Published Thursday, 28 August 2014
McGeeney has been appointed on a five year term. (© Presseye)
The board unanimously ratified the decision to name the former Armagh captain at a meeting in the Athletic Grounds on Wednesday.
McGeeney won the All Ireland Senior Football inter-county championship in 2002 and also lifted six Ulster titles during his 15-year playing career.
He is also a former Ireland captain in the International Rules side.
Following the appointment, in a statement, the board wished McGeeney well in his new role.
The board said: "We are delighted to announce the appointment of Kieran McGeeney as manager of the senior football team and would like to express our best wishes to Kieran, his backroom team and to our senior team as they continue to build on their recent progress.
"The county board hope that under Kieran McGeeney's leadership this promising team can achieve the success yearned for by the county and its loyal supporters."
McGeeney replaces Paul Grimley who stepped down earlier this month after two years in charge.
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