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McGrath Claims Laois Minor Role ‘Not As Prominent As Speculated’

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Derek McGrath has confirmed he will be involved with the Laois minors in 2020 but claimed it ‘won’t be as prominent as was speculated’.

Last week it was reported that the former Waterford senior boss had agreed to take on a coaching role within the O’Moore county minor set-up.

McGrath was linked with a number of senior inter-county roles in recent months and during an exclusive sit-down with Pundit Arena, he spoke of his desire to get back in the game soon. However, it came as a surprise to hear he had agreed to link in with Laois.

Speaking on Off The Ball earlier today, McGrath detailed the specifics of his new role within the county.

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“I will be involved in some capacity but it’ll very much be in an ancillary role,” said McGrath.

“I’m going to do a night course in executive coaching and positive psychology, so as part of that, there’ll be a placement opportunity involved.

“I was approached by a friend of mine who is involved with Laois and I’ll be involved in some sort of coaching capacity there in the new year, but it certainly won’t be as prominent as was speculated.

“It’s very much going to be in a supporting role to the already appointed manager and coaching team. It’s a means to accelerating my own process and get better at what I didn’t do well when I was involved with Waterford.”


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