His backroom team will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Joe Fortune is the new Westmeath hurling manager.
He's previously collected Leinster U-21 honours with Dublin in 2016 and a club title in the capital with Ballyboden St.Endas two years later.
Fortune was most recently involved with the Wexford U20s.
Westmeath GAA appoint Joe Fortune as Senior Hurling manager 2022 pic.twitter.com/3pfgkxYaei— Westmeath GAA (@westmeath_gaa) September 23, 2021
It ends the search in the lake county for a successor to Shane O'Brien who departed after three years at the helm following their relegation from Division One of the National Hurling League at the hands of Laois.
Further news regarding Fortune's backroom team is expected in the coming weeks.