Laois are on the lookout for a new hurling manager, after Séamus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett has resigned from his role.
GAA regret to announce that Seamus Chedder Plunkett has stepped down as Laois Senior Hurling Manager.
— Laois GAA (@CLGLaois) September 24, 2016
Plunkett was at the helm in Laois for four years, coming close to upsetting Galway in the 2013 Leinster semi-final. The biggest Championship win during his time was the 2015 quarter-final win over Offaly.
It is early days, and there has been no indication about a potential new manager yet.
County Executive will be meeting over the next few days to discuss the matter and start the procedure to appoint a new manager
— GAA (@CLGLaois) September 24, 2016
There are certainly things to build on in the O’Moore County, and this job could be a good fit for a high profile ‘outsider’, giving them a taste of intercounty management, while also raising the profile of the small ball in Laois.
Tributes have been pouring in for a man who dragged Laois hurling back from a low ebb, and the 2011 defeat to Cork on a scoreline of 10-20 to 1-13 is a distant memory.
— mpower (@kkcat1978) September 24, 2016
Big loss to hurling with Cheddar Plunkett stepping down as Senior manager. Has done a great job with them.
— Anthony McCormack (@gaffer2310) September 24, 2016
Sad to see Cheddar step down, was a gentleman to deal with over the last 5 years. Big shoes to fill
— Will O’Callaghan (@willocallaghan) September 24, 2016
2016 will go down as a disappointing year for Laois hurling, and there will be a regret that during the Plunkett era, they never quite managed a huge Championship scalp, despite coming close on many occasions.
There are big boots to fill.