New Cavan manager may be rubber-stamped tonight

Story by Paul Fitzpatrick

Friday, 17th August, 2018 10:24am

New Cavan manager may be rubber-stamped tonight

Mickey Graham.

Paul Fitzpatrick

The new Cavan senior team manager could be appointed as early as tonight, The Anglo-Celt understands, with Mickey Graham thought to be in pole position to replace Mattie McGleenan.

Graham, who along with Aidan O'Rourke from Armagh and Ramor boss Micheál McDermott was interviewed earlier this week, is believed to be the preferred choice of the selection committee.

Sources have indicated that a meeting of the county board executive may even be convened tonight (Friday) in order to rubber-stamp the move.

Understood to be included in Graham's back-room team is his 1997 Ulster SFC-winning team-mate Dermot McCabe, who is employed as Games Development Manager with Cavan county board.

Graham (42) enjoyed a tremendous playing career at club level, winning numerous SFC medals with Cavan Gaels as well as Ulster U21 and senior medals with the county.

Graham, whose brothers Paul and Andy have also won Ulster underage medals, cut his teeth in management with Butlersbridge, winning a Junior Championship in 2004 before going on to win an Intermediate Championship with Drumalee.

A spell as Cavan minor manager proved fruitless, although Graham was very highly-regarded by the players, but since taking over at Mullinalaghta St Columba's, the Cavan Town man has guided them to two Longford SFC titles.

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