Grimley is new Armagh manager

Updated: July 27, 2012

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Paul Grimley has been confirmed as the new Armagh senior football manager.

Grimley takes over the reins from Paddy O’Rourke, who left the role after three years in charge.  Armagh’s 2012 Championship campaign ended with a disappointing defeat to Roscommon in the qualifiers.

Having worked as assistant to O’Rourke and Joe Kernan when Armagh won the All-Ireland title back in 2002, Grimley makes the step up to inter-county management after spells as a coach in Cavan, Kildare, Monaghan and Meath.

The Armagh County Board also confirmed that Brendan Hughes will work alongside Grimley as his assistant.

A statement from the board read: “Coiste Chontae Ard Mhacha wish to announce the appointment of Paul Grimley as manager of the senior football team which was unanimously agreed at their meeting held in Morgan Athletic Grounds.

“The board would like to express our best wishes to them as they begin their work and hope they achieve the success the county and its supporters yearn for.”

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