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County Final Memory: When Courtwood-Emo won the U-21 championship twice in...

This Friday evening in the Laois GAA Centre of Excellence, Ballyroan-Abbey will put their Laois U-20 football title on the line when they take...
Stradbally 1997

County Final Memory: Stradbally strike late to end 56-year wait in...

Stradbally 2-10 Portlaoise 0-10 1997 Laois SFC Final For one of the county's most traditional and successful clubs, Stradbally had to endure an almost 60-year wait...
Portarlington v O'Dempsey's

Memories of ’63 as countdown on to dream county final and...

Talk about a dream final pairing. Portlaoise’s dominance over the past five decades has meant that so many Laois senior football finals have involved The...

County Final Memory: Looking back at Camross’s famine-ending win in 2007

  For most clubs, 11 years without a county final success wouldn't really cast them a thought. In Camross, though, that is an absolute famine. When they...

County Final Memory: Looking back on Clonaslee’s intermediate hurling triumph in...

Clonaslee 1-14 Colt 1-7 1997 Laois IHC Final Clonaslee have a proud hurling heritage in Laois, one that includes four senior titles to the club’s name,...
The Heath 1993

County Final Memory: Magical scenes as The Heath claim senior honours...

The Heath 2-17 Ballyroan 2-15 (after extra time) 1993 Laois SFC Final In the history of Laois county football finals, the 1993 edition surely has to...

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...
LAOIS IHC FINAL 2008 28

County Final Memory: Colt claim intermediate hurling glory in 2008

This piece originally appeared in our County Final Memory series in June, 2020. Colt 0-16 Borris-in-Ossory 2-6 2008 Laois IHC Final The Colt hurlers lost more than...

County Final Memory: Mountrath beat neighbours Trumera to claim intermediate hurling...

This piece originally appeared in our County Final Memory series on August 20, 2020. Mountrath 1-12 Trumera 1-9 2001 Laois IHC Final All across Laois there are...
Camross 1985

County Final Memory: ‘None as sweet as this’ as Camross deny...

Camross 1-5 Portlaoise 0-7 1985 Laois SHC Final There's something about a five-in-a-row in the GAA world that has proven so difficult for so many teams...

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,...
Ballyroan 1979

County Final Memory: When Ballyroan got the better of Barrowhouse in...

Ballyroan 1-4 Barrowhouse 1-3 1979 Laois IFC Final This Sunday in O'Moore Park, Ballyroan-Abbey and Barrowhouse will battle it out for the Laois Junior 'A' football...

County Final Memory: When Portlaoise and Portarlington did battle in 1991

Portlaoise 0-7 Portarlington 0-5 1991 Laois SFC Final Given the size of the two towns and their respective proud histories, Portarlington and Portlaoise have only met...

County Final Memory: Clough-Ballacolla claim intermediate glory in 1991

Clough-Ballacolla 2-11 Ballinakill 2-8 1991 Laois IHC Final Given that Clough-Ballacolla are trying to write their place into history by claiming the Laois senior hurling title...
2006 Laois Junior football final (1)

County Final Memory: Park-Ratheniska claim junior honours

Park-Ratheniska 1-13 Barrowhouse 0-8 2006 Laois JFC 'A' Final The Park-Ratheniska footballers go in search of intermediate championship glory this Friday night in O'Moore Park when...
2006 Intermediate football final (2)

County Final Memory: Mountmellick come of age in 2006 to claim...

Mountmellick 1-12 Annanough 1-6 2006 Laois IFC Final By the time Mountmellick reached the 2006 intermediate football final, there was a considerable burden on their shoulders. Not...
Mountmellick Timahoe 2004

County Final Memory: Timahoe get the better of Mountmellick in 2004...

Timahoe 0-10 Mountmellick 0-8 2004 Laois IFC Final Mountmellick and Timahoe meet in the Laois IFC semi-final this coming Sunday with both clubs trying to make...

County Final Memory: Portlaoise hold off rising St Joseph’s in 1970

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on May 15, 2020, as part of our County Final Memory series.  Portlaoise 1-7 St Joseph's 0-9 1970 Laois SFC...
The Ballyroan team that won the 1992 Laois senior football final

County Final Memory: Ballyroan end 42-year wait in 1992 before reaching...

Ballyroan-Abbey and St Joseph's meet in Round 2 of the Laois senior football championship next Sunday. Ahead of that game we look back on...
The Portarlington footballers won two Laois senior county finals in 1955

When Portarlington won the Laois senior football championship twice in the...

Sometimes history has a funny way of repeating itself. The last time the Laois senior football championship wasn't finished in the year it started was...

County Final Memory: Clonaslee claim senior hurling glory in 1975

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in May 2020. Clonaslee 0-13 Clonad 0-8 1975 Laois SFC Final It remains the greatest day in Clonaslee hurling...
The Crettyard team that won the Laois intermediate football title in 1984

County Final Memory: Intermediate football triumph for Crettyard in 1984

Crettyard 1-9 The Rock 0-5 1984 Laois IFC Final For a small club Crettyard have been senior for most of their history. After the Fairymount and Tolerton...
Colt - 1996 Laois junior hurling champions

County Final Memory: Colt get the betters of neighbours Trumera for...

Colt 3-9 Trumera 1-6 1996 Laois JHC ‘A’ final The 1996 Laois JHC ‘A’ final threw up a novel pairing and a local derby all in...

County Final Memory: Timahoe see off parish rivals for intermediate football...

Timahoe 1-12 Annanough 1-6 2000 Laois IFC Final The year 2000 was a memorable one for Timahoe GAA club as they claimed a unique double of...
The Ballypickas team that won the Laois Junior hurling final in 1994

County Final Memory: Ballypickas claim junior hurling honours in 1994

Ballypickas 1-7 Kyle 0-5 1994 Laois JHC ‘A’ Final Ballypickas and Kyle are two of the smallest hurling clubs in Laois but they’re two clubs with...
Annanough 1978

County Final Memory: Annanough return to top tier with intermediate football...

Annanough 2-9 Park 1-4 1978 Laois IFC Final Annanough and Park-Ratheniska have a strong rivalry, one that included senior county final battles in the 1950s and...
Killeshin 1993

County Final Memory: Killeshin deny The Rock to claim intermediate football...

Killeshin 0-7 The Rock 0-6 1993 Laois IFC Final Intermediate football in Laois is generally not known for its high scoring and that was certainly the...
Camross 1985

County Final Memory: ‘None as sweet as this’ as Camross deny...

Camross 1-5 Portlaoise 0-7 1985 Laois SHC Final There's something about a five-in-a-row in the GAA world that has proven so difficult for so many teams...
The Harps team that won the 2000 Laois Junior 'A' football final

County Final Memory: The Harps defeat Abbeyleix to claim junior football...

The Harps 1-5 Abbeyleix 0-4 2000 Laois JFC 'A' Final The Harps and Abbeyleix have had an on-off relationship with football over the years but in...
Rathdowney-Errill 2006

County Final Memory: Rathdowney-Errill come together and come of age in...

Rathdowney-Errill 1-11 Tinnahinch 1-7 2006 Laois SHC Final "Rathdowney-Errill are county champions. For the hurling folk and the general population of Rathdowney parish, it's an opening...