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Former Tipperary All-Ireland Winner Confirmed As New Antrim Manager

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

The 2016 All-Ireland winning goalkeeper has been involved with the Antrim hurling squad for the past two seasons where current Premier boss Liam Sheedy also worked in an advisory role.

Gleeson, who retired in 2017 after winning two All-Ireland’s with Tipperary, was officially ratified as Antrim’s new senior hurling boss on a three-year term late on Monday evening.

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In an unprecedented move, Neal Peden, who is stepping down to make way for Gleeson, has been appointed as Antrim’s first-ever director of hurling. Antrim GAA have said that Gleeson will announce his backroom staff over the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that both Colm Bonnar and Turlough O’Brien have been ratified to continue as managers of the Carlow senior hurling and football sides, respectively. However, it is not clear yet as to whether their backroom teams including Down native, Steven Poacher, will remain in their current posts.

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