Noel Lane has been appointed as manager of the Galway Senior Hurling team in succession to Mattie Murphy. In a head-to-head vote after Sean Stack had been eliminated, Lane beat Murphy by 33 votes to 21. Lane's two other selectors will be former hurling great, John Connolly, and Mike McNamara, the trainer who was such a key part of Clare's success in the '90's.

Filed by Sean Doran