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The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 –Two Laois GAA clubs shutting down all activities after adult player tests positive for Coronavirus

Back at the start of the week, Park-Ratheniska and Timahoe announced they were shutting down all activities following a positive Coronavirus test for two of their players.

2 – Portlaoise mourns the death of popular young auctioneer

This is desperately sad news. May Breda Rest In Peace.

3 – Coronavirus cases confirmed at two Direct Provision centres in Laois

Mass testing has since taken place in The Montague Hotel.

4 – Property Watch: Five of the most expensive houses currently for sale in Laois

In this week’s Property Watch, we take a look at the higher end of the market – and at five of the most expensive homes currently for sale in Laois.

5 – Death occurs of Seán Mullins, former Laois County Council engineer and talented GAA man

This is very sad news. May Sean Rest in Peace.

6 – First hurling team of the week of 2020 as 14 different clubs represented

Always a debate and nobody is ever happy with the selection – bar those who are on it!

7 – 16 young players to watch out for in the Senior football championship

Unfortunately, we only got to see two of these due to the lockdown! But hopefully we’ll get to see them all when action resumes.

8 – Two Laois premises selected in Ireland’s top hotels in TripAdvisor awards

Ballyfin Demesne and Roundwood House near Mountrath have been named among Ireland’s top hotel in the recently-published awards as chosen by contributors to the travel website Trip Advisor.

9 – Business Bulletin: Portlaoise coffee shop and deli closes, boutique goes online and the infamous Coppers cloak room

All the latest business news.

10 – 14 young players to watch out for in the Intermediate and Junior football championships

We picked out 14 players from the Intermediate and Junior championships to keep an eye on!