Banty tips Grimley for Armagh job
MEATH manager Seamus McEnaney believes Paul Grimley’s expected imminent appointment as Armagh manager will be “to the detriment” of the other counties in Ulster.
McEnaney has taken the Pearse Og man on board his management team in both Monaghan and Meath in the past, and feels that if he replaces Paddy O’Rourke, who stepped down after the side’s qualifier loss to Roscommon, it will be a good move for the Orchard county.
“When Paul came to me at the end of last year and said Armagh wanted him back, I wasn’t going to stand in his way,” said McEnaney. “That’s his passion and I think it was inevitable that he would manage Armagh at some point.
“He’s a man that demands great respect in the county but, most importantly, amongst the players, he will be a very strong presence in the dressing room.”
It appears that the only thing that could prevent Grimley taking over will be the process selected by the Orchard county board.
The Gaelic Life understands that the Pearse Og man remains wary of the prospect of nominations and interviews, although he did not confirm this, as he politely declining to be interviewed yesterday.
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