Mannion handed Galway captaincy

January 17, 2020

Galway's Padraic Mannion. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

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.


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