Home Uncategorised Good Week, Bad Week: Macra Awards, An Aldi Community Grant and Music...

Good Week, Bad Week: Macra Awards, An Aldi Community Grant and Music Generation Laois

As part of a running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’ – a little bit later than usual owing to the Bank Holiday.

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.


Cassandra Phelan and Diane Seale

Two Laois women nominated for Macra award, best of luck to them both!

Mikey Doran

Young Laois rugby player making strides with top Limerick club, a great week for Mikey.

Oisin Hanlon 

Laois resident lands opportunity of a lifetime for international company, Oisin is one of only seven successful candidates.

Laois Soccer Clubs 

Host of Laois soccer clubs represented on Midlands League squads, players from Portlaoise, Rosenallis, St Aengus, Mountmellick, Emo Celtic and T&S United have been chosen.

Portarlington After Schools Project

Portarlington community group awarded grant from supermarket, the latest charity to benefit from Aldi’s 2018 Community Grants programme.

Music Generation Laois 

Laois musicians perform for royalty as they light up the stage in Monaco, an astonishing achievement for Music Generation Laois.

Mary Keating

Final Laois GAA award winner confirmed ahead of ceremony, fair play Mary!


Laois schools

Four Laois schools to be ‘examined’ as structural issues emerge at Dublin school, a nightmare for students, teachers and parents.

Anthony Stapleton

Camross suspension lifted as referee banned for county final incident, Stapleton has been given a four-week suspension.

SEE ALSO – Funding announced to repair regional and local roads in Laois


Previous articleLaois family make stunning winning start to Ireland’s Fittest Family
Next articleNeed for new cemetery for Laois town is ‘a matter of urgency’
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.