Former Tyrone forward Mattie McGleenan has been appointed as the new Cavan football manager.

McGleenan has impressed in club management in recent years, guiding Scotstown to three of the last four county titles in Monaghan.

Scotstown were beaten in last year's Ulster championship final, going down to perennial favourites Crossmaglen after extra time.

Cavan open up their 2017 Allianz League Division 1 campaign against the All-Ireland champions Dublin in February.

Jack Sheddy and Seamus McEnaney were both understood to have been interviewed for the position.

However, a statement from the Cavan County Board confirmed McGleenan's appointment last night and added that "his backroom team will be announced in due course".

Meanwhile, Donal Moloney and Gerry O'Connor look set to be confirmed as the new management team for the Clare senior hurlers this evening. Donal Og Cusack also looks set to be involved with the Banner set-up.