Former Down county senior star Ross Carr has been appointed as the new Down senior football team-manager. 

The Down County Board, who were keen to appoint a native of the county to take charge of the side, ratified his appointment as manager at their monthly meeting tonight.

Carr who managed the Down minors for two years (2003 and 2004), leading them to an Ulster final in which they were controversially beaten by a Tyrone team that went on to win the All-Ireland title, will be assisted by DJ Kane, Declan Mussen and Michael Doyle.

Kane and Carr both won All-Ireland medals with the Mourne county in 1991 and 1994, with Carr being top scorer in the Ulster SFC of 1991, as well as collecting an All-Star award at right half-forward that same year.

DJ Kane succeeded Paddy O'Rourke as the team captain of the Down side before lifting the Sam Maguire Cup in 1994. He also won an All-Star at left half-back in 1994.

Both Kane and Carr have been involved in club management over the last few years with Kane managing Co Monaghan side Magheracloone, who were defeated last Sunday by Clontibret in the County Final, while Carr has been managing Co Monaghan side Castleblayney Faughs.