Former Tipperary goalkeeper Darren Gleeson has been named as the new Antrim hurling manager.

🗞 Darren Gleeson has been ratified as the new Antrim Senior Hurling Manager at tonight’s county committee meeting.Darren will announce his back room team over the next few weeks. Good luck Darren with the role #Saffs2020 pic.twitter.com/dBaNE3RnIR

— Antrim GAA (@AontroimGAA) September 9, 2019

The Portroe club man won two All-Ireland titles with the Premier County throughout his playing career, starting between the posts in 2016.

During the 2019 season, he joined the Antrim hurling set-up in a coaching capacity.

“Darren Gleeson has probably brought a professional approach to our set-up,” Saffrons star Neil McManus told Sky Sports at the start of the summer.

“We’re better prepared than we were previously, and he’s brought his insights from being a former All-Ireland winner with Tipperary into our changing room, and that can only be an advantage to us.”

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Gleeson will be hoping to lead the Ulster county to Joe McDonagh Cup success in 2020.

Outgoing manager Neal Pedan will become the county’s first Director of Hurling.

Meanwhile, the Saffron County’s football boss Lenny Harbison has been ratified for the year ahead.