Westmeath have appointed Olympic boxing gold medal winner Michael Carruth as the side’s new masseur.

Manager Brendan Hackett has also named Michael 'Spike' Fagan as a selector for the new season, with a second to be announced in the coming weeks.

Both Carruth and Fagan were unveiled at a special meeting attended by over 70 players.

They were chosen by former referee Paddy Collins ahead of planned trials in Mullingar this week, as Westmeath begin their preparation for the 2010 campaign at a very early stage.