Dominic McKinley and Cormac Donnelly have been appointed as head coaches of the Derry senior hurling team. 

The pair succeeded John McEvoy who stepped down earlier this month after two years in charge of the Oak Leafers. 

McKinley, who has the Slaughtneil senior camogie side to three All-Ireland titles under manager Damien McEldowney, returns for a second stint in charge of Derry having first being appointed in 2002, and was more recently in charge of the Antrim hurlers.

Donnelly has also coached at Slaughtneil as well as Tyrone's Carrickmore. 

Nicky Rackard Cup winners in 2006 and 2017, Derry are still seeking a first Christy Ring Cup title. They lost the 2015 final and were beaten in the semi-finals by eventual champions Kildare in 2018 and Meath 2019 last year.