Shane Ronayne has been appointed to succeed Ephie Fitzgerald as Cork senior ladies football manager on a three-year term.

Ronayne, who stepped down as Waterford senior men's manager on Friday, previously guided Tipperary to All-Ireland intermediate titles in 2017 and 2019, also steering Mourneabbey to successive All-Ireland club titles in 2018 and 2019, as well as six provincial crowns between 2014 and 2019.

Originally from Mitchelstown, Ronayne's appointment was ratified at a county board meeting tonight after he was nominated by a five-person sub-committee.

He spent one season in charge of the Wateford senior men's footballers, guiding them to one win over Wexford in Division 4 South and subsequently losing heavily to Limerick in the Munster SFC.

He takes over a Cork side seeking their first All-Ireland title since the end of their historic run in 2016. They were dramatically overhauled in this year's All-Ireland semi-final, being pipped by eventual champions Meath in dramatic fashion in August.