Laois GAA officially propose Cheddar Plunkett for second stint as hurling boss

first_img Electric Picnic Laois GAA officially propose Cheddar Plunkett for second stint as hurling boss Electric Picnic Electric Picnic Facebook Twitter TAGSLaois County BoardLaois GAALaois senior hurlersSeamus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett The Laois GAA Executive Committee officially proposed that Seamus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett becomes the senior hurling manager for 2021 at a meeting last night.Last week it was revealed that the Portlaoise native was the preferred choice of the selection committee to take on the role.That group was headed up by Ballinakill hurler Eamon Jackman and they were tasked with finding a replacement for Eddie Brennan who departed last month. Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twittercenter_img Previous articleCouncil and local business groups combine to urge people to shop local this ChristmasNext articleLocal drivers named as ‘Transport Heroes’ for outstanding service through lockdowns and restrictions Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date WhatsApp WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 8th December 2020 Home Sport GAA Laois GAA officially propose Cheddar Plunkett for second stint as hurling boss SportGAAHurlingLaois Senior Hurling Team Seamus Dooley from Rosenallis and David O’Brien from Clonad were also on the three-man committee that recommended Plunkett for the Laois job.In a statement last night, Laois GAA confirmed this move.They said: “Laois GAA management committee are delighted to propose Seamus Plunkett as Senior Hurling Manager to Laois County Committee with confirmation of his back room team and management to be confirmed at a later date.”The next step in the process will see Cheddar’s name being put before the clubs before he is formally ratified in the role.It’s understood that Plunkett is currently finalising his backroom team.The Portlaoise man was previously in charge from 2012 to 2016 when he turned Laois into a competitive side following a couple of very disappointing seasons prior to that under Teddy McCarthy and Brendan Fennelly.Since then he has been involved at club level with his native Portlaoise and with James Stephens in Kilkenny whom he previously guided to a senior county final and was only narrowly beaten by Ballyhale Shamrocks in this year’s semi-final.He has also had a high profile nationally due to his role as a regular pundit on Colm Parkinson’s GAA Hour Podcast.It’s understood that Offaly club Birr had approached Plunkett with a view to taking over there in 2021 but he was subsequently offered, and accepted, the Laois job.SEE ALSO – Moment in Time: 20 years on from the final curtain call for the old Portlaoise cinema Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festivallast_img

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