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Knockbeg teacher takes the reins of Tullamore footballers

Knockbeg teacher John Rouse has been confirmed as Tullamore football manager
Knockbeg teacher John Rouse

Knockbeg teacher,  John Rouse, has taken over Tullamore senior footballers for a second time in the recent weeks.

The Tullamore man was at the helm the last time they won the senior championship in 2013, when they claimed their 27th title.

Rouse, an English and History teacher in Knockbeg College, had a stint as an Offaly inter-county football in his younger years but has a great managerial and coaching record.

He was alongside Chris Conway in 2005 when Knockbeg claimed their only Hogan Cup, and has been teaching in Knockbeg since the early 2000s.

Tullamore, who are the most succesful senior dual club, and the second most decorated senior football club, have not reached the county final since they beat Rhode in 2013.

They were knocked out by Gracefield in last year’s championship quarter-final.

Tullamore were on the look out for a new hurling manager following the departure of Danny Owens, who has taken over at Camross.

They have since appointed Nigel Mannion who was involved with Clonaslee St Mammans in recent years. Former Laois hurler John O’Sullivan is also heavily involved in Tullamore hurling.

SEE ALSO – Camross turn to Offaly man as they appoint new manager for 2018

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A former Knockbeg student, and is currently a student in the University of Limerick trying to scrape a BA in History and Politics. A marquee player in the goals for Annanough, but well capable of doing a job in full-forward and has the knack to turn his hand to any sport (except running). Only starting out in his journalistic career but already the specialist farming and property reporter. Happiest when Liverpool and Laois are winning!