Crettyard strike lucky to win double

Seniors Div 1 Cup Final Crettyard United 1 Baltinglass 1 (Crettyard win 5-4 on penalties) By Harry Shorthose THEY don’t do anything the easy way in Crettyard and they certainly didn’t make this one easy, relying on a last gasp...

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Portarlington have no answer to Portlaoise’s pace and movement

Portlaoise 4-11 Portarlington 0-10 By Denis J. Croke THE last time these two clubs saw action was on the first Sunday of October last year, and with very differing consequences. Portlaoise exited the championship after suffering a shock defeat at...

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Shock for Stephen as FINA rescind Olympic invitation

By Denis J. Croke IN today’s edition of the Laois Nationalist we have story about how Shane Ryan, whose father...

Tuesday, 08/06/21 - 7:51am Read More

GAA fixtures for the coming week are confirmed

How good it is after months of inactivity to be omnce again in the position to carry a list of...

Monday, 07/06/21 - 6:20pm Read More

Laois ladies squander too many chances in Aughrim

Wicklow 2-9 Laois 1-11 By Denis J. Croke IT would be a safe bet to say that Laois manager Donie...

Saturday, 05/06/21 - 5:28pm Read More

Ballacolla mourns ‘the Kid’

By Pat Delaney THE death of Tom Bowe affectionately known as the ‘Kid’ caused great sadness in Ballacolla. the son...

Friday, 04/06/21 - 12:26pm Read More

LSP’s Activator poles programme returns to Portarlington

THERE was a very welcome return for Laois Sports Partnership’s activator pole programme last week in Portarlington when close to...

Friday, 04/06/21 - 8:23am Read More

Laois embroiled in relegation scrap after losing to Kildare

Kildare 2-17 Laois 1-8 By Denis J. Croke Laois find themselves embroiled in the relegation scrap after losing their third...

Sunday, 30/05/21 - 3:34pm Read More

Derryounce wellness walk is a resounding success

A SUNNY day, an impromptu sing-song and a declaration that Laois Sports Partnership sports co-ordinators are gold-medal standard – it’s...

Sunday, 30/05/21 - 8:46am Read More

Portlaoise RFC’s men, ladies and children participate in TheBigRugbyRun

By Denis J. Croke PORTLAOISE Rugby Club joined with rugby clubs all over Ireland on Saturday 22 May to raise...

Saturday, 29/05/21 - 5:57am Read More

Ireland U/20 women’s basketball squad includes five Portlaoise players

By Denis J. Croke NO fewer than five Portlaoise Panthers players have been named on the Ireland U/20 women’s basketball...

Friday, 28/05/21 - 3:34pm Read More

Portlaoise Mothers and Others say a big thank you to sponsors

By Denis J. Croke Portlaoise Mothers and Others have returned to training at the Portlaoise GAA grounds in Rathleague and...

Friday, 28/05/21 - 9:21am Read More

Two charities to benefit from Trilogy Triathlon Club nationwide event

By Denis J. Croke TWO charities, Family Carers Ireland and the Le Chéile ASD classes (Autism Unit) at Portlaoise Educate Together...

Friday, 28/05/21 - 9:00am Read More

Damage caused to GAA clubhouse in Laois

Shanahoe GAA club members are asking anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity around their clubhouse over the weekend to...

Tuesday, 25/05/21 - 12:35pm Read More

In tomorrow’s sports section

This week’s back page that highlights Nicole Turner’s exploits as she won four medals at the World Para Swimming European...

Monday, 24/05/21 - 5:21pm Read More

Mo Nerney inspires Laois to victory in opening league game

Laois 2-16 Kildare 2-9 By Denis J. Croke Mo Nerney was on song as Laois got the LGFA national league...

Sunday, 23/05/21 - 7:27pm Read More

Hurlers still in search of their first win

Clare 2-27 Laois 1-17 By Denis J. Croke Manager Seamus Plunkett is still awaiting a win in his second term...

Sunday, 23/05/21 - 5:17pm Read More

Hear what Nicola Turner had to say following her silver medal win this evening

Hear what Nicola Turner had to say following her silver medal win in the S6 50m Butterfly this evening and...

Saturday, 22/05/21 - 9:29pm Read More

Relegation a real threat as Laois fall to Cork

Cork  2-12 Laois  0-10 By Denis J. Croke It didn’t look good for Laois from the off. From the throw-in...

Saturday, 22/05/21 - 8:41pm Read More

Nicole Turner rounds off an exceptional week with another silver

By Denis J. Croke Nicole Turner rounded off an exceptional week by claiming another silver medal, this time in her...

Saturday, 22/05/21 - 6:53pm Read More