Ó Flatharta ratified as new manager at Laois County Board meeting

Tomás Ó Flatharta has been ratified as the new Laois senior football manager, after he was voted in at last night’s meeting of the Laois county board.

Tomás Ó Flatharta has been ratified as the new Laois senior football manager, after he was voted in at last night’s meeting of the Laois county board.

By Rory Delaney.

The former Westmeath and Galway manager met with little resistance from club delegates, who passed through the Kerryman with little debate. He had been nominated for the position three weeks ago, and has already put a backroom team in place.

Jerome Stack, who was involved with the Dromcollogher Broadford side which won the Limerick SFC title on Sunday, will be on board as a coach. Fergal Byron and Noel Garvan, both Leinster SFC winners with Laois in 2003, have been appointed as selectors.

Laois GAA chairman Gerry Kavanagh thanked clubs for appointing him without opposition, and told the meeting that he was “very confident that we have gotten the right man for the job.” Ó Flatharta has been appointed on a three year term, which will be reviewed at the end of each year.