Armagh are on the lookout for a new minor manager as Brendan Hughes has recently stepped down from the role.
After three seasons in charge of the Orchard youngster, the current Sarsfields manager has stepped aside.
Hughes take over from former Armagh captain Ciaran McKeever in 2021 and enjoyed three championship campaigns in charge.
In 2021, Armagh ended a five year wait for a first-round win in the Ulster Championship as they overcame the then All-Ireland champions Derry.
Donegal ended the Orchard County’s run that season in the Ulster semi-final. Armagh didn’t get back to that stage.
Back-to-back defeats to Derry and Monaghan in 2022 saw Hughes’ side crash out of the championship with zero victories.
In the round robin structure of this year’s Ulster Championship, Armagh lost two of their three outings. They also earned a draw against Antrim in the first round.
That was enough to secure a place in the last eight, but like last year, Monaghan proved too strong on this occasion.
Hughes was a member of Paul Grimley’s Armagh management team in 2013. He has also been involved with numerous clubs.
Hughes won an Armagh SFC with Pearse Og in 2009, ending Crossmaglen’s stranglehold on the Gerry Fagan Cup.
Armagh are now seeking nominations from the clubs for the county’s minor manager position and have set a deadline of Friday 12 August at 3pm.
Barry O’Hagan is set to remain in place as the Armagh u20 manager. The 2002 All-Ireland winner took over from Peter McDonnell in 2022 and is set for a third year in charge.
Armagh won the Philly McGuinness Cup this season, stringing together a number of great league performances.
The championship wasn’t as successful, however. Despite playing well, Armagh just couldn’t make it count on the scoreboard.
They crashed out to Monaghan in the opening round, with one-point the difference between the sides in the end.