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From devastation to elation – how repeating the Leaving Cert changed...

12 months ago, Rian O'Connell was devastated. The Portlaoise teenager had completed his Leaving Cert and when the CAO offers came out, he realised...

Two Portlaoise students score seven H1s as Leaving Cert results announced

This is an unbelievable achievement. Two Laois students have scored full marks in the 2020 Leaving Cert results which have been announced this morning. Thomás Dunne...

Remembering Portlaoise CBS’s All Ireland hurling triumph in 1998

Over the long history of the GAA, there have been few All Ireland hurling glories for Laois teams. Fewer still have been in Croke Park....

Remember the Game: Portlaoise CBS denied 2004 All Ireland glory

Portlaoise CBS 1-8 St Louis Kilkeel (Down) 1-11 2004 All-Ireland Colleges SFC 'B' Final In May 2004, a star-studded Portlaoise CBS team went in search of...

Laois secondary school student scoops national sports journalism award

A Portlaoise CBS Transition Year student has won a national award for journalism. David 'Dee' O'Brien, from The Heath, has won the GAA Future Leaders...

WATCH: Laois school releases video to let students know they are...

This is a lovely video. The staff of St Mary's CBS Portlaoise have come together to record a video to let their students know that...

Studying during Coronavirus: Portlaoise CBS student on prepping for state exams...

We’re nearing the end of our student series now as we speak to pupils in every secondary school in Laois about how Coronavirus has...

Praise for Laois teenager delivering medication to ‘elderly and vulnerable’ people...

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought the kindness and good-nature of so many Laois people to the fore and this is another such story. Portlaoise teenager...

Studying during Coronavirus: Portlaoise CBS student on prepping for state exams...

The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting almost every aspect of our lives at the moment. Bar those working in essential services, the rest of the population...

Laois school battles Coronavirus with online teaching programme

Schools across the country closed their doors to students on Thursday March 12 and are not set to reopen until March 29 at the...

CANCELLED: Laois secondary school call off proposed trip to Italy due...

A Laois school who were due to go to Italy on Friday have cancelled their trip. 100 students from Portlaoise CBS were due to go...

LISTEN: Transition Years in Portlaoise CBS create new school anthem

St Mary's CBS Portlaoise have released their new school anthem written and performed by their Transition Years. Working with GMC Beats the students wrote and...

In Pictures: Portlaoise CBS production of The Addams Family proves a...

The Portlaoise CBS production of the famous film and Broadway show "The Addams Family" was a big hit this week in the Dunamaise Arts...

Disappointment for Heywood CS and Portlaoise CBS as U-16 sides fall...

There was disappointment on the double for Laois schools today as both Heywood CS and Portlaoise CBS U-16 footballers were knocked out of their...

WATCH: Laois Transition Year students team up with nursing home for...

This would warm your heart. For the last six weeks, a group of Transition Year students from St Mary's CBS Portlaoise have visited a nursing...

End of the road for Portlaoise CBS as Tullamore strike late...

Portlaoise CBS 0-4 Tullamore 1-4 Top Oil School's Senior 'B' South Leinster Semi Final Colaiste Choilm Tullamore proved to be too strong for Portlaoise CBS once...

Keeper Browne the hero as Portlaoise CBS advance to U-16 South...

Portlaoise CBS 2-9 Carlow CBS 1-9 (AET) Top Oil Schools South Leinster 'B' Football Championship Quarter Final Portlaoise CBS goalkeeper Conor Browne was their hero as...

Hosey, Carolan and Goode fire Portlaoise CBS to home South Leinster...

Portlaoise CBS 4-18 Bunclody (Wexford) 0-4 Top Oil South Leinster ‘B’ Senior Football Championship Round 2 Conor Goode, Darragh Carolan and Paddy Hosey were on fire...

Portlaoise CBS and Heywood march on in U-19 All-Ireland basketball competitions

Two Laois schools have qualified for the quarter finals of their respective All-Ireland basketball competitions this afternoon. Portlaoise CBS emerged through two U-19 'A' Qualifiers...

Five-star Portlaoise CBS thrash Carnew for second South Leinster win

Portlaoise 5-16 Carnew 0-7 Top Oil South Leinster ‘B’ Senior Football Championship Round 2 Portlaoise CBS are within touching distance of the South Leinster semi finals...

Four Laois projects set to compete in the BT Young Scientist...

The BT Young Scientist competition finals begin today and Laois have four projects represented across two schools. The BT Young Scientist competition in Europe's oldest...

Portlaoise CBS hold off local rivals to claim Midlands U-19 ‘A’...

Portlaoise CBS 54 Colaiste Iosagain 52 Midlands 'A' Senior Schools Basketball Final Yesterday saw Portlaoise CBS and Colaíste Íosogaín of Portarlington go head to head in...

In Pictures: Portlaoise CBS students help out at Team Hope Packing...

A group of TY students from St. Marys CBS established themselves as a Young Saint Vincent de Paul group at the beginning of the...

South Leinster Senior League glory for Portlaoise CBS

Portlaoise CBS 4-11 Gorey 0-11 South Leinster 'B' Schools Senior League Final  Portlaoise CBS' senior footballers have made a brilliant start to the new season as...

High spirits and high achievers as Portlaoise CBS and Scoil Chríost...

Imagine having your debs last night and getting your Leaving Cert results today?! That was the case for the students of Scoil Chriost Ri in...

Hynes hat-trick sees Granard egde Portlaoise CBS in Leinster U-16 final

Portlaoise CBS 2-13 Cnoc Mhuire Granard 4-13 Top Oil Leinster Schools U-16 Football 'C' Championship Final Portlaoise CBS came out the wrong end of a six...

In Pictures: Portlaoise CBS honour students with annual Awards night

Over 300 parents, students and teachers were in attendance at the Portlaoise CBS Awards night recently. The guest speaker on the night was Munster rugby...

Super subs Devoy and Thornton strike late to fire Portlaoise CBS...

Portlaoise CBS 3-9 Colaiste Cois Life (Dublin) 0-14 Top Oil Leinster PP School U-16 Football 'C' Semi Final Super subs James Devoy and Aaron Thornton came...

Moment in Time: Portlaoise CBS charity fashion show in 2008

This week we take a look back at  Portlaoise CBS's fashion show that took place in 2008. It showcased the late 2000's trends and...

In Pictures: Portlaoise students put on stunning show of ‘Joseph’ in...

Students from Portlaoise CBS - with a bit of help from the girls in the neighbouring Scoil Chríost Rí and the Curtain Call Stage...