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Appeal for witnesses after shop break-in

first_imgHome News Crime Appeal for witnesses after shop break-in NewsCrime A shop in Ballyroan has been broken into overnight, with local gardai appealing for witnesses.The Gala shop was targeted by thieves at around 3.30 am on Monday morning.It is believed that two males were involved.Nothing was taken during the incident.Gardai area appealing to members of the public who passed the location between 3 and 4 am if they saw anything suspicious to contact Abbeyleix Gardai on the matter.BrawlMeanwhile, in a separate and unrelated incident two men were arrested with  more charges expected to follow after a street brawl in Portlaoise involving up to 20 people in the early hours of Sunday morning.The large-scale incident took place at approximately 1.20am on Main Street in Portlaoise outside the Courthouse.It is believed the row was between two distinct groups.A number of Garda units from Portlaoise attended the scene with support also called in from Abbeyleix.The men arrested were detained in Portlaoise Garda Station.There were no reported injuries during the incident.SEE ALSO – Government’s ‘incompetent’ handling of broadband roll-out will cost Laois Twitter Appeal for witnesses after shop break-in Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Previous articleGovernment’s ‘incompetent’ handling of broadband roll-out will cost LaoisNext articleOver €500,000 digital technology investment for Laois schools David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for Independent.ie. His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty Council RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By David Power – 5th February 2018 Facebook Rugby Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Community last_img read more

Athy traders come together for novel late opening event this Thursday

first_img WhatsApp Home Sponsored Athy traders come together for novel late opening event this Thursday Sponsored By LaoisToday Reporter – 9th April 2018 Facebook WhatsApp Community Twitter Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad It’s the local town for many Laois people and this Thursday Red Balloons will line the main thoroughfare of Athy to celebrate Athy Traders Red Balloon event.In an effort to get people to come in and visit the fantastic shops and services available in Athy, traders have come together to organise this brilliant event.With over 30 businesses signed up to take part in this, many opening late until 9pm to allow those who work the opportunity to be a part of the action, it promises to be a great occasion for all.“Everybody wins when YOU support your local town,” say the organisers.Athy Traders are offering one lucky person the opportunity to win a €500 Athy Town voucher which ca be redeemed in any of the participating stores, and you can increase your chances of winning this by simply visiting as many of the participating stores as possible. No purchase necessary.There will be many other competitions and special offers by participating businesses, make sure to call to as many as possible to see what is on offer or visit their Facebook/Instagram pages for more information.There is no doubt but that Athy is home to many excellent locally owned businesses providing people with top quality products and services, and this event gives people a great opportunity to realise this.Keep an eye out for participating shops who have red balloons outside their store this Thursday, April 12, from 9.30am-9pm(selected stores) and drop in to see all that is on offer to get you ready for the New Spring season.SEE ALSO – Check out the jobs section on LaoisToday.ie Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Twitter Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Council Rugby Athy traders come together for novel late opening event this Thursday Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCurtain comes down on Laois Athletics Road Race series as Sweeney and Hunter take goldNext articleWATCH: Well-known Laois physio shows farmers how to avoid injury in new video LaoisToday Reporter TAGSAthy last_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, May 3, 2018

first_img Deaths in Laois – Thursday, May 3, 2018 Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Thursday, May 3, 2018 Deaths WhatsApp Council Twitter Facebook Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Stanley (Sammy) WhiteCrannagh, Mountrath, LaoisStanley (Sammy) White, Crannagh, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Sammy has died peacefully in the loving care of all the staff at Ballard Nursing Home, Portlaoise. He will be remembered with much love and happy memories by his sister Doris, his nieces Moira and Oonagh and his nephew Denis as well as his great nephews and great niece and especially by his many wonderful close friends and neighbours.Reposing at his home in Crannagh, Mountrath on Thursday, 3rd May 2018 from 7pm until 9pm. His funeral will take place on Friday, 4th May at 11am at Portlaoise Methodist Church. Burial in St. John The Baptist Church Grounds, Ballyfin.Michael ByrneSpringfield, Ballacolla, LaoisByrne, Springfield, Ballacolla, Co. Laois. April 30th 2018. Peacefully at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Michael predeceased by his wife Mary and his grandchild Jason. Deeply regretted by his family Mary, Michael, Martina, Kay and Donal, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law and his beloved grandchildren Amanda, Johnathan, Mary, Yvonne, Darren, Ciarán, Colin, Cormac, Connor, Emma, Alan, Jack and Tom, his sisters Sheila and Kathleen, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at his daughter Kay’s residence (Springfield) on Thursday from 4pm with rosary at 9pm. Funeral mass in St. Canice’s Church, Clough on Friday at 12 noon followed by burial in Clough cemetery. Donations can be made at Michael’s funeral to Laois Hospice. May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace.James GannonMount Merrion, Dublin / Portlaoise, LaoisPeacefully in the devoted care of Dr Eoin Tiernan, the nurses and the Staff of St. Vincent’s Private Hospital. Beloved and dearly loved husband of Maeve and the late Anne. He will be deeply missed by his sons Paul, Jimmy, and Bill, daughters Mary, Sarah and Carina, sons and daughters-in-law, brothers, Anthony and Ignatius, sisters Gabe and Gertie, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, his cherished grandchildren, nieces and nephews, extended family and a wide circle of friends.Jim will repose in Fanagans Funeral Home, Dundrum, Dublin 14 on Wednesday evening, May 2nd. From 5pm to 7pm. Funeral Mass in the Church of St. Thérèse, Mount Merrion on Thursday morning, May 3rd at 10am followed by burial at Deans Grange Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to the Fr McVerry Trust. House private.Br. Thomas SheehyCastletown, Laois / Ballingarry, Limerick / Ballyvourney, CorkBr. Thomas Sheehy, La Salle Community, Victory Park, Johannesburg, South Africa and late of P.O. Ballingarry, Co. Limerick. April 22. 2018. Deeply regretted by his sisters Bridie and Miriam, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives, friends and confreres.Funeral Mass in St. Charles Borromeo Parish Church, in Victory Park on Friday 4th. May at 10.30 am. Mass in Miguel House, De La Salle Monastery, Castletown, Portlaoise, on Friday 4th. May at 11.00 am for Br. Thomas. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.Michael (Mick) AylwardPatrick St, Durrow, Laois / Ballingarry (NR), TipperaryPeacefully at Abbeyleix Community Hospital, husband of the late Nancy; deeply regretted by his loving children Michael, Bridget, P.J., Helen, Anne and Sean, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brother-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Reposing at his son P.J.’s residence (Rath, Durrow) from 2.00pm on Tuesday with Rosary at 8.00pm. Removal to Holy Trinity Church, Durrow, on Wednesday for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Mary Delaney (née Daly)New Inn House, Emo, LaoisMary Delaney (nee Daly) New Inn House, Emo, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Died 29th April 2018, peacefully at her residence, in her 93rd year. Wife of the Late Thomas. Deeply regretted by her loving son Gerard, daughters Brid (McDermott), Poilin (Hooban), Claire (O’Connor), Angela (Chuk), Olive (McNeill), brothers, Andrew (Timahoe) and Sean (New Zealand), grandchildren, great-grandchild, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends. Reposing at her son’s residence, New Inn House, Emo from 6pm today, Monday, with Rosary at 9pm. Reposing tomorrow, Tuesday, from 3pm with removal at 6.50pm arriving at St. Paul’s Church, Emo for 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 2pm and burial afterwards in the New Cemetery, Emo.Margaret Nash (née O’Sullivan)Artane, Dublin/Ballinakill, LaoisNash (née O’Sullivan), (Artane formerly of Ballinakill, County Laois), 29th April 2018, peacefully, in the care of St. Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown. Rita, dearly loved wife of the late James and loving mother to Shay and Martine. Sadly missed by her loving son, daughter, daughter-in-law Carol, son-in-law Peter, grandchildren Róisín, Gearóid, Eve, Conor and his wife Julie, great-grandsons Asa and Seán, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Reposing at the Kirwan Funeral Home, Fairview on Tuesday, May 1, with family in attendance from 5 – 7pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to the Church of St. John Vianney, Ardlea Road, arriving at 9.50am for 10am Requiem Mass. Funeral thereafter to Dardistown Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to St. Francis Hospice.Margaret (Rita) ScullySt Brigid`s Place, Portlaoise, LaoisScully (nee Hogan), St Brigid’s Place, Portlaoise, April 29th 2018. Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Margaret (Rita), beloved wife of the late Roch. Dearly loved mother to John, Patrick, Teresa, Peter, Jacinta, Roch, Margaret, and Kathleen. Deeply regretted by her loving family, brothers Billy, Mick and Tony, sisters, Sarah, Mary, and Kathleen, brothers in law, sisters in law, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Reposing at her residence from 3 pm on Monday with rosary at 8 pm. Requiem Mass at 12 noon Ss Peter & Paul’s Church, Portlaoise, on Tuesday followed by interment in Ss Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.Tom MulhallRoskelton, Mountrath, LaoisMulhall, Roskelton, Mountrath, April 28th 2018. Peacefully, in the loving care of the staff of The Maryborough Centre, St Fintan’s Hospital, Dublin Road, Portlaoise. Tom, loving son of the late Richard and Mary Muhlhall. Deeply regretted by his loving family, relatives and friends. Requiem Mass in the Oratory at St Fintan’s Hospital at 12 noon on Monday morning, followed by interment in St Fintan’s Cemetery, Raheen.Alan LenihanBallydavis, Portlaoise, LaoisPeacefully surrounded by his loving family. After a long illness bravely borne. Alan, beloved husband of Maeve and dearly loved dad to Julieanne, Michael and Rachel. Deeply regretted by his loving father Séan, brothers Barry, Karl, Declan, Raymond, sisters Deirdre, Colette, Laura, and Blanaid. Loving granddad to Harry, Lily and Eoghan. Sadly missed by his loving family, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at Keegans Funeral Home, Portlaoise on Sunday from 6pm with rosary at 8pm. Funeral arriving at The Church of the Assumption, The Heath for 11am Mass on Monday. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Cuisle Centre.Michael MoorheadRossbeg, Kilbeggan, Westmeath/Mountmellick, LaoisLate of 55 Cullenbeg Park, Mountmellick. Peacefully at the Regional Hospital, Mullinagar. Sadly missed by his loving sons Edward, Justin and Michael, daughter Sarah, their mother Loretto, Justin’s partner Karina, Sarah’s partner Peter, grandaughter Théida, brother Eamon, sisters Marita, Ann and Olive, brothers in law Aidan and William, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Reposing at O’Reily’s Funeral Home, Harbour Street, Tullamore on Saturday evening from 6pm until Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Sunday morning to St Hugh’s Church, Rahugh, arriving for Funeral Mass at 12 noon. Burial after Mass in the Relic Cemetery, Kilbeggan.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Community WhatsApp Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Twitter TAGSlaois deaths Previous articlePortlaoise AFC win again and all of Wednesday evening’s Laois GAA resultsNext articleDeath occurs of long-serving and well-known Portlaoise pharmacist LaoisToday Reporter Rugby Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 3rd May 2018 Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad last_img

Laois resident lands opportunity of a lifetime for international company

first_img Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterest By Siun Lennon – 23rd October 2018 New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Facebook Laois resident lands opportunity of a lifetime for international company Home News Community Laois resident lands opportunity of a lifetime for international company NewsCommunity A Mountmellick resident has landed the opportunity of a lifetime as a US Global Graduate for Tullamore D.E.W.Mountmellick’s Oisin Hanlon has been appointed by Tullamore D.E.W., the world’s second best-selling Irish whiskey, as the brand’s new Florida Global Graduate.Oisin is one of only seven successful candidates to secure a place from applicants all across the country this year.Oisin is joined by Hannah Wallace, Lorna O’Reilly, Niamh Mullins, Shane Groarke, Garreth Chambers and Mark O’Sullivan, all chosen for their blend of confidence, charisma and commercial focus.What’s in store for the graduatesThe talented recruits will head to major cities in the US, including Boston, San Diego and Denver, embarking on an 18-month programme, advocating Irish whiskey and Tullamore D.E.W., in particular.With sales of Irish whiskey jumping nearly 13% to $897 million in the US last year, the new graduates will help shape conversation on the hugely successful Irish export.No day will be the same, with the new graduates tasked with building advocacy for Irish whiskey across the United States.They’ll focus on telling the story of Irish whiskey to US bartenders, media and consumers through Tullamore D.E.W. tastings, immersion sessions and local events.William Grant Global Brand Director, Irish and American Whiskey & Trailblazer Brands, Chin Ru Foo said: “We’re excited to welcome these exceptional new recruits to the Tullamore D.E.W. family.“It’s so important for Tullamore D.E.W. to recognise and champion the phenomenal young talent in Ireland today.“We believe that a blended world, with blended cultures and backgrounds, is a more interesting place. Our seven graduates exemplify this Beauty of Blend by bringing the unique spirit of Ireland to an American audience – an audience that continues to fall even more in love with Irish whiskey.”“This unique opportunity for the talented Irish graduates was offered through the IBEC/Bord Bia Export Orientation Programme (EOP),” said Mr Foo.The IBEC Export Orientation Programme (EOP) combines an International Business Diploma with a placement. It is renowned as Ireland’s longest-running and most successful graduate placement programme, providing graduates of all disciplines with an invaluable introduction to international business.SEE ALSO – REVEALED: The Laois GAA award winners for 2018 Twitter WhatsApp TAGSMountmellick Previous articleHat-tricks galore Rushall NS claim Roinn 5 victoryNext articleTen-goal Conroy leads Killanure NS to Roinn 5 Shield 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. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Community Facebook Community Council WhatsApplast_img read more

Stradbally native Delaney named new Barrowhouse manager

first_imgHome Sport GAA Stradbally native Delaney named new Barrowhouse manager SportGAAGaelic Football Stradbally native Delaney named new Barrowhouse manager TAGSBarrowhouseBilly Delaney Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year By Alan Hartnett – 21st January 2019 Pinterest New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Billy Delaney, the new Barrowhouse manager, pictured with Maeve and Aisling Delaney at the Laois GAA Sports Star Awards in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel in 2008 – Picture Alf Harvey The Barrowhouse footballers have a new manager.Stradbally native Billy Delaney will take the reigns for 2019 at the Kildare border club.Delaney is also a selector with the Laois U-20 footballers and will combine his duties to fulfill this role.He previously managed Monasterevin and Castlemitchell in Kildare while also had a spell in charge of Clonbullogue in Offaly.Billy was a selector with Stradbally last year and he takes over as Barrowhouse manager from another Stradbally man – John Larkin.He had been at the helm at Barrowhouse for the last four years and won the JFC title in 2015.After winning two successive IFC relegation battles in 2016 and 2017, Barrowhouse eventually slipped down to the junior ranks again in 2018 after losing out to St Joseph’s in the relegation final.Barrowhouse will be hoping to do what Annanough did last year and make an immediate return to the second tier of Laois football. Council Twitter Facebook Facebookcenter_img SEE ALSO – Laois Abroad: From the green fields of Killenard to Bondi Beach WhatsApp Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Monday, January 21, 2019Next articleLaois footballer details recovery from surgery on Twitter 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 WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Community Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ last_img read more

What you need to know as Laois minor hurlers aim for Leinster quarter final place v Westmeath

first_imgHome Sport GAA What you need to know as Laois minor hurlers aim for Leinster… SportGAAHurlingLaois Minor Hurling Team TAGSLaois minor hurlers Facebook Pinterest What you need to know as Laois minor hurlers aim for Leinster quarter final place v Westmeath GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter GAA WhatsApp Facebook Twitter By Alan Hartnett – 24th May 2019 WhatsApp The Laois minor hurlers take on Westmeath in Round 2 of the Leinster championship this evening.Here we guide you through what you need to know:When, where, what time?Laois take on Westmeath 7.pm on Friday May 24 in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise.Team newsLaois minor hurling manager Enda Lyons named the starting 15 for this weekend’s clash yesterday.Manager Enda Lyons has made three changes and a number of positional switches from the side which hammered Antrim last time.Into the side come twins Cian and Cathal O’Shaughnessy along with Rathdowney-Errill’s Dylan Carroll.They are in in place of Brian Bredin, Padraig Rafter and Dan Delaney with a number of positional changes.Noah Quinlan reverts to the half back line with captain Tadhg Cuddy going to wing forward and his midfield place being taken by the aforementioned Carroll.Cathal O’Shaugnessy forms part of an all new half forward line alongside Rosenallis’ Daviud Dooley and Cuddy.While the ever-present Adam Kirwan is joined in the full forward line by James Duggan of The Harps and Ballinakill’s Cian O’Shaughnessy.LAOIS: Darragh Lyons (Ballyfin); Lawson Obular (St Lazerian’s Abbeyleix), Danny Brennan (Park-Ratheniska-Timahoe), Ian Shanahan (Ballinakill); Cian Conroy (Clonaslee St Manman’s), Fionan Mahony (St Lazerian’s Abbeyleix), Noah Quinlan (Borris-Kilcotton); Tomas Keyes (Camross), Dylan Carroll (Rathdowney-Errill); Cathal O’Shaughnessy (Ballinakill), David Dooley (Rosenallis), Tadhg Cuddy (Castletown); Adam Kirwan (Mountrath), James Duggan (The Harps), Cian O’Shaughnessy (Ballinakill).Westmeath have not yet named their team.What way does this competition work?The championship was initially split into three tiers. The top two Tier 1 teams head for the semi finals and the bottom two go qualify for the quarter finals.The Tier 2 and Tier 3 teams then play each other for positions in the Round 1 and Round 2 stage.After wins over Kildare, Westmeath and Antrim, Laois finished top of Tier 2 and will play in Tier 1 next year.This meant they went straight into Round 2 of the Leinster championship.Fixtures:Round 1: Laois 2-21 Westmeath 0-7Round 2: Kildare 2-10 Laois 1-14Round 3: Antrim 0-14 Laois 6-20Knock Out Stages (Round 1) – May 18A. Kildare 7-35 Down 0-5B. Antrim 2-12 Meath 3-12c. Westmeath 2-13 Carlow 0-181st in Tier 2 Laois (bye)Preliminary Qt-Finals (Round 2) – May 25Laois v WesmeathKildare v MeathQuarter-Finals – June 8Seeded DrawBowl 1 – Offaly and WexfordBowl 2 – 2 Winners from Round 2Semi-Finals – June 15SeededKilkenny v Lowest place qualifierDublin v 2nd lowest placed qualiferFinal – June 29What have Laois been like at this grade in recent seasons? Last year was the first time that the minor grade introduced a new age limit of U-17 instead of U-18.The format of the competition also changed in Leinster with the province being divided into three tiers.Laois were in Tier 1 last year alongside Wexford, Dublin and Kilkenny. They began away to Wexford and put in a great performance but went down by 1-21 to 0-18 in the end. Next up was a home clash with eventual Leinster champions Dublin who won by 2-21 to 0-7. Laois’s final group game was against Kilkenny where they also lost by 1-26 to 1-12. However, all Tier 1 teams qualified for the Leinster quarter finals and Laois now squared up against Offaly who topped Tier 2.But Laois would go down in that game by 2-19 to 1-14 to end the 2018 campaign without a victory.Laois have begun their 2019 campaign well with a comfortable 2-21 to 0-7 win over Westmeath in O’Moore Park.It was a much tighter and there was much more uncertainty as  to whether or not Laois will pull out a win against Kildare last weekend.They narrowly pulled off a point victory against the home side to stay in the top spot of tier 2.And Laois completed the Tier by thrashing Antrim. What have Westmeath been like at minor level?Westmeath have never reached a Leinster minor final.They began their campaign with big beatings from Laois and Kildare but a win over Antrim left them third in Tier 2.That set up a Round 1 clash with Carlow where a last minute Evan Scally point put them through to face Laois again.SEE ALSO – LISTEN: Our GAA Podcast returns as we look ahead to football championship opener Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, May 23, 2019Next articleRange of options available in Anti Wrinkle and Filler Clinic in Portlaoise 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 Pinterest GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Division 4 football glory for Portlaoise against Graiguecullen

first_img Previous articleManager Brennan heralds Laois fans as attentions turn to 2020Next articleWorld’s first plastic waste to wax plant opened in Portlaoise LaoisToday Reporter WhatsApp Division 4 football glory for Portlaoise against Graiguecullen Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Home Sport GAA Division 4 football glory for Portlaoise against Graiguecullen SportGAAGaelic Football Facebook GAA Pinterest Colm Doran got the game’s first point for Graiguecullen but that would be the only time that they would lead.The sides did trade scores in the opening 20 minutes but Portlaoise got a run on Graiguecullen with points from Chris Lynch, Jack Fennell, Fearghal Fennell and David Finn to take a 0-10 to 0-4 lead at the break.Graiguecullen needed goals on the resumption of play to force their way back into the game and they were given the perfect opportunity when they were awarded a penalty.However, Portlaoise keeper John Hannify was equal to the task as he made a brilliant save from Peter Brannigan’s spit kick to keep him out.This spurred on Portlaoise and they finished the game with goals from Fennell and Moore to seal the win.Portlaoise now look towards the Junior ‘A’ championship, while Graiguecullen are out against O’Dempsey’s in the ‘C’ championship on Tuesday.SCORERS – PORTLAOISE: Fearghal Fennell 1-5 (0-1 free), Ian Moore 1-1, Jack Fennell 0-2, Thyge Ryan, Ben Conroy, Chris Lynch, Andrew Dowling, Jack Reddin, Liam McGovern, David Finn and Mikey Nerney 0-1 each GRAIGUECULLEN: Mark Doogue 0-3, Peter Branagan 0-2, Shane Aylward, Ian Bradley, Brian McDermott and Colm Doran 0-1 each.PORTLAOISE: John Hannify; Kevin Phelan, John Delaney, Brian Dunne; Eoin Rochford, Aidan McGovern, JP Seale; Chris Lynch, Mikey Nerney; Jack Reddin, Jack Fennell, Ben Conroy; Fearghal Fennell, Andrew Dowling, David Finn. Subs: Fintan Walsh, Liam McGovern, Kieran Drea, Niall Carey, Bryan Naughton, Ian Moore, Eoin Carey, Thyge Ryan, James Nerney, Gavin Fitzpatrick, Joey Delaney, Malachy McNulty, Brian GaynorGRAIGUECULLEN: Don Scully; Donal Hurley, Wayne Humphreys, Daithi Hurley; Kevin Smith, Liam O’Brien, Shane Aylward; Barry Regan, Ricky Lawler; Conor Hogan, Dale Byrne, Alan Byrne; Colm Doran, Peter Branagan, Mark Doogue. Subs: Brian McDermott, Ian Bradley, Conor Hayden, Stephen AlsyburyReferee: Eric Ward (Portarlington)SEE ALSO – Laois Ladies set to play All-Ireland championship match in O’Moore Park TAGSACFL Division 4Portlaoise RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By LaoisToday Reporter – 15th July 2019 center_img Twitter WhatsApp GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Twitter GAA Portlaoise ACFL Division 4 winners Portlaoise 2-16 Graiguecullen 0-9ACFL Division 4 FinalPortlaoise had 13 points to spare over Graiguecullen in the Division 4 football final on Saturday evening in Timahoe.This was a battle between the third string teams in each club and it was the first of three adult league finals that Portlaoise will compete in this year.Second half goals from Fearghal Fennell and Ian Moore did the trick for Portlaoise but in truth they were well on top by that stage. Facebook Pinterest 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Portlaoise Southern Circular Road Extension officially opened this morning

first_imgCathaoirleach William Aird welcomed this scheme and believes that it is positive to see delivery on an objective of successive development plans.The project was designed by the locally based Kilgallen & Partners Consulting Engineers.Resident Engineering services were provided directly by Laois County Council and Resident Engineer, Donnacha Reynolds, Senior Engineer, Adrian Barrett and Senior Executive Engineer, Farhan Nasiem.The Principal Contractor was Total Highway Maintenance Ltd., based in Threecastles, Co. Kilkenny.Director of Services with Laois County Council, Simon Walton said: “whilst the periodic inconvenience caused by the works is regretful, the enhancements to the road network in Portlaoise will be permanent.“I thank all those involved in designing, building and finishing the road with a particular mention for the many local residents, landowners business owners and local commuters whose perseverance, support and patience must be acknowledged’.SEE ALSO – Five Laois towns to reap the benefits of substantial new funding under national scheme GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home News Council Portlaoise Southern Circular Road Extension officially opened this morning NewsCouncil GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleLaois hurler named Joe McDonagh Cup Player of the YearNext articleWinning EuroMillions ticket sold in Laois claimed by family LaoisToday Reporter Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 1st November 2019 GAA Portlaoise Southern Circular Road Extension officially opened this morning The official opening was performed by Justice Minister Charles Flanagan alongside the Cathaoirleach William Aird, Oireachtas Members and the Elected Members of Laois County Council.The opening of the route marks the end of a complex construction project in the midst of an active public road network.The opening will reduce traffic congestion in Portlaoise and afford opportunities for the further development of the town.The Scheme was fully funded through the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport under Project Ireland 2040.Including land purchases, the cost of the road is close to €7m and consists of a new 550 metre single carriageway road. After months and months of delays, traffic congestion and frustration – the brand new Portlaoise Southern Circular Road officially opened this morning.The project was initially due to be finished in July but the date was pushed back to today following delays.However, after many bumps along the way, the road has been officially opened and it has been warmly welcomed which connects the R426 Timahoe Road and the N77 Abbeyleix Road. 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin TAGSLaois County CouncilPortlaoise Ring RoadRoad Opening last_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, January 18, 2020

first_img Twitter Facebook Facebook Deaths in Laois – Saturday, January 18, 2020 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin TAGSDeaths in Laois Previous articleLocal mother opens up about her experience of first water birth of the year in LaoisNext articlePortlaoise Panto Group gearing up for their 36th performance LaoisToday Reporter Pinterest GAA By LaoisToday Reporter – 18th January 2020 Twitter News Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Saturday, January 18, 2020 Deaths WhatsApp WhatsApp Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.William HughesOaklawn, Portlaoise, Laois / Johnstown, KilkennyHughes, Oaklawn, Portlaoise and late of Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny. William, beloved husband of recently deceased wife Ann and dearly loved mum to Karen, Jane, Annette and Niall. Cherished grandfather to his ten grandchildren. Deeply regretted by her loving family, sisters Pam O Sioráin, Elma Corcoran and Eileen Way, sons in law Simon, David and Andrew, daughter in law Jacinta, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at Keegans funeral home from 5pm on Sunday evening with rosary at 6pm. Requiem Mass at 12 noon in St Kieran’s Church, Johnstown, on Monday morning, followed by interment in Johnstown Cemetery.Patricia (Pat) KELLY (née Grehan)Clonskeagh, Dublin / Mountmellick, LaoisKELLY (née Grehan) Patricia (Pat) (Clonskea and formerly of Mountmellick, Co. Laois) January 15, 2020 – in her 103rd year, peacefully, in the loving care of the Staff of St. Michael’s Ward, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, and in particular, geriatrician, Dr. O’Shea and his colleagues. Pre-deceased by her husband Eddie and her grandson Garrett. Very deeply regretted by her daughter Cepta, son Michael, daughter-in-law Mary, grandchildren Aisling, Síofra, Etáin and Olwen, her great-grandsons Garrett and Vince (California), nephews, nieces, cousins, her extended family, loyal neighbours, friends and her wonderful carers.Reposing at Rom Massey & Sons Funeral Home, 6 Cranford Centre, Stillorgan Road, Dublin 4, D04 X446 (opposite U.C.D. flyover) on Saturday evening, January 18, from 6pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass on Monday, January 20, at 10am at the Church of St. Thérèse, Mount Merrion. Burial afterwards at Mount Jerome Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to a charity of your choice.Paddy (Patrick) RankinKiloughan, Stradbally, LaoisPaddy (Patrick) Rankin, Kiloughan, Stradbally, Co. Laoise, suddenly, at his home on 15th January 2020. Predeceased by his parents George and May, brothers, Jimmy and Sean.Sadly missed and fondly remembered by his sister Carmel and his brother George, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.Reposing at his nephew, Brian and Nora’s home at Loughteague. (R32NC59) from 3pm on Saturday with recital of the Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Sunday morning at 9.30am to arrive at The Holy Cross Church, Ratheniska, for 10am Requiem Mass, interment to follow in S.S. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.Michael (Mickey) WhelanBallyhegadon, Donaghmore, LaoisMichael (Mickey) Whelan, Ballyhegadon, Donaghmore, Co. Laois. Ex Donaghmore Creamery. January 16th 2020. Peacefully at Portlaoise Regional Hospital. Predeceased by his sister Noreen. Deeply regretted by his sisters Mary and Patricia, his brother Joe, nephews, nieces and a wide circle of friends.Reposing at O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home, Rathdowney on Friday evening from 3pm with rosary at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 11am in The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney followed by burial in Killasmeestia Cemetery.Tom LodgeRathmoyle, Abbeyleix, LaoisPeacefully in the care of the Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Deeply regretted by his loving sisters Ann (Crowe), Norrie (Roach), Betty (O’Brien) and Jean (Behan), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at the Chapel of Adoration, adjoining The Church Of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix, on Thursday from 5pm, with Rosary at 7.30pm. Removal to The Church Of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix, for 11am Requiem Mass on Friday. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.REST IN PEACENancy Mc Menamin (née Lalor)Redhill, Ballyroan, LaoisBeloved wife of John and devoted mother to Mairead and Eamon , cherished grandmother to Jaye, Charlie, Lee, Ellie, Ronan and Noah. Sadly missed by Richard and Patricia, sisters-in-Iaw Mena and Susan, brothers-in-law Eddie and Michael, her much loved nieces, nephews, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.Reposing at her daughter Mairead home in Ballinlough Ballyroan from 3pm. on Thursday and Friday with prayers at 7.30 pmon both evenings. Removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyroan on Saturday morning for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St. Patricks Cemetery.House private on Saturday morning by request.Rest in peace.Brigid (Bridie) DoodyRidge Rd, Portlaoise, LaoisIn her 95th year. Much loved aunt of Audrey, George, Jean, Paddy, Ger, Ena, Billy and Mary. Deeply regretted by her loving family ,cusions, extended family, relatives and a large circle of wonderful friends and neighbours.May She Rest In PeaceReposing at her home on Thursday from 12:00 noon with rosary recital at 8:00pm. Removal on Friday at 9:30am to arrive at SS Peter & Paul’s Church for 10:00am Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.Michael J NolanWicklow Town, Wicklow / Portlaoise, LaoisMichael J. Nolan of Wicklow Town, formerly of Nolan’s Shoe Shop and Portlaoise who passed away Sunday, 12th January, 2020 in his 90th year, peacefully in the care of Blainroe Lodge Nursing Home. Beloved husband of the late Pauline. He will be sadly missed by his sons Tony and Niall, daughters Corinna and Vivienne, brothers Jim and Bob, sister Rita, daughters in law Rose and Pauline, sons in law Paul and Keith, grandchildren, extended family and friends.Michael will repose at Flannery’s Funeral Home, Bachelors Walk, in Wicklow Town, from 6pm until 8pm on Tuesday, January 14th. Funeral Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Wicklow Town on Wednesday morning, January 15th, at 10am followed by interment in Rathnew Cemetery.Mae (Mary) Holohan (née Jones)Sarto Road, Naas, Kildare / Portlaoise, LaoisFormerly of Grattan Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Surrounded by her loving family in the kind and gentle care of the staff of Ashley Lodge private nursing home. Beloved wife of the late Paddy and mother of Mary (Conway), Evelyn (O’Sullivan), Noel, Geraldine (Burke), Patrick and Ken (Kenneth). Deeply missed and remembered by her loving family, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nephews, niece, relatives, neighbours and all who knew and loved her.Reposing at the George Mullins Funeral Home, Kilcullen Road, Naas on Tuesday from 5pm with Prayers at 7pm. Removal on Wednesday at 9.20am to arrive at the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballycane, Naas for Funeral Mass at 10am followed by Burial in St. Corban’s Cemetery, Naas.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Friday, January 17, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Laois set to back Jim Bolger in GAA Presidential election at Congress

first_img Twitter Pinterest Laois set to back Jim Bolger in GAA Presidential election at Congress WhatsApp News Facebook Twitter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role TAGSGAA PresidentJim Bolger Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date By LaoisToday Reporter – 28th February 2020 Pinterest Previous articleLaois man awarded Young Volunteer of the Year by the Ladies Association in Croke ParkNext articleWATCH: Laois Transition Year students team up with nursing home for Buddy Project LaoisToday Reporter Home Sport GAA Laois set to back Jim Bolger in GAA Presidential election at Congress SportGAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Laois GAA Congress delegates will vote for Carlow native Jim Bolger in the Presidential election this weekend.There are five candidates in the hunt to succeed John Horan – Jim Bolger (Carlow), Jarlath Burns (Armagh), Larry McCarthy (Sligo/New York), Jerry O’Sullivan (Cork) and Mick Rock (Roscommon).The winner will serve as the 40th GAA President and will occupy the role from 2021 to 2024.Bolger is very well known in Laois as he works as a Health and Safety Adviser for Laois County Council.Although a native of Carlow, Jim lives in Killeshin where his two sons, Shane and Ross play football.Shane is currently a member of Mike Quirke’s Laois senior football squad while Ross made appearances from the bench for the Laois U-20s in recent wins against Westmeath and Kildare last week.A member of GAA Management committee, Bolger is also the outgoing Leinster GAA chairman.Bolger was born in Hackettstown in Carlow and is a member of the Clonmore club.A former inter-county player and selector with Carlow, Bolger was elected Leinster GAA chairman in January 2017, replacing John Horan, and has served in the role since then.He previously filled the roles of treasurer and vice-chairman in the Leinster Council.His deputy, Offaly’s Pat Teehan, was elected as his successor last month.Speaking to RTE News ahead of this weekend’s Congress, Bolger says that costing and governance are top of his agenda.He said: “The objective is to ensure that our volunteers can think more strategically and not be preoccupied with fund-raising and the challenges around fund-raising and keeping teams going.“We know the cost of running inter-county teams, which is astronomical really, and I think it’s not sustainable from my perspective.“And from the GAA’s perspective, it’s definitely not sustainable to fund inter-county teams to the levels we are at present.”However, he is the current outsider in the field with odds of 20/1.Armagh’s Jarlath Burns in the favourites at 8/11 while Mick Rock (5/2), Larry McCarthy (3/1) and Jerry O’Sullivan (14/1) are also ahead of Bolger in the betting.SEE ALSO – Local forecasters predict ‘Storm Jorge’ to hit at weekend Electric Picnic WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic last_img read more