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Lucky boots, the Laois Minor Hurling Panel and Powerful women in GAA – It’s this week’s Top Stories

It was another busy week in LaoisToday and we’ve picked out some of the top stories of the week for you to look back on.


Deep sadness in Stradbally as pillar of the community passes away, may he RIP.

Johnny Sexton’s lucky boots earn €25,500 in Laois auction to help ill schoolgirl, a very feel good story.

In Pictures: Two long serving employees retire from An Post in Portlaoise, two fantastic careers.

Social media campaign set up for Mountmellick boy to star on worldwide chatshow ‘Ellen’, we wish him well.

Laois dad Anthony Knowles makes television appearance to plead for specialist medication for daughter Mary-Claire, a very popular story this week.


Looking back on a stellar 2018 for Portlaoise Mothers & Others, fair play ladies!

Three Portlaoise dual players who have been extremely busy since July, three great sportsmen.

Laois Minor hurling panel for 2019 announced, a greatly anticipated story.

Two Laois senior hurling teams in advanced talks to join and form new club, an interesting development.


Property Watch: Five houses for sale for €250,000 in Laois, worth a read if you’re looking to spend a few bob.


A list of powerful GAA women operating in a man’s world, this got a great reaction this week.

Moment in Time: Killeshin, Ballylinan and Arles-Killeen take to the ring in 2009, some brilliant photographs!

SEE ALSO – Remember the Game: Looking back on when Portlaoise last defeated Kilmacud Crokes

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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.