Laois News

Prestigious win for prodigious talent

IRELAND’S number-one chess player at under-16 level Tarun Kanyamarala has just won the Limerick Open championship. The Portlaoise College student battled his way through a field of 43 other competitors over six rounds to secure the title on a five...

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Mountrath students plant crocuses to remember children of holocaust

FLOWERS blooming in Mountrath next year will be a poignant symbol of remembrance for 1.5 million Jewish children who died...

Tuesday, 12/11/19 - 1:57pm Read More

Asylum seekers welcomed at ‘amazing’ event

ASYLUM seekers living in Portarlington received a warm céad mile fáilte at an event organised by the Laois Africa Support...

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Mystery surrounds winner of €400k in EuroMillions draw

WERE you in the Kyle Shopping Centre, Portlaoise over the past week or two? Did you shop at Dunne Stores?...

Sunday, 10/11/19 - 1:31pm Read More

Special Mass marks 50th anniversary of St Anne’s Church in Ballylinan

THE summer of 1969 was an eventful period. While many nations across the world set their gaze on the stars...

Sunday, 10/11/19 - 11:29am Read More

National News

West Clare man pleads guilty to careless driving causing death of toddler

By Gordon Deegan A 62-year old west Clare man has pleaded guilty to careless driving causing the death of a three year old girl in March 2017. At Ennis Circuit Court today, Senan O’Flaherty of Lower Gowerhass, Cooraclare pleaded guilty...

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‘The family are not moving today’: Crowd gathers to oppose repossession of Roscommon farmhouse

File photo from December 2018 of burnt out vehicles in the yard of the house which was the scene of...

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‘Spike’ in theft in copper wires and electricity cables, gardaí warn

By Cormac O’Keeffe Gardai have seen a “spike” in the theft of copper wires and electricity cables this year with...

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Man arrested after six-week-old baby injured in Meath

Temple Street Children’s Hospital A six-week-old baby girl is being treated for serious injuries following an incident in Co Meath....

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Man arrested as guns, magazines and ammunition seized in Co Louth

Three handguns and ammunition have been seized in Drogheda as part of an operation targeting organised crime in Co Louth....

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Laois Sport

The Harps erase last year’s memories with hard earned victory

Laois Shopping Centre Minor ‘A’ Hurling Championship Final The Harps 3-13 Abbeyleix Gaels 1-11 By Pat Delaney PLAYED in difficult conditions the Harps under-17 hurlers swept to a hard earned victory over their neighbours Abbeyleix Gaels in what proved to...

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Rosenallis ease into their first final

Laois Shopping Centre Senior ‘A’ Hurling Championship s/f Rosenallis 3-15 Colt 0-9 By Pat Delaney WHEN they met in the...

Wednesday, 09/10/19 - 2:41am Read More

Champions surrender to dramatic injury time King goal

Laois Shopping Centre Senior Hurling Championship s/f Rathdowney/Errill 1-15 Camross 0-17 By Pat Delaney THEIR last semi-final meeting ended in...

Wednesday, 09/10/19 - 2:40am Read More

Sharpshooting Scully ends Clough/Ballacolla ambitions again

Laois Shopping Centre Senior Hurling Championship s/f Borris/Kilcotton 0-25 Clough/Ballacolla 1-15 By Pat Delaney FOR the third year in succession...

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The Harps U/14s make it two in a row

Laois Camogie Under-14 Final The Harps 7-3 St Brigid’s 5-2 THE Harps and St Brigid’s provided spectators with a nail-biting...

Tuesday, 08/10/19 - 12:18pm Read More

National Sport

Higgins, Selby and Murphy progress to second round of Northern Ireland Open

By Press Association John Higgins, Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy safely reached the second round of the Northern Ireland Open in Belfast. World number five Higgins beat Chinese teenager Chang Bingyu 4-2, sixth-ranked Selby overcame Xu Si, also of China,...

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Groin injury rules Aaron Connolly out of November matches

Aaron Connolly has been ruled out of the upcoming games against New Zealand and Denmark due to injury. The Brighton...

Monday, 11/11/19 - 7:45pm Read More

Robbie Henshaw returns to Leinster training ahead of European opener

Robbie Henshaw will return to Leinster training this week ahead of Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup opener with Benetton. The centre...

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Aaron Connolly off injured for Brighton before big week for Republic of Ireland

Aaron Connolly was taken off with a groin injury on club duty ahead of a big week for the Republic...

Sunday, 10/11/19 - 8:25pm Read More

McCarthy hits out at Derby over Keogh sacking

By Steve Neville Mick McCarthy has hit out at Derby’s termination of Richard Keogh’s contract. The Ireland manager was speaking...

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