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19th Jun 2022

Davy Fitzgerald responds to links with vacant Laois job

Lee Costello

“You’ll hardly get me out of here.”

Seamus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett has stepped away from his role as Laois county hurling manager.

This was his second stint at the job, and after two years, he has decided to part ways with his native county.

Laois narrowly avoided relegation from Division 1B in the Allianz Hurling League, and Cheddar believed that it was time for a fresh face to be in charge.

“Stepping away now will allow CLG Laois the time to appoint a new management team in time for the local championships and to check in on all club players.”

While working as a pundit on RTE, former Wexford boss Davy Fitzgerald was asked if he would be interested in the role.

“I’m loving this, like. You’ll hardly get me out of here. I’m still involved with Cork camogie…”

After that he took some time to pay tribute to the job Plunkett had done in charge of Laois, while also praising him as a man.

“Fair play to Cheddar. This is his second stint, and he gives his whole heart and soul to this. I can tell you – there’s no better man than Cheddar.

“He absolutely thinks about the game inside out, and he certainly can’t do any more. He’s done an awful lot for hurling, so fair play to him.”