Antrim's long search for a new senior hurling manager finally ended last night with the appointment of PJ O'Mullan Jnr to the position.
The 41-year-old takes over from Kevin Ryan, who stepped down after a disastrous season for the Saffrons which culminated in relegation to Division 2A of the Allianz League and the Christy Ring Cup for 2016. They did have the consolation of retaining their Ulster SHC crown, however.
Many will feel O'Mullan deserves his chance at managing his county after he led Loughgiel Shamrocks to a famous All-Ireland club SHC success in 2012, as well as to four Antrim and Ulster club SHC titles.
The new manager, who stepped down from his Loughgiel role after they exited the Antrim SHC at the semi-final this year, will be targeting a quick return to Division 1B of the Allianz League and the Liam MacCarthy Cup / Leinster SHC in the coming season.