Laois News

High Nellies will be out in force for annual Bulfin Cycle

THE annual Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally entitled ‘Meandering Monks and Medieval Miles’ takes place on Saturday and Sunday 24-25 August as part of Heritage Week. The two-day spin begins in Durrow before moving to Aghaboe Abbey via the historic De...

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Top marks at St Mary’s CBS

THE standard of results was high at St Mary’s CBS, Portlaoise, with two students exceeding 600 points, six attaining more...

Sunday, 25/08/19 - 12:25pm Read More

TD slams HSE’s cancellation of medical cards

AN avalanche of online comment followed a local TD’s revelation that the HSE has cancelled 201,600 medical cards over the...

Saturday, 24/08/19 - 3:23pm Read More

Chess sensation Trisha (13) will compete for Euro crown

LAOIS teenager Trisha Anand aims to become the first Irish female to be crowned Woman International Master in chess when...

Saturday, 24/08/19 - 1:22pm Read More

Knockbeg principal ‘delighted’ with results

KNOCKBEG College principal Michael Carew was delighted with the leaving cert results attained by students at the school. With 66...

Saturday, 24/08/19 - 11:21am Read More

National News

Dún Laoghaire RNLI rescue solo sailor on 34-foot yacht

File image A solo sailor has been rescued from the coast of Dublin. His 34-foot yacht unexpectedly dismasted while he was sailing near Dalkey Island. The incident occurred at around a 2.15pm this afternoon. The Dún Laoghaire RNLI lifeboat was...

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Cyclists warned after man has bike stolen going over Sally Gap

Sally Gap. File image. Cyclists are being warned about going over the Sally Gap in Co Wicklow alone after a...

Sunday, 25/08/19 - 6:50pm Read More

Man, 40s, dies in farming accident in Co Limerick

A man has died in a farming accident in Co Limerick. The man, who was in his 40s, was seriously...

Sunday, 25/08/19 - 2:20pm Read More

Irish man hospitalised after lightning strike at US golf event

A pine tree is stripped of bark after being struck by lightning on the course at East Lake Golf Club...

Sunday, 25/08/19 - 1:20pm Read More

Co-living residents won’t have rights under tenancy laws, says developer

The company planning several controversial co-living developments in Dublin says future residents will not have tenancy rights. Bartra Capital is...

Sunday, 25/08/19 - 1:10pm Read More

Laois Sport

Clonad secure their intermediate status for next year

Laois Shopping Centre Intermediate Hurling Championship Relegation Final Clonad 4-13 Ballypickas 0-11 By Gavin Cooper IT WILL be Ballypickas who will be playing Junior hurling next year after Clonad romped to an impressive victory over them in Mountmellick on Saturday...

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Facile victory for The Harps over weakened Slieve Bloo

Laois Shopping Centre Senior ‘A’ Hurling Championship Gr B Rd 2 The Harps 0-21 Slieve Bloom 0-8 By Denis J....

Friday, 23/08/19 - 3:01am Read More

Colt re-Joyce with a late flurry to secure first victory

Laois Shopping Centre Senior ‘A’ Hurling Championship Gr B Rd 2 Colt 3-15 Clonaslee/St Manman’s 2-8 By Pat Delaney THE...

Friday, 23/08/19 - 2:59am Read More

Triple for Purcell as Rathdowney/Errill cruise into the semis

Laois Shopping Centre Senior Hurling Championship Gr B Rd 2 Rathdowney/Errill 4-16 Castletown 0-11 By Pat Delaney WHEN these two...

Thursday, 22/08/19 - 2:58am Read More

Ballyfin hold out for win and are on target for semi-final place

  Ballyfin 1-17 St Fintan’s Mountrath 1-14 By Denis J. Croke BALLYFIN moved a step closer to regaining their senior...

Thursday, 22/08/19 - 2:57am Read More

National Sport

Ligue 1: PSG win comes at a cost; Monaco’s winless streak continues

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel will anxiously await scans on his star strikers on Monday. Paris St Germain bounced back from a shock defeat to Rennes with a 4-0 victory over Toulouse but were left to count the cost on Sunday...

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Aherne’s 1-3 helps Dublin see off Cork in All-Ireland semi-final

Picture: Sportsfile [score] [team1]Dublin[/team1][score1]2-11[/score1] [team2]Cork[/team2][score2]0-11[/score2] [/score] Sinéad Aherne scored 1-3 as champions Dublin advanced to the TG4 All-Ireland Championship senior...

Sunday, 25/08/19 - 5:40pm Read More

Leonard free helps Galway beat Mayo to All-Ireland final place

Róisín Leonard kicks the winning free. Picture: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile [score] [team1]Galway[/team1][score1]2-10[/score1] [team2]Mayo [/team2][score2]2-9[/score2] [/score] Róisín Leonard came up with the...

Sunday, 25/08/19 - 4:10pm Read More

Watch live: Reigning champions St Finbarrs take on Carberry Rangers in Cork SFC

Reigning champions St Finbarrs are taking on Carberry Rangers this afternoon in Bandon at 3pm. We will be covering the...

Sunday, 25/08/19 - 2:40pm Read More

Schmidt blasts ‘dishevelled’ performance in humiliating defeat to England

Ireland’s head coach Joe Schmidt during the warm-up. (©INPHO/Dan Sheridan) Joe Schmidt blasted Ireland’s performance as “dishevelled” after his side...

Saturday, 24/08/19 - 8:00pm Read More