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Slieve Bloom and Mountmellick name new hurling managers for 2019

Two Laois clubs have confirmed their managers for the 2019 season.

2018 Intermediate champions Slieve Bloom have turned to Camross native Mattie Collier to take the reigns their year.

Collier previously managed Rosenallis in the Senior A grade back in 2015 and last year he was part of the backroom team for senior championship winning side Camross.

He also took charge of the Laois U-21s in 2009 and before that he managed the Laois minors in 2008.

Collier succeeds Cork native Ger Manley in the role as Slieve Bloom prepare for their first season at the Senior A grade.

Meanwhile, Mountmellick have appointed a member of the Slieve Bloom backroom team from last year as their new boss.

Michael Boyhan from Mountrath will succeed Chris Hartnett in the hot-seat as Mountmellick step up to the Intermediate grade this year.

They won the Junior B title in 2017 and followed that with Junior A success last year.

He has been involved in both hurling and camogie underage setups, and came into the Laois U-20 hurling backroom team in a strength and conditioning role alongside manager David Cuddy.

In 2017 he was strength and conditioning coach with the Laois minor hurling team and was also involved as a hurling coach in Mountrath Community School.

Boyhan is set to appear on our TV screens next month when he will feature on First Dates Ireland. 

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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.