Kieran McGeeney draws a line under Kildare job

Kieran McGeeney

Kieran McGeeney has issued a statement to "draw a line" under his departure from the Kildare managerial position.

Former Armagh captain McGeeney lost the Kildare job in controversial circumstances earlier this month following a vote by the county's clubs.

Kildare players released a statement in response calling for McGeeney's return.

"I feel it is in the best interests of Kildare to release a statement so everybody can move on and get things in place for next year," said McGeeney.

"There have been a lot of changes over the last twelve months and I really believe with the emergence of new talent alongside the experience and ability that exists in the squad it is only a matter of time before Kildare achieve what they have been working towards," he added.

McGeeney's six-year Lilywhites tenure ended as he was voted out on a 29-28 at a dramatic county board meeting.

Earlier this week, McGeeney said that he "knew nothing" about a reported approach to him to become part of the Armagh football management team.

There has been speculation that he is set to link up with current Orchard County boss Paul Grimley.

Grimley previously worked as McGeeney's assistant boss in Kildare.