Billy O'Loughlin has been appointed Longford senior football manager.

RTÉ Sport has confirmed that the Laois native, who has spent more than a decade coaching teams at various levels of the game, was officially given the role tonight.

The former Arles-Killeen and St Loman’s player was selector and coach on the DIT Sigerson Cup-winning side of 2013.

Before that he managed the college’s freshers team to back-to-back All-Ireland titles in 2008 and 2009

A son of former Laois selector Declan O’Loughlin, who was heavily involved during the Mick O'Dwyer era in the O’Moore County, O’Loughlin also led the Laois Under-20 team to a Leinster final in 2019.

He also had a spell in charge of Kildare club side, Sarsfields, bringing them to a county semi-final.

O’Loughlin has assembled an impressive backroom team with Cavan’s Michael Hannon in as coach and handball icon Paul Brady serving as performance coach.

Former Mayo footballer Aidan Kilcoyne is also included in the set-up, with Daniel Doherty in as strength and conditioning coach.

Ryan McKittrick and Ian Mulligan are also in the management set-up while O’Loughlin will also appoint two Longford based selectors to join him.