Armagh ratify new hurling boss

ANTRIM legend Karl McKeegan will be the next Armagh hurling manager after being ratified at last night’s county board meeting.

McKeegan won ten Ulster title’s in a row with the Saffron’s and captained his county to the Christy Ring Cup title in 2006.

A five-time Antrim championship winner with Cushendall, McKeegan hung up the boots in 2011 but has been actively involved in coaching ever since.

McKeegan, who is joined by John Carson, replaces the outgoing Terence McNaughton who took over from Padraig O’Connor midway through the last season.

Under ‘Sambo’s’ watch, the Orchard County qualified for the Division 3A National League final but lost out to Tyrone by two points.

Their Nicky Rackard Cup campaign was a forgettable one, as Armagh suffered defeats to Roscommon, Donegal and Tyrone.

Promotion will once again be the target next season as well as another good run in the Nicky Rackard Cup.

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