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The week that was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 – Former player set to be appointed as new Laois football manager

A former Laois footballer is set to be appointed as the new senior boss for the 2022 season.

LaoisToday understands that Billy Sheehan is to be recommended by the selection committee to take over from Mike Quirke for the coming year.

2 – Incredible drama as Cuddy’s injury time strike breaks Abbeyleix hearts and claims third minor for Camross

Camross claimed just their third ever Laois Minor hurling title following a dramatic last gasp win over Abbeyleix in O’Moore Park last Friday.

James Cuddy was their hero as his goal in the second minute of injury time – Camross’ only score from play in the entire match – was the difference.

3 – 11 clubs represented on latest LaoisToday football Team of the Week

The third Team of the Week from Round 3 SFC and IFC action from 2021 is here.

We had six senior games, three intermediate games and a handful of Junior A games taking place over the weekend.

With such a volume of games, there are always going to be some who are unlucky to miss out.

4 – New principal in Mountrath Community School brings wealth of experience as she looks forward to new role

Mountrath Community School have welcomed new principal Kathryn O’Brien, who has been in the role since the new school term began last month.

A native of Clonmel in Tipperary, she has spent the last 22 years in CBS Thurles where she was principal for the past four years and deputy principal prior to that.

She says she is very excited to be part of Mountrath Community School and plans to continue with the great work achieved in the last few years under former principal Ms Siobhan McCarthy.  

5 – A huge weekend of Laois senior football action 

It was a massive weekend of football action last week.

Every match report from all of the games can be found above.

6 – Two men arrested following terrifying ordeal for elderly men while Gardai also seize €62,000 of drugs in Laois town

Two men were arrested and one has been charged following a terrifying ordeal that was inflected upon an elderly Laois man earlier this year.

Back in April, a house in the Stradbally area was broken into and was being occupied by an elderly gentleman.

7 – Busy Laois supermarket closes for six months to begin major redevelopment

Lidl in Portlaoise has closed for a six-month period to undergo a major rebuild which they say will be complete by April of next year.

The existing building, which was first opened in the early 2000s, is to be demolished and replaced by a bigger store.

8 – Busy Laois supermarket closes for six months to begin major redevelopment

Lidl in Portlaoise has closed for a six-month period to undergo a major rebuild which they say will be complete by April of next year.

The existing building, which was first opened in the early 2000s, is to be demolished and replaced by a bigger store.

9 – New pedestrian crossing, footpath and roadway upgrades set to commence in Portlaoise under €680,000 plan

A huge plan to upgrade a significant portion of Portlaoise is set to get underway next week.

A brand new pedestrian crossing as well as footpath and roadway upgrades are on the way as part of a €680,000 plan known as Fort Protector Phase 2 works.

10 – Residents fear ‘bad accident inevitable’ unless steps taken to combat speed on Laois road

Residents living along a busy Laois road fear that a ‘bad accident is inevitable’ unless steps are taken to combat speeding.

A petition has recently been drawn up and signed by the residents living on the R430 road, at Dromagh, Sallysbridge and Newtown in Crettyard.

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