Portlaoise GAA Club
Well done to all involved 💚
Club Lotto not won tonight. Jackpot next week €5,800. Thank you for your support 💚 https://t.co/OJbyDwiL5X
Club Lotto not won last night. Jackpot €5,800 next week. Thanks for your support 💚 #IfYoureNotInYouCantWin https://t.co/ydt7cW5QcH
GAASTATS The top25 dual clubs by overall games played (based on club name), for clubs who have played in both the SFC & the SHC since 1970/71 @PortlaoiseGAA are not only the #1 dual club, but have also played the most senior club matches of any club, dual or otherwise #thetoughest https://t.co/Q3TeagwPRO
Portlaoise Rugby Club
Massive congratulations to seconds team who had a good win V North Kildare yesterday. The lads are now in the semi final of the lalor cup V Clondalkin on Wednesday night in Portlaoise RFC @ 8pm Best of Luck Lads..
MATCH DAY Seconds V North Kildare Ko 12.30pm Portlaoise Rugby Club Firsts. V. NORTH KILDARE Ko 2.00pm Portlaoise Rfc Ladies away v Nm Falcons 1pm Ko @ cill dara rfc
Pretty much sums it up
An old write up look at those photos https://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/12/16/remember-game-portlaoise-lose-hosie-cup-final-2000/
Portlaoise Panthers Basketball Club
All sessions are now finished for the Christmas break and will resume as follows: Tue 2nd Jan U10 boys U12 boys U14 boys Super league Wed 3rd Jan U10 girls U12 girls Ladies D1 Thurs 4th Jan U12 boys (1) U12 girls (1) Men's Green Fri 5th Jan U13 girls U14 girls U15 girls U16 girls U18 boys National league Men's White Sat 6th Jan U18 girls U12 girls (2) All academy Wed 10th Jan U16 boys
Second half Panthers v Elks
Next Friday is your last chance to win the lotto before Christmas so pick up your ticket now. €18,300 would be amazing!
Portlaoise Panthers Men's team take on Ulster Elks in the final round of games before Xmas with the winner taking their place in the Division 1A of the National League after Xmas. This would be a massive achievement in our first year back so get out and support the lads!!! 3pm is tip-off time, get the shopping done early and cheer the lads on.
Last Man Standing Week 4
Thanks to everyone who liked and shared our competition post, there can be only one winner unfortunately , congratulations Lorraine McCormack ⚽️
Forget about Merseyside or Manchester, the real derby action over the last week took place right here in Portlaoise as Portlaoise Utd u10s played host to Portlaoise Athletic at the leisure centre. It was standing room only as stars of the local soccer scene past and present found themselves on opposing sides in a competitive fixture, many for the first time. Most of the boys and girls on show started together in the academy at 5 or 6 years of age, but there was no sentiment to be seen as both sets of players went at each other from the off. Athletic had the best of the early exchanges, keeping the play in the opposing half for long periods. Captain Dawid Nowodka led the charge, getting plenty of possession and tackling anything that moved. Eoghan Kennedy proved a thorn in the side of the United defence also, and it was his smart finish in the 10th minute that gave Athletic a deserved lead. It was far from one way traffic, however, and goalkeeper Scott Lenihan made a number of fine saves to thwart the United attack, with Denis Browne particularly unlucky not to find the back of the net. Athletic doubled their advantage shortly after the break, the ever dangerous Jack Phelan adding to his impressive haul for the season by firing low after a superb Artiom Volkov throughball. This sparked United into life and they dominated the last quarter. Jack Murtagh made some great saves in the Athletic goal as United, led by Holly Murphy, Oisin Duffin and Rocco O'Reilly created a host of chances. It was O'Reilly who finally broke the Athletic resolve, rifling home a phenomenal free kick into the roof of the net. The Athletic defence were nervy at this stage, but just managed to do enough to hold on for the win. This was a great showcase of the talent in the club and very heartening for the future. Of the 27 players togged out, 26 saw gametime by the 10th minute, with only a bout of illness keeping one player off the pitch until the 2nd half. Credit must go to the coaches of both teams, particularly United manager Mick Coleman and his Athletic counterpart Darach Kennedy for ensuring that all players got plenty of game time in different positions and for overseeing a quality game played in a great spirit. Both teams, and their coaches, are now looking forward to a hard earned Christmas break! Portlaoise United: Charlie Dwyer, Conor Dunne, Danny Gavin, Denis Browne, Finn Dawson, Gary Brennan, Harry Browne, Holly Murphy, Leah Brennan, Oisín Duffin, Rhys Lawless, Rocco O'Reilly, Ross Dunne, Ryan Keane, Tom Coleman Portlaoise Athletic: Scott Lenihan, Alex Moore, Jan Gdowski, Jack Murtagh, Ryan Greene, Dawid Nowodka, Ben Peacham, Conor Bowler, Eoghan Kennedy, Jack Phelan, Sean Conka, Artiom Volkov, Cian Fitzpatrick
Unfortunately our LSL game tonight vs Maynooth University Town FC has been called off, next game is the weekend of the 7th Jan 2018
Portlaoise athletic club
A set of photos from Waterford, courtesy Gearóid Ó Laoi
Well done to Cyril James Tom and Harry, 6th team today in a very competitive National Novice, Laois also scored 6th County.Final positions, Harry 7th, Tom 8th, James 78, Cyril 96. Well done to ye boys.
Richie Reid was first Portlaoise man home in the park run, 2nd from 40(18.21).Charlie Walsh was our first lady home, 24th from 40(26.45).Well done to all, pic courtesy park run page, full results there.
Portlaoise Kenpo Karate
Well done to our senior colour belts who did a great test today in the studio. Everyone put it in a great effort and left nothing on the mats.Congratulations to all you, well done again. Thanks also to the helpers who helped raise the tempo and atmosphere.
PLEASE NOTE A CHANGE IN DATE FOR THE JUNIOR TEST. The test will now be Wednesday the 20th at 530 pm. We hope this change won't affect anyone adversely. Please contact us in the studio should you have any questions. This will also be our last day before closing for Christmas. We will reopen on Saturday the 6th of January 2018. Thank you.
Group shot of the testing panel and candidates from the weekends brown and black belt test.
Congratulations to our 3 students who successfully tested for advanced brown belt ranks at the weekend. Noah Russellclarke and Jp Lawlor who tested for 1st brown belt and Igor Stankiewicz who tested for cadet black belt. It was a tough test for the guys who were on the mats with people testing for various ranks of black belt. The lads are pictured here after the test with Master Ed Downey, head of the EKKA and assoc. Professor Darren Mahony, head instructor of Portlaoise Kenpo.
Portlaoise Camera Club
Congratulations to Terry Conroy who is the Clubs 2017 Photographer of the Year. These are Terry's images.
Congratulations to Paul Gibney who finished runner up in the Clubs Photographer of the year last night. Paul won this competition in 2016 and I'm sure he will be back next year. These are Paul's images for 2017
congratulations to Sharon Rankin who was 3d overall in the Clubs Photographer of the year last night. These are Sharon's entries
Congratulations to Sharon O'Brien who won the Intermediate section of the Clubs Photographer of the Year last night. These are Sharon's entries
Portlaoise Book Club
Lovely night out on Wednesday and really enjoyed “A man called Ove” at the Dunamaise Arts Centre. What a great film, see it if you get the chance. Happy Christmas everyone and wishing you good reading over the holidays. First meeting of 2018 on the second Wednesday in January (Jan 10th). See you then
Don’t forget - last meeting before Christmas 🎄 tomorrow night. Over to Dunamaise Arts Centre afterwards for the Man called Ove. See you there....
Portlaoise Golf Club
Captain John and Lady Captain Áine would like to invite all members to the MEMBERS CHRISTMAS PARTY Saturday 16th December Dinner served 7.30pm sharp. Followed by music and craic as always. Please put your name down in the clubhouse if you will be attending. Menu selection and further details are on noticeboard in the clubhouse.
Portlaoise Golf Club ************************** MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL OFFER New Members ONLY January 2018 - December 2018 €375.00 Payment options available. Please speak to a member of staff in the clubhouse or call us on 05786 61557 for further information *Please note, Portlaoise Golf Club Vouchers may be purchased in the clubhouse and can be used towards membership subscriptions.