Teddy McCarthy has resigned as Laois hurling manager after one year in the job.
McCarthy led Laois to victory over Carlow in the Leinster Championship this year but then suffered a 22-point loss against Dublin and a 35-point defeat at the hands of Limerick in the qualifiers.
McCarthy took over following a disasterous time for the O’Moore men in which they shipped 10 goals against Cork in 2011, and he has been unable to make significant progress with the county in his year in charge.
A statement on the Laois county board website read: "In having worked in the privileged position for just the one season and after considering his own work schedule and the time and travel distance involved for at least three to four nights a week, he has found that he is just unable to give the necessary and required commitment at this present time.
"He would like to thank Laois GAA for affording him the opportunity to manage their Senior Hurling team and wishes them every success in the future."