GAA Football

Mickey Graham set for Cavan manager's post

MICKEY Graham is set to be announced as the new manager of the Cavan footballers.

The Cavan Gaels man, who won an Ulster title with the county in 1997, is expected to replace Mattie McGleenan who stepped down after the Breffnimen’s All-Ireland Qualifier loss to Tyrone.

Graham, who is expected to include Dermot McCabe in his backroom team, is believed to have fought off stiff competition from Aidan O’Rourke and Michael McDermott who were both interviewed for the position.

The Cavan County Board had signalled their preference for an insider throughout the process and Graham’s strong knowledge of Cavan football was a key asset in his application.

Graham has a strong managerial record having won a Junior Championship with Butlersbridge in 2004 and an Intermediate title with Drumalee two years later. He also had a spell as Cavan minor manager.

He had been working with Longford outfit St Columba's Mullinalaghta in recent years, winning two senior titles, and was linked to the Longford job after Denis Connerton stepped down last month.

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