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Laois goalkeeper Matthew Byron makes the winning save in the penalty shoot-out against Kildare in the O’Byrne Cup semi-final at  Netwatch Cullen Park in Carlow. Photograph: Evan Treacy/Inpho

Laois 0-9 Kildare 1-6 - Laois win 6-5 on penalties Laois booked their place in Saturday’s O’Byrne Cup final against Dublin in dramatic fashion after(...)

Down goalkeeper Rory Burns makes a save during the Allianz Football League Division Two relegation playoff against Laois at  Páirc Esler in Newry. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Down 2-19 Laois 2-12 Down secured Division Two status for next season after an impressive victory over Laois at Páirc Esler in Newry. Two goals in th(...)

Kikdare’s Kevin Flynn wins the ball ahead of Laois’s John O’Loughlin during the Division Two South clash at   MW Hire O’Moore Park, Portlaoise. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

Kildare 2-18 Laois 1-8 At any other time, Jack O’Connor claiming: “To tell you the truth, I couldn’t even tell you when the championship is on” coul(...)

Brian Fenton scored four points from midfield in Dublin’s win over Laois. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin 2-23 Laois 0-7 In the 68th minute of the usual Leinster semi-final cakewalk for Dublin, Paul Mannion cut in off the right and fed Ciarán Kilke(...)

Paul Kingston played a key role in Laois’ comeback against Fermanagh. File photograph: Inpho

Fermanagh 1-11 Laois 3-12 Three sensational goals in six minutes of extra time sealed a superb 14-man Laois comeback against Fermanagh on Saturday th(...)

Valerie French-Kilroy was found dead at a house in the Kilbree area, near Westport, in June 2019.

An inquest into the death of Valerie French-Kilroy, who was found with a stab wound at her home in Westport last year, was opened and adjourned on Mon(...)

Cavan’s Stephen Murray scores his second goal late on in the Allianz Football League Division 2 game against Laois  at MW Hire O’Moore Park in  Portlaoise. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Laois 1-6 Cavan 3-10 Two goals from half-time sub Stephen Murray helped Cavan to a 10-point win over Laois at MW Hire O’Moore Park on Sunday afterno(...)

 Ricky Villa  turns to celebrate after scoring the opening goal for Tottenham Hotspur in the  1981 FA Cup Final replay against  Manchester City at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Allsport/Getty Images

Brexit is now a noun with a past. When Britain joined the then EEC in the 1970s, we couldn’t countenance staying out; now, we wouldn’t countenance get(...)

Pat ‘the Lawnmower Man’ at Kearney’s on Convent Street in Tallow. ‘Give somebody a majority for five years and let them get on with it.’ Photograph: Mary Browne

“Rural Ireland is closed,” says Pat “The Lawnmower Man” from Tallow in west Waterford. He won’t give his last name – everyone knows him as The Lawnmo(...)

 Donie Kingston of Laois scores his  penalty. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Laois 2-21 Wexford 1-18 (after extra time) Trailing by 10 points at half-time, Laois had to call on all their mental strength in an amazing second ha(...)

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