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.