Dinny Cahill's second spell in charge of the Antrim hurling team is over after he lost out to Jerry Wallace in a head-to-head contest for the position.
Former Limerick and Cork physical trainer Wallace has been given an intitial two-year contract.
The decision to dispense with Tipperary native Cahill could be seen as a surprise and Saffrons chairman Jim Murray acknowledged his contribution.
"Antrim have made undoubted progress over the last two years," he said.
Three men had been nominated for the post but former Down boss John Crossey pulled out of the contest.
Cahill returned to the Antrim job in 2009, having initially been in charge from 2001 to 2005.
Wallace had been a trainer in Cahill's backroom team until moving to Limerick at the start of 2011.