Grimley steps down as Armagh boss

Published Wednesday, 13 August 2014
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Paul Grimley has quit as Armagh boss after two years in charge.

Grimley steps down as Armagh boss
Armagh manager Paul Grimley has stepped down. (© Presseye)

The move follows the Orchard county's All-Ireland quarter-final defeat by Donegal on Saturday.

Ex-Kildare boss and Armagh All-Ireland winner Kieran McGeeney is one of the favourites to succeed Grimley.

There were reports last month that Grimley had intended to take a break from the sport after this year's Championship.

Grimley drafted McGeeney into his coaching set-up last October after the pair worked together at Kildare.

"Paul strenuously argued that it was the right thing to do as he had stressed on his appointment two years ago that he would embark on a development process and that he thought that the process was ready to progress to another level," Armagh said in a statement.

"Paul Grimley is big in stature and gargantuan in his commitment to Armagh.

"He has asked for a period of rest and has expressed a desire to be able to relax with his family over the next few weeks."

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