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Internal appointments for Kilcruise and The Heath while Ballyroan on the hunt again

Barry McNamee and Larry Wall will take the roles at The Heath and Arles-Kilcruise
Barry McNamee and Larry Wall will take the roles at The Heath and Arles-Kilcruise

January is the season when the clubs of Laois tend to make their managerial appointments and we have more news on that front this morning.

Arles-Kilcruise and The Heath have new managers while Ballyroan-Abbey are on the hunt again after the appointment they had made fell through.

Kilcruise have turned to the man who delivered them their only Laois senior football title to lead them in 2018.

Larry Wall was at the helm in 2003 and 15 years later he is back to give it another crack.

Kilcruise ended up in the relegation final last year after parting company with Ballyroan native Johnny Irwin midway through the championship.

But a late Ross Munnelly penalty helped them see off Mountmellick Gaels and they will be back for another go at the senior this year.

The Heath have also gone for an internal appointment after Donie Norton ended his term in 2017.

Former player Barry McNamee will be in charge this year after previously managing the juniors.

Meanwhile, Ballyroan-Abbey are once again on the look out for a new senior football manager.

Following the departure of Pat Roe, we revealed that they had appointed former Arles-Killeen and Graiguecullen manager Joe Higgins.

But the St Joseph’s native made contact with Ballyroan again over Christmas and informed him that due to extra work commitments, he was no longer in a position to fill the role.

So therefore, they are now on the hunt for a new man ahead of the start of the new season in the coming weeks.

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