Shane O'Neill has been appointed as manager of Galway’s hurlers after agreeing a two-year deal with the Tribesmen.

O’Neill succeeds Michaél Donoghue, who surprised many be stepping down in August after a massively successful spell in charge, which culminated in All-Ireland glory in 2017 and a near miss for a second consecutive Liam MacCarthy Cup win in 2018.  

The former Na Piarsaigh manager emerged as the favourite to fill the post vacated by Donoghue after the interview stage and the news was confirmed on Galway’s Twitter account.

O'Neill left the Na Piarsaigh post in March 2018 after three enormously successful years in charge, in which the Limerick club were crowned All-Ireland champions in 2016 and reached another All-Ireland club decider in 2018, being pipped by defending champions Cuala in a dramatic replay in Portlaoise.

He won two Limerick SHC and two Munster club titles in his time there.