McGeeney to remain as Armagh manager

Kieran McGeeney will be the Armagh manager for a tenth successive season following tonight’s County Committee meeting.

McGeeney’s position was strongly supported by voters as he received 74% of the votes to remain in the hotseat.

‘Geezer’ joined Paul Grimley’s management team in 2014 after serving six years in charge of Kildare.

McGeeney took over the reins for the following year in 2015. The Mullaghbawn native has been in charge ever since.

Armagh were in Division Three at the time, but claimed promotion and a National League title.

The Orchard County picked up another Division Three title in 2018, beating Fermanagh in the decider once again

Armagh have been plying their trade in the topflight in recent year, having earned promotion to Division One in 2020.

2022 season

They suffered relegation this season however, losing to Tyrone on the final day which confirmed their place in Division Two.

Armagh have struggled for championship success however under the 2002 All-Ireland winning captain. But they finally ended a 15-year wait to reach a provincial final this season.

Victories over Antrim, Cavan and Down set up a decider with reigning champions Derry. The two teams couldn’t be separated, even after extra time.

It took a penalty shootout to eventually decider the victor, with the Oak Leaf County retaining the Anglo Celt Cup.

Kieran McGeeney will be the Armagh manager for a tenth successive season following tonight’s County Committee meeting.
Photo Credit: John Merry

Armagh did top their group in the All-Ireland series. One-point wins over Westmeath and Galway sandwiching a second-round defeat to Tyrone.

For the first time since 2006, Armagh contested the last eight of the All-Ireland race for a second successive season. Like last year against Galway, and the Ulster final, penalties proved their undoing.

Monaghan edged out McGeeney’s men in the shootout to qualify for the All-Ireland semi-finals, where they lost to eventual All-Ireland champions Dublin.