Off the Laois: Kilkenny legend steps down as as inter-county manager
Kilkenny legend and eight-time All-Ireland winner Eddie Brennan has resigned from his position as manager of the Laois hurlers.
Brennan steps down less than two-years after taking the reins in the O’Moore County, during which time he successfully led a renaissance in the county’s hurling fortunes.
His selectors – former Dublin hurler Niall Corcoran and Tommy Fitzgerald – have also stepped down from their roles.
In a statement sent to the Laois county Board, Eddie Brennan and his team said: “On behalf of the Laois Senior Hurling Management Team I wish to confirm you we will be stepping down and not going forward for the 2021 season.
“We would like to thank all persons concerned that we worked with over the last two years and in particular the players who gave us great effort and dedication.
“We would like to wish everybody associated with Laois GAA the best in the future and wish them every success.”
The Graigue-Ballycallan clubman recently became embroiled in controversy over comments he made after giving an interview to former Laois footballer Colm ‘Wooly’ Parkinson which were also broadcast and widely circulated on social media.
The Laois Board saccepted the resignations. In a short statement, they said: “Laois GAA is disappointed that our outgoing Management team has decided not to commit for 2021.
“Laois GAA wish to thank Eddie, Niall & Tommy for their dedication & excellent work for the past 2 years.
“Laois GAA will meet shortly to formalise a process for the next appointment.”