He takes over from Padraig Davis who stepped down in the summer.
Arles-Killeen clubman Billy O'Loughlin says he wants to bring a fresh dynamic to the Longford footballers.
He was confirmed as their new manager last night, nearly six months after Padraig Davis stepped down.
O’Loughlin previously led the Laois under-20s to a Leinster final. He also had playing stints with his home team Arles-Killeen and St.Lomans in Mullingar during his latter years.
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He's a son of Declan O'Loughlin, a selector under Mick O'Dwyer in Laois famous run to a Leinster title in 2003.
His backroom team will be made up of Paul Brady, Mickey Hannon, Aidan Kilcoyne and a further two internal selectors.
The vacancy in Longford was the final inter-county slot to be filled for the 2022 seasons.