Soaring Star awards for two Laois camogie players

By Denis J. Croke AFTER what has been a most unusual and topsy-turvey 12 months, particularly on the sporting front, there has been some bit of joy for two Laois camogie players. At Friday night’s Camogie Association’s All Star awards...

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Michael Dempsey: Elite intercounty Gaelic games are not the heartbeat of GAA

Four areas must be prioritised to redress imbalance within the game Michael Dempsey has had a long involvement with Gaelic games. Along with his siblings, from Milltown in Laois, he won the Dermot Earley family award in this year’s Presidential...

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Laois Cricket Club receives Texaco support for sport funding

By Denis J. Croke LAOIS Cricket Club, previously known as Portlaoise Cricket Club, is to receive €5,000 funding under the...

Thursday, 04/03/21 - 2:42pm Read More

Nicole is one of the faces of Paralympic Ireland’s ‘The Next Level’ campaign

By Denis J. Croke FOR a decade or so those in Laois swimming circles knew Nicole Turner was that bit...

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Laois Athletics pay glowing tribute to the late Ray McGill

THE recent passing of Ray McGill, Emo Park, Ballybrittas severed a link with the St Conleth’s Ballybrittas Athletic Club cross...

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Want to know what the news on the sport front was ten years ago this week

Make sure to pick up a copy on this week’s Laois Nationalist on the shelves tomorrow

Monday, 01/03/21 - 6:09pm Read More

This Week’s Back Page

An eventful week in Laois sport – a week that saw the Dempsey family’s work on behalf of the GAA...

Monday, 01/03/21 - 6:04pm Read More

Martina takes over management of Laois minor ladies team

By Denis J. Croke FORMER Laois player and Barrowhouse native, Martina Phelan has been announced as the new Laois LGFA...

Monday, 01/03/21 - 11:15am Read More

Kavanagh appointed to high profile GAA committee

By Denis J. Croke FORMER Laois GAA chairman and current Central Council delegate, Gerry Kavanagh, has been appointed to the...

Monday, 01/03/21 - 10:56am Read More

Laois Gaels launched to support county teams and players

By Denis J. Croke THE latest incarnation of a Laois GAA Supporters Club was launched this evening. Laois Gaels will...

Friday, 26/02/21 - 6:32pm Read More

Portlaoise Rugby Club unveil proposals for massive redevelopment of Togher

By Denis J. Croke TOGHER, home to Portlaoise Rugby Club, could become home to other sports under ambitious plans unveiled...

Friday, 26/02/21 - 5:46pm Read More

The Dempsey clan are honoured with prestigious award

By Denis J. Croke FOUR years after the founding of St Joseph’s Club, Jack Dempsey, from Laois, and Annie Spain...

Friday, 26/02/21 - 4:44pm Read More

TEN YEARS ON – THIS WEEK 2011

Towns Cup double for Laois sides as rugby takes centre stage By Denis J. Croke THE Provincial Towns Cup holds...

Tuesday, 23/02/21 - 2:26pm Read More

Alison Miller is named on Ireland’s rugby team of the decade

By Denis J. Croke CERTAINLY it will come as no surprise to those of us who live in Laois to...

Tuesday, 23/02/21 - 2:16pm Read More

Saragh falls short of European Championship qualification

By Denis J. Croke THE past weekend was one of the most amazing weekends in a pong time on the...

Monday, 22/02/21 - 10:46am Read More

Former Stradbally and Laois footballer to train Aughrim

By Denis J. Croke A FORMER Stradbally and Laois footballer has been appointed selector/trainer of Aughrim’s St Patrick’s GAA club....

Monday, 22/02/21 - 10:17am Read More

Obituary – Gifted footballer Terry O’Connell laid to rest in Moyanna

By Pat Delaney THE sudden death of Terry Connell, Vicarstown on Thursday 11 February caused widespread sadness throughout the county....

Friday, 19/02/21 - 1:10pm Read More

Obituary – Des Mulhare returns to his native Stradbally 

By Pat Delaney THE death took place on Tuesday9 February of Des Mulhare, Main Street, Stradbally and Clondalkin, Dublin who...

Wednesday, 17/02/21 - 12:48pm Read More

Transparency? – Laois County Board deny media access to meetings

By Denis J. Croke APPARENTLY, Laois County Board in their wisdom have taken the decision to hold their meetings ‘in...

Tuesday, 16/02/21 - 5:20pm Read More

TOMORROW’S BACK PAGE

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