He takes over from Castletown Geoghegan's Aonghus Clarke.
Raharney's Cormac Boyle will captain the Westmeath hurlers this season.
The former dual star takes over from Castletown Geoghegan's Aonghus Clarke who's assumed the role for the last five seasons.
Boyle has been a driving force in midfield for Shane O'Brien's side and will now have an increased leadership role in the dressing room this season.
The Lake County get their campaign underway with the visit of Galway to TEG Cusack Park on Saturday week.
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