Donal Óg Cusack has been named as part of the Clare senior hurling management team for the 2016 season.
Three-time All-Ireland winner Cusack has been released from his contract as a pundit on RTE’s Sunday Game in order to join Davy Fitzgerald’s set-up as a coach and selector.
The former Cork goalkeeper and two-time All Star will however see out the rest of his term as chairman of the GPA, which comes to an end this year.
Cusack’s joins the Banner county following a disappointing campaign which saw them relegated from Division One of the Allianz League, lose the Munster senior final to Limerick and get knocked out of the All-Ireland championship by Cork.
On the announcement of his new role Cusack said:
“I am looking forward to the challenge and want to thank Davy Fitzgerald for the opportunity.
“Ahead of assuming my coaching position in Clare, I have met with RTE and following mutual agreement I have been released from my contract. I would like to sincerely thank RTE for the experience they have given me.
“I will be seeing out my term as Chairperson of the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) which will come to an end this year.
“I have also spoken with my local club, Cloyne to confirm my decision to retire from club hurling. I would like to thank the club for the support it has shown me throughout my career.”