Under fire Laois boss Justin McNulty will remain at the helm at least for the forseeable future in the wake of his side’s Leinster Championship defeat to Longford.
Discussions surrounding the former Armagh All-Ireland winner’s position was discussed at a county board meeting last week.
Amid some lengthy and at times frank discussions, McNulty’s decision to appoint Mullahoran man Noel O’Reilly as selector was adopted. O’Reilly played an instrumental role in securing McNulty’s first job in club management, a move which coincided with the Dreadnoughts’ successful 2006 Cavan club championship winning campaign.
Already a firm fixture in the Laois backroom set up, O’Reilly is expected to take the place of Portlaoise man John Mulligan who had earlier stepped aside due to illness. Initially, members of the county executive admitted they had no knowledge of O’Reilly’s expertise when asked by a number of club delegates.