Eddie Brennan has stepped down as manager of the Laois hurling team after two years in charge.

In a statement issued through the Laois county board, Brennan confirmed that his management team of Niall Corcoran and Tommy Fitzgerald are also departing.

Brennan said: "On behalf of the Laois hurling senior management team, I wish to inform you we will be stepping down and not going forward for 2021."

Laois were beaten by Dublin in the Leinster Championship this year, having a recorded a shock victory last season, and pushed Clare all the way in the qualifiers in 2020, losing by a single point. 

They earned a win over Carlow in the league, with Brennan's time seen as building on the progress since succeeding Séamus 'Cheddar' Plunkett.

The county board stated their appreciation for Brennan's work. 

"Laois GAA is disappointed that our outgoing management team has decided not to commit for 2021.

"Laois GAA wish to thank Eddie, Niall and Tommy for their dedication & excellent work for the past two years.

"Laois GAA will meet shortly to formalise a process for the next appointment."

Brennan apologised to the Laois County Board earlier this month after a private conversation, in which he was critical of some officers, was accidentally published by the GAA Hour podcast.