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LaoisToday weekly sports podcast featuring Steven Miller, Alan Hartnett and a host of guests from the local sporting world

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    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

LaoisToday weekly sports podcast featuring Steven Miller, Alan Hartnett and a host of guests from the local sporting world

    Hay or straw? Football panel additions and interview with soccer stars Colin Conroy and Aaron Doran

    Hay or straw? Football panel additions and interview with soccer stars Colin Conroy and Aaron Doran

    The latest LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast is here - and once again, although there isn't much going on on the field at the moment, there is plenty to talk about off it. Host Alan Hartnett joins Steven Miller for the chat which begins with the latter's gripe surrounding Ireland's Fittest Family mixing up hay and straw bales. LaoisToday broke the news last week that Donie Kingston, among others, had opted to re-join the Laois senior football panel for 2021. Steven and Alan reflect on this boost for Mike Quirke's charges but ponder just when games will be allowed to resume. The episode concludes with an interview involving two of Laois's most promising young sportspeople. Portlaoise teenagers Aaron Doran and Colin Conroy both play soccer for St Kevin’s Boys/Bohemians in the League of Ireland – something they have done for the last five years after switching from Portlaoise AFC.The 17 year-olds won the U-17 League of Ireland title just before Christmas – defeating Shamrock Rovers in the final with both lads playing a starring role.Aaron scored inside the first minute and set up Evan Fergusson for the second a short time after. While Colin, who has been capped for the Republic of Ireland from U-15 level upwards, was subsequently named Man of the Match.The interview begins with some commentary from that final – which includes some very high praise for both lads from League of Ireland legend Conan Byrne – and then Aaron and Colin will tell Alan all about their journey so far.

    • 57 min
    Cahir Healy joins us from London as he ends an incredible career with club and county

    Cahir Healy joins us from London as he ends an incredible career with club and county

    Cahir Healy is our special guest this week as he reflects on an incredible hurling and football career with Laois and Portlaoise and why, after ten years, he has decided to end his gruelling commute from London. 

    • 58 min
    New Year, latest news plus interview with Masterson brothers and Tom Daly on Connacht rugby's big win

    New Year, latest news plus interview with Masterson brothers and Tom Daly on Connacht rugby's big win

    In our first Talking Sport Podcast of 2021, Steven and Alan round up all the latest local sports news as well as a good chat with Portlaoise brothers Eoghan and Sean Masterson and Tom Daly from Carlow following Connacht rugby's famous win over Leinster last weekend

    • 50 min
    End of year Laois GAA review

    End of year Laois GAA review

    On the last LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast of the year, Steven and Alan catch up with all the latest local GAA news as well as a look back at a most unusual year

    • 1 hr
    Down Memory Lane: Killeshin's Celebrity Bainisteoir adventure in 2011

    Down Memory Lane: Killeshin's Celebrity Bainisteoir adventure in 2011

    On our latest Down Memory Lane Podcast, we've gone back to 2011 to remember the incredible season enjoyed by the Killeshin footballers. They won the intermediate championship for the first time in 18 years and while that was a significant breakthrough, it was their appearance on the RTE programme Celebrity Bainisteoir that really captured the imagination. Managed by former Irish soccer international Tony Cascarino, the programme caused a welter of excitement in the small rural Laois community, culminating with an extra time final success over Galway side Michael Breathnachs under the Parnell Park floodlights. Presenter Steven Miller is joined by Gavin Deering, Pauric Bolton and Gavin Brennan to look back on that incredible series of games, one that saw them play on five successive weekends.

    • 45 min
    Convention, 2021, Mark Bates interviews and minors v Meath

    Convention, 2021, Mark Bates interviews and minors v Meath

    In the latest LaoisToday Talking Sport podcast, Alan chats to Laois minor football manager Mark Bates ahead of his side's Leinster championship semi-final against Meath this weekend.  We also discuss Monday's Laois GAA annual convention, the contest for chairman and vice-chairman and how things may play out in 2021.  As well as that we discuss Laois's heavy loss to Galway in the Leinster U-20 championship last weekend.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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