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Leinster GAA Quarter Final Group Ticket Information

Tuesday 02nd June, 2015


Information regarding Ticketing (Group & Family)Leinster GAA have a number of group rates and discounts available to Club members who wish to avail of them. Laois GAA would encourage all supporters to take note of these discounts and availa of them where possible. Tickets are available from our Laois GAA Offices here in Portlaoise, the Leinster Council Offices in Portlaoise, or participating Centra and SuperValu outletsLEINSTER S.F.C. – 6TH JUNE 2015 –...

Setanta Hurling Programme 2015

Wednesday 20th May, 2015


​Laois Setanta Hurling Programme continues this Saturday the 23rd in Heywood. Over 80 players attended Day 1 and the standard was encouraging but still needs to improve significantly. We would kindly ask all clubs to please encourage your players to attend as it will both benefit your Club and Laois GAA. The Setanta Programme has played a vital role in the development of Laois Hurling in the past few years and it is important we continue this trend and try and develop our...

U/10 Go Games Football O'Moore Park Football Experience Night

Friday 15th May, 2015


U/10 Go Games Football O'Moore Park Football Experience Night Monday 15th June 2015 - All teams to be at O'Moore Park 20 minutes before their allocated time and ready for action as times have to be strictly adhered to on the night. - Clubs with 2 teams playing on the night should, before they arrive at O'Moore Park, have them selected so that they are of roughly equal ability. - Team lists should be written out prior to the night and handed in at presentation area on...

Senior Football v Carlow

Thursday 14th May, 2015


Laois Senior Football Manager Tomas O'Flatharta has announced his starting 15 for Saturday's Leinster SFC clash with Carlow at 7pm.1. Graham Brody (Portlaoise)2. Damien O'Connor (Timahoe)3. Mark Timmons (Graiguecullen)4. Stephen Attride (Killeshin)5. Darren Strong (Emo)6. Robbie Kehoe (O'Dempsey's)7. Colm Begley (Parnells)8. Brendan Quigley (Timahoe)9. John O'Loughlin (St Brigid's)10. Niall Donoher (Courtwood)11. Conor Boyle (Portlaoise)12. Evan...

Carlow v Laois - Ticket Information

Monday 11th May, 2015


LEINSTER S.F.C. – 16TH MAY 2015 – NETWATCH CULLEN PARK, CARLOW.CARLOW V LAOIS @ 7.00PMGENERALStand - €20Terrace - €10​FAMILY TICKETS:- 1 Adult and 2 Juveniles etc. Family Tickets are available for StandStand:- Adults €20 Juveniles U-16's: €51 Adult and 2 Juveniles etc. Family Tickets are available for Terrace Terrace:- Adults €10 Juveniles U-16's: €3Senior Citizens & Students (Stand/Terrace):- Purchase full price tickets and on the day of...

2015 Laois Senior Hurlers Open Night

Monday 11th May, 2015


The Laois Senior Hurlers are hosting their Open Night for all juveniles on Tuesday next, May 12th, at 7pm in Rathdowney GAA Grounds. This is the opportunity for the young stars of the future to get the chance to meet their current heroes. Laois Manager Cheddar Plunkett and our Laois Panel are looking forward to the opportunity to meet and greet our young fans, and we can't wait to see you all there on the night. Admission to the event is FREE....

Laois Juvenile Handball One-Wall Championships 2015

Monday 11th May, 2015


Laois Juvenile Handball One-Wall Championships 2015The continued growth of the game of handball within Laois was clearly evident at this year’s county juvenile one-wall championships where our top underage players produced some truly sparkling handball as they went in search of coveted county titles. Ballacolla played host to the action and entered these championships hopeful that their club players could challenge the more established and experienced...

LAOIS GAA ALL COUNTY CLUBS- Members Draw Friday 1st May 2015

Friday 01st May, 2015


LAOIS GAA ALL COUNTY CLUBSMembers Draw Friday 1st May 2015Draw 3 Result Sheet


1st. Prize €10,000: Donal Brennan Arles Ballickmoyler Arles Killen GAA

2nd. Prize €5,000: Tim Lowry Cappincarrow Camross Camross GAA

3rd. Prize €3,000: Pat Walsh Cork Rd Durrow The Harps GAA

4th. Prize €1,500: Barry Kavanagh / Stephen Keane Timahoe GAA

5th. Prize €1,500: Tomas...

Gaeltacht Scholarship Scheme Winners 2015

Friday 01st May, 2015


Laois GAA is delighted to announce the winners of the Gaeltacht Scholarship scheme for 2015 ​​Noel Stapleton (Mountmellick)PJ Daly (The Heath)Jessica Byrne (Barrowhouse)Abbie Cole (St Lazerian's Abbeyleix)Daniel Bennett (Rosenallis)Colin Slevin (Portarlington)Claire Byrne (Ballyroan)Michael Bennett (Portarlington)Katie Foyle (Clonad)Ailbhe Griffin (Park Ratheniska)Grainne Delaney (Castletown)Kirsten Keenan (Camross)Damien McCaul...

Supporter Info for Leinster SHC in Páirc MacUílín

Tuesday 28th April, 2015


McQuillan GAC Ballycastle will host the Leinster SHC Round Robin fixture between Antrim and Laois on Sunday 3rd May.Their PRO Conor Donnelly has sent some instructions/directions for their grounds. This may be useful for those who haven't traveled up before. Tickets can be bought on the day at the ground via a ticket kiosk.You can read these instructions here...

Laois Scór na bPaistí Results 2015

Monday 27th April, 2015


Laois Scór na bPaistí 24.04.2015 Mountrath Figure Dancing1.Mountrath G.A.A Solo Singing1.Kyle G.A.A {Cliona Dowling McDonald}2. Mountrath G.A.A {Emer Murphy}3. Mountrath G.A.A {Niamh Keegan} Recitation1.Kyle G.A.A {Eabha Dowling McDonald}2. Castletown {Roisín Cunningham}3. Rosenallis G.A.A {Deirbhle Culliton Fennell} Instrumental Music1. Mountrath G.A.A, 2. Kyle G.A.A Ballad Group1.Kyle G.A.A2.Mountrath G.A.A Leiriú1....

Minor Hurling v Meath

Thursday 23rd April, 2015


Laois Minor Hurling Manager Pat Critchley has announced his starting 15 for Saturday's Electric Ireland Leinster MHC clash with Meath1.Stephen Kelly - Rosenallis2.Joe Geaney - Portlaoise3.Conor Phelan - Castletown4.Cillian McEvoy - Abbeyleix5.Liam O’Connell - Rathdowney/Errill6.Aaron Dunphy - Borris/Kilcotton7.Lee Cleere - Clough/Ballacolla8.Sean Downey - Ballinakill9.Stephen Dunphy - Borris/Kilcotton10. Stephen Phelan -...

Laois Handball - Clough Ballacolla One-Wall Tournament

Monday 13th April, 2015


Clough Ballacolla One-Wall TournamentThe newly formed Clough Ballacolla Handball Club held the finals of their inaugural one-wall club tournament last weekend with a high standard of handball played across all divisions. The success of this tournament is clear evidence that the game of handball has a bright future in Clough Ballacolla and that their players will be serious contenders in the Laois One-Wall leagues starting in the coming weeks.The opening final played...

Laois Scór na bPaistí - Friday 24th April, Mountrath @7pm

Friday 10th April, 2015


Calling all clubs; following on from last year’s success, Laois G.A.A are proud to host Laois Scór na bPaistí on on Friday April 24th in St. Fintans Hall Mountrath, starting at 7pm sharp. Registration is from 6.15pm onwards. This competition is open to all primary school students who can dance, sing, tell a yarn, play an instrument, be part of a group or even want to test their general knowledge against neighbouring clubs. Participation is free, so why not get your club...

Minor Hurling v Wexford

Thursday 09th April, 2015


Laois Minor Hurling manager Pat Critchley has announced his starting 15 for Saturday's Electric Ireland Leinster MHC clash with Wexford1. Stephen Kelly (Rosenallis)2. Joe Geaney (Portlaoise)3. Conor Phelan (Castletown)4. Darragh Connolly (Na Fianna)5. Liam O'Connell (Rathdowney Errill)6. Denis Cahill (Park Ratheniska)7. Lee Cleere (Clough Ballacolla)8. Seán Downey (Ballinakill)9. Stephen Dunphy (Borris-in-Ossory-Kilcotton)10. Stephen Phelan...

Laois GAA All County Clubs Members Draw Friday 3rd April 2015

Friday 03rd April, 2015


LAOIS GAA ALL COUNTY CLUBSMembers Draw Friday 3rd April 2015Draw 2 Result Sheet1st. Prize €10,000: John McDonald Cremorgan Timahoe Timahoe GAA2nd. Prize €5,000: Evin and Adrian Baldwin Kilteale Park Ratheniska GAA3rd. Prize €3,000: Seamus Hooban Gracefield Castletown Castletown GAA4th. Prize €1,500: Mary Coss Pallas Portlaoise Ballyfin GAA5th. Prize €1,500: Pat Edwards Tullow Carlow Graiguecullen GAA6th. Prize €1,000: Declan Kirrane...

Summary of changes to Playing Rules (Congress 2015)

Wednesday 01st April, 2015


Please see draft on changes to Playing Rules which will become applicable in all games from and including Sat 11 April. HURLING 1. A Yellow Card does not carry into extra time.2. Referee may consult with a neutral linesman concerning the validity of a score. 3. Penalty – One defending player on the goal-line who may not move towards the 20m line until the ball has actually been struck. The player taking the penalty may place it up to 7m back from the 20m line and within the arc but...

Laois Handballers edged out in close Final

Monday 30th March, 2015


Laois Handballers edged out in close Final A large Laois support travelled to Cashel the weekend before last to see Pauric Buggy and Michael Donovan take on Daniel Relihan and Aidan Kerins of Cork in the All-Ireland Junior B 40x20 Doubles Final. The two Laois men entered the final brimming with confidence having disposed of a strong pairing in Tyrone’s Eamon McCrory and Joey Kelly 21-16 21-16 in their All-Ireland semi-final encounter. Michael Donovan also had the added...

Ballygeehan Centenary Celebrations

Monday 30th March, 2015


This Easter Monday our Laois Hurlers will take on Cork in a challenge match in Clough Ballacolla as part of the 100 Year Commemoration of our 1915 All Ireland Hurling Championship win. To mark the occasion our players will be kitted out in the colours worn by the Ballygeehan team who represented Laois in that All Ireland Final. Our photo shows Seamus Plunkett, Joe Fitzpatrick, Gerry Kavanagh and John Finlay with the special jerseys commissioned to mark the occasion.The match...

Calling all Laois Fans

Tuesday 24th March, 2015


As you all know by now we have two very important games this weekend in O' Moore Park. We want to get as much support as possible for our senior teams.On Saturday the 28th at 17:00 Laois take on Antrim in the Allianz Hurling league play off game. Than at 19:00 Laois take on Kildare in there last home game off the Allianz football league.There is a lot of hard work after been put in by players and management over the last few months and they have asked for all GAA people to come out and...

Tom Shiel named EirGrid U21 Player of the Month

Monday 16th March, 2015


Laois U21 footballer Tom Shiel has been named the EirGrid Player of the Month for February. He netted the award for his outstanding performance against Wexford in the opening round of the EirGrid GAA U21 Football Leinster Championship.Shiel put an impressive 2-2 on the scoreboard in Enniscorthy which contributed significantly to Laois’ 10 point win over Wexford. His first goal was against the run of play and gave his team a much needed lift after a slow start. The...

Laois capture All-Ireland Titles

Monday 16th March, 2015


Laois capture All-Ireland TitlesThe 40x20 singles handball championships reached their climax at the weekend with three Laois players in All-Ireland final action. There was huge optimism within the county that Niamh Dunne, Paddy Donovan and Michael Donovan could capture All-Ireland titles in their respective grades considering the scintillating form each player had shown throughout the championships. First into action was Niamh Dunne (Cullohill) who faced Linda...

Laois GAA All County Clubs Members Draw Friday 6th March 2015

Friday 06th March, 2015


LAOIS GAA ALL COUNTY CLUBS Members Draw Friday 6th March 2015 Draw 1 Result Sheet 1st. Prize €10,000: Ger & Zoey Mooney Monaclear BallinakillBallinakill GAA 2nd. Prize €5,000: Aoife McWey & Ailish Cahill Ballyroan Abbey GAA 3rd. Prize €3,000: Michael and Mary Brennan Shanrath St Josephs GAA 4th. Prize €1,500: Donie Coyne Northgrove Mountrath Camross GAA 5th. Prize €1,500: Owen Sherman Archerstown Durrow The Harps...

'Laois Shopping Centre' Championship Draws in full

Friday 06th March, 2015


Confirmation of 'Laois Shopping Centre' Laois Championship Draws:Laois Shopping Centre Laois Senior Hurling ChampionshipBallinakill v Castletown; The Harps v Borris in Ossory Kilcotton; Camross v Clough Ballacolla; Rathdowney Errill v St Lazerians Abbeyleix;Laois Shopping Centre Laois Senior "A" Hurling ChampionshipSt Fintans Mountrath v Ballyfin; Borris in Ossory Kilcotton v Colt; Shanahoe v Clonaslee St Manmans; Rosenallis v Portlaoise;Laois Shopping...

National Club Draw Prizes and Winners 2015

Monday 02nd March, 2015


The GAA National Club Draw took place at GAA National Congress last Friday evening - the purpose of the draw being to assist clubs in their drive to fundraise much needed funds with clubs having the opportunity to raise up to €20,000, retaining all the proceeds from the tickets sold by their club.1. Trip with the 2015 All-Stars.The complete package for two includes All-Ireland Football Final tickets, All-Stars banquet tickets,and airline tickets for the 2015 All-Stars...




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