Kilkenny legend Eddie Brennan has been ratified as the Laois senior hurling manager for 2019.

The Laois County Committee ratified his appointment along with Brennan's selectors Tommy Fitzgerald Portlaoise, Fran and Dowling Camross.

The eight-time All-Ireland winner was proposed for the position last month after he was picked by a selection committee comprised of Niall Rigney, Declan Conroy and Eamon Jackman.

Brennan succeeds Eamonn Kelly, who stepped down from the position in June after managing Laois for the past two years. His 2018 season ended in disappointment after failing to lead the county to the Joe McDonagh Cup final.

Brennan, who won eight All-Ireland senior titles with Kilkenny between 2000 and 2011, managed his native county's U21 side for two seasons, guiding them to the 2017 All-Ireland final at the grade before stepping down following the loss to Limerick in that decider.