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Laois Hurling Manager Séamus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett Steps Down

Allianz Hurling League Division 1B Relegation/Promotion Play-Off 9/4/2016 Laois vs Westmeath Laois' Seamus Plunkett Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine OÕSullivan

Laois are on the lookout for a new hurling manager, after Séamus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett has resigned from his role.

'Cheddar' celebrates Laois' Leinster quarter-final win over Offaly in 2015.
‘Cheddar’ celebrates the Leinster quarter-final win over Offaly in 2015.

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.

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.

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.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.