Former Kerry footballer Mike Quirke is to be recommended as the new Laois senior football manager at Monday's meeting of the county board. 

The four-time All-Ireland winner is the favoured candidate of the selection committee established to find a replacement for John Sugrue.  

Sugrue surprisingly resigned in July, having led Laois to successive promotions, a Leinster decider and the last-12 stage twice during his two year stint. 

While other contenders like Liam Kearns - who managed Laois in 2007 and 2008 - were thought to be in the mix, Laois have turned to Sugrue's county man Quirke to carry the team forward. 

Quirke recently managed his native Kerins O'Rahilly's to consecutive Kerry SFC semi-finals in 2017 and 2018. 

He is a full-time coaching officer with Munster GAA.

During his playing career, he collected four All-Ireland senior medals in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2009 and also won two Super League basketball titles with Tralee Tigers.