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Top 25 Tweeters, thunder thighs and toilet issues – it’s the social media comments of the week


This week we eventually did what we’d been planning on doing for a while: updating our list of Laois’s Top Tweeters.

Just like our initial selection last year it was met with mostly good-humoured banter and this week’s Top Tweets are mostly in response to that story we ran on site on Friday.


What’s the county’s Top Tweeter came out with when he found out he was Number 1

This is a direct result of them feminists attacking me last year over a few light heart articles I wrote. We need a mens lobby group.

— Donal Miller (@millerdonal) April 20, 2018

One of last year’s displaced Tweeters has his own conspiracy as to why he was booted out of the Top 25. All we can say is #carefulnow

Lost my no.23 @LaoisToday tweeter spot to @GaryWalshLaois – robbed!! Any tips @TheCulll @BornIndUSADunne ??

— Kieran Lillis (@kieranlillis) April 20, 2018

Another of last year’s Top 25 members was a bit peeved to have been given the heave-ho

We’re chuffed that a Blue Tick person is chuffed.

The congratulations came flooding in for Dean Cullen, who was a new entry at Number 12


The Park-Ratheniska man kept his place on the elite list but it’s gems like this that will help keep him there.

Our own Siun Lennon was one of the few to take her demotion from the exclusive list with good grace.

This man – an RTE staffer no less – was fierce unlucky to miss out. Actually, having gone back through his timeline, how did we overlook him?!

The bauld Wooly took the rather unusual step of unfollowing EVERYONE on Twitter this week. It left him in the unusual situation where he missed one of the best stories from his own site from the excellent Dion Fanning

The sad death of the legendary Tom McBride had people reminiscing all week. Portlaoise’s Niall Kavanagh was one of them.

Alison Miller is one of the county’s greatest sports stars, just as her late father Bobby was before her. A four-time All Star nominee and a Laois football legend of the 70s and 80s, this photo shows him in his pomp. And #thunderthighs is one of the greatest hashtags of all time


The shock death of Laois horse Our Duke – winner of the 2017 Irish Grand National – was met with widespread sadness.

Edwin Mooney wrote an amazing eulogy to his dad Mick recently, a piece of writing that Seamus Heaney would have been proud of. Audrey Whelan’s comment on Facebook was spot on.

A failure to build public toilets at the Rock of Dunamase led to Ronan Gorry suggesting that one local should offer up his house for tourists should they need it …

… and his response was priceless. He has a good pricing scheme going on there in fairness

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