Tipperary’s Barry Grogan (left) celebrates scoring a late goal with Peter Acheson in the  All-Ireland Senior Championship Qualifier Series Round 3A game at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When the last tale is told of Championship 2014, make sure there’s room for a mention of a manic night in Portlaoise. Let the people know that whateve(...)

Laois’ John O’Loughlin scores a goal against Tipperary  during the  All-Ireland SFC Qualifier Series Round 3A match O’Moore Park in Portlaoise.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 3-17 Laois 4-9 Thunderous stuff in Portlaoise, where Tipperary came through an incredible game against Laois with five points to spar(...)

Laois’s John O’Loughlin who played on the minor side that defeated Dublin 2-12 to 1-3 in 2007. Photograph: Inpho

It’s only seven years ago and yet today it feels like the sort of scoreline you’d only find going through dusty almanacs with a magnifying glass – La(...)

Dublin’s Michael Darragh Macauley in action in during the National League final against Derry. The midfielder will face an intriguing battle against Laois’s John O’Loughllin. Photo:   Donall Farmer/Inpho

For a game that has Dublin down as 1/40 favourites with some of the more attention-seeking bookmakers, the history of this fixture contains far fewer(...)

UCD 1-14 Laois 3-6UCD will play the champions Kildare in next week’s O’Byrne cup semi-final after they scored a convincing win over Laois at Portarlin(...)

Wexford 2-13Laois 0-11Wexford ended their losing streak against Laois with a comfortable eight-point victory in this opening round O’Byrne Cup game pl(...)

Donegal’s Neil McGee and Donal Kingston of Laois in action at Carrick-on-shannon. Phogo: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal 0-14 Laois 0-8The secrets and lies of the football championship. Donegal identified five things that went wrong against Monaghan in the Ulster(...)

Donegal’s Colm McFadden celebrates a point with Michael Murphy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal 0-14 Laois 0-8: So the All-Ireland champions are back in the mix, Donegal surviving a nervous test against Laois in their fourth round qual(...)

Wexford’s Rory Quinlivan tries to stop John O’Loughlin of Laois at Wexford Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Laois 0-16 Wexford 2-8Laois had to survive many unnerving moments before eventually seeing of the challenge of a wasteful Wexford side in this thrilli(...)

Laois’s Padraig Clancy will attempt to fill a huge void in midfield in the absence of Brendan Quigley. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

GAVIN CUMMISKEYThe luck of the draw means either Carlow or Laois will stay afloat for a while yet. On the evidence of both counties opening round coll(...)