Wednesday 12 December 2018

Laois confirm Eddie Brennan's appointment as manager ahead of 2019 season

19 August 2017; Kilkenny manager Eddie Brennan before the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U21 Championship Semi-Final match between Kilkenny and Derry at Semple Stadium in Tipperary. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
19 August 2017; Kilkenny manager Eddie Brennan before the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U21 Championship Semi-Final match between Kilkenny and Derry at Semple Stadium in Tipperary. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Kilkenny legend Eddie Brennan has been ratified as Laois manager tonight along with his backroom team for next season.

Brennan, who previously guided the Kilkenny U21 side to the 2017 All-Ireland final, will take up his first senior inter-county management role with the O'Moore county, and will be assisted by selectors Tommy Fitzgerald (Portlaoise) and Fran Dowling (Camross).

Brennan was the choice of the three-man selection committee, which consisted of Niall Rigney, Declan Conroy and Eamon Jackson.

The eight-time All-Ireland champion replaces Eamonn Kelly, who left the role after failing to lead Laois to the Joe McDonagh Cup final in 2018.

Who is your sportstar of the year?

Vote in the Irish Independent Sport Star Awards and you could win the ultimate sports prize.

Prizes include, a trip to Old Trafford to watch Man United take on Liverpool in the Premier League, tickets to Ireland's home games in the Six Nations, All Ireland football and hurling final tickets and much more.

Simply click here to register your vote

Online Editors

Sport Newsletter

The best sport action straight to your inbox every morning.

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport