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

1 – In Pictures: Wonderful selection of images from Day 1 of Electric Picnic

There is little surprise as an Electric Picnic story was our most read this week.

At long last Electric Picnic returned to Stradbally and we were there capturing the first day, as 70,000 people enjoyed the amazing atmosphere.

2 – In Pictures: Wonderful selection of images as Electric Picnic 2022 comes to a close

As yet another memorable Electric Picnic came to a close we continued to capture the many people enjoying their last day.

The sun shone down on a Sunday which saw the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Snow Patrol, Belters Only and the Coronas take to the stage.

3 – In Pictures: Phenomenal results in Scoil Chriost Ri as two girls achieve maximum points

There was great joy in Scoil Chriost Ri last week as the Leaving Cert results were announced.

Both Sarah Tuohy and Orla Marie Hennessy achieved the amazing 625 points, the most possible.

4 – Two students get 613 points in Knockbeg College as Mountmellick and Heywood acknoweldge great Leaving Cert results

There was great pride present all around Laois as various schools celebrated their students’ Leaving Certificate results.

Two students in Knockbeg College, Fergus Langton and Colin Phelan got 613 points.

Meanwhile both Mountmellick and Heywood acknoweldged all the hard work done by students, in particular whilst facing the Covid- Pandemic.

5 – Fifteen students get over 500 points and two break 600 as Portlaoise CBS celebrate Leaving Cert results success

Two students in Portlaoise CBS received higher than 600 points in the Leaving Cert results announced today while a further 15 broke the 500-point barrier.

DJ White got the maximum 625 while Marc Bracken got an impressive 601 points.

DJ is hoping to go to UL to do physiotherapy while Marc is planning on studying law.

6 – Laois horse racing trainer and syndicate enjoy big win in Kilbeggan

A Laois horse racing trainer and a syndicate enjoyed a brilliant victory in Kilbeggan on Friday 2 September.

Ballyglass Beauty galloped to glory in Westmeath in the Celebrating The Life Of Sean Daly Memorial Handicap Hurdle.

The horse, who won at odds of 12/1, is trained by Mountrath’s Liam Cusack.

7 – Electric Picnic remembers one of its biggest fans as ‘Buddy’s Lane’ opened

One of Electric Picnic’s biggest fans was poignantly remembered this year as ‘Buddy’s Lane’ was created on the woodland route from Pink Moon crossroads to railway gate at the festival.

Dick Dillon – known as Buddy by his family – from Woodview, Stradbally, who died on July 5 last at the age of 87, was honoured in new Electric Picnic signage.

8 – No country for old men: Honouring the football veterans still doing it for their clubs

Here at LaoisToday we are obsessed with men still soldering for their clubs at the backend of their careers.

Any lad that has been around the block a couple of times becomes a bit of a folk hero.

We compiled a list of some of the lads around the county that are still answering the call.

Rathdowney Junior C Football Winners

9 – Five star Rathdowney produce magical second half to claim Junior C football glory

Rathdowney produced a magical second half display to defeat Courtwood in the Junior “C” Football final under the lights and incessant rain in O’Moore Park this evening.

The first half was quite a tight affair with Courtwood dominating much of the possession, but two quick goals from Rathdowney late in the half saw then go in four points ahead.

10 – In Pictures: St Fergal’s Rathdowney and Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington acknowledge brilliant Leaving Cert results

The Leaving Cert results for 2022 were announced last Friday during Electric Picnic.

St Fergal’s in Rathdowney and Colaiste Iosagain in Portarlington celebrated their students success.

Colaiste Iosagain had four students attain over 600 points.