Former Kerry star Tomás Ó Sé is set to dip his toe in the intercounty scene as a coach after he signed up to be part of John Maughan’s backroom team in Offaly for next season.
Ó Sé is currently in charge of Glanmire in Cork and Faithful county chairman Michael Duignan announced that he had signed on as a coach with the county’s footballers for 2022.
"It's a huge boost and we are delighted," Duignan told RTE.
"We have been speaking to Tomas in the last few weeks. John Maughan already has a very strong management team in place and Tomás coming on board will add to it.
"Tomás is involved with the Glanmire team in Cork and he will be fully committed to them for this season. We look forward to him coming on board with us after that.
"He is one of the greats and as a player, he was always one I was most impressed with. I always had great regard for him and we are good friends. He will be a big addition."
Ó Sé said: "I was approached a number of weeks ago about this and after giving it some thought and talking with my family, I am honoured to be asked and really excited to get involved with such a great county like Offaly,” said Ó Sé.
"I am really excited by this move and I'm very much looking forward to working with these players and helping in every way I can."
As well as coaching Glanmire, the five-time All-Ireland winner has previously had a role with Billy Morgan’s UCC Sigerson Cup sides.
The announcement will continue the feel good factor in Offaly football with the senior side earning promotion to division two while the U20s claimed EirGrid All-Ireland glory.
Offaly have also confirmed that Michael Fennelly will remain at the helm of the county's hurlers after they claimed Christy Ring success earlier this year.