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Young Inspirations, a glimmer of hope for Mountrath Mart and Laois representatives dominating the Sigerson Cup – it’s all in our Top Stories

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We have plenty of Top Stories this week and they’re mostly good news!

Its been a good week for Laois sport and players in particular with schools, colleges and local stars adding to their achievements.

From Winning streak to young inspirations, here are our Top Stories of the week.

NEWS

Remarkable Alex not letting autism or loss of vision stop him from achieving anything, an inspiration to many.

Local hotel upgraded to 4-stars classification, congratulations to all involved.

A big task ahead as Laois medical student set to cycle 200km for CRMF Crumlin.

A Heated discussion surrounding anti-social behaviour in Portlaoise at night at the latest Portlaoise municipal district meeting.

The youth are leading the way as there were Pupils praised over their political knowledge and activism by local councillors.

In Pictures: Huge crowd turns out as De La Salle Castletown Brother turns 100, Happy Birthday Brother Norbert Mullins.

There’s still hope as Chairman of Mountrath Mart says it could reopen if costs come down.

SPORT

Scoil Chríost Rí are on a roll Hennessy’s hat-trick helps Scoil Chriost Ri claim back-to-back Leinster titles to complete remarkable Leinster double following dramatic extra-time win.

Portlaoise Panthers coach shares his elation at being in U-20 Women’s Nation Cup final after an entertaining weekend from the club.

Secondary schools were the talk of the week after we saw Knockbeg College reach South Leinster junior football semi final and In Pictures: Laois Secondary Schools Cross Country another great success.

Colleges were back in force too when we saw O’Carroll on fire as reigning champions UCD making winning Sigerson start and  Victory for Flanagan’s University of Limerick as Sigerson Cup gets underway.

WE ARE LAOIS

We had a look back at a Moment in Time: Cuisle Centre honours the great Mary Ramsbottom in 2008.

PROPERTY 

It’s not the best news for future house buyers as Laois house prices expected to rise by six percent in 2019.

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