Kieran McGeeney to remain as Armagh football manager

Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney captained the county to its only All-Ireland SFC title in 2002
Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney captained the county to its only All-Ireland SFC title in 2002

Kieran McGeeney has been re-appointed as Armagh football manager for the 2018 season, which will be his fourth year at the helm of the Orchard county.

The decison to retain the 2002 All-Ireland winning captain as senior boss was made at a meeting of the Armagh county board on Tuesday evening.

Former Kildare manager McGeeney was first appointed in August 2014.

Armagh reached the All-Ireland quarter-finals this year, where they suffered a heavy defeat by Ulster rivals Tyrone.

They lost their Ulster Championship opener against Down but went on to record qualifier victories over Fermanagh, Westmeath, Tipperary and Kildare.

McGeeney's men had suffered a setback earlier in the season when they lost out on Division Three league promotion in April after Michael Quinlivan bagged a late goal to grab victory for Tipperary.

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