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Laois Senior, U-21 and U-17 hurling management to seek ratification

Eamonn Kelly will be back as Laois hurling manager for another year

The management for the Laois senior, U-21 and U-17 hurling teams will be put forward for ratification at Monday night’s Laois County Committee meeting.

At senior level, Eamonn Kelly is set to continue in the role for another year.

And in a change from last year, Kelly will also be in charge of the O’Moore men’s U-21 team.

The former Offaly and Kerry boss expressed his wish to continue with Laois for a second season following their loss in the All-Ireland Qualifiers during the summer.

LaoisToday understands that Owen Coss will return also as selector while another Laois based selector is still to be confirmed.

The rest of Kelly’s backroom team is composed of two hurling coaches in the form of Davy Hogan and Conor Gleeson.

Paul Harmon and Michael Boyhan will be in charge of strength and conditioning with Alison Holmes, physiotherapist, and Dr Sharon McDonald also on board.

It is believed that John Taylor and Ollie Horan, who were part of the management team last year, will not be selectors this time.

While the make-up of the U-17 management team has also been confirmed.

This is the first time Laois will enter this competition as they chose not to do so last year.

Ballyfin’s Enda Lyons will be the manager and he will be joined by Ollie Hally, JJ McHugh and Chris Hartnett as selectors – with another one who has not yet been confirmed.

Michael Boyhan will once again assume the role of strength and conditioning coach while David O’Brien will be team secretary.

The meeting will also see the new Laois senior management team, headed up by John Sugrue, put in place.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.