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edit: beginning to get a bit messy. I missed the "selection committees" so will go back and add them in. I was misled by some papers than seemed to indicate that the "trainer" was the precursor to the "manager". Will update with selection comms for the years so far.

as it is, I reckon everything back to the very late 70s and early 80s are ok, although I should have put in dates or months.

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All

I was wondering could you help me? I'm looking for a full list of Laois managers, in both codes, for as far back as Laois managers go.

I'll use this post as a sticky and edit the post as additional info is posted.....and see what becomes of it. I know there's a lot of recency bias below, but please add what you can.

HURLING

xxxx-1965 ?
1966-1973 trainer: Phil Shanahan (Tipperary)
1974-1974 trainer: Gerry Culliton (Laois)
1975-1976 trainer: Phil Shanahan (Tipperary)
1977-1979 trainer: Jimmy Lyons (Laois)
1979-1985 George Leahy (Kilkenny)
1985-1987 Jimmy Doyle (Tipperary)
1987-1989 Paddy Kelly (Laois)
1989-1990 Interim from Aug 1989?
1990-1991 George Leahy (Kilkenny)
1991-1993 Paddy Doyle (Tipperary)
1993-1995 Pat Critchley (Laois)
1995-1997 Michael Keating (Tipperary)
1997-2000 Padraig Horan (Offaly)
2000-2001 Sean Cuddy (Laois)
2001-2002 Pat Delaney (Offaly)
2002-2002 Seamus Plunkett - interim (Laois)
2002-2005 Paudie Butler (Tipperary)
2005-2006 Dinny Cahill (Tipperary)
2006-2008 Damien Fox (Offaly)
2008-2010 Niall Rigney (Laois)
2010-2011 Brendan Fennelly (Kilkenny)
2011-2012 Teddy McCarthy (Cork)
2012-2016 Seamus Plunkett (Laois)
2016-2018 Eamonn Kelly (Tipperary)
2018-pres Eddie Brennan (Kilkenny)



FOOTBALL

xxxx-1964 ?
1965-1965 Tony Coleman & Bill Bolten (both Laois)
1966-1967? Tony Coleman (Laois)
1968-1968 sel comm: S Ramsbottom, W Hovenden, Bill Delaney (all Laois)
1969-1969 ?
1970-1970 sel comm: Bill Delaney, T Gorman & Paddy Bracken (all Laois); trainers: Tony Coleman & Tommy Murphy (both Laois)
1971-1974 ?
1975-1978 trainer: Tom Darcy (Offaly)
1978-1979 trainer: Kieran Brennan
1979-1981 Tom Darcy (Offaly)
1981-1982 selectors - Michael O'Loughlin (Laois) & Tony Byrne (Donegal/Laois) for six months
1982-1983 Tom Browne (Laois)
1983-1987 Kieran Brennan (Laois)
1987-1989 Bobby Miller (Laois)
1989-1993 Richie Connor (Offaly)
1993-1996 Colm Browne (Laois)
1996-1998 Michael Dempsey (Laois)
1998-2000 Tom Cribbin (Kildare)
2000-2002 Colm Browne (Laois)
2002-2006 Mick O'Dwyer (Kerry)
2006-2008 Liam Kearns (Kerry)
2008-2010 Sean Dempsey (Laois)
2010-2013 Justin McNulty (Armagh)
2013-2015 Tomas O'Flaharta (Kerry)
2015-2016 Mick Lillis (Clare/Laois)
2016-2017 Peter Creedon (Cork)
2017-pres John Sugrue (Kerry)

Any interim managers can be noted too.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2019, 10:06:38 PM by gaastats »

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Re: Looking for a Complete List of Laois Senior Managers (both codes)
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2019, 11:06:57 AM »
Think Tom Darcy was from Carlow
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Re: Looking for a Complete List of Laois Senior Managers (both codes)
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 12:38:45 PM »
Think Tom Darcy was from Carlow

No. He was a Tullamore man, but worked in Carlow RTC. He seemed to play for whomever he pleased! He may have lined out with Laois too. From what I read, he was very forward-thinking and progressive for his time.

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Re: Looking for a Complete List of Laois Senior Managers (both codes)
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 01:45:42 PM »
I think Tom Darcy played with Rhode. I also think he was on the Offaly panel that won an All Ireland in the early 70s. Could be wrong about that though.

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Re: Looking for a Complete List of Laois Senior Managers (both codes)
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 11:59:47 PM »
Mick Lillis is originally from Clare not Kerry I believe .

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Re: Looking for a Complete List of Laois Senior Managers (both codes)
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2019, 07:17:07 AM »
Mick Lillis is originally from Clare not Kerry I believe .

Correct Mick Lillis is a Cooraclare man. He is a uncle of Clare footballer Pearse Lillis.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2019, 07:20:19 AM by Gael85 »

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Re: Looking for a Complete List of Laois Senior Managers (both codes)
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2019, 06:42:57 PM »
Mick Lillis is originally from Clare not Kerry I believe .

Updated & thanks.

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Re: Looking for a Complete List of Laois Senior Managers (both codes)
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2019, 07:14:51 PM »
In football until 1965 there was no management, and actually no organised training sessions. Laois reached the 1963 Leinster football final and a 3 man county board representation picked the team, two of whom were the then controller in chief Lar Brady and Bill Delaney..

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Re: Looking for a Complete List of Laois Senior Managers (both codes)
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2019, 10:07:38 PM »
In football until 1965 there was no management, and actually no organised training sessions. Laois reached the 1963 Leinster football final and a 3 man county board representation picked the team, two of whom were the then controller in chief Lar Brady and Bill Delaney..

Was this the case in every county?

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Re: Looking for a Complete List of Laois Senior Managers (both codes)
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2019, 10:23:00 PM »
In football until 1965 there was no management, and actually no organised training sessions. Laois reached the 1963 Leinster football final and a 3 man county board representation picked the team, two of whom were the then controller in chief Lar Brady and Bill Delaney..

Was this the case in every county?
http://www.downgaa.net/news/dr-maurice-hayes

..the Convention of 1950 set up a football selection committee of no less than five and no more than seven to select the County Teams

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In 1958 Maurice floated the idea of a Team Manager being appointed, yet it was to be another year before the concept would be adopted by the Clubs of Down.

In 1959 Down were to win their first Ulster Senior title ..
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Re: Looking for a Complete List of Laois Senior Managers (both codes)
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2019, 12:03:43 AM »
I believe Tom Browne was a former Meath footballer?
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Re: Looking for a Complete List of Laois Senior Managers (both codes)
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2019, 09:07:35 AM »
In football until 1965 there was no management, and actually no organised training sessions. Laois reached the 1963 Leinster football final and a 3 man county board representation picked the team, two of whom were the then controller in chief Lar Brady and Bill Delaney..

A bit like modern times so with Kavanagh and Handy making the decisions