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Report: Star Name Joins Armagh Backroom Team

Report: Star Name Joins Armagh Backroom Team

Legendary Kerry footballer Kieran Donaghy is the latest addition to Armagh footballers' backroom team. The Irish News report that Donaghy has joined up with Kieran McGeeney's side, who will play Division One football next season.

Donaghy has strong Ulster connections, with his father hailing from county Tyrone and he made a mark against Armagh in the 2006 All-Ireland quarter-final.

The Austin Stacks footballer retired from the inter-county scene in 2018, facing Kildare in his last ever game, a county that McGeeney managed from 2008-2013.

He may not face his native county in the 2021 National Football League however, with rumours stating that the leagues may be split on a regional basis for 2021, which may leave Kerry and Armagh on separate sides of Division One.

Donaghy had a performance coaching role with the Galway hurlers in 2019 and was joint manager of IT Tralee Sigerson Cup team this year. He joins former Down manager Jim McCorry on the backroom team.

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His addition to McGeeney's backroom team will be welcomed by Armagh supporters, whose wait for an Ulster title stretches back to 2008.

McGeeney's former teammate and Sligo manager Tony McEntee has also added to his backroom team, bringing in former Donegal goalkeeper Paul Durcan.

Ocean FM report that the 2012 All-Ireland winner has joined up with Sligo footballers. Durcan also won an All-Ireland club championship, with Ballyboden St. Enda's in 2016.

Picture credit; Damien Eagers / SPORTSFILE

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