Clubs News

Club Officer Training Night

Wednesday 26th February, 2014

The Club Officer Training takes place on Thursday night next at 7.30pm (sharp) in The Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise.It is important the Club Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and P.R.O. attend.Attached is an agenda for the night. It should be noted that P.J. Kelly, our Safety Officer, will made a short presentation during the Sinead Quinn slot where he will deal with the new Willis Club Safety Statement that all clubs are now obliged to have. Laois Club...

U14 Hurling Development Squad

Thursday 20th February, 2014

The Laois Under 14 Hurling Development Squad train this Saturday morning from 10AM to 11.30AM in Heywood. Afterwards Laois Senior Hurling Coach Ger Cunningham will take a coaching session with the squad for an hour. All Players are asked to attend. The squad will play its first game on March 9th against Antrim, and the following week will take on Wexford on March 16th.

U14 & U15 Football Development Trials

Tuesday 18th February, 2014

Confirmed times for Development Football Trials for this weekend is as follows:Under-14 Football: 10am in Heywood Community School on SundayUnder-15 Football: 12pm in Heywood Community School on Sunday

ScÓr News

Monday 17th February, 2014

Scor na nOg Table Quiz will be held in St Paul's, Borris Road, Portlaoise on Friday 21st February at 7pm.Senior Scor will take place on Saturday 22nd February in Camross at 7.30pm.Any questions contact Jody Conway (087-2506469)

Workshop on Pre Season Training Football (Youth /Adult)

Wednesday 12th February, 2014

A very informative and useful coaching workshop is being held in the Leinster Council offices, Mountmellick Road, Portlaoise, on Monday 17th February, from 7.30pm - 9.30pm.The workshop is titled: 'Pre-season training for football (youth/adult)', and it will assist coaches and players to plan the pre-season workload, both on and off the field. It will also illustrate how fitness can be be built through game-related activities.The workshop will be led by Michael...

Football Development Squad Trials

Monday 10th February, 2014

Football development squad trials are being held as follows: U-16 on Sunday 16th February 2014 in the Portlaoise CBS grounds, Borris Road, Portlaoise at 9.45am. The trial will be in the form of a game v. Portlaoise CBS Junior team. U-15 on Sunday 16th February 2014 in Fr Browne Avenue (old Portlaoise GAA grounds) at 12 noon. U-14 on Saturday 15th February in Fr Browne Avenue at 10am due to all-ireland Club Senior Football Semi-Final in O'Moore Park....

Laois Handballers make Leinster Finals

Monday 10th February, 2014

Last week, Laois handballers recorded a number of notable victories in the Leinster championships with the highlight being the success of Joe Brennan and Eddie Dunne in recording impressive victories to qualify for provincial deciders. Eddie Dunne (Cullohill) gave an outstanding performance in his Emerald Masters B Leinster semi-final to defeat Gerry Murphy of Kilkenny. In a close first game, little separated the two players. Eddie showed the greater...

Football Development Squad Trials OFF

Friday 07th February, 2014

Due to the unavailability of pitches all Underage football development squad trials are off this weekend

Laois Boys Juvenile Handball 40x20 Championships

Tuesday 04th February, 2014

Laois Boys Juvenile Handball 40x20 ChampionshipsPhoto Gallery HereLast weekend, Cullohill Handball Club hosted the finals of the Laois Boys’ 40x20 handball championships. This proved to be an action-packed day full of tension, exciting handball with a number of hard fought and closely contested encounters. For those in attendance, there was a general consensus that the skill levels and standard of handball on show was the highest in recent years.In the U12...

Leinster College Success for Niamh Dunne

Tuesday 04th February, 2014

Leinster College Success for Niamh DunneLast year’s All-Ireland U17 champion Niamh Dunne (Scoil Mhuire, Johnstown) made a very positive start to 2014 when she captured the Girls Leinster Colleges title by defeating Kate Dagg (Leixlip) in last week’s final. The final proved to be an exciting affair between two evenly matched players. In a close first game where the lead changed hands several times, it was Niamh who eventually came out on top...

Football Development Squad Trials

Tuesday 04th February, 2014

The following are the trial dates for the Laois football development squads:U-16 - Saturday 8th February at 10am U-15 - Saturday 8th February at 3pm U-14 - Sunday 9th February at 11amU-16 - Sunday 16th February at 9.45am U-15 - Sunday 16th February at 12 noon U-14 - Saturday 15th February at 1.30pm All trials will be held at Fr Browne Avenue, old Portlaoise GAA grounds.

Palmer Cup Update

Saturday 01st February, 2014

Further to the Draw for the Palmer Cup (First Named Team Home Venue) and taking into consideration Clubs who have entered the Leinster Club Hurling League, I wish to confirm Palmer Cup dates as follows -Preliminary Round - Sat 15 MarchClough Ballacolla v The Harps Quarter Finals - Sat 19 AprilClough Ballacolla v The Harps - Winners v Rathdowney ErrillColt v Castletown Slieve BloomSt Lazerians Abbeyleix v Borris in Ossory KilcottonCamross v St Fintans MountrathSemi Final -...

Laois Gaeltacht Grants

Friday 31st January, 2014

Find attached the form to be completed for consideration for a Laois Gaeltacht Grant. Click here to download a Word version of the formClick here to download a PDF version of the form

Coaching & Development Workshops

Friday 31st January, 2014

Laois GAA Coaching and Games Development are proud to announce two new Coaching Workshops. On Saturday 22nd February in Heywood Community School, Laois Senior Hurling Coach Ger Cunngham will show coaches the value of using Small Sided Games to advance the Decision Making process in our players and how Small Sided Games help to bridge the gap between Drills and Matches by putting the players into realistic situations. Then on Wednesday March 5th in Ballacolla Community...

Laois U14 Hurling Trials

Friday 31st January, 2014

Laois Under 14 hurling trials continue this Sunday morning at 10am in the old Portlaoise GAA grounds. We had a great turn out last weekend, despite the dreadful conditions and we hope to see more of the same again this weekend. There are still a small number of clubs who did not send in players and others who have more players with plenty of talent to offer at this level however. Those born in 2000 are eligible for this grade and we firmly hold true that every young player...

Coiste na no nOg 2014 Meeting

Thursday 30th January, 2014

All the juvenile clubs in Laois are invited to the Laois GAA offices on Wednesday next (5th February) at 7.30pm to meet with Coiste na nOg to plan for 2014.It's vital each club is represented at this meeting. We are still in the process of getting each clubs details up-to-date so apologies if this e-mail no longer concerns you.However, I'd ask all Senior Club Secretaries to pass the information onto your juvenile secretary....

Football Development Squad Trials

Wednesday 29th January, 2014

Development Squad TrialsUnder-14 football trials will take place on Sunday 9th February at 11am in Fr Browne Avenue, Portlaoise.Under-15 football trials will take place on Saturday 8th February at 3pm in Fr Browne Avenue, Portlaoise.Under-16 football trials will take place on Saturday 8th February at 10am in Fr Browne Avenue, Portlaoise.

2014 Palmer Cup Draw

Tuesday 28th January, 2014

The Draw for the Palmer Cup (First Named Team Home Venue) as drawn at County Committee last night is as follows -Preliminary RoundClough Ballacolla v The Harps - Winners v Rathdowney ErrillQuarter FinalsColt v Castletown Slieve BloomSt Lazerians Abbeyleix v Borris in Ossory KilcottonCamross v St Fintans MountrathDates will be confirmed early next week when we see participation in Leinster Hurling League, but you can take it competition will commence on Sun 23 February,...

2014 Kelly Cup Draw

Tuesday 28th January, 2014

The draw for the Kelly Cup (First Named Teams at Home), as drawn at County Committee Meeting last night is as follows -Preliminary Round (Sun 23 February)Emo v Portarlington,Winners v Ballylinan (Sun 2 March)Timahoe v CrettyardWinners v St JosephsMountmellick v GraiguecullenWinners v KilleshinArles Killeen v Arles KilcruiseWinners v Ballyroan Abbey.

Laois Handball News

Sunday 26th January, 2014

There was mixed fortunes for Laois handballers after last week’s round of Leinster championship fixtures. In the Junior grade both Tómas Lennon and Peter Whelan failed to advance to the quarter-finals after they were defeated by Ciaran Neary of Kilkenny and Darren O’Toole of Wexford respectively. Tómas lost his game on a scoreline of 21-12 21-12. Similarly, Peter was defeated in two games going down 21-4 21-13. In Boris last Wednesday night, Joe Brennan...

Great Heath 10k 2014

Tuesday 14th January, 2014

Great Heath 10k returns this SundayThe Great Heath 10k run, organised by The Heath GAA club, returns on January 19, with Laois County Council now on board as race sponsors.All runners are chip-timed, the route is closed to traffic and fully stewarded, with a water station at the halfway mark. There is hot and cold food afterwards, as well as free sports massage before and after the race. Shower facilities will also be available.With almost 800 runners lining up last year, it is...

AIB Leinster Club SFC - Portlaoise into Leinster Final

Monday 25th November, 2013

A 33rd minute Brian McCormack goal helped Leinster kingpins Portlaoise to yet another decider, following a 1-9 to 0-8 win over Moorefield at O'Moore Park.Portlaoise trailed by 0-6 to 0-4 at half-time, having led by 0-3 to 0-0 early on following scores from McCormack, Craig Rogers and Brian Glynn.But Portlaoise failed to score from the sixth to the 22nd minute, as Moorefield scored five points without reply - all from frees, with Ronan Sweeney and Adam Tyrrell on target.Paul...

Laois Handballer of the Year 2013

Monday 25th November, 2013

Laois Handballer of the Year 2013Niamh Dunne of Cullohill was the worthy recipient of the 2013 Laois handballer of the year at the Laois GAA Awards Night in the Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise on Saturday evening.Not one to rest on her laurels after the success of 2012 where she was crowned U16 Leinster champion, Niamh returned to the court determined to add further titles to her collection. The year began brightly for Niamh when she captured the Leinster U17 title with victory...

PRESS RELEASE: 2014 Laois GAA Jersey Unveiled

Friday 22nd November, 2013

Laois GAA is delighted to unveil it's new look jersey for the 2014 campaign. A launch night for the jersey will be held in Colgan's Sports Shop, Main Street, Portlaoise, Co.Laois at 6pm on Friday, December 6th. Current Laois footballers, including Ross Munnelly, and hurlers, including Matthew Whelan, will be present on the evening, along with senior managers Tomás O'Flaharta and Seamas Plunkett.We wish to invite you to our launch and we hope to see you on the evening....

Laois GAA Awards Night

Friday 22nd November, 2013


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