Antrim have named former Tipperary goalkeeper Darren Gleeson as their new senior hurling manager.
Gleeson, a two-time All-Ireland winner with the Premier, was part of the Antrim management team this year alongside outgoing manager Neal Peden.
He also helped out as Tipp's goalkeeping coach, working under his fellow Portroe clubman Liam Sheedy as the Munster county reclaimed the Liam MacCarthy Cup. Sheedy previously had a consultancy role with the Saffrons.
As part of the new regime, Peden will assume the position as Antrim's first director of hurling. The county will begin 2020 in the Division 2A of the Allianz Hurling League ahead of their participation in the Joe McDonagh Cup.
It's a case of as you were for the Antrim footballers, with football manager Lenny Harbinson given the green light to continue for next season. The side will start the year in Division 4 of the league.
🗞 Darren Gleeson has been ratified as the new Antrim Senior Hurling Manager at tonight's county committee meeting.— Antrim GAA (@AontroimGAA) September 9, 2019
Darren will announce his back room team over the next few weeks. Good luck Darren with the role #Saffs2020 pic.twitter.com/dBaNE3RnIR