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McGeeney absence will have a big impact – Grimley

Paul Grimley managed Armagh with Kieran McGeeney in 2014

Paul Grimley managed Armagh with Kieran McGeeney in 2014

Former Armagh manager Paul Grimley has emphasised that Kieran McGeeney’s suspension is going to hit the county hard in the championship.

McGeeney was banned for 12 weeks following an alleged verbal altercation with a match official.

In today’s Gaelic Life, Grimley said: “Knowing a man like Kieran, he’s a bit like myself in that he wants to be on the sideline, and the players want to see him on the sideline.

“The players want to look to the line and see the manager, though it’s psychological too.

“A 12-week ban would rule him out to the end of July, which would effecitvely rule you out of the first two matches if you were to get past the first one.”

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