Sadness in Portlaoise and Ballyroan with the passing of the popular Linda Conroy

first_img Council Sadness in Portlaoise and Ballyroan with the passing of the popular Linda Conroy Pinterest Community WhatsApp Pinterest There was widespread shock at the death of Linda Conroy (nee Lanham), Ballyroan and formerly Marian Avenue, Portlaoise this week following a short illness.Linda passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family in the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise.From a well-known family in Portlaoise, she and her husband Gerry were childhood sweethearts, having grown up near each other in Marian Avenue.Gerry’s family was also well-known in the town through the family fuel depot. He is a director of local office supplies business, Offtech Ltd.PopularShe was described as a personable and popular person, who was well-liked.The Conroy family is steeped in sport with Gerry having played GAA with Ballyroan. He also played basketball with Portlaoise Panthers and Portarlington Avon Hawks. Linda was an ever present at the games that Gerry starred in.Her family also continued the sporting tradition and Scott lined out for Laois senior footballers under manager Justin McNulty and just recently transferred back to his native club Ballyroan-Abbey after a stint in London. By David Power – 6th March 2018 The Ballyroan-Abbey GAA club posted a tribute to her, saying she had been “a large part of our lives and will be missed by all”.The late Linda was known as a jolly and popular person who had many friends.She is sadly missed by her heartbroken husband Gerry, sons Keith, Garry and Scott and daughters Emma-Jane and Karen.Deeply regretted by her mother Maura, mother-in-law Pauline, sisters Teresa and Gillian, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.Reposal was at her daughter’s residence 17 Cross of Newtown, Ballyroan from 2pm on Tuesday, March 6, with rosary at 8pm. Removal on Wednesday (morning) 7th March at 9am for Requiem Mass at 10am in St. Peter & Paul’s Parish Church, Portlaoise. Burial afterwards in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.SEE ALSO – Teachers’ Union say it would be ‘very unfair’ to shorten Easter Holidays Previous articleIn Pictures: Clonaslee-St Manman’s celebrate incredible juvenile successNext articleWhat is the best dress to suit your shape? David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for Independent.ie. His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Twittercenter_img Facebook Rugby Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TAGSBallyroanBallyroan-AbbeyLinda ConroyMarian AvenuePortlaoise WhatsApp Facebook Home News Community Sadness in Portlaoise and Ballyroan with the passing of the popular Linda… NewsCommunity Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadlast_img read more

Laois Ladies footballer wins prestigious Player of the Month award

first_img Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Rugby Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Pinterest Emma scored a magnificent one goal and three points in corner forward during Laois’s recent Leinster final victory over Wicklow.She also captained the Laois minor side to Leinster final glory when they overcame Wexford in May, with Emma leading by example and scoring 1-6 on the day.The Emo native is still a student in Scoil Chríost Rí, and tasted even more Leinster final success when the defeated Loreto Wexford to become Leinster schools’ senior football champions.Emma went up against Donegal’s Yvonne Bonner and Melissa Duggan from Cork for this month’s award. TAGSWGPA Twitter Laois Ladies footballer wins prestigious Player of the Month award Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Monday, July 9, 2018Next articleTimahoe NS students pave the way for Royal visit Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Sport GAA Laois Ladies footballer wins prestigious Player of the Month award SportGAALadies FootballLaois Senior Ladies Football Team By Siun Lennon – 9th July 2018 WhatsApp Even more success has come for the one member of the Laois Ladies football side on Sunday.Emma Lawlor, who plays for both Laois minor and intermediate teams, received the prestigious nomination earlier this week.As voted for by the publicThe St Paul’s player was won the public vote overwhelmingly on Sunday, July 9. Community Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more

In Pictures: 100 boys and girls attending first ever Ballyfin Cul Camp

first_imgSEE ALSO – Major jobs boost as security firm to open Irish headquarters in Portlaoise RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Facebook By Julie Anne Miller – 11th July 2018 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Pinterest The dual club are holding their camp for both hurling and football in their first year.Under the guidance of the Cul Camp coaches, they are learning new skills and enhancing the ones they already have.Ballyfin enjoyed a very good 2017 at adult level as their footballers maintained their senior status and their hurlers defeated Colt Gaels in the senior A final.It means that Ballyfin will have both of their codes competing in the top tiers of the respective championships in the coming weeks.But ahead of all of that, our photographer took a trip to Ballyfin to enjoy all the action.She snapped these absolutely brilliant pictures: Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Rugby Brought to you in association with All Books, PortlaoiseOver 100 kids took to Ballyfin this week for their first ever cul camp. TAGSBallyfin gaa Home Lifestyle In Pictures: 100 boys and girls attending first ever Ballyfin Cul Camp LifestyleOut and About Community Previous articleUrban Regeneration to bring ‘huge social, economic and environmental benefits’ to PortlaoiseNext articleEmotional send off for ‘amazing teacher’ on retirement Julie Anne MillerLaoisToday’s main photographer Julie Anne Miller is a graduate from GMIT. Despite her young age, Julie Anne has years of experience in the food industry. She has worked in Tynan’s at the Storeyard in Portlaoise, Ballymaloe House in Cork and Beach Point Country Club in New York. She has also contributed a food column to the Irish Country Living section of the Irish Farmers Journal. She’s willing to talk about anything – except football! WhatsApp Facebook In Pictures: 100 boys and girls attending first ever Ballyfin Cul Camp Community last_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, July 29, 2018

first_imgHome Deaths Deaths in Laois – Sunday, July 29, 2018 Deaths Twitter By Alan Hartnett – 29th July 2018 Community Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Laura Hayes (née Moriarty)Johnstown Road, Rathdowney, Laois / Durrow, Laois / Johnstown, KilkennyHayes (nèe Moriarty), Durrow and Rathdowney, Co. Laois and Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny. July 27th 2018, Laura, unexpectedly. Sadly mourned by her family, Dominic, Shannon, Aaron, Leon and Brooke, her parents Johnny and Vera, her sister Lisa and her brothers Mel and Darren, her partner Ali, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and her many friends. Funeral arrangements will be announced on Monday evening. Family flowers only by request. House strictly private.Olive Ann ConroyMullaghanard, Rosenallis, Laois / Navan, MeathDied in the loving care of the staff at Drormnin Nursing Home, Stradbally. Beloved wife of the late Denis. Deeply regretted by her loving family Pat, Ann, Marie and Gerry, grandchildren and great-grandchild Liam, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and many friends.Reposing in the home of her daughter Ann and her husband Liam Fitzpatrick, Killone, Stradbally (The Heath) on Saturday from 3.30pm untill Removal at 5.30pm to St. Brigid’s Church arriving at 6.30pm. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 1pm (One o’clock). Burial after in St. Brigid’s Cemetery.Bill MooreSt. Fiacc`s Terrace, Graiguecullen, CarlowBill Moore of Sale, Manchester and formerly of 2 St. Fiaccs Terrace, Graiguecullen, Carlow passed away peacefully on 24th July 2018, in Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, aged 78 years. Pre-deceased by his partner Jenny, mother Maisie, father Michael, brothers Tom and Tim and sister Cathy. Sadly missed by his sister Margaret Delaney and brother-in-law Liam Delaney, 21 Roncalli Place, Carlow, and relatives in Manchester and Carlow including cousins Madge (Manchester) and Eddie Brennan and Billy Piggott (Carlow) and all of his nephews, nieces and friends in Carlow and his great friends in Manchester especially his best friend Des.Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church, Sale, Manchester, on Thursday 2nd August at 12 noon followed by committal at Altrincham Crematorium. Family flowers only please, but donations, if desired, for Macmillan Cancer. Support may be sent to Arthur Gresty Funeral Homes, 305 Manchester Road, Altrincham, Cheshire. WA14 5PH Tel: 0161 973 151515.Ellen McGrath (née O’Reilly)Borris Road, Portlaoise, LaoisMcGrath (nee O`Reilly) Borris Road Potlaoise July 26th 2018, Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. In the tender care of Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home; Ellen (Ella) beloved wife of the late Michael and dearly loved mam to David and Alison. Deeply regretted by her loving sister Margaret, brothers John and Fr Tom, daughter-in-law Aisling, son-in-law Stuart, sister-in-law Geraldine, grandchildren Will, Molly, Emmy Ben, Ava, Adam, Aaron, Caoimhe and Abbie, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace.Reposing at her residence from 4 pm on Friday with rosary at 8pm. Requiem Mass at 1 pm on Saturday in SS Peter and Paul’s Church. Interment will follow afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portaoise.John BoweErkina View, Mooreville, Rathdowney, LaoisBowe, Erkina View, Mooreville, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. July 25th 2018. Peacefully at his residence following a long illness bravely borne. John (Johnny) deeply regretted by his loving wife Pearl and his family John, Angela, Anthony, Barry, Bernie, Mary and Ray, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, his brothers Paddy, Peter and his sisters Lizzy, Nancy, Maggie, Bridgie, Catsy, Teresa, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rest In Peace.Reposing at his home today, Thursday, with rosary at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 11am in The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rathdowney followed by private cremation. No flowers by request. Donations to The Oncology Unit, Tullamore.Michael DunneBallymacrory, Clonaslee, LaoisMichael Dunne, Ballymacrory, Clonaslee, Co. Laois, died on the 24th of July 2018 suddenly but peacefully at his residence. He will be sadly missed by his sorrowing brother Pat, sister Anne Rickards (Robinstown, Navan, Co. Meath), niece Pauline, nephews Brian and Padraic, grand-nephews, grand-niece, cousins, neighbours, relatives and a large circle of friends. ​May He Rest in Peace.​​Reposing at his residence on Wednesday evening from 7pm with Rosary at 9pm. Reposing at his residence all day Thursday ​with removal at 7pm, arriving to St. Manman’s Church for 7:30pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 12 noon followed by burial afterwards in St. Manman’s Cemetery, Clonaslee.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Saturday, July 28, 2018 Pinterest Twitter Community WhatsApp Facebook Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’center_img Previous articleCourtwood bring winning streak into the championshipNext articlePreviews of Sunday’s Laois club football championship action Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Pinterest Facebook Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Rugby Deaths in Laois – Sunday, July 29, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img

LIVE BLOG: Follow the SHC relegation final and all four JFC quarter finals

first_img Facebook TAGSLive Blog By Alan Hartnett – 30th August 2018 WhatsApp Twitter Home Sport GAA LIVE BLOG: Follow the SHC relegation final and all four JFC quarter… SportGAA WhatsApp Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Pinterest SEE ALSO – Bargain store selling ‘she-wees’ ahead of Electric Picnic The final game of the evening is the SHC relegation final in O’Moore Park between at 7.45pmThis sees Ballyfin Gaels take on Castletown Gaels and the loser will be relegated to Senior A for next year.You can follow all the action as it happens below: Previous articleOutrage at the closure of Laois post officesNext articleMoment in Time: A look back at LaoisToday’s first ever Electric Picnic Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Facebook Community The final night of GAA action before the Electric Picnic will get underway from 7pm this evening.There are five games in total across the county and we will bring you updates from all locations.The first game of the evening is in Emo at 7pm and sees Annanough take on Camross in the JFC.There are then three games taking place at the same time – all 7.30pm throw ins.O’Dempsey’s face Portlaoise in Annanough, Kilcavan take on Ballyroan-Abbey in Portarlington and Park-Ratheniska face Killeshin in Crettyard. LIVE BLOG: Follow the SHC relegation final and all four JFC quarter finals Pinterest Council Community last_img read more

In Pictures: All-Ireland star visits Rosenallis GAA for their juvenile awards night

first_img In Pictures: All-Ireland star visits Rosenallis GAA for their juvenile awards night Facebook Rosenallis’s U21 ‘B’ side are through to the ‘B’ football semi-final against the Heath.Their U19 football side meet Killeshin-Crettyard in the ‘B’ final tonight, Friday 7 December in the Centre of Excellence, Portlaoise, at 7.30pm.SEE ALSO – ‘We want to do better as a county, that’s why we come back every year ,’ Laois forward Foyle speaks about ambitions for 2019 championship 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA WhatsApp WhatsApp There was a great atmosphere around Rosenallis as over 150 juvenile players packed into the local community centre for their awards night.U5s to U15s were joined on the night by Clare dual star Podge Collins who gave out the medals.The 2013 All-Ireland winner spoke about the importance of including all in games, and the importance of fun-based drills for U12s.Various mentors and Rosenallis GAA juvenile chairman Seamus Hyland joined their temas on the night.Rosenallis U14s and U15s were rewarded with their accolades from county finals on the night.This year, the U15 side celebrated victory in the ‘A’ hurling shield final against Clough-Ballacolla and in the ‘B’ football championship, seeing off Clonaslee in the final.The U14s defeated Ballinakill in the ‘B’ hurling final and reached the ‘B’ football final, losing out to Park-Ratheniska/Spink at the final stage.It’s not the end of Rosenallis’s 2018 season yet, with semi-final and final fixtures coming up. Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Previous articleGardai appeal for information following hit and run in PortlaoiseNext articleGoals see Killeshin-Crettyard edge victory in U19 championship Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. TAGSRosenallis GAA Facebook Twitter Pinterest SEE ALSO – Ballyroan 10 mile and Santa Fun Run us on this weekend By Siun Lennon – 7th December 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA Pinterest Home Sport GAA In Pictures: All-Ireland star visits Rosenallis GAA for their juvenile awards night SportGAA Twitterlast_img read more

Blessing of the babies ceremony to take place in Portlaoise this weekend

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Council Community Home News Community Blessing of the babies ceremony to take place in Portlaoise this weekend NewsCommunity WhatsApp Blessing of the babies ceremony to take place in Portlaoise this weekend Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year TAGSBlessing of the Babies Twittercenter_img Facebook The annual Blessing of Babies service looks set to draw the crowds in Portlaoise this weekend.Babies will be blessed in Portlaoise Parish Church, as part of the annual Feast of the Baptism, January 13.Last year, over 300 people attended the popular service when Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin Denis Nulty oversaw the blessing ceremony.“You are breathing new life into a community and it’s a wonderful thing,” said Bishop Nulty to the parents in last year’s attendance.The bishop was joined on the alter by Fr Paddy Byrne, Fr David Vard and Fr Tom O’Connor. Community RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleEason Spelling Bee looking for Laois participants for ninth annual competitionNext articleDeaths in Laois – Saturday, January 12, 2019 Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Twitter By Siun Lennon – 12th January 2019 Facebook Fr Paddy told the congregation that “becoming a parent is the greatest vocation of all”.Over 350 babies were christened in Portlaoise Parish in 2017, and large numbers are expected again at this year’s blessing.The Blessing of the Babies takes place at 2pm.SEE ALSO – ‘It’s a dream come true’ – Portlaoise Panthers chairman speaks about excitement national cup semi-finalslast_img read more

BREAKING: First Electric Picnic acts are announced

first_imgHome Lifestyle Entertainment BREAKING: First Electric Picnic acts are announced LifestyleEntertainment BREAKING: First Electric Picnic acts are announced RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Picnickers snapped up the early bird tickets within four hours of going on sale a few months ago, yet again demonstrating the unwavering popularity of Ireland’s favourite music and arts festival – Electric Picnic.Electric Picnic 2019 will see an increase in capacity of 2,500 bringing the capacity to 57,500 and with 600 acres on the beautiful Stradbally Estate music fans can look forward to some brand new areas.Other acts announced to perform at the festival include: Echo & the Bunnymen – Courtney Barnett – Parquet Courts – Mitski – Miles Kane – Freya RidingsMØ – Amelie Lens – Maceo Plex – Kölsch – Sam Fender – Sons of KemetYves Tumor – Serpentwithfeet – Shura – ALMA -Kero Kero Bonito – Let’s Eat GrandmaBodega – Cavetown – Georgia – Sea Girls – Sasami – G Flip – Heavy LungsSEE ALSO – In Pictures: €3,400 raised for Oesophageal Cancer Fund in Portlaoise on Lollipop Day Previous articleFormer RTE newsreader calls on Laois businesses to support Daffodil DayNext articleDelay on Kolbe Special School new building is a ‘disgraceful treatment of children’ Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. By Siun Lennon – 13th March 2019 Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Twittercenter_img GAA WhatsApp Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – the first lineup for Electric Picnic 2019 has been announced.The Strokes, Florence and the Machine, Hozier and The 1975 are all headlining the festival.Dermot Kennedy, Billie Eilish, Jess Glynn, Christine and the Queens, Four Tet and Years and Years will also be appearing over the three days.Another exciting announcement was the new addition of a brand new 8,000 capacity mega-stage for electronica and dance music.‘FREETOWN’ will be on the land where the Oscar Wilde Campsite was. Construction will get underway shortly to create a whole new town within the festival.This year the Electric Picnic team used a screen to announce the lineup to stop media leaking names of acts early – in previous years a poster was always used.Tickets for the three day music festival in Stradbally went back on sale on December 3 and they are now gone in record time – around 15 minutes.Such was the demand for tickets back in September that all Early Bird, Loyalty Tickets, Family Camping, Family Campervan and Campervan tickets sold out the day they went on sale. GAA GAA TAGSElectric PicnicElectric Picnic 2019 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Portlaoise rugby U-15s see off Dundalk to reach Division 1 Final

first_img TAGSPortlaoise RFC By Bronagh Scully – 28th March 2019 Portlaoise rugby U-15s see off Dundalk to reach Division 1 Final WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Facebook Dundalk 17 Portlaoise 20U-15 Leinster League Division 1 semi-finalAt the weekend, Portlaoise RFC U15s travelled the long journey to Dundalk for their Leinster League semi-final and they returned home with their place booked in the final.Portlaoise started strongly and the ball was released quickly out to winger Mikie Daly. Daly rounded his opposite number with ease to give the away side an early lead.They continued to put pressure on the home side and kept them pinned in their own half. After a rampaging run by Glen Connolly up the middle of the field, the platform was set for the Portlaoise forwards to pick and go. It was left to Conor Doran to go over the line to leave the score 10-0 to Portlaoise.Again Portlaoise attacked and looked like scoring only for a loose pass that was intercepted by a Dundalk player to relieve the pressure.In the second half the home side increased the workrate. It wasn’t long before they were rewarded with a try but Portlaoise worked their way back up the field from the restart. After Dundalk gave away a penalty near their own line, Glen Connolly crashed over the line to restore the ten point lead.Dundalk were never going give up easily on their home patch. After Portlaoise missed a kick to touch, they worked their way down the field. Dundalk scored under the posts to claw back the deficit to two points.This gave Dundalk plenty of confidence, and only some superb defending stopped them short of the line. From the resultant scrum they crashed over to give the home side the lead for the first time in the game, 17-15 to Dundalk.Both teams felt they could win this match and gave everything they could. When Portlaoise were awarded a scrum in the Dundalk half, Sean Ward picked the ball and passed to Ciaran Culleton. He released Dylan Cahill and the winger raced to the corner to score what proved to be the winning score. Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Home Sport Rugby Portlaoise rugby U-15s see off Dundalk to reach Division 1 Final SportRugby Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshincenter_img Facebook WhatsApp GAA GAA Pinterest They held out for the final five minutes with some great tackling and defensive work. This won them a place in next Saturday’s league final against Tullow.Portlaoise: Brian Barry, Dara Phelan, Bobo Lawal, Glen Connolly, Sean Ward, Daragh Phelan, Cian Coffey, Conor Doran, Matthew Coonan, Mitch Fitzpatrick, Mikie Daly, Paul Flanagan, Ciaran Culleton, Dylan Cahill, James Kidd, Eoin O’Brien McCormack, Billy Kerry, Declan Cox, Darragh Davies, Marc Bracken, Jack Heffernan, Colm Byrne.SEE ALSO – Laois teenager part of Irish silver medalist relay team at Schools Cross Country Internationals Twitter GAA Pinterest Previous articleClonaslee College edge out victory in Division A regional finalNext articleRounders season set to get going this weekend Bronagh Scully last_img read more

Controlled explosion carried out at local secondary school this evening

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook The Army Explosives team were in a local secondary school this evening to carry out a controlled explosion.Members of the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit were called to Colaiste Iosagain in Portarlington along with members of the Gardaí to remove old chemicals.A loud bang was heard coming from the school at around 8pm with a number of army and garda personnel on site at the time.However, while a Garda spokesperson confirmed that the area had to be closed off as per protocol, there was nothing untoward.“The army EOD team had been organised to facilitate the removal of some on site chemicals in the school this evening,” said the spokesperson.“(It was) more than likely part of the science department. No bomb scare or offence in it.”All secondary schools are now on summer holidays – though Leaving and Junior Cert exams are underway.Students sat exams on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and will return again on Monday.SEE ALSO – Awful eyesore in Laois town to be converted into apartments Facebook Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter Pinterest TAGSColáiste ÍosagáinPortarlington Home News Community Controlled explosion carried out at local secondary school this evening NewsCommunity GAA Previous articleLaois clubs make great start to Feile and Friday’s Laois GAA resultsNext articleEnd of an era in the Heritage Hotel as long-serving staff member calls time LaoisToday Reporter GAA WhatsApp Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 7th June 2019 Controlled explosion carried out at local secondary school this evening 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA Twitter WhatsApp Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory last_img read more

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