Former Dublin ladies football coach Ken Robinson has joined the Westmeath senior football backroom staff for the 2021 season.
It was announced on Monday that Robinson will be joining Jack Cooney's management team ahead of the new season which gets underway in a couple of weeks.
Robinson, who is also a former DCU, Ballymun Kickhams and Dublin hurling coach, was part of the Dublin coaching ticket that helped Mick Bohan secure the fourth TG4 Ladies All-Ireland Senior Football Championship in December.
Former Dublin ladies football, Ballymun and Dublin hurling coach Ken Robinson has joined the Westmeath senior football management team. Ex Garrycastle and Westmeath ‘keeper Cathal Mullen also part of Jack Cooney’s setup for 2021.
— Will O'Callaghan (@willocallaghan) December 28, 2020
The announcement of Robinson joining the Westmeath coaching ticket came alongside the news that Cathal Mullen is rejoining the management team, after having previously been involved for a two year stint.
The new season of the Allianz National Football and Hurling Leagues are due to commence at the end of February with the football set to be played with the four divisions split into two groups of four on a regional basis.
The club season will then commence from late July until December, and the finals of the inter-club championships tentatively scheduled for January 2022.
There will be no Super 8s in the 2021 All-Ireland Football Championship while the Munster and Leinster Hurling Championships will be contested on a knock-out rather than round-robin basis.
Last season's finalists Galway and Kilkenny will be seeded for the Leinster Hurling draw and will progress directly to the semi-finals with Wexford, Antrim, Laois and Dublin contesting the quarter-finals.
The losers of those quarter-finals will meet in a qualifier with the beaten team dropping to the McDonagh Cup in 2022. There will be no relegation from the Munster Hurling Championship.