Ger Loughane has been confirmed as manager of the Galway hurling team at a meeting of the Galway Hurling Board in Portumna's Shannon Oaks Hotel on Tuesday night.   

The former Clare manager's appointment follows a protracted spell of speculation and brings to an end his six-year absence from inter-county hurling.

The enigmatic Sunday Game analyst has confirmed that former Galway great Brendan Lynsky, Sean Treacy and Michael Murray will serve as his selectors.