Manager Appointment

Former Tipperary supremo Peter Creedon ratified as Laois senior football boss

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Former Tipperary supremo Peter Creedon ratified as Laois senior football boss

Former Tipperary senior football manager Peter Creedon.

Former Tipperary supremo Peter Creedon was ratified as the Laois senior football manager on Monday evening.

Creedon, who is principal Coláiste Dún Iascaigh in Cahir and a Thurles resident, will succeed Mick Lillis.

Peter Creedon was appointed manager of the Tipperary senior football team in April 2012, but stepped down following the July 2015 defeat suffered at the hands of Tyrone at Semple Stadium, Thurles.

The Cork man has been credited with building the foundations of the side which enjoyed such stunning success under Liam Kearns during the 2016 championship - Tipperary reached the All-Ireland semi-finals after a thrilling campaign.

The native of Roscarberry, Cork is highly respected on the coaching circuit and won the division four final of the Allianz Football League in 2014 when seeing off Clare in the decider - during the subsequent All-Ireland qualifier campaign Tipperary beat Laois 3-17 to 4-9.

It has been reported that Creedon’s back room team will feature Michael McGeehin as coach. McGeehin, a native of Donegal, is the director of Coaching Ireland (based in the University of Limerick) and is a former coach to the Donegal, Mayo and Laois football teams.
McGeehin is renowned as one of the most forward thinkers on the game. Indeed, McGeehin’s work as a coach alongside Creedon as manager with the Tipperary senior footballers was regarded as the very highest in terms of quality.

During the 2012-15 period Creedon and McGeehin guided the Tipperary senior footballers to the last 12 of the championship on two separate occasions.

Peter Creedon also guided the fortunes of the Tipperary minor and under-21 teams between 2003 and 2008, but stood down as senior football manager in 2015 citing work commitments as his reason for doing so.