Dan Shanahan joins Laois set-up, Willie Maher confirms 

The pair worked together with Waterford in the past. 
Dan Shanahan joins Laois set-up, Willie Maher confirms 

THE MAN: Dan Shanahan of Lismore leaves the pitch after the Waterford Senior Hurling Club Championship Quarter-Final match against Mount Sion.

Dan Shanahan will be part of Willie Maher's backroom team, the new Laois manager has confirmed. 

The Waterford legend's name has been linked with the role for a number of weeks and the appointment was confirmed by the O'Moore County boss on the Our Game podcast.  

"Dan is unbelievable," Maher says. "He's just really honest, humble, authentic, hard-working. 

"He's everything you want and I think players will relate to that very much in the coming weeks. I suppose you see a larger-than-life character and that's how I would have seen him before really getting to know him. But like that, super fella, really organised, he's done it all on the field and now he's doing it in a coaching sense. 

"Really good hurling man and has that - not passion - but that understanding of high level sport, Dan has that. [I] can't wait to get going and I know Dan is excited too."

Tipperary native Maher led his own county to a minor All-Ireland title in 2012 and later took charge of the Premier's U21 side.

He worked with Shanahan during a stint as a selector with Waterford in 2014 as well as teaming up at Kilkenny club, Bennettsbridge. The Lismore man called time on an incredible 30-year career at senior club level when his club exited the Waterford SHC against Mount Sion in recent weeks.  

 

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