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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Laois

All time
# Tune in
As it happened: Laois v Westmeath, Joe McDonagh Cup final
Follow all the action from this afternoon’s decider in Croke Park.
# Underdogs
Laois U20s dump reigning All-Ireland champions Kildare out of Leinster
Billy O’Loughlin’s side will now face Westmeath in the quarter-finals of the provincial competition.
# Routine Win
All-Ireland club winner stars as Kilkenny U20s progress to Leinster semi-final with 26-point win
DJ Carey’s side dispatched Laois to set-up a clash with Galway.
# Wrap
Laois knock Derry out as Westmeath and Clare also progress in All-Ireland SFC qualifiers
The curtain came down on Limerick and Leitrim’s campaigns.
Kilkenny v Galway, Meath v Laois - Leinster GAA match tracker
While there’s hurling action at Nowlan Park, the first Leinster football final place is at stake up at Croker.
# pure skill
This audacious goal scored by a Laois minor is one to be watched over and over
Take a bow, James Duggan.
# Criminal Assets Bureau
€40,000 frozen in account after CAB raids in Dublin and Laois
Phones, electronic devices and documentation seized during the searches will be analysed by specialists in CAB.
# Laois
Two men convicted after destroying nests of four bird species during out-of-season hedge cutting
Hedge cutting and burning is banned every year between 1 March and 31 August.
# Wrap
Leinster minor champions Dublin book semi-final spot after dramatic draw while Laois score huge win
There were also victories for Kildare and Carlow in the competition on Saturday.
# Zach In Action
Laois native set for first taste of AFL action in 2019 after absence with knee injury
Zach Tuohy will make his comeback for Geelong on Sunday.
# John Sugrue
'It must be a trait of Kerry men because Micko seemed to have the same ability' - Laois benefit from Kingdom leader
Fergal Byron was on the selection committee that appointed John Sugrue.
# moving on up
Westmeath secure promotion and book Division 3 final berth with late draw against Louth
Jack Cooney’s side scored four of the game’s final six points to complete the comeback.
# Laois
Search underway for masked gang who left man seriously injured after home break-in
The gang were armed with screwdrivers and sledgehammers.
# Laois
Gsoc notified as gardaí launch investigation into death of man in his 40s
Gardaí attended an incident at Wolfhill, Co Laois this afternoon at around 3pm.
# finish strong
Sutcliffe and Moran strike late as Dublin end league campaign on high against Laois
Mattie Kenny’s side were two-point winners over their Leinster rivals at Parnell Park.
# perverse verdict
Appeal court 'compelled' to quash jury's guilty verdict in fatal crash case
The trial judge had told the jury it no option but to accept the defence of not guilty by reason of insanity.
# Dominant
Bennett leads the line with 0-12 as Deise easily see off Laois by 16 points
Patrick Curran and Thomas Ryan grabbed two goals each during a one-sided win for Waterford.
# brennan's dread
Canning steers Galway to comfortable win against Laois
Eddie Brennan endured a losing start to his stint with Laois.
# Ballacolla
Fire services extinguish early morning blaze at Laois pub
The fire has caused extensive damage to the public house.
# Crash
31-year-old man killed in Laois car crash
The car the man was driving struck a tree this morning.
# straboe
Human remains found in Co Laois believed to be of man missing since earlier this year
Forestry workers discovered the body yesterday morning.
# The Gaffer
The South Kerry impact that helped the Laois footballers to make progress in 2018
Colm Begley on the impact Kerry native John Sugrue had on the Leinster side.
# Sheppards of Durrow
This antique Chinese seal sold for €280,000 in Laois - five times the estimate
The seal is made of jade and depicts double-headed dragon.
# Road Closed
Man dies following two-car collision in Laois
A woman and her child received minor injuries in the collision.
# Ballyroan
Laois man who won €57k on Winning Streak to use money on medical care for ill daughter
The daughter of Anthony Knowles suffers from a rare form of epilepsy, and he said he will use the money to help her.
# Central Criminal Court
Horse trader jailed for 9 years for rape of teenage girl who worked for him
The incidents took place in Mountrath, Co Laois in the early 1990s. The judge described the abuse as “calculated and exploitative”.
# Review
Clann na nGael, Aughawillan and Portlaoise among the big winners in today's GAA county finals
Meanwhile, the Wexford and Wicklow deciders both went to replays.
# attacks
Two injured in separate stabbing and iron bar attacks in Laois and Wexford
Officers in Portlaoise and Enniscorthy are investigating.
# culture night guide
Heading out for Culture Night? Here's what's on in the Midlands and West
Here’s what to check out this Culture Night in the Midlands and West.
# new boss in town
Eight-time All-Ireland winner Eddie Brennan ratified as Laois senior hurling manager for 2019
Brennan succeeds Eamonn Kelly, who stood down from the position in June.
# Laois
Man dies in Laois crash after his van hit a ditch
The incident happened at around 7.30pm yesterday evening.
# Electric Picnic
Heading to Electric Picnic? Here's everything you need to know
More than 50,000 people are set to descend upon Stradbally in Laois for the biggest event of the Irish festival calendar.
# Abbeyleix
Gardaí seize €50k worth of cocaine in Laois
Two men were arrested.
# I'm Not Leaving
John Sugrue in line for another year with Laois footballers
The Kerry native had been named amongst the contenders for the vacant job in the Kingdom.
# heritage hotspots
Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Laois
Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.
# Top Cat
8-time All-Ireland champion Eddie Brennan in line to take over Laois hurlers
The Kilkenny man has been proposed for the job.
# Convicted
Man who raped sister-in-law when she was 15 is jailed for nine years
The woman described how she had no prior knowledge of sex the day the man raped her.
# food waste
Plans for new plant in Laois to turn brown bin waste into renewable gas
This gas will be injected into the national grid for supply through the existing gas network to homes and commercial businesses.
# Aussie Rules
Laois Aussie Rules star Zach Tuohy scores dramatic last-gasp winner for Geelong
The 28-year-old followed up an athletic mark with a composed kick in the dying seconds against Melbourne.
# Heatwave
Firefighters tackle large forest blaze on Slieve Bloom
Roads have been closed and helicopter water drops are taking place.