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Portlaoise GFC

Celebrating another Laois title

Portlaoise GAA club is Laois's biggest and the most successful club since the inception of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Laois. It is also the most successful club in Leinster. They have won 11 Laois Senior Hurling Championship titles and a record 35 Laois Senior Football Championship titles. They are also the most successful club football team in Leinster having won the Leinster Senior Club Football Championship title on seven occasions. The club colours are white with a green hoop.

In 1983, Portlaoise recorded a memorable win in the final of the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship and in 2005 they again reached the final where they were narrowly defeated by Ballina Stephenites.

Past players of note include Tom Prendergast, Mark Kavanagh, Ian Fitzgerald, Colm Parkinson, Colm Browne, Karl Lenihan, Niall Rigney, John Taylor, Pat Critchley, Peter McNulty (Gaelic Footballer) and Sean Delaney.

Zach Tuohy represented Laois as a junior and in 2009 he signed to play professionally with Carlton Australian Rules football club in Melbourne, going on to become a regular first-team player and representing Ireland in International rules football.

The original club grounds off the Abbeyleix road in the town of Portlaoise were called Pairc Ui Fhaolain, after a former stalwart Bill Phelan. The club's present grounds are located outside the town at Rathleague.

Leinster Senior Club Football Championship titles - 1971, 1976, 1982, 1985, 1987, 2004, 2009

Senior County Titles (35)
1889, 1897, 1906, 1907, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019

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