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Good Week, Bad Week: Captain’s prize, a new hurling manager and the housing crisis

As part of a running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’.

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.


Laois Cricket Club

It’s a poignant time time for the team, as after 33 years, Laois Cricket Club is moving to a new home. 

Midlands Sign Language 

Irish Sign Language is expanding in Laois and bringing Laois closer to becoming a deaf friendly town.

The Heath Golf Club

The club saw more success with a Big turnout for Captain’s Prize in The Heath Golf Club. 

Robbie Cannon 
Laois football coach becomes Irish amateur golfing champion, a successful week for a jack of all trades.
Eddie Brennan
Laois GAA set to appoint eight-time All Ireland winner as new hurling manager, a positive decision for Eddie Brennan and hurling in Laois.
Shane Ryan
Irish swimmer with Laois connections, Shane Ryan earns bronze at European Swimming finals.


The Housing Crisis 

‘People in more desperate state than ever’, claims local councillor about housing crisis, a bleak statement about an ongoing issue.

Laois Post Offices

It’s a bad week for Ballinakill, as Laois /Offaly Hit With Post Office Closures.

SEE ALSO – Previewing all of Thursday’s GAA action as the football championships roll on

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Sarah Cullen is a Journalism and New Media graduate from the University of Limerick. A Portlaoise native, she is happiest when tweeting and talking about dogs.