Donaghy and McKeever set to stay with Armagh

By Niall Gartland

KIERAN Donaghy and Ciaran McKeever are set to remain as part of the Armagh backroom team for 2023, Gaelic Life understands.

Team manager Kieran McGeeney was handed a one-year contract extension last week and it’s understood that McKeever and former Kerry footballer Kieran Donaghy have needed little encouragement to remain part of the mangement set-up.

McKeever and Donaghy were enlisted two years ago following the departures of Jim McCorry, John Toal and Paddy McKeever, and while Ulster Championship success has proven elusive, they made a tangible degree of progress this season, maintaining their Division One status with something to spare (they finished third in the table) and reaching the All-Ireland quarter-finals via the backdoor.

McGeeney is set to lead the team for a ninth season next year after the county board unanamoniously voted to retain his services at a recent meeting. Last year, McGeeney explained his decision to enlist Kerry native Kieran Donaghy, saying: “The reason I went after Kieran was Kieran made a career out of bringing other people into the game and I just think that’s something we were still missing in Armagh”




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