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REVEALED: Former Laois captain set to be part of new senior football management team

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A former Laois captain is set to be unveiled as part of the new management team for the senior footballers.

LaoisToday understands that Chris Conway is part of Billy Sheehan’s new set up.

It is believed that the Arles-Kilcruise man will come on board as a selector/coach.

Both Sheehan and Conway represented Laois over 100 times in their playing days between league and championship.

The pair played together from when Sheehan joined in 2005 until Conway retired at the end of 2007.

Laois captain in the 2004 season, Conway has built up a lot of coaching hours with Knockbeg College where he is a teacher.

He guided them to their first – and only – All Ireland ‘A’ title in 2005 and they are only Laois school consistently playing at the highest level.

In 2011, he managed Thomas McDonagh’s to Tipperary SFC glory when they defeated Moyle Rovers.

As a player, Conway is regarded as a leader with his club Arles-Kilcruise for well over 20 years now too.

He spearheaded their 2003 Laois championship success and was instrumental to their subsequent final appearances in 2008, 2009 and 2012.

Conway’s acquisition will be viewed as a real coup for Sheehan as the Kilcruise man has often been linked with similar roles in the past but this is the first time he will take up one with Laois.

It is also believed that another former player, who many would regard as one of Laois’s greatest ever, is poised to join the new management team too.

Chris Conway

Billy Sheehan and his management team, following their recommendation from the selection committee last week, will be put forward to the Laois County Board Executive this week.

It is then likely to be brought forward for formal ratification at the Laois County Committee Meeting on Monday October 18.

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