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Good Week, Bad Week: Fake political candidate, European athletics and birthday celebrations

Good Week, Bad Week is our newest LaoisToday segment, where we look at who has had good weeks and bad weeks, around the county.

To see who has had a good or bad week, we look at different news stories happening in Laois and involving Laois people. Most importantly, it’s all a bit of fun.

We bring you Good Week/ Bad Week.


St Abban’s womens athletics team

History was made by the Monavea based club when they placed fourth in the European athletics championships in Finland last week.

Abbeyleix hurlers

Abbeyleix hurlers collected the Palmer Cup trophy after their win against Castletown on Tuesday night – over a month after actually winning the competition.

Thomasina Connell

The well-known Laois solicitor collected the Laois Business Woman of the Year award at the gala event in Castle Durrow on Tuesday night.

Nook and Cranny

Nook and Cranny are celebrating their third year in business this week and are holding a Flash Sale to celebrate turning three


This has certainly been a good week for farmers, with temperatures soaring into the 20s. With the rise in temperatures, here are 16 things to keep in mind as Silage Season is upon us.


Aidan Fennelly

The former Laois footballer had a fake Facebook account set up claiming that he was interested in getting into politics. The story was a prank, however, and the page was set up by some of his friends. Fake news, as they say

PJ Scully

After just returning from injury, Laois and Borris-Kilcotton player PJ suffered another blow as he appendix burst this week and looks set to miss a lot of championship hurling as he recovers.

Tom Delaney 

In other injury news, Clough-Ballacolla hurler Tom Delaney broke his ankle against the Harps and will be out for a number of weeks.

Laois minor footballers

Although Seán Michael Corcoran snatched a draw for the Laois minor footballers with final kick of their game against Carlow, the result which does not qualify them for the Leinster semi finals. However, a win against Kildare at the end of next month will.

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