Padraic Mannion has been named Galway's new senior hurling captain.
The Ahascragh-Fohenagh clubman will lead the county in 2020 under new manager Shane O'Neill, replacing David Burke, who led the Tribesmen to All-Ireland glory in 2017.
Galway GAA confirmed the news of the two-time All-Star's appointment via Twitter this evening, with Kinvara's Conor Whelan acting as vice-captain.
26-year-old Mannion captained the Galway seniors to silverware last year when they defeated Wexford in the Walsh Cup final in which the sides will meet again tomorrow.
Galway GAA are delighted to announce that Padraic Mannion (@AhasFohGAA ) will captain the Galway Senior Hurlers in 2020.— Galway GAA (@Galway_GAA) January 17, 2020
Conor Whelan (@kinvaragaa ) is appointed Vice Captain for the season ahead.
We wish Padraic and Conor every success in their roles. pic.twitter.com/zuTeWSIfWT