relegation battle against...

Ballyfin 1-15 Colt-Shanahoe 1-11 Laois Shopping Centre Premier IHC Round 3 Ballyfin have secured their place in next year’s Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship after a hard...

Top of the class! Mountrath student scores perfect seven H1s in...

A fourth Laois Leaving Cert Student has bagged the perfect exam score. Mountrath Community School's Martin Fitzpatrick has been awarded seven H1s - another stunning...

First-half goals key as Ballyfin go through to quarter-finals

Ballyfin 2-11 Ballyroan-Abbey 2-8 Laois Shopping Centre SFC Round 2 Ballyfin are through to the Laois SFC quarter-finals following a good win over Ballyroan-Abbey in an...

Late drama as Slieve Bloom edge past Ballyfin in Premier Intermediate...

Brought to you in association with Telfords, Portlaoise and Mountrath Slieve Bloom 0-17 Ballyfin 1-13 Laois Shopping Centre Premier IHC Group A A last minute point from...

Talking Sport Podcast: Killian Fitzpatrick interview, Monday night football & man...

Due to the unprecedented situation of no supporters being allowed at matches, we are doing special bonus Talking Sport Podcasts all this week. Today, presenter...

Moore on form as Ballyfin record narrow win over neighbours Rosenallis

Ballyfin 3-10 Rosenallis 2-12 Laois Shopping Centre SFC Round 1 Ballyfin recovered from a sluggish first half to record a deserved win over neighbours Rosenallis in...

Bergin points the way as Portlaoise beat Ballyfin for winning start

Brought to you in association with Telfords, Portlaoise and Mountrath Portlaoise 0-18 Ballyfin 2-7 Laois Shopping Centre Premier IHC Round 1 Aaron Bergin struck 13 points as...

From primary school coaching to All Ireland minor finals – Oliver...

This interview with Ollie Phelan by Siun Lennon was published last October ahead of the club's first ever Laois senior football semi-final. A surge of...

Former Laois manager to take charge of Ballylinan as new club...

Former Laois senior football manager Mick Lillis has been appointed as the new Ballylinan boss for the 2020 season. Lillis, who was over the Laois...

Pre-season boost for Ballyfin and The Harps as former county players...

Two Laois clubs have been given a nice pre-season boost following the decision of former county players to transfer to them. Former Offaly footballer Aidan...

Table quiz in Ballyfin to be held in support of three-year-old...

A table quiz is being held in the Deadmans Inn, Ballyfin on Friday January 24 at 8.30pm. The table quiz is being organised by Ballyfin...

Oh dear, oh deer, costly collision for Laois politician leads to...

Laois County Council have agreed to install signage on the R423 at Ballyfin to alert motorists to the potential danger of deer on the...

Calls for urgent action of road safety in Laois village

The local authority have been urged to intervene to tackle a series of road safety issues in a Laois village. On foot of a recent...

Remember the Game: Captain Lowry leads the way in 2005 U-21...

Ballyfin 0-11 Abbeyleix-Ballypickas 1-6 2005 Laois U-21 'B' Hurling Championship We took a look back to 2005 when Ballyfin narrowly overcame Abbeyleix/Ballypickas by two points in...

Sell-out crowd for Slieve Bloom Sean Nós launch at the Deadmans

There were powerful ballads, skips of tunes, rakes of pints, mighty craic and a sell-out crowd in the Deadman’s on Sunday night. It seemed like...

Six Talking Points as Killeshin footballers book county final place

Killeshin and Ballyfin played out a thrilling Laois SFC semi-final replay in O'Moore Park on Wednesday night with Killeshin eventually prevailing on a 0-17...

Killeshin hold on to reach first ever senior football final following...

Killeshin 0-17 Ballyfin 1-10 Laois Shopping Centre SFC semi-final replay Killeshin are through to the Laois SFC final for the first time in the club's history...