Grand National hero ‘Slippers’ hands over the reins

By Pat Costello IT ended in Punchestown on New Year’s Eve where it all began some twenty years previously and almost 400 winners later. After riding Rich Belief at the Kildare track Niall ‘Slippers’ Madden announced his retirement as a...

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Obituary – Killeshin and Laois say farewell to a goalkeeping legend

By Pat Delaney THE death of Tony (Stoney) Burke of Killeshin on Sunday 13 December caused great sadness in his native Killeshin and throughout football people in south Laois. Tony resided at 33 Eastwood Road, Goodmayes, Ilford, England for many...

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This Week Ten Years On sport was in full flow

By Denis J. Croke IN stark contrast to 2021, ten years ago the GAA season was up and running. Laois...

Thursday, 14/01/21 - 12:46pm Read More

Laois club stalwart to receive 2020 volunteers in sport award

By Denis J. Croke Laois’ Mary Donohue will receive nationwide recognition for her dedicated work with the Harps camogie when...

Monday, 11/01/21 - 3:37pm Read More

Tomorrow’s back page

Portlaoise and Laois stalwart Cahir Healy transfers to London Interview with Niall “Slippers” Madden who announced his retirement Looking bcak...

Monday, 11/01/21 - 3:15pm Read More

Stephen’s Day run raises over €2,000 for Cuisle Centre

By Denis J. Croke DESPITE the times that are in it, the annual St Stephen’s Day 5km event held by...

Monday, 28/12/20 - 12:13pm Read More

Breaking – GAA confirm plans for 2021 split season

By Denis J. Croke FOR many the disruption caused to sport, and in particular to the GAA, by the Coronavirus...

Monday, 21/12/20 - 6:05pm Read More

Laois minors’ dreams are crushed in Navan

Meath 2-10 Laois  1-7 By Denis J. Croke THERE will be no Leinster final for this year’s Laois minors after...

Saturday, 19/12/20 - 2:03pm Read More

Portarlington swimmer takes gold at virtual gala

By Denis J. Croke PORTARLINGTON swimmer Nicole Turner (NAC Swim Club) is in the headlines agains after she competed in...

Saturday, 19/12/20 - 10:54am Read More

Portlaoise AC annual Cuisle Run will go ahead

By Denis J. Croke PORTLAOISE AC’s annual Cuisle Run will go ahead on Saturday 26 December due to Covid restrictions...

Friday, 18/12/20 - 1:41pm Read More

Bates names unchanged team for Leinster semi-final

By Denis J. Croke LAOIS minor football manager Mark Bates has named an unchanged starting 15 for tomorrow’s Leinster semi-final...

Friday, 18/12/20 - 1:05pm Read More

Ducks will help renovate Portlaoise GAA gym

PORTLAOISE GAA Club will be holding a Duck Race on St Stephen’s day, Saturday 26 December. The initiative is being...

Friday, 18/12/20 - 12:26pm Read More

Only a full-on display will suffice against the Royals

By Denis J. Croke LAOIS minors have the unenviable task of heading to Navan tomorrow to take on Meath in...

Friday, 18/12/20 - 5:10am Read More

Correction – Ray Dalton

In Tuesday 14 December edition of the Laois Nationalist, an article headed Ray – a Ballypickas player but a loyal...

Wednesday, 16/12/20 - 11:40am Read More

Covid hampered preparation didn’t help Laois – Lyons

By Kevin Egan BACKBONED by the 2018 All-Ireland minor championship winning team, Galway travelled to MW Hire O’Moore Park on...

Wednesday, 16/12/20 - 3:13am Read More

Breaking – No change to the County Board top table

By Denis J. Croke There will be no change to the top table of Laois County Board following tonight’s County...

Monday, 14/12/20 - 8:35pm Read More

Laois cruise past Carlow into the Leinster semi-final

Laois  2-14 Carlow         0-5 By Denis J. Croke Laois started this game like a runaway train. By the fifth minute...

Saturday, 12/12/20 - 2:37pm Read More

Covid hampered preparation didn’t help Laois – Lyons

By Kevin Egan Backboned by the 2018 All-Ireland minor championship winning team, Galway travelled to O’Moore Park on Friday night...

Saturday, 12/12/20 - 8:24am Read More

Laois are no match for rampant Galway

Galway 4-21 Laois 0-7 IT can have come as no great surprise that Galway had far too much in the...

Saturday, 12/12/20 - 8:11am Read More

Laois minor football team named for today’s clash with Carlow

By Denis J. Croke LAOIS minor football manager Mark Bates has named the team for today’s Leinster quarter-final meeting with...

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