Dillon, 27, was told of the decision by Horan earlier in the week. The forward will be starting his ninth Championship campaign with the Westerners this year and has played a pivotal role in the sides success at provincial level in recent years. He will captain the team for the first time in a challenge match against Antrim on May 1.
“It was a hard call to make,” Horan said. “We’re very lucky to have two phenomenal leaders like Alan and Andy and both will continue to be leaders in this group.”