Five-time All-Ireland winner David Herity has been appointed the new manager of the Kildare hurlers.

The former Kilkenny goalkeeper steps into the role, having previously managed the Dublin senior camogie team since 2016.

Herity guided Dublin to a first All-Ireland semi-final appearance since 1990 in 2017, but was unable to build on that progress this year as they bowed out of the All-Ireland championship at the quarter-final stage at the hands of Galway.

Herity takes over from Joe Quaid in Kildare, and he will guide a team who won the Christy Ring Cup this year after defeating London in Croke Park.

They subsequently took on Antrim in a play-off for the chance to book their place in the Joe McDonagh Cup for 2019, but the Lilywhites lost out heavily to their Ulster opponents.