Eight-time All Ireland winner, Eddie Brennan has been appointed as the new Laois hurling manager following the departure of Eamonn Kelly earlier this year.
Brennan was proposed for the position last month after being chosen by a selection committee and the County Committee ratified his appointment last night.
“The Laois County Committee have ratified the appointment of Eddie Brennan as Laois Senior Hurling Manager for 2019”.
“Ratified also was his selectors of Tommy Fitzgerald (Portlaoise) and Fran Dowling (Camross).”
The Laois County Committee have ratified the appointment of Eddie Brennan as Laois Senior Hurling Manager for 2019, Ratified also was his selectors of Tommy Fitzgerald Portlaoise, Fran Dowling Camross. pic.twitter.com/V1zeBl7JFO
— Laois GAA (@CLGLaois) September 10, 2018
The 39-year won eight All Ireland medals with Kilkenny before announcing his retirement in 2011. Since then, he has become a widely regarded pundit with The Sunday Game and in 2017, he took charge of the Kilkenny U21 side, leading them to an All Ireland final where they lost out to Limerick. He stepped down from the position following that defeat.
This is his first role as a senior inter-county manager.
He replaces Eamonn Kelly who stepped down from the position in June after two years in charge.
Laois operated in the Joe McDonagh Cup this year where they narrowly avoided relegation with a win over Meath.