‘It’s Cloth Cap For Me’ – Slippers Madden

 The Day I’ll Never Forget By Niall “Slippers” Madden IT was the biggest race win of my career and as far as I’m concerned, it’s the jump race that every National Hunt jockey wants to win as they are growing...

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Livelovelaugh is the one to keep an eye on in Aintree today – MADDEN

By Niall “Slipper” Madden We have a few Grade 1’s today (Friday) in Aintree including the Novices Hurdle which is the equivalent of the Supreme Novices in Cheltenham. Ronan McNally is bringing Dreal Deal over, I believe, which is an...

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Laois teams will be back in action next month

By Denis J. Croke LAOIS senior hurlers could be back in national league action by Saturday 8 May under the...

Thursday, 08/04/21 - 4:07pm Read More

“Slippers” naps Tiger Roll in Aintree today

By Niall “Slipper” Madden The Irish don’t have as big a team going to Aintree as we did to Cheltenham...

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Ladies football National League to kick off in May

By Denis J. Croke THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association wasted no time in availing of the opportunity to reveal their...

Thursday, 08/04/21 - 8:58am Read More

NIALL “SLIPPERS” MADDEN’S FAIRYHOUSE PREVIEW

Latest Exhibition is the one to beat in the National What does Fairyhouse Easter Festival mean to me. Look it’s...

Friday, 02/04/21 - 11:32am Read More

GAA authorites urge caution and stresses collective training not allowed until mid-April

Revised fixtures calendar for 2021 by the end of next week By Denis J. Croke The GAA has welcomed the...

Wednesday, 31/03/21 - 12:47pm Read More

Charlie was a Laois man when it came to the GAA

  THERE was a united sense of loss and regret in the communities of Carlow town and Killeen, Maganey, Co...

Wednesday, 31/03/21 - 12:28pm Read More

Jack and Paul’s photo grabs national award

By Denis J. Croke A PHOTOGRAPH taken by Laois GAA PRO Paul Dargan has won a national human rights award....

Saturday, 27/03/21 - 10:20am Read More

Michael gets huge support from GAA stars for his first book

Laois GAA TV creator’s first book is available from tomorrow By Denis J. Croke MICHAEL Egan’s first book Declan Kirby...

Friday, 26/03/21 - 2:38pm Read More

Marie has no plans to take things easy after six years as LGFA President

‘I would love to see more ex-players getting involved’ By Denis J. Croke AFTER six years in the LGFA hot...

Wednesday, 24/03/21 - 4:57pm Read More

Great news for Emma as she is included in Irish panel

By Denis J. Croke THERE was a pleasant surprise for Portlaoise’s Emma Hooban today when she was included on the...

Tuesday, 23/03/21 - 5:40pm Read More

This week’s back page

Monday, 22/03/21 - 12:45pm Read More

NIALL “SLIPPERS” MADDEN PREVIEWS GOLD CUP DAY AT CHELTENHAM

TRIUMPH HURDLE There seems to be a great deal of excitement around Alan King’s horse for this race, Tritonic. He’s...

Friday, 19/03/21 - 8:07am Read More

NIALL “SLIPPERS” MADDEN PREVIEWS DAY THREE AT CHELTENHAM

MARSH NOVICES CHASE This was a great race last year when we had the great finish with Faugheen, Melon and...

Wednesday, 17/03/21 - 8:09pm Read More

Gaelic games associations united on Player Pathway

By Denis J. Croke The GAA, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association and Camogie Association have announce details of a new...

Wednesday, 17/03/21 - 8:48am Read More

Stephen takes up the reins of Laois ladies u/16 team

By Denis J. Croke LAOIS LGFA have unveiled Stephen Hoary as manager of the county U/16 team for the coming...

Wednesday, 17/03/21 - 8:30am Read More

Niall “Slippers” Madden previews day two at Cheltenham

BALLYMORE NOVICES HURDLE Bob Olinger is going to jump off favourite here and he’ll definitely stay. He’s won a Point...

Tuesday, 16/03/21 - 7:04pm Read More

Inside tomorrow’s sport section

Our back page highlights how Croke Park’s new stance on club insurance schemes could have huge implications for clubs and...

Monday, 15/03/21 - 4:28pm Read More

Hockey Centre of Excellence to be developed at new Dunamase College Campus

Abbeyleix Junior Hockey Club and Portlaoise Ladies Hockey Club have joined with Dunamase College (under patronage of LOETB) in Portlaoise...

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