Laois footballers have a new manager for 2018
John Sugrue has been ratified as the new Laois manager for 2018.
He succeeds Peter Creedon who stepped down in the summer following the defeat to Clare in the qualifiers.
Sugrue's first task will be to get the O'Moore men promoted from Division Four after they suffered relegation this year.
The Kerry native has worked as a physio and trainer with Laois and Kerry and managed South Kerry to a divisional championship in 2015.
Selectors Eoin Kearns and Brendan Delaney and coach Jerome Stack make up his backroom team.
Tipperary native Eamonn Kelly will remain in charge of the Laois hurlers and will also oversee the Laois under-21s.
Laois retained Division 1B status this year and beat Westmeath, Meath and Kerry in the qualifier group before Championship defeats to Wexford and Dublin.