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Cavan County Board Confirm Identity Of New Football Manager

Cavan County Board Confirm Identity Of New Football Manager

The Cavan County Board have ratified Michael Graham as the new manager of the Cavan senior football team.

In a statement released on their website, it was confirmed that the Cavan Gaels club man was appointed to the position at a meeting of the board's management committee last night, with some final red tape to be finalised before he officially takes the job.

A former Cavan player, Graham was once at the helm of the county's minor team, while he has recently led Longford club Mullinalaghta to senior county titles in 2016 and 2017.

Despite securing promotion to Division One in the league for 2019, former-manager Mattie McGleenan left his post after bowing out to Tyrone in round 3 of the qualifiers.

Having suffered a defeat to Donegal in the opening round of the Ulster Championship, the Breffni responded with qualifier victories over Wicklow and Down, with the three-point defeat to Mickey Hart's side signalling the end of McGleenan's two-year spell in charge.

Cavan's playing style has been criticised in the last number of years, most infamously by Joe Brolly who referred to them as the "black death" of Gaelic football.

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Their last venture into Division One did not go to plan, and were relegated after a solitary season in the top flight in 2017.

Without an Ulster Championship since 1997, it is hoped Graham's winning pedigree as a manager can convert the team's decent league form into championship success.

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Gary Connaughton

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