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Kerry native confirmed as the new Laois senior football manager

John Sugrue trained South Kerry to win the 2015 county senior football title.

John Sugrue New Laois football manager John Sugrue. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

KERRY NATIVE JOHN Sugrue has been ratified as the new Laois senior football manager for the 2018 season.

Sugrue’s appointment was confirmed last night as he takes over from Tipperary’s Peter Creedon, who was at the helm in 2017.

Sugrue, who lives in Portlaoise and runs his own physio business, trained Kerry during Pat O’Shea’s tenure in 2007 and 2008.

He has worked as a physio at inter-county senior level with Kerry in 2011 and then with Laois in 2012 and 2013, during Justin McNulty’s time in charge of the O’Moore County.

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More recently Sugrue managed South Kerry to the county senior football championship in the Kingdom in 2015, while as a player he won Kerry senior football medals with the divisional outfit between 2004 and 2006 as a midfielder.

Sugrue played club football with his native Renard, the club of current Kerry senior Killian Young, and he lined out for Kerry in the 1996 All-Ireland minor final and the 1999 All-Ireland U21 final.

In addition Laois also last night confirmed that Eamonn Kelly would once again be their hurling manager in 2018, while Enda Lyons is the county’s new minor hurling boss.

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