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County Final Memory: Graiguecullen’s last success in 1965

Graiguecullen 1-10 Timahoe 1-8 1965 Laois SFC Final For a club with such tradition and one that is invariably competing in the latter stages of the...

County Final Memory: Kilcotton get the better of neighbours Borris-in-Ossory in...

Kilcotton 0-17 Borris-in-Ossory 1-8 2002 Laois IHC Final Kilcotton and Borris-in-Ossory are steeped in Laois hurling history and have a long association both with each other...

County Final Memory: Barrowhouse end years of hurt by claiming intermediate...

Barrowhouse 2-10 St Manman's 1-6 1980 Laois IFC Final There are few clubs that had to endure as much final heartbreak before finally winning their first...

County Final Memory: Rosenallis beat Mountrath to claim Junior ‘A’ hurling...

Rosenallis 3-15 Mountrath 3-6 1986 Laois JHC ‘A’ Final The current generation of Rosenallis hurlers and footballers have given their supporters plenty to shout about over...

County Final Memory: The Rock make the breakthrough to senior in...

The Rock 1-13 St Michael’s 1-6 1996 Laois IFC Final The Rock are one of the smallest clubs in Laois and though they've punched above their...

County Final Memories: Looking back on some famous successes over the...

The lack of live sporting activity throughout the worst of the lockdown months - and for large chunks of the year - had media...

County Final Memory: Walsh inspires Ballinakill as they end years of...

Ballinakill 4-12 Clonaslee 2-8 1995 Laois IHC Final There are few clubs in Laois that have to beat down the door and endure as much heartbreak...

County Final Memory: When Arles-Killeen got the better of Arles in...

Arles-Killeen 2-6 Arles 0-10 1997 Laois IFC Final The split in Arles in the early 1990s is one of the biggest ever internal stories in Laois...

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

Mountrath 1-12 Trumera 1-9 2001 Laois IHC Final All across Laois there are different rivalries that come to the fore at different times. In 2001, Mountrath and...

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

Ballyroan 0-8 St Joseph’s 0-6 1992 Laois SFC Final Throughout the 1980s and into the early 1990s, few Laois football clubs suffered as much heartache as...

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...

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...

County Final Memory: Castletown’s breakthrough win in 1995 leads to a...

Castletown 1-12 Portlaoise 0-11 1995 Laois SHC Final There are some county final wins that are more significant than others. For Laois hurling, 1995 represented the start...

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...

County Final Memory: St Joseph’s come of age as they achieve...

St Joseph's 1-7 Timahoe 0-7 1973 Laois SFC Final If ever there was a success waiting to happen it was the St Joseph's footballers in 1973. Having...

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...

County Final Memory: Colt claim intermediate hurling glory in 2008

Colt 0-16 Borris-in-Ossory 2-6 2008 Laois IHC Final The Colt hurlers lost more than fair share of intermediate finals in the 2000s so when they finally...

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...

Remember the Game: Ballylinan-Glenmore win minor football honours in 2004

Ballylinan-Glenmore 0-8 Stradbally Parish Gaels 0-6 2004 Laois MFC 'A' Final Ballylinan-Glenmore ground out a two-point win over Stradbally Parish Gaels to claim the 2004 Laois...

County Final Memory: Portarlington end their famine in 1988

Portarlington 0-6 Timahoe 0-5 1988 Laois SFC Final Portlaoise's dominance of the Laois club football scene in the 1980s saw them win six titles in seven...

County Final Memory: Clonad claim title number 13 in 1970

Clonad 2-9 Clonaslee 3-3 1970 Laois SHC Final Coming into the 1970 season, the Clonad hurlers sat second in the Laois SHC roll of honour. But over...

Remember the Game: Crettyard claim intermediate football honours in 2005

Crettyard 1-12 Courtwood 1-10 2005 Laois IFC Final Our focus in this week's Remember the Game is the 2005 intermediate football final, where Crettyard edged out...

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

Portlaoise 1-7 St Joseph's 0-9 1970 Laois SFC Final Portlaoise have had some great football teams over the years - and the side they had in...

County Final Memory: O’Dempsey’s stun Graiguecullen with late winner in 1980

O'Dempsey's 1-5 Graiguecullen 0-7 1980 Laois SFC Final In terms of late goals in dramatic county finals, the 1980 decider is right up there with Jody...

County Final Memory: Clonaslee claim senior hurling glory in 1975

Clonaslee 0-13 Clonad 0-8 1975 Laois SFC Final It remains the greatest day in Clonaslee hurling history. In late October 1975, Clonaslee won the Laois SHC title...