Laois in London: All you need to know to enjoy a weekend across the water

first_img Rugby TAGSLaois in London Home Sport GAA Laois in London: All you need to know to enjoy a weekend… SportGAA Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Council Pinterest WhatsApp Our Guide to London Excitement is building today as hundreds of Laois people are heading to Dublin airport to depart for London.On Sunday, the Laois footballers will face London in Division 4 of the National Football League and it is estimated that more than 1,300 supporters from the O’Moore County will be present by throw in 1pm.The LaoisToday team will be present from Saturday afternoon and if you see us, make sure to come over and say hello.Of the 1,300, we’re sure many of you have been over to London before but for those of you that haven’t, here’s our handy guide to ensure your weekend goes well.AirportsThere are five main airports which service London from Ireland. Luton, Stanstead, Heathrow, Gatwick and London City.The closest of these to Ruislip is Heathrow and if you land there the quickest way to get to where you want to go is by taxi.The rest of the airports are a good bit further away so should you land there, you are looking at buses or trains to avoid extreme costs.Things To DoShould you arrive on Friday, we’d be suggesting you get to wherever your hotel is, check in and have a good night locally.And if you’re there on Saturday, there is a range of things sporting and non sporting that you can do.As regards live sport on TV, there is a feast. Manchester United host Liverpool in the Premier League at 12.30pm with Ireland then taking on Scotland in the Six Nations at 2.15pm.But if you fancy sampling some live soccer while you’re in London, there are a number of local teams in action.In the Premier League, there is an all-London clash on Saturday evening at 5.30pm as Chelsea host Crystal Palace.While in the lower divisions, the likes of Millwall, QPR, Wimbledon and Luton are all playing around the city from 3pm.And if you want to go and do something completely non-sport related, there are a number of tourist attractions worth checking out – chiefly the London Eye and historic Tower of London.You can get up close and personal with underwater creatures at SEALIFE London aquarium or explore the Science Museum, London’s interactive hub of science and technology. Both are perfect for fun family days out in London.You could also soak up some culture at London museums, visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace, or take the perfect picture with Big Ben; just some of the many iconic places to go in London.And of course, don’t forget about the whole reason you are there – the match on Sunday.Throw in in Ruislip is at 1pm on Sunday as the Laois footballers will look to win for the fifth straight game running.Places to eat and drinkOn the day of the game, the clubhouse in Ruislip would appear to have every supporters need sorted.According to London GAA secretary Mark Gottsche, most away supporters come straight to the ground as there is bar and food facilities in the clubhouse.But for those of you who are there between one and two days earlier, there are a number of popular bars and restaurants near Ruislip.The most popular is the Hop Pole on Putney Bridge Road which serves good food and has multiple screens for sport.Other popular spots include Waxy O’Connors, Roddy’s Bar, The New Inn and McGettigan’s.Watch out for LaoisTodayAlan, Julie and Siún will land in London on Saturday afternoon.So if you see then in the airport, in a pub or at the match itself, make sure to call over to them and say hello.If you’re really nice, you might get yourself a coveted LaoisToday hat!SEE ALSO – So called ‘Pest From the West’ weather event is ‘Fake News’ Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Previous articleWinner announced in the Dunamaise Arts Centre The 4 of Us competitionNext articleSt Joseph’s to host Memorial Match in honour of late Liam Kealy 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 Twitter Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Community Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Laois in London: All you need to know to enjoy a weekend across the water RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Alan Hartnett – 9th March 2018 Pinterestlast_img read more

Remember the Game: Laois’s last trip across the Irish Sea in 1993

first_img Facebook Remember the Game: Laois’s last trip across the Irish Sea in 1993 WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Home We Are Laois Remember the Game Remember the Game: Laois’s last trip across the Irish Sea in 1993 We Are LaoisRemember the Game SEE ALSO – Laois in London: Everything you need to know to enjoy your trip Rugby Treacy’s Bar and Restaurant were Laois’s main sponsors at the time and owner Tommy Treacy generously also sponsored the media to make the trip to cover the game.Among those to go over were Jack Nolan, who reported on the game for Midlands 103 (as he will again this Sunday) as well as Brian Keyes from the Leinster Express and photographer Alf Harvey. 25 years on and Jack and Alf are still visible at many Laois GAA games while Brian Keyes is now editor of the Kilkenny People newspaper in his native county.Laois would have to overcome an early scare to progress through to the final, while Lancashire could only be commended for giving a much fancied Laois side a big scare.Brian Keyes wrote in the Leinster Express in his report that the match was played on a “Sunday League” type pitch similar to what you’d see in the Phoenix Park.Lancashire made Laois work and within the first 10 minutes the English side has banged in 2-2, leaving Laois shocked.To be fair to Laois, it was the only period of the game that they looked under pressure and not in control. It was very much a one-sided affair from there on in albeit Laois would have to wait until the final quarter to take the lead.The Laois junior football team that won the Leinster final in 1993 – they later went on to beat Lancashire in the All Ireland semi-final in ManchesterThe introduction of Tom Bowe gave Laois a much needed boost and he became a threatening force racking up three points. Michael O’Brien’s goal helped Laois’s comeback efforts greatly, while a fine display from Mark Behan on the frees allowed him get eight points, with five frees.The win came off the back of a gritty, hard-working performance and despite the early set back, Laois never looked in danger. The win would book their spot in the final against Cork, but that would prove to be a step too far for Laois losing out by a couple of points.We’ve dug up Alf Harvey’s photos from that trip in 1993, photos that he presented in a frame to Tommy Treacy after the trip.LAOIS TEAM: Emmet Burke; Brian Kirwan, Declan Cryan, Kevin Phelan; Brian Keville, John O’Reilly, John Buggie; PJ Dempsey (0-2), Adrian Phelan; Tommy Gorman (0-1), Liam Ramsbottom, David Sweeney (0-1); Peter Coffey (0-3), Mark Behan (0-8), Michael O’Brien (1-1). Subs: Tom Bowe (0-3), Evan Bennett, Padraig Dunne. Council Pinterest TAGS1993LancashireLaois junior footballersLaois v LancashireManchester Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining By Sean Hennessy – 10th March 2018 Laois 1-19  Lancashire 2-61993 Junior All-Ireland Football Semi-FinalLaois head to London this weekend to take on London in Division 4 of the Allianz Football League.It’ll be the first time in 25 years that a Laois football team traveled across the Irish Sea for a match.In July 1993, the Laois junior football team squared up to  Lancashire in Manchester for a place in the All-Ireland final.While the Laois no longer field a junior team, back then it was the second string side and many of the players had already or would go on to play for the senior side. They were also under the management of senior manager Richie Connor and won the Leinster title by beating Louth in O’Moore Park in June of that year.The trip to Manchester was certainly a novel one and just as now a number of Laois supporters made the journey. Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Previous articleAuction of 3,000 items from The Shelbourne and Clery’s in LaoisNext articleOur Top Tweets and Facebook Comments of the Week Sean HennessyA former Knockbeg student, and is currently a student in the University of Limerick trying to scrape a BA in History and Politics. A marquee player in the goals for Annanough, but well capable of doing a job in full-forward and has the knack to turn his hand to any sport (except running). Only starting out in his journalistic career but already the specialist farming and property reporter. Happiest when Liverpool and Laois are winning! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community last_img read more

Unique road hurling tournament sets up sticks in Borris-Kilcotton this weekend

first_img Previous articleJOB VACANCY: A 600-acre farm in the South East is looking for a Head Machine OperatorNext articleLeague and cup glory for Rathdowney outfit Clover United 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. New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Facebook Picture: Alf Harvey/HRPhoto.ie Hurling reminiscent of years gone by will be revived in Borris-Kilcotton this weekend as their annual Road Hurling Tournament gets underway.The event is the only tournament of its kind held in Laois and will get underway from Killasmeestia church at 3pm.Teams of three will work their way along a 5km course over the roads, with competitions for Senior Men, Senior Ladies, U-16 Boys and Girls, as well as a Masters category.A team of three costs just €30, and there are trophies up for grabs for the winners in each category.Evening cabaret To add to the excitement, there will be a cabaret and presentation night in the Green Roads that night, along with a BBQ, and tickets for that are just €5. Pinterest Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Twittercenter_img Facebook By Siun Lennon – 30th May 2018 Council Unique road hurling tournament sets up sticks in Borris-Kilcotton this weekend WhatsApp Community Twitter TAGSBorris-Kilcotton Home Lifestyle Unique road hurling tournament sets up sticks in Borris-Kilcotton this weekend LifestyleOut and About There will also be plenty of fun and games for children during the competition in the field opposite the church in Killasmeestia.For those interested on competing, contact Trevor Moore on 087 7562890. The event is sponsored by Drennan Meats and Holland Hurls.SEE ALSO – Kelly believes younger players will have a huge impact against Carlowlast_img read more

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from tonight’s SFC and JFC games

first_img Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Twitter LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from tonight’s SFC and JFC games Previous articleIn Pictures: Immense elation as Kyle celebrate junior ‘B’ championship winNext articleBallylinan and O’Dempsey’s must meet again after thrilling SFC draw 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 Pinterest TAGSLive Blog Community Council The sides made in the JFC last night and O’Dempsey’s will be hoping that they have it as easy here as they did in Annanough – triumphing 4-9 to 0-6.But while last year’s defeated county finalists were disappointing in their loss at the hands of Killeshin in Round 2, they will surely improve here.O’Dempsey’s lost to Graiguecullen in Round 1 but scored a big win over Arles-Killeen in Round 2 and are the favourites here.Meanwhile, there are three JFC Round 3 games down for decision around the county.Ballyroan-Abbey take on The Harps and Camross face The Heath at 7pm while the neighours Killeshin and Graiguecullen meet at 7.45pm.The draw for the quarter finals of that competition is due to be made tonight also with the winners of those games joining O’Dempsey’s in one pot while Annanough, Kilcavan, Park-Ratheniska and Portlaoise sit in the other.You can follow all the action from what promises to be a dramatic night below: Facebook Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 24th August 2018 SEE ALSO – Kilcruise footballer goes above and beyond to earn his team a draw In the latest round of Friday night Laois GAA games, the stakes are extremely high.The big game of the evening is the second of the SFC Round 3 games – between O’Dempsey’s and Ballylinan at 7.45pm in O’Moore Park.The first of these Round 3 matches was played on Wednesday night with Arles-Kilcruise and Ballyroan-Abbey playing out a thrilling draw – so punters will be hoping for more of the same excitement tonight. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Home Sport GAA LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from tonight’s SFC and JFC games SportGAAGaelic Football WhatsApp Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official openinglast_img read more

2018 Remembered – Some absolute classics in the Laois GAA club player nicknames

first_img Community Home We Are Laois 2018 Remembered – Some absolute classics in the Laois GAA club player… We Are Laois By LaoisToday Reporter – 30th December 2018 Nicknames Back in September, we had a great laugh putting together a list of the mad nicknames used in GAA clubs around the county. We were quickly reminded in the comments of any we missed, and are sure there’ll be a good few to be added next year. Laois GAA people are renowned nationally for their iconic nicknames.From Cheddar to Picky to Wooly, the national media are often left ogling over our incredible ability to give people names that they weren’t christened with – and make them stick.When Seamus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett was manager of the Laois senior hurlers, he would routinely be described as being ‘cheesed off’ whenever Laois lost by some of the tabloids.But what the national media don’t know is that for every Cheddar and Bruno, there are hundreds of other hilarious nicknames in Laois GAA.Some clubs provide more than others – indeed, we could probably have done this list with just players from Crettyard, Stradbally and Ballylinan alone!But we have taken a glance at all 43 clubs in the O’Moore County and come up with at least one player from each of them.We disqualified any nickname which used bits of a player’s name, therefore ruling out the likes of John O’Louglin (Johnno), Colm Begley (Begs) and Conor Meredith (Merdo).We first produced this list last year and we’ve updated it to account for the players who have graduated to the adult ranks this year. Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Community Check it out below:AnnanoughEggy – Ciarán HennessyChops – James MillerAbbeyleixStackie – Oisin CarrollGander – Eoin ReillySheriff – Steven ReillyYoung Frank – Enda RowlandDozer – Joe BerginArles-KilcruiseDigger – Kevin MeaneyBundy – Alan McLaughlinFish – Dylan WatersSquirrel – Cialann MulhallColt – David LawlorGluey – Mikey WallArles-KilleenBam – Brian KennedyBeano – Brian McDonaldSpud – Seán O’SheaKinger – Donie and Paul KingstonGilly – Paul McDonaldBallinakillCha – Charles DwyerBallyfinMerlin – Seán MooreBallylinanBaler – John KielyDisco – Dermot LeonardPsycho – Gary WalshMessi – James RedmondChina – Eric KennaBubu – Brian KennaBronson – Ciarán FarrellPman – Pauric McEvoyBuckshot – Emmet DoyleBallypickasDawh – Seán O’DeaNedved – Adrian McDonaldBallyroan-AbbeyTea bag – MJ TierneyBarrowhouseBugsy – Brian MaloneTwinny – James BaldwinTwinny – Andrew BaldwinBorris-In-Ossory-KilcottonButch – Brian Stapleton and Colm StapletonJungle Joe – Owen DrennanPig – Neil FoyleCamrossTricky – Joe PhelanZiggy – Zane KeenanCastletownDribbler – Pat PhelanJockey – John O’SullivanClonadFluffy – Colin DelaneyClonaslee-St Manman’sBuster – Ger DunneMouse – James YoungTeabags – Glenn McEvoyBull – Ger ReillyClough-BallacollaPicky – Stephen MaherColtGouleye – Brian KeeganTaggy – Cian MoffitBurgers – Owen JoyceTaz – Kevin FarrellFonse – Colin RyanCourtwoodFrank – Niall DonoherCrettyardBish – Cormac PhelanSnowball – Patrick ReillyCasper – Jason DunneScones – Eoin O’SheaTerrace – Pa BrennanBuds – Cristóir MaherThe Ghost – Killian O’SheaEyeball – Paul DelaneyThe Dub – Seán O’SheaEmoChubby – Paul LawlorStinky – Paul KirwanGraiguecullenDicey – Danny O’ReillyChops – Patrick ScullyScuba – Stephen AlsyburyShaq – Shane O’NeillKilcavanFresh – Derek O’ConnellHayes – Liam DunneBull – John McEvoyHoover – Pat HuntFeather – Mick TarpeyEggs – Rory O’ConnellChick – Ollie DixonKilleshinBon – Paschal BrennanCur – Mark O’ReganBarrel – Evan LowryFly – Paddy DoyleMonkey – Gavin DeeringZoolander – David AstonDucky – Adam BrennanKyleCucumber – Conor QuinlanMountmellickBMan – Bernard RochfordDizzler – Darragh HanlonO’Dempsey’sHatch – Matthew FinlayClue – Thomas FinlayTin Tin – Peter O’LearyPark-RatheniskaPulper – Brendan DelaneyBrillo – Liam BrennanDagger – Martin LangtonPaww – Pauric TierneyPortarlingtonHopper – Kevin McGrathSquirty – David MurphyChilly – Jason WardPortlaoiseBruno – Brian McCormackChi Chi – Adrian KellyOtter – Scott LawlessColossus – Dean CullenWhiskey Jaws – Graham BrodyMadness – Ricky MaherSweetcorn – Eoghan FeaneKenny – Cian HoulihanRathdowney-ErrillGiant – Jason PhelanFonsie – Liam O’ConnellRoddy – Ross KingRosenallisDaisy – Damien GormanNuts – Paddy DunneBoss – Anthony GormanShanahoeItalian Scallion – Timmy CarrollSlieve BloomSmiler – Ben ConroySlieve MargyPsycho – Gary WalshSpinkGooch – Paul SimmsSt Fintan’s MountrathYugie – Michael BoyneSocks – Patsy SydesSnakey – Michael BrownSt Joseph’sFroggy – PJ RowanCrow – Conor KealyStradballyMagoo – Kieran DelaneyButch – John DonohueDeuce – Paul BegleySmall – Cormac DelaneyRooney – Conor DelaneyRat – Jamie KavanaghBarney – Darren MaherRunt – Alan DelaneyFriggy – Damien MurphyiTunes – Stephen LawlorCookie – Justin LalorThe HarpsTucker – Tommy KennaGoat – Eoin ClancyThe HeathNoodle – Aidan BerginRam – Eoin DelaneyBush – Dylan KavanaghThe RockSticky – Ciarán CarrollMoses – Brian ConlonTimahoeZigger – Eoin CullitonTwisty Back – Mick RamsbottomWeasel – Joe FoyleTrumeraGeek – John ConnorBaah – Paddy CallaghanWiggins – Diarmud HoseyRat – Brian HoseyGento – Declan CallaghanMouse – Cathal BrophyBrock – Damian LalorBrock Jnr – Dylan LalorThe Dye – Fintan CallaghanSEE ALSO – Laois Garda receives prestigious International Police Association Scholarship New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Sunday, December 30, 2018Next article2018 Remembered – In Pictures: No Leinster glory but Laois supporters in big numbers in Croke Park LaoisToday Reporter Twittercenter_img Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year 2018 Remembered – Some absolute classics in the Laois GAA club player nicknames TAGS2018 Rememberednicknames Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Council WhatsApp Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Almost every Laois GP set to protest on Wednesday over ‘family doctor service crisis’

first_img By Alan Hartnett – 4th February 2019 Almost every Laois GP set to protest on Wednesday over ‘family doctor service crisis’ Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest TAGSDoctor Previous articlePenalty shoot-out heartbreak for Portlaoise Ladies Hockey teamNext articleLaois woman receives Irish Tourism Industry Award for EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum 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. Facebook General Practitioners in Laois are set to join their colleagues from around the country on Wednesday February 6 in a mass protest.Hundreds of GPs from every part of Ireland will be holding a mass protest outside Dáil Éireann.This will mean that on the day, many GP practices maybe be closed to patients, or will have limited services available.There is likely to be significant disruption to the GP service around the country on the day of the national protest.GPs will be protesting they say on behalf of patients, as the family doctor service is, or has in some areas, completely collapsed.Laois doctors say the purpose of the protest is to highlight the current state of general practice in Ireland.They say that for the past 10 years successive governments have suffocated general practice by withdrawing funding. They say they are now at a crisis point where patients cannot get a GP in their locality with the majority of GPs closing their practices to new patients, we have a national shortage of GPs and for the first time ever, patients are experiencing waiting lists to see their GP.The list of Laois doctors taking part are as follows: Dr David Booth, Dr Robert Lawlor, Dr Michelle Byrne, Dr Conor Grimes, Dr Peter Kemple, Dr Paddy O Dwyer, Dr Maria Carroll, Dr John Geraghty, Dr Simon Honan, Dr Maeve Lee, Dr Julie Cunningham, Dr Mary Sheehan, Dr Sinead Burke, Dr Sarah Punch, Dr Vivek Mahadev, Dr Sean Montague, Dr Andrew Lavin, Dr Sharon McDonald, Dr Adrian McDonald, Dr Sharon Delaney, Dr David Rabinowicz, Dr Anne Marie Miller, Dr John Paul Campion, Dr Averil Atkinson, Dr Caitlin McFadden, Dr Deirdre Honan, Dr Anna Gullane and Dr John Madden.The group say they are tired of having to say:“Sorry we can’t give you a same day appointment”“Sorry our nurse is only here part-time”“Sorry I can only give you a few minutes per consultation”“Sorry, you have to wait four years for your hip replacement”.“Sorry, you have to wait two years for an outpatient appointment.” “Sorry, you have to wait five years for your cataract surgery.”“Sorry, you are unable to access physiotherapy, psychology, podiatry and all the other ancillary services that make a health system work efficiently and safely”.“Sorry, your relative died on a waiting list before their appointment came around.”They say: “We have not chosen this decision lightly but it is vital for us to make the Government and others fully aware that our health system is in crisis and has been so for years.“This is despite that fact that we have one of the most expensive health systems in the world.“Evidence from around the world confirms that community based health systems, like the family doctor system, are the most efficient, safe and effective.“Years of successive cuts in Government funding for general practice have created an inefficient unstructured health system which is collapsing.“Also, promised extra investment in developing the GP service, like the fairytale promises under Sláintecare, have not even been begun to be delivered, so that the family doctor service can be healthy and sustainable for the future.“For months, the Government have promised to reverse the 38% cuts imposed over past years (FEMPI cuts to GPs) and to offer – and properly fund a new, modernised GP contract – but these things have not materialised.“The number of doctors who can no longer take on any more patients is a growing crisis.“The medical card system can no longer cope, having been starved of resources.“Not enough new doctors are being appointed by the State, to serve the public and many are having to retire early, due to burnout.“GPs are at, and many have passed, breaking point.“The future survival of the GP service is vital, to enable it to serve patients.“This issue affects whole communities around Ireland.“For these reasons, GPs will be taking unprecedented action on Feb 6.” Council WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Community Twitter Home News Almost every Laois GP set to protest on Wednesday over ‘family doctor… News Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Community Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

In Pictures: Government Minister visits local recycling manufacturing company in Laois

first_img Community In Pictures: Government Minister visits local recycling manufacturing company in Laois WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Council Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 7th February 2019 Laois was showered with Government ministers yesterday as they launched new plans and announced new jobs for the county.And one of them, Richard Bruton, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, took time out to visit a local Laois company that specialises in manufacturing recycling equipment.Established in 1997, LSM is an independent Irish company that provides industry-leading waste solutions to customers and distributors around the globe.All LSM machines are designed and manufactured at their facility in Portlaoise – which is where Mr Bruton visited.Speaking to LaoisToday about the visit, Operations manager Noel Graham, who owns the company along with John Cummins, said it was a very worthwhile experience.He said: “The Minister was in the area and Cllr Mary Sweeney contacted us to see if we would be interested in giving him a tour of our factory to show him what we do.“She facilitated the whole thing and Minister Bruton was very interested in what we do here as it is in his field.”LSM employees 35 people and has been in business for over 20 years.They have contracts with multi-national companies like Tesco, Glanbia and Statoil and are well established as a leading company in their field.Noel said: “The Minister was given a full tour of the factory and was shown how we manufacture all of the products that we produce.“I’m sure it was a worthwhile experience for Minister Bruton, Cllr Mary Sweeney and Fine Gael’s Thomasina Connell who were also in attendance.”Photographer Michael Scully was there and he captured some great pictures.Check them out below:Minister for Communications, Climate Actions and; Environment – Richard Bruton, T.D., and Noel Graham ( Operations Director- LSM ) during a factory tour at LSM Ireland, Ballyknocken, Portlaoise. Photo: Michael Scully.Noel Graham ( Operations Director LSM Ireland ) , Rayandrius Vaiciulionis and Minister for Communications, Climate Actions and Environment – Richard Bruton, T.D., pictured during his visit to LSM Ireland, Ballyknocken, Portlaoise. Photo: Michael ScullyMinister for Communications, Climate Actions and Environment – Richard Bruton, T.D. and Noel Graham ( Operations Director- LSM ) watch fabricator – Coenrad van der Merne, during the Minister’s visit to LSM Ireland, Ballyknocken, Portlaoise. Photo: Michael ScullyClr. Mary Sweeney, Minister for Communications, Climate Actions and Environment – Richard Bruton, T.D., Noel Graham ( Operations Director- LSM ) Claire Cummins ( GM LSM and Thomasina Connell, during the Minister’s visit to LSM Ireland, Ballyknocken, Portlaoise. Photo: Michael Scully.Minister for Communications, Climate Actions and Environment – Richard Bruton, T.D., pictured with staff at LSM Ireland , Ballymacken, Portlaoise during his visit. ( from left ) Claire Cummins ( GM – LSM Ireland ), Minister Bruton , Tracy Bergin, Sarah Mc Cann, Lisa Byrne, Noel Graham ( Operations Director- LSM ) and Sara Soares . Photo: Michael Scully.Minister for Communications, Climate Actions and Environment – Richard Bruton, T.D., chatting with Noel Graham ( Operations Director- LSM ) during the Minister’s visit to LSM Ireland, Ballyknocken, Portlaoise. Photo: Michael Scully.Minister for Communications, Climate Actions and Environment – Richard Bruton, T.D., watches as Noel Graham ( Operations Director- LSM ) demonstrates one of their balers, during the Minister’s visit to LSM Ireland, Ballyknocken, Portlaoise. Photo: Michael Scully.Minister for Communications, Climate Actions and Environment – Richard Bruton, T.D., pictured during his visit to LSM Ireland, Ballyknocken, Portlaoise, with Noel Graham ( Operations Director – LSM ). Photo: Michael Scully.Work carries on as Minister for Communications, Climate Actions and Environment – Richard Bruton, T.D., chats to Noel Graham ( Operations Director – LSM Ireland ) during his visit to LSM Ireland, Ballyknocken, Portlaoise. Photo: Michael ScullyMinister for Communications, Climate Actions and Environment – Richard Bruton, T.D., pictured during his visit to LSM Ireland, Ballyknocken, Portlaoise, with Thomasina Coinnell, Clr. Mary Sweeney, Laura Starnes, Noel Graham ( Operations Director – LSM ) and Claire Cummins ( GM – LSM Ireland ). Photo: Michael ScullySEE ALSO – In Pictures: Gaelscoil Portlaoise host annual Grandparents Day Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Pinterest Twitter New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Twitter Previous articleAs LaoisToday celebrates its 2nd birthday we look back on the stories we had on site this day two years agoNext articleSinn Fein selects Cllr Aidan Mullins to run for May Elections 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. 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Deaths in Laois – Monday, May 6, 2019

first_img Facebook 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 6th May 2019 Twitter GAA Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Kay Heavin (née Conlon)St Brigid’s, Portlaoise, LaoisHeavin (nee Conlon) St Brigid’s Place, Portlaoise. May 4th 2019. Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Kay, beloved wife of the late Jim. Deeply regretted by her loving sons, Sean, Eamonn and Patrick, daughters, Mary, Brenda and Delia, brothers, sisters, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends.Rest in PeaceReposing at her residence on Monday from 4pm with rosary at 8pm. Removal on Tuesday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 10am requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.John (Sean) KennyChurchfield Court, Castletown, Laois / Sallins, KildareJohn (Sean) Kenny, Churchfield Court, Castletown, Portlaoise, Co. Laois and formerly of Osberstown, Sallins, Co. Kildare. May 5, 2019 (peacefully) at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore. Deeply regretted by his loving sisters Nula and Rena, brothers in law, his very close friends Gabrial, Crina, Vlad and Lorena, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.“May John Rest In Peace”Reposing in Guilfoyle’s Funeral Home, Castletown, Mountrath (Eir Code R32 TN84) this Tuesday evening from 5 o’c with prayers in the funeral home at 8 o’c. Removal this Wednesday morning (May 8th) at 10.45 o’c to St. Edmund’s Church, Castletown (Eir Code R32 KT22) for Funeral Mass at 11 o’c with burial immediately afterwards in Bodenstown Cemetery, Sallins, Co. Kildare, arriving 1.30pm approximately.Irene Margaret McRobbApartment 4 Fassadinin, New Row, Abbeyleix, LaoisThe death has occurred of Irene Margaret McRobb, formerly Glasglow/London on May 5th 2019 peacefully with her loving daughters by her side at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Mountmellick. Beloved mother of Kirsty & Carly (Lewis, Ballyroan) and partner Michael. Sadly missed by her sister Maureen and late brother Ronnie, nieces, nephews and friends.Funeral Arrangements LaterMaurice (Mac) ByrneInch, Stradbally, Laois / Carlow Town, CarlowMaurice Byrne, Inch, Stradbally, Co. Laois and formerly 19 St. Patrick’s Avenue, Carlow. Passed away peacefully with his family at Droimnin Nursing Home, Stradbally . Predeceased by his loving wife Celine, Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family, daughter Bernie, son Tom, also Tony, Aine and family, daughter in law Sandra, son in law James, grandchildren, Lauren, Daragh, Celine and Conor, extended family, neighbours and friends.May Maurice Rest In Peace.Reposing at his home at Inch, Stradbally from 6pm this evening (Saturday) Recital of the Rosary at 8pm on Sunday night. Removal to The Sacred Heart Church, Stradbally on Monday 6th May for 12 noon Requiem Mass, interment to follow in Oakvale cemetery.Ethel Doyle (née Purcell)13 Monaghan Street Milford, Armagh City, Armagh / Abbeyleix, Laois / GalwayDoyle (née Purcell) Armagh, (formerly Abbeyleix and Galway) May 3rd 2019 peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Joseph and devoted mother to Eamon. Loving sister of John and daughter of the late Ned and Mary RIPHer remains will leave her late residence 13 Monaghan Street, Milford on Monday to arrive at St Malachy’s Church for 12.30pm funeral mass. Burial afterwards in Tullysaran Cemetery.Deeply regretted and sorely missed by her loving husband, son, brother, mother-in-law Mary, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and the entire family circle.On her soul sweet Jesus have mercy.Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to Fr Peter McVerry Trust or Capachin Care Centre c/o any family member or Mone Funeral Directors, 22a Lower Clea Road, Keady, Co. Armagh, BT60 3HRMai DooleyShannon Street, Mountrath, LaoisMai Dooley, Shannon Street, Mountrath, Co.Laois. Died 2nd May 2019, (peacefully), in the tender loving care of matron and staff of St. Vincent’s Hospital Mountmellick. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing brothers Joe and Tommy, sister-in-law Sal, brother-in-law Jim, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives and friends.May Mai Reat In PeaceReposing at Burke’s Funeral Home, Mountrath on Friday evening from 8p.m. with Rosary at 9p.m. Removal on Saturday evening to St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath, arriving at 6p.m. Requiem Mass on Sunday morning at 11.30a.m. followed by Burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Mountrath.Elizabeth SheilsTarleton Hall, Tanyard Lane, Tullamore, Offaly / Mountmellick, LaoisMore fondly known as Betsy (Betty). Late of Mountmellick. Died Peacefully in her 90th year in the wonderful care of the staff of Bethany House Nursing Home, Tyrrellspass. Pre deceased by her brothers Desmond, Joseph and Terence. Betsy will be sadly missed by her loving brother Gerard (Clonmel), sisters in law Janet (Sheils), Pat (Sheils) and Phyllis (Sheils), her nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives and friends.May She Rest In PeaceReposing at O’Reilly’s Funeral Home, Harbour Street, Tullamore, on Sunday from 4.30pm until Removal at 6.30pm to the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore. Requiem Mass on Monday morning at 10am followed by Burial after Mass in Clonminch Cemetery, Tullamore.Michael FlanaganBorohan, Errill, LaoisMichael Flanagan, Borohan, Errill, Co. Laois. May 2nd 2019. Peacefully in the tender care of Patterson’s Nursing Home, Roscrea. Sadly mourned by his sisters Catherine, Eileen, Masie and Margaret, his brothers Johnny, Noel, P.J. and Timmie, his good friend Terry, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at his home (Borohan) on Friday evening from 5:30pm with rosary at 9pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday morning at 10am in The Church of Our Lady, Queen of The Universe, Errill followed by burial in Bealady Cemetery.House private on Saturday morning. Family flowers only by request. Donations can be made at Michael’s funeral to Diabetes Ireland.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Sunday, May 5, 2019 TAGSDeath in Laois WhatsApp Previous articleA dramatic Top 4 weekend comes to a close as Portlaoise Panthers claim three titlesNext articleIn Pictures: Laois Martial Arts prove they are Elite in latest challenge 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. Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA GAA Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Monday, May 6, 2019 Deaths Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter Deaths in Laois – Monday, May 6, 2019last_img read more

‘Paddles Up’ set to return to Grand Canal this weekend

first_img Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA Facebook Twitter Facebook GAA Following on from it’s very successful debut in 2018, the Waterways Ireland sponsored “Paddles Up” returns again in 2019.The programme is being brought to you by the new SVT Canoeing and Kayaking Club and the Participants have more choice this year.Training in Open Canadian Canoes or Closed-in Kayaks is being offered.In general the Open Canadian is suitable for older teens or adults, and the kayaking is more likely to suit younger people – 10 to 20 year olds.Sessions are at weekends, and either a morning or an afternoon session can be chosen.The sessions take place on the Grand Canal, and will be on the following days :Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th MaySaturday 18th MaySaturday 25th & Sunday 26th MayFinale Day – Saturday 8th June 2019The total cost of the programme is €60. Anyone wishing to book their place can do so here. Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Home News ‘Paddles Up’ set to return to Grand Canal this weekend Newscenter_img ‘Paddles Up’ set to return to Grand Canal this weekend WhatsApp GAA TAGSGrand CanalPaddles Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results SEE ALSO – Stained glass window in Laois could be a priceless and world renowned piece By Nathan Little – 9th May 2019 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLeinster glory for Mountrath Community School who claim first ever rugby titleNext articleIn Pictures: First free ‘Welcome to Laois tour’ a huge success Nathan Little last_img read more

ELECTED: Catherine Fitzgerald has been re-elected in the Portlaoise area

first_img Facebook ELECTED: Catherine Fitzgerald has been re-elected in the Portlaoise area Twitter Facebook Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results TAGS2019 Local ElectionsCatherine Fitzgerald Brought to you in association with People First Credit UnionCatherine Fitzgerald has been re-elected to the Portlaoise Municipal District following the 9th count and the distribution of her running mate Pauline Madigan’s 366 votes.First elected in 1999, Fitzgerald increased her vote by 259 first preferences on this occasion – but she will remain as Fianna Fail’s only councillor in Portlaoise following the party’s failure to win back the seat previously held by the late Jerry Lodge.She was eventually elected with 1288 votes.Famously endured a marathon recount in 2009 when she battled it out with Fine Gael’s Paddy Buggy for the last seat in Portlaoise – with the count finally concluding six days after voting had taken place.Catherine Fitzgerald’s votes on this occasion is her highest ever in terms of votes and percentage and sees her elected to take the fourth seat in the area.Catherine Fitzgerald’s votes through the years2019 – 1,080 (10.56%)2014 – 821 (7.91%)2009 – 571 (6.85%)2004 – 555 (7.86%)1999 – 520 (9.35%)Fitzgerald was initially chosen to run in the 2016 General Election alongside Sean Fleming but she later opted out of that race.Her husband Seamus was an ever-present throughout the tallies and the count and was joined for the celebrations by her sons Tommy and Barry, daughter Eimear, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, seven grandchildren.SEE ALSO – ELECTED: Fourth election in a row that Willie Aird tops the poll and John Joe Fennelly gets in on first count By Siun Lennon – 27th May 2019 GAA WhatsApp GAA WhatsApp Previous articleKelly reflects on massive success as he’s returned with huge vote in Borris-MountmellickNext articleFull recount underway in Borris-Mountmellick area 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. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter GAA Pinterest Home Politics Local Elections ELECTED: Catherine Fitzgerald has been re-elected in the Portlaoise area PoliticsLocal ElectionsNews Pinterest 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more