Former Tipperary minor and U21 hurling boss Willie Maher has been ratified as the new Laois senior hurling manager tonight.
The Ballingarry man had been heavily touted in recent weeks in relation to taking over from Seamus "Cheddar" Plunkett who stepped aside earlier in the summer, and it has confirmed that Maher will take over on an initial two year term, with the option of a third.
Maher is currently involved with Kilkenny club outfit Bennettsbridge, and his goal for next year will be to take Laois back to the Liam McCarthy Cup after the midlanders were relegated to the Joe McDonagh in the summer after a relegation final loss to Laois.
In a statement this evening, the board’s executive confirmed: “Laois GAA are delighted to announce that Willie Maher's name was submitted to the Laois GAA Executive by the Hurling selection committee tonight for the position of Senior Hurling Manager and was ratified accordingly.”
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