Laois have announced Peter Creedon as the new manager of the senior footballers.
The O’Moore County endured a mixed 2016 Championship. Having drawn Dublin after beating Wicklow in the Leinster Championship, they did not disgrace themselves against the reigning All-Ireland champions.
They then went on to beat Armagh (twice) in the first round of the qualifiers, but came up short against Clare in the next round.
They have gone with former Tipperary manager Peter Creedon as the man to lead the county forward.
Peter Creedon ratified by Laois County Committee as senior football manager 2017 & will be joined by Mickey McGeehin as coach pic.twitter.com/mQwwxaDicR
— Laois GAA (@CLGLaois) September 26, 2016
The Cork native takes over from Mick Lillis, and will be charged with the difficult task of bringing Laois back to the big-time. His short-term goal will be to win promotion back to Division 2 of the National Football League, and to establish the side as the second best in Leinster.
The Leinster Football Championship is at a low ebb at present, excluding the Dubs. None of the other 10 teams were able to reach the All-Ireland quarter-finals, while Meath and Kildare will be the only two sides in Division 2 of the League next year.
Mickey McGeehin will be a coach, having worked with Creedon in Tipp.