Offaly manager Michael Fennelly has called on the services of former Galway intercounty player Tony Óg Regan with the sports psychologist adding to a management team that were successful in 2021.
Former Kilkenny hurler Fennelly led the Faithful County to promotion in Division 2 of the Allianz National Hurling League in 2021 before claiming the Christy Ring Cup and in the process returning Offaly to the Joe McDonagh Cup next summer.
Brendan Egan has also been drafted in as the panel’s new strength and conditioning coach by the 2011 Hurler of the Year.
Along with Egan and Óg Regan, Coolderry defender Barry Teehan will replace David Kenny as a selector for 2022.
The shake-up in his backroom team is almost certainly a reaction to the superior opposition that Offaly will face in 2022.
The 1998 All-Ireland champions have fallen down the pecking order in recent years, but Fennelly has made huge strides already during his brief stint in charge of the county and he will hope that his new appointments are the extra necessity required to build on the impressive work that he has done to date.