Home Lifestyle Teenage disco in Pedigree and a one-day music festival announced for Portarlington LifestyleOut and About Teenage disco in Pedigree and a one-day music festival announced for Portarlington Twitter TAGSPedigree CornerPortarlington Rugby Club Two big events for the teenage disco market will take place in Laois over the next couple of weeks.Pedigree Corner are hosting a Teen Disco this Friday, April 6, from 8pm to 10.30pm.Doors open at 7.30pm and the event is strictly supervised. There is a mineral with DJ Ginty on the decks.The disco is all ticket with tickets at €10 on sale from Top Oil Garage Stradbally, Winkles Athy, Centra Ballylinan and Colgan’s Portlaoise.Elsewhere, there will be a one-day music festival held in Portarlington Rugby Club on Friday, May 18.Teenage Kicks is a live music, food and entertainment event for U-18s (13 to 17-year-olds) and also a strictly alcohol-free festival. and is on from 3.30pm to 11pm.Tickets are €10 and are on sale from Centra on Main Street Portarlington.SEE ALSO – 5 minutes with … Laois camogie player Sarah-Anne Fitzgerald WhatsApp Facebook Community By Steven Miller – 6th April 2018 Twitter Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Rugby Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Council Pinterest Pinterest Previous articlePortlaoise woman pens brilliant poem about her TownNext articleBlind Laois man to climb Croagh Patrick for cause close to his heart Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point.
Previous articleOne detained after overnight robberies in PortlaoiseNext articleKilleshin’s U-16 claim Carlow Soccer League title Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp Rugby Facebook TAGSGarry ComerfordNiall CorbetWaterford FC Pinterest WhatsApp Niall Corbet was Waterford FC’s hero last night A couple of weeks ago, Waterford FC defeated reigning League of Ireland Premier Division champions in a fiery game.The tie ended in a mass brawl involving both managers which saw lengthy bans dished out to players and officials from each side.And last night, the teams squared off again in the last 16 of the EA Sports Cup – which is the third rated competition for these sides.Clonaslee keeper Niall Corbet, who began the season as Waterford’s Number One, but lost his place following the loan signing of Lawrence Vigouroux from Swindon Town.However, manager Alan Reynolds rotated his squad and Corbet got the nod for the game in the RSC last night.Stradbally’s Garry Comerford also started in the game which finished goalless after regulation time.Two periods of extra time followed with Waterford taking the lead through Courtney Duffus.However, Cork City equalised through a Josh O’Hanlon header and the dreaded penalty shoot-out followed.With Waterford leading 4-3 in the shoot-out, keeper Corbet guessed right to save Graham Cummins from the spot.Ismahil Akinade then scored the winning penalty to see Waterford FC through to face Sligo Rovers in the quarter final.You can watch the full shoot-out below:SEE ALSO – One detained after overnight robberies in Portlaoise Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Pinterest WATCH: Laois keeper the penalty shoot-out hero as Waterford defeat Cork again By Alan Hartnett – 24th April 2018 Council Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Home Sport Soccer WATCH: Laois keeper the penalty shoot-out hero as Waterford defeat Cork again SportSoccer Community Facebook Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding
Home GAA Camogie LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from Laois camogie’s must win game… GAACamogieSport TAGSAll-Ireland Intermediate ChampionshipLaois CamogieLaois v CarlowLive Blog Pinterest SEE ALSO – Helicopters battle Slieve Bloom blaze as people urged to avoid the area Rugby Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad The Laois Camogie team will look to get their championship campaign back on track when they face Carlow this afternoon.The team suffered a very heavy defeat at the hands of Cork in their opening match.While Carlow have lost to both Cork and Down, so they really cannot afford to do anything bar win.This is a must win match for both sides if either of them harbour realistic ambitions of getting out of the group.Only the top two teams from the group will qualify for the All-Ireland semi final. WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 7th July 2018 Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Previous articleEngland’s Penalty shootout, being left unseen and Cheryl Cole single again – it’s all in our Tweets of the Week.Next articleEmergency services plead with people to avoid Slieve Blooms as fire rages on Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Community The game throws in at 5pm in Mountmellick this afternoon.And you can follow all the action as it happens on our Live Blog below: WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Facebook Community LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from Laois camogie’s must win game against Carlow
Home Jobs Job Alert: This week’s job vacancies in Laois JobsSponsored Facebook Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Community By LaoisToday Reporter – 5th August 2018 Job Alert: This week’s job vacancies in Laois Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Bankz – Part-time Beauty TherapistBankz Hair & Beauty are hiring a part-time Beauty Therapist Required for their busy Portlaoise salon. You can check out the full details here. Laois-Offaly Education and Training BoardLaois and Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB) are inviting applictions for: Special Needs Assistants; Bus Escort Panel; Substitute Teacher Panel and Further Education Tutors in Hospitality and Healthcare. You can see the full job post here. Twitter WhatsApp Enva – Facility ManagerDue to growth and expansion we are seeking a new Facility Manager for our Waste Processing & Treatment facility in Enva in Clonminam Industrial Estate, Portlaoise. You can see the full job description here. SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Luke Hyland Engineering ConsultancyLuke Hyland Engineering Consultancy based in Portlaoise and dealing with a cross section of civil and structural engineering duties is expanding and is looking to add to their team.You can check out the full details here. Twitter Pinterest Rugby Previous articleDunphy and Scully to the fore as Borris-Kilcotton see off AbbeyleixNext articleDeaths in Laois – Sunday, August 5, 2018 LaoisToday Reporter Facebook Community There is a number of job vacancies being advertised in Laois at the moment.Below we have listed all of the roles advertised on LaoisToday in the last two weeks. In each instance you can click through to the full job description to read more. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’
Previous articleIn Pictures: New enhancement scheme launched for PortlaoiseNext articleKelly kicks Graiguecullen on to minor ‘B’ glory Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ By Siun Lennon – 12th October 2018 Home Lifestyle In Pictures: Portlaoise primary school bursting with colour for a good cause LifestyleOut and About Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Community Council Twitter TAGSAlan MulhallGaelscoil PortlaoiseRainbows Ireland Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening In Pictures: Portlaoise primary school bursting with colour for a good cause Pinterest A blast of colour went off in Gaelscoil Phortlaoise today as they raised funds for a very worthy cause.The pupils and teachers at the school had their colourful non-uniform day and raised €650 for Rainbows Ireland.Two teachers in the school volunteer with Rainbows Ireland, which works to help children and young people who have experienced a significant loss in their lives.This has helped the Mulhall family in Portlaoise to deal with the tragic sudden death of the late Alan Mulhall.Alan, who worked as an electrician, was killed in a workplace accident while working in Dublin last November.Alan and his wife Vikki have four young children – two sets of twins, three boys and one girl. Their two oldest, Sean and Jamie, are now in second class, and have been receiving the support of Rainbows Ireland in their school, Gaelscoil Phortlaoise.Memorial walk for AlanVikki began organised what originally started out as a walk/run in memory of her late husband on what would be his 35th birthday, which has since turned into a fundraiser for Rainbows Ireland.“I suppose when I saw how much feedback there was on Facebook – the shares, the likes, I thought that I should fundraise for something and give something back,” Vikki told LaoisToday.“Rainbows has been the only group I’ve been involved in for the kids so I said I’d do it for them. The school were very forthcoming in offering it up to us and telling us about it,” she said.Those who wish to attend the walk/run event in can meet in Emo GAA field on Sunday, October 14, with the walk beginning at 12pm.There is also a GoFundMe account set up where people can donate.That has already raised over €2,000 and Vikki thanked everyone who has donated this way so far.She said: “I’d also like to thank everyone who has taken the time to make a donation online. Their support has been overwhelming.” SEE ALSO – Professional advice on ways to look after your mental health Community
Shane Ryan is through to the final of the men’s 50 metres backstroke at the World Short Course Swimming Championships in China.Ryan broke the Irish senior record twice today. Once in the heats to qualify second for the semi-final.Then again in the semi-finals, earning a time of 22.96 seconds, cutting a further 0.07 off the record set in his earlier heats.“I came in and I was very relaxed, I knew what I needed to do and I knew I could do it,” Ryan told RTÉ Sport.“I had the support to do it and I had to try get my hand on the wall. For tomorrow night I have to try and do the same thing, clean it up and do it a bit quicker.“For me I try and do 30 meters under water, that’s why I love short course because I am decent under water, if I nail those under water swimming is going to come easy.”Shane was born in Amercia, but declared for team Ireland through his father Tom, who is from Portarlington.He goes up against Russia’s Evgeny Rylov in the final tomorrow at 12.30pm Irish time, where he is hoping for a top three finish. Home Sport Other Sport Laois man breaks Irish record and secures final spot at World Swimming… SportOther Sport Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Community Laois man breaks Irish record and secures final spot at World Swimming championships Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Twitter New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening This is not the first incredible achievement for the young man.He won the gold medal in this event at the 2017 World University Games and added a bronze this past summer at the European Championships.Ryan also made the long list of the RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year, alongside fellow Laois man and world champion boxer TJ Doheny.SEE ALSO – Laois manager Sugrue makes 12 changes for Wexford clash Pinterest WhatsApp Community Facebook Pinterest Previous articleNo disabled facilities leaves couple stuck at Portlaoise railway stationNext articleIn Pictures: St Paul’s LGFA end of year party a huge success Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter By Siun Lennon – 13th December 2018 Council Facebook TAGSShane Ryan
New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ By LaoisToday Reporter – 28th December 2018 Facebook Community The Midlands Prison in Portlaoise In March of this year the ‘Beast of the East’ took Ireland by a storm. We broke a bizarre story of how a convicted killer’s attempted escape from Portlaoise prison was stopped by the weather.Footprints in snow thwarted an attempted escape by a convicted killer from Midlands Prison in Portlaoise during Storm Emma.Christopher McDonald, 35, who murdered Keith Walker on June 12, 2015, made his dash for freedom during the ‘Beast from the East’ two weeks ago.According to the Irish Sun, the contract assassin, was taken from the high security Midlands Prison to Portlaoise Hospital after complaining of chest pains.But the prisoner is reported to have removed his cuffs and managed to flee.However, McDonald’s escape plan was scuppered when his footprints in the snow led prison officers to him at nearby homes.The murderer was found hiding on the roof of a shed before being brought back to his cell.It is understood that he will now be disciplined by jail bosses over his failed break for freedom.AttemptA prison source revealed to The Irish Sun: “McDonald made a genuine attempt to escape but the bad weather hampered his efforts.“He didn’t get very far but the incident shows that he was determined to escape from prison and thankfully no one was harmed.”“It’s not the first time a prisoner has tried to escape on a hospital visit and it probably won’t be the last.”The Irish Prison Service confirmed to The Irish Sun recently that an investigation into the failed escape was under way.A spokesman said: “The Prison Service can confirm that a prisoner attempted to escape from lawful custody while being returned to the prison from Portlaoise Hospital on the 28th of February last.“Officers reacted immediately and the prisoner was apprehended within a very short time and returned to the prison.”SEE ALSO – Help sought to find man missing from near Athy Previous article2018 Remembered: In Pictures: Wonderful atmosphere as Laois players meet supporters ahead of Leinster finalNext article2018 Remembered – How Laois almost got a brand new hurling club LaoisToday Reporter TAGS2018 RememberedPortlaoise Prison RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 2018 Remembered – Snow footprints foiled killer’s attempted escape from Portlaoise prison WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Home We Are Laois 2018 Remembered – Snow footprints foiled killer’s attempted escape from Portlaoise prison We Are Laois Pinterest Facebook Council Community Pinterest Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year
Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Josephine FitzpatrickRialto, Dublin / Mountmellick, LaoisFITZPATRICK Josephine (Rialto, Dublin 8 and formerly of Graigue, Mountmellick, Co. Laois) January 25th, 2019 – (peacefully) in the loving care of her family and the staff of Leopardstown Park Hospital. Beloved daughter of the late James and Elizabeth. She will be very sadly missed by her loving sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and neighbours.Reposing at Leopardstown Park Hospital on Monday (January 28th) from 2pm until 4pm, followed by removal to St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick, arriving at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday morning (January 29th) at 11am, followed by burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12.Isaac StanleyKellyville, Ballintubbert, Athy, Kildare / LaoisPeaceully in his 95th year at Droimnin Nursing Home, Stradbally. Loving husband of Sadie. He will be fondly remembered by his wife, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and a wide circle of relatives and friends.Reposing at Droimnin Nursing Home on Sunday from 1pm until 3pm. Reception Service in St. Patrick’s Church, Stradbally at 4pm on Sunday. Funeral Service on Monday at 1.30pm followed by burial in Killermogh Churchyard, Balacolla (arriving 3.15pm aprox). Donations to St Patrick’s Church Restoration Fund in lieu of flowers.John DonohueMain Street, Stradbally, LaoisJohn passed away peacefully in Portlaoise General Hospital in the presence of his loving family. Devoted husband to Vera and sadly missed by his sons and daughters, Donal, Diarmuid, Maria, Eva and John, his daughters in law Sinead and Patricia, son in law Paul and partners James and Michelle. Loving Grandfather to Conor, Aine, David, Emer, Orla and Noah. Sadly missed by his brothers Owen, Dan and Tom, sisters in law Ann, Maureen and Kay, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.Reposing at his residence on Friday 25th from 3 o clock to 9 o clock with recital of the Rosary at 8 o clock Friday evening. Arriving to The Sacred Heart Church Stradbally on Saturday at 12 noon for Requiem Mass. Interment to follow in Oakvale Cemetery.House private on Saturday morning please.Rose Hoey (née Taaffe)Kilbride, Portarlington, Laois / LouthFormerly Bracklone Street Portarlington and Dromin County Louth. Peacefully at her residence. Loving wife of the late Tommy. Deeply regretted by her loving sons, daughters, brothers, sister, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.Reposing at her residence (eircode R32 XV40) on Friday from 2pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Saturday at 1:30pm travelling via Bracklone Street arriving St Michael’s Church Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 2:30pm. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery Portarlington. Family Flowers Only Please. Donations If Desired To The Daffodil Nurses.Mary Ring (née Keyes)Balladine, Abbeyleix, LaoisWife of the late Paddy. Peacefully, at the Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Deeply regretted by her loving sons, daughters -in-law, grandchildren, brother Jim, sisters Pauline and Vera, brother-in-law Billy, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at her residence from 2 pm. on Friday with recital of the Rosary at 8.30 pm. Removal on Saturday to The Church Of The Most Holy, Abbeyleix for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.House private on Saturday morning by request.William (Billy) CarrollRathmore, Ballybrophy, LaoisCarroll, Rathmore, Ballybrophy, Co. Laois and formerly Aharney, Lisdowney, January, 23rd 2019. Peacefully, at his home, in the presence of his family. William (Billy), sadly mourned by his loving wife Rita and his family, Annette, Tom, Edel and Elaine, sons-in-law Pádraig and Alan, daughter-in-law Sheila, grandchildren Conor, Rory, Annie, Rose and Ciarán, his sister Sr. Mary, his brothers Lar and Paddy, sister-in-law Mary, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Reposing at his home (Rathmore) this Thursday from 2pm with rosary at 8pm. Funeral Mass in Killasmeestia Church on Friday at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Sunday, January 27, 2019 Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ TAGSDeaths in Laois Community Community By Alan Hartnett – 28th January 2019 Facebook Deaths in Laois – Monday, January 28, 2019 Twitter WhatsApp New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Council Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Monday, January 28, 2019 Deaths WhatsApp Previous articleJOB VACANCIES: O’Neill Foley Accountants have a number of positions to fillNext articleTwo Laois lads named on Kilkenny League Kennedy Cup squad Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.
Ballylinan then appeared to be well in control as they went six up in the second half only to be eventually reeled in by a patient Kilcruise side.In the last minute of injury time, Kilcruise were awarded a penalty which Ross Munnelly converted and they lived to fight another day.The game gets underway at 8pm tonight and you can follow all the action as it happens below: Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Alan Hartnett – 15th August 2019 Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly BuildersWe’re back in O’Moore Park tonight as another hectic week of action continues.We had a number of draws in hurling and football over the last two weeks and they will have to be cleared up this week.The first of those was settled last night as Portarlington ran out six point winners over Ballyroan-Abbey to reach the quarter finals. Ballyroan-Abbey go into Round 3 now and they will discover who they will face tonight as the draw will be made after this game.Tonight, Arles-Kilcruise will meet Ballylinan once more with the loser of that game dropping into a relegation semi final against Crettyard.The sides drew in dramatic circumstances at the weekend in a thrilling game. The drawn game swung one way and then the other as Arles-Kilcruise scored an early goal and raced into a four-point lead only for Ballylinan to score three goals in the first half and lead by three at half time. Facebook GAA GAA Pinterest SEE ALSO – Check out all our Laois SFC coverage hereSEE ALSO – Our full game-by-game guide to this year’s Laois SFC WhatsApp WhatsApp Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Home Gaelic Football Club Football LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Arles-Kilcruise and Ballylinan clash in… Gaelic FootballClub FootballSportGAA LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Arles-Kilcruise and Ballylinan clash in SFC Round 2 Replay Previous article‘There wasn’t even going to be an U20 team this year,’ European bronze medallists speak about lack of funding in Irish women’s basketballNext articleDraw made for Round 3 of the Laois senior football championship Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory TAGSArles-Kilcruise v BallylinanLaois SFCLive Blog GAA Pinterest Twitter Facebook 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin