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Published: 14:25 | 24/9/16

Plunkett steps down as Laois hurling boss

Seamus Chedder Plunkett has stepped down as Laois senior hurling manager, the O'Moore County board have announced.

Plunkett was appointed to the role in 2012, having initially been part of the selection committee set up to find a replacement for Teddy McCarthy.

The high point of Plunkett's four years in chrage was the 0-29 to 0-21 victory over Offaly in June 2015 at O’Moore Park. their first Leinster Hurling Championship win over the Faithful County since 1972.

Laois were beaten 3-22 to 2-14 by Offaly in this year's Leinster championship quarter-finals, before exiting the All-Ireland qualifiers with a 5-32 to 0-12 defeat to Clare at Cusack Park.

Plunkett previously stepped down as Laois manager in May 2015, citing a fall-out with his players, before returning to the role a few days later.

"Laois GAA regret to announce that Seamus Chedder Plunkett has stepped down as Laois Senior Hurling Manager," the county announced on Twitter.

"Laois County Executive will be meeting over the next few days to discuss the matter and start the procedure to appoint a new manager."

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