Padraic Davis has been proposed as the new Longford senior football manager by the selection committee charged with finding a successor to Denis Connerton, the county said on Saturday. 

Davis, who was one of the county's leading forwards in the nineties and noughties, and a selector during Glenn Ryan's term, arrives in the job with strong credentials, having guided Mohill to two Leitrim county titles in the last three years. 

The 42-year old was one of the county's finest ever forwards, a heavy scorer and a leading light in their attack during his 12 year inter-county career spanning from 1995 to 2007. 

He won four club championships with Fr. Manning Gaels (Drumlish) and was an integral part of their three in a row winning side in 1996, 1997 and 1998. 

After retiring, he took charge of the Longford U21s, guiding them to a Leinster final in 2011, which they lost to Wexford. 

Davis was appointed Mohill manager in late 2014, and led the club to two Leitrim senior titles in 2015 and 2017, as well as three consecutive leagues. 

Denis Connerton stepped down in July after three years in charge.